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Modernising the sling, what's possible now???
Dec 13th, 2018 at 11:07pm
 
I have a question, keeping the sling fundamentaly the same what modern technology could be utilised to improve its accuracy, power ect?

We already use machine woven cords and synthetic material but are there other things that haven't been done?

I have a concept of a single cord sling with a eletrictronic release. Taking the release cord out of the equation.

What you got??
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Reply #1 - Dec 14th, 2018 at 4:51am
 
I think materials could get even better. I think electronic releases wouldn't really improve that much. Training your own reactions would be more useful. I think one thing that I think affects this question is what someone is aiming to achieve through slinging. Accuracy? Power? Distance? They all of course influence each other and there is a lot of overlap but there are so many factors that affect those things in different ways that there is a broad number of things that could be improved. I think it's more through refining using technology (slo-mo and simulations etc.). It's possible to create the "perfect" sling using natural materials but the really really tiny refining can be done using technology.
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Reply #2 - Dec 14th, 2018 at 9:08am
 
Cybernetic enhancements to the human brain for perfect release calculation.

Al though I will pass on that
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Reply #3 - Dec 14th, 2018 at 9:22am
 
jauke wrote on Dec 14th, 2018 at 9:08am:
Cybernetic enhancements to the human brain for perfect release calculation.


That's a good point! Forget enhancing the sling, go for the slinger!
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Reply #4 - Dec 14th, 2018 at 9:27am
 
Compound sling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXjyyMqGv5A

for 1200m throws Tongue let's surpass flight archery
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Reply #5 - Dec 14th, 2018 at 10:23pm
 
Carbon nanotube rope, Automated windage correction, self guided ammo, high speed videography for analysis, radar glande tracking...
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Reply #6 - Dec 15th, 2018 at 10:07pm
 
Here’s one for you: clothespins. They are really useful for complicated multi-strand slings like this one. It doesn’t make the sling better exactly but it makes it easier to make.
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Reply #7 - Dec 15th, 2018 at 10:08pm
 
And how about the Internet to share designs all over the world instantaneously? We learn from each other and improve on ideas rapidly.
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“My final hour is at hand. We face an enemy more numerous and cunning than the world has yet seen. Remember your training, and do not fear the hordes of Judas. I, without sin, shall cast the first stone. That will be your sign to attack! But you shall not fight this unholy enemy with stones. No! RAZOR GLANDES!  Aim for the eyes! May the Lord have mercy, for we shall show none!“  -Jesus the Noodler
 
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Reply #8 - Dec 15th, 2018 at 10:16pm
 
3D printing and cnc lathes for printing or cutting complex ammunition.
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Reply #9 - Dec 16th, 2018 at 2:44am
 
One word: Magic.
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Reply #10 - Dec 16th, 2018 at 8:29am
 
Oh, come on, Morphy!  Everyone knows that magic hit its peak in medieval times and now that nobody believes in Santa, the only magic that still works requires a deck of cards.  And while it might be cool to sling magical playing cards, you can’t even legally use that magic anymore unless you join a union.
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“My final hour is at hand. We face an enemy more numerous and cunning than the world has yet seen. Remember your training, and do not fear the hordes of Judas. I, without sin, shall cast the first stone. That will be your sign to attack! But you shall not fight this unholy enemy with stones. No! RAZOR GLANDES!  Aim for the eyes! May the Lord have mercy, for we shall show none!“  -Jesus the Noodler
 
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Reply #11 - Dec 16th, 2018 at 9:04am
 
The witchery of Archery. There is one sentence in that book that could revolutionalize archery and slinging.
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Reply #12 - Dec 16th, 2018 at 10:29am
 
walter wrote on Dec 16th, 2018 at 9:04am:
There is one sentence in that book that could revolutionalize archery and slinging.


what sentence?
I've read part of the book has some nice tips
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Reply #13 - Dec 16th, 2018 at 11:16am
 
Page 154 secońd chapter. This happened to me three times, so I know it is possible.
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Reply #14 - Dec 16th, 2018 at 10:05pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 16th, 2018 at 8:29am:
Oh, come on, Morphy!  Everyone knows that magic hit its peak in medieval times and now that nobody believes in Santa, the only magic that still works requires a deck of cards.  And while it might be cool to sling magical playing cards, you can’t even legally use that magic anymore unless you join a union.



I want a sling of wounding with +5 to moving targets so I can keep up with Jaegoor.

@Walter, are you going to make us guess? Please do tell.  Grin
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