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Ancient Germanic Weapons
Jan 20th, 2018 at 11:49pm
 
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F06kdXfrkic

An interesting video with several ancient weapons (though I doubt the so called "expertise" when they call a sling a slingshot:)
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Reply #1 - Jan 21st, 2018 at 4:56am
 
Those Germanic warriors also looked a little... amateur with the slings. They seemed very focused on spinning it around their head and the release was a secondary thought.
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Reply #2 - Jan 21st, 2018 at 10:13am
 
Yes, and I don't quite believe the stated 100-200 meter head shot expectancy.
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Reply #3 - Jan 21st, 2018 at 10:37am
 
you do know jaegoor is a helicopter head whistle
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Reply #4 - Jan 21st, 2018 at 12:12pm
 
Especially with a rock. 

OTOH, most slingers would reasonably expect to hit a formation of Romans at that distance.

Of course, with their shields, armor and helmets, only a hit to the face could be counted on to have much effect.
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Reply #5 - Jan 21st, 2018 at 4:19pm
 
Not trying to belittle the helicopter (I use it too), but the slingers in the video didn't seem to have a good snap or throw at the end of their spinning.
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Reply #6 - Jan 21st, 2018 at 7:40pm
 
Helicopter is still my best throw and yeah... theirs is not good...
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Reply #7 - Jan 21st, 2018 at 9:15pm
 
Remember David Morningstar: do not rotate the arm at the armpit or the elbow, rotate at the wrist.
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Reply #8 - Jan 21st, 2018 at 11:17pm
 
I've only been slinging for the better part of five months and I could probably do better than them. This is the kinda crap I fixed up by my third active session!
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Reply #9 - Jan 22nd, 2018 at 2:43pm
 
I always cringe at the amateurish throws of the so called experts in these type of shows. They should really contact someone from Slinging.org to do these demonstrations. The same when it comes to the usage of the sling in video games or films.
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Reply #10 - Jan 22nd, 2018 at 2:56pm
 
lol and the last time david hit anything was back in 2016 Smiley
That said I reckon he's done more practice than me this year.
Helicopter is hands down the hardest style to be accurate with, it's why i never teach it to beginners.

Plus with helicopter beginners, the missile can go pretty much anywhere in a full sphere surrounding the slinger.
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Reply #11 - Jan 22nd, 2018 at 6:36pm
 
Anything to get the sling more notoriety. But ya, those were awful throws for an expert.
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Reply #12 - Jan 24th, 2018 at 6:21pm
 
It's taken me years to manage to get my shot, using helicopter, within a 45 degree quadrant front.
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Reply #13 - Jan 27th, 2018 at 2:22pm
 
They called it a sling shot and 20 shots in a min. is insane. Angry
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