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Reply #15 - Aug 28th, 2019 at 6:22am
 
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Reply #16 - Sep 3rd, 2019 at 4:19pm
 
Haha yes a 'sling war' is great fun!
We make one every year at the Roman Festival in Carnuntum. When the visitors have left, I bring fourty slings and hundred tennis balls for the reenactors, we arrange in two groups on the big battle field, and thenn the bally fly until everyone is exhausted 😀😀
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Reply #17 - Sep 3rd, 2019 at 4:23pm
 
For increasing the sport - A good idea is to use as much from other popular sports as possible.

As the main bullet type I vote for tennis balls
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Relative safety for bystanders
Easy availibility in large numbers at low prize
Standardized size and weight

We have a slinging club founded this year in Austria, and can train with the balls at  regular tennis court
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Reply #18 - Sep 3rd, 2019 at 4:26pm
 
For distance I look over to golf
There distance cn be combined with precision, as Vegetius states for the trining of soldiers with the sling

Sling golf - All the infrastructure is there at the golg course, as also safe, cheap and standardized projectiles
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Reply #19 - Sep 4th, 2019 at 3:45am
 
funditor wrote on Sep 3rd, 2019 at 4:26pm:
For distance I look over to golf

Isn't it expensive? I think it's 60euro/day here.

safe projectiles aren't that attractive to me a safe range is very attractive
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Reply #20 - Sep 4th, 2019 at 8:55pm
 
The only way sling golf makes sense is if you use free frisbee golf courses at public parks (or talk the golf course into a huge discount). Slingers are too cheap to pay golf course prices Smiley
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Reply #21 - Sep 5th, 2019 at 2:14am
 
Slingers are also likely way to cheap to buy archery equipment...  Grin
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Reply #22 - Sep 6th, 2019 at 9:43pm
 
What’s interesting about Jaegoor’s approach is that he treats it like a martial art instead of a ball sport. The colored shirts give people a clear understanding that they can improve by achieving certain criteria or passing a test. Have you ever posted your criteria Jaegoor?  How do your students earn the next shirt?
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Reply #23 - Sep 8th, 2019 at 11:22am
 
Ja ich habe es schon einmal gepostet.
Es ist sehr schwierig Menschen davon zu überzeugen.
Ich sehe slingen als Sport mit vielen Möglichkeiten. Nicht nur schießen. Viele haben heute verkümmerte koordinative Fähigkeiten. Diese muß man wieder aktivieren. Dann wird auch der Umgang mit der sling besser.
Ein Spiel was wir für unser Training entdeckt haben ist pelota a mano. Ein tolles Spiel für Kraft, Geschicklichkeit und Koordination. Perfekt für ein sling Training
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Reply #24 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 2:27am
 
Wink wo steht ihr?
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Reply #25 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 8:27am
 
Regarding ammunition; I saw a thing where somebody was taking part in medieval reenactments as a slinger, using ammunition made of dried peas wrapped in duct tape. Apparently could still hurt but wouldn't be particularly dangerous. Not sure where I saw that, might have been here.

And I saw this a while back - https://youtu.be/rqUy2NZFXdU
A sling competition for schools in Guam, the guy made some safer ammuntion using silicone and starch, proto putty apparently. They're just shooting at targets there though.

I think a good way of having safe but somewhat realistic ammuntion would be to have a heavy core with a soft deformable outer layer. For indoor practice I use bits of used aluminium foil wrapped into a ball then wrapped with some bubble wrap and tape. Not as heavy as a proper stone but they can go plenty fast for the very short distances inside. Bubble wrap tends to pop and deflate quickly, but something like some kind of closed cell foam to cover a heavy core might make for excellent ammo for martial practice. Face or at least eye protection would certainly be needed, but I bet it's possible to make good ammo that would be safe and still usable for close/medium distance.
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Reply #26 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 5:26pm
 
Munition ist kein Thema
Kinder trainieren mit Tennisbällen.
Indoor funktionieren Tennisbälle und Rusty Balls hervorragend.
Draußen benutzt man Stein oder Ton, bzw Lehm.
Haben sie eine entsprechende Anlage zum trainieren, ist auch Blei möglich.
Auch ein pfeil ist tödlich. Von fast jeden Bogen.
Bei Stein rufen alle gefährlich. Tzzz. Das ist lächerlich. Slingen ist ein schieß Sport.
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