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Units of History - The Balearic Slingers DOCUMENTARY
Aug 9th, 2020 at 2:10pm
 
New documentary. 

Nothing I didn't already know in the first half, but learned a bit in the second half.  Comments are pretty awesome, too.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uDtrwNY0Zk
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Reply #1 - Aug 12th, 2020 at 9:04pm
 
Definitely a biased account but I enjoyed it Roll Eyes
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Reply #2 - Aug 13th, 2020 at 2:33am
 
Tomas wrote on Aug 12th, 2020 at 9:04pm:
Definitely a biased account but I enjoyed it

biased because it speaks only of balearics?
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Reply #3 - Aug 13th, 2020 at 3:46am
 
More like you can tell the writer is a fan of slinging.
Like when a parent says their kid is so great
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Reply #4 - Aug 13th, 2020 at 7:59am
 
oh the title says balearic slingers Lips Sealed
I think you could say that for every unit he reviews , seems too generic made for total war fans for the audience it's addressed it's ok
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Reply #5 - Aug 13th, 2020 at 4:05pm
 
Finally got around to watching it. If it gets people even slightly more interested in slinging, it's a good thing. It is pretty surface level (but then out is only focusing on one slinging culture), but I think we sometimes forget that we're in deep with slinging Cheesy I still have to explain that you let go of one of the ends to make the stone fly when introducing it to some people.
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Reply #6 - Aug 14th, 2020 at 8:00am
 
100km/h is a wild underestimate for projectile speed, in the same breath they claim 400m range which requires an absolute minimum of 225km/h (62.6m/s) launch velocity, and with air resistance accounted for likely much more.

100km/h is only 27.8m/s which cannot even reach 80m range in a perfect vacuum.
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Reply #7 - Aug 14th, 2020 at 8:04pm
 
JudoP wrote on Aug 14th, 2020 at 8:00am:
100km/h is a wild underestimate for projectile speed, in the same breath they claim 400m range which requires an absolute minimum of 225km/h (62.6m/s) launch velocity, and with air resistance accounted for likely much more.

100km/h is only 27.8m/s which cannot even reach 80m range in a perfect vacuum.


Yes, a bunch of comments pointed out that error.  Theories are they either meant 100 m/s or 400 km/hr.
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Sorry, but it's a pet peeve of mine:  'Yea' isn't the word you want.  It's 'yeah'.  'Yea' is an anachronistic word you see in the King James bible. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Spellcheck, I shall fear no misspellings for thou art with me.  Thy dictionary and thy thesaurus, they comfort me.
 
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Reply #8 - Aug 15th, 2020 at 1:51pm
 
Is the way the narrator says "Balearic" the correct pronunciation? I may have been saying it wrong for years.
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Reply #9 - Aug 15th, 2020 at 2:35pm
 
Wikipedia gives the pronunciation a few different ways:

(/ˌbæliˈærɪk/ BAL-ee-ARR-ik, also US: /ˌbɑːl-/ BAHL-, UK: /bəˈlɪərɪk/ bə-LEER-ik;[1][2] Catalan: Illes Balears [ˈiʎəz bələˈas]; Spanish: Islas Baleares[3][4][5] [ˈizlaz βaleˈaɾes])[

I mostly used the UK pronunciation (unsurprisingly): bə-LEER-ik
but I've kind of switched to the same pronunciation as the video as I started hearing that more often.
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Reply #10 - Sep 19th, 2020 at 10:26am
 
I enjoyed it!
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Reply #11 - Sep 23rd, 2020 at 3:13pm
 
not bad - shame about the actual slinging animations. Might have been an idea to watch some slingers first Smiley

And that's pretty much how I pronounce balearic these days.
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Reply #12 - Sep 23rd, 2020 at 8:12pm
 
Was I the only one who noticed the crazy look on the animated David's face..?   Huh
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