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timpa
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Oct 3rd, 2020 at 6:08pm
 
Almost like a sling: a aluminum tube thrower.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhdOKTSP584
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Reply #1 - Oct 3rd, 2020 at 8:06pm
 
Awesome timpa!  Seems to be like an atlatl throwing small projectiles rather than darts.
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Reply #2 - Oct 4th, 2020 at 9:08am
 
You should look into Jai Alai. 

I think you could have a little fun with that.
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Reply #3 - Oct 4th, 2020 at 3:33pm
 
   I've used tubes as throwers before.  You get a lot of power but accuracy is difficult.
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Reply #4 - Oct 4th, 2020 at 3:57pm
 
Bill Skinner wrote on Oct 4th, 2020 at 9:08am:
You should look into Jai Alai. 

I think you could have a little fun with that. 

I do wonder how well one of those things would work for throwing stones. After hearing the velocities they can achieve with balls, I imagine it has the potential to be rather effective.
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Reply #5 - Oct 4th, 2020 at 5:21pm
 
Yes, this is like a stone-Atlatl. Not accurate.
Jai Alai was featured in the TV series Miami Vice.
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Reply #6 - Oct 5th, 2020 at 6:24am
 
The Vikings had a stone thrower called a skepifletta. Basically it was a stick with a notch at the end. A large flat stone was wedged in it and thrown over hand.
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Reply #7 - Oct 5th, 2020 at 3:39pm
 
Although Finland and Norway are almost neighbors, Skepifletta is unknown to me.
Skepi comes from the word Scoop.
Skepi resembles the Finnish word "keppi" = stick.
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Reply #8 - Oct 6th, 2020 at 12:56pm
 
Can you control when the projectile leaves the tube? Like either throwing forward or upwards?
Also, have you plugged the tube beneath the notch?


slingbadger wrote on Oct 5th, 2020 at 6:24am:
The Vikings had a stone thrower called a skepifletta. Basically it was a stick with a notch at the end. A large flat stone was wedged in it and thrown over hand.


That is very interesting!
Do you have any more info?


Albion Slinger wrote on Oct 4th, 2020 at 3:57pm:
I do wonder how well one of those things would work for throwing stones.

Same. But considering how the sport is played I guess the angles you can throw at are rather limited.
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Reply #9 - Oct 9th, 2020 at 6:21pm
 
Some. When the tube stops, it determines the trajectory. But to reduce strength.
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Reply #10 - Oct 10th, 2020 at 6:33am
 
Slyngorm, alas, no. The Norse historian Saxo Grammaticus makes a single mention of it in his Battle of Bravellir. It simply states that when all the missles from slings and skepifletta have been flung, then engage with swords.
Scandinavian Archeology, 1937 Oxford press, by Haakon Shetlig
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