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Message started by thebasketcase on Feb 24th, 2014 at 12:04pm

Title: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by thebasketcase on Feb 24th, 2014 at 12:04pm
This has probably been posted before somewhere, but I can't find it and I guarantee that no one is interested in an old thread. However, a good canidate for sling tag ammo is duct tape and latex glove wrapped lead &/or pennies. they should be cylindrical.

1. Take used and deformed lead air rifle shot or shotgun birdshot, or pennies- about 8 of them per "tag glande".

2. take latex gloves and pour the weight in there.

3. take that glove and put in another (to take up space so soften impact). tie the open end of the glove. poke a hole in a finger to prevent air from getting trapped and letting all the shot loose.

4. wrap the gloves in duct tape. it should look like a piece of sushi- the one with the rice under the shrimp or fish- the seaweed wrap symbolizes the duct tape

5. take a patch of duct tape and cover the exposed ends.

6. wrap the almost finished "tag glande" like in step 4 to cover up all loose tape ends.

7. make as many as you need

this is just preliminary but they fit in almost anysling becasue of their shape. they wont break any bones or kill but you will definatley know if you're hit.  ;D

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by thebasketcase on Feb 24th, 2014 at 12:05pm
If wanted, i will post pictures when i get home.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by squirrelslinger on Feb 24th, 2014 at 3:27pm
I personally think that lead shot... like 3-4mm shot..
would be superiour.
It would spread more on impact, not act like a solid glans....
Zinc dust, if it wasn't so violently reactive with some substances... would probably be superiour from a toxicity standpoint...

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Dan on Feb 24th, 2014 at 4:19pm
I'm pretty sure I could kill someone with 10 pennies wrapped in tape coming out of a sling. I wouldn't want to sling anything with a solid component to it.

For any kind of sling tag or dodge sling, you have to assume that there will be full force slinging. It is just instinct.

The solution to not killing your friends is to find an ammo that doesn't but flies well. Personally I'd go simple. I think 20-24" slings and tennis balls should be a reasonable amount of impact while maintaining a good trajectory. If you can find some kind of softer ammo that is just as easily available, then you could use full length slings.

Take a look at archery tag if you want an idea of what sling tag would look like, then just make it a little more ghetto/rugged.  ;)

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Donnerschlag on Feb 24th, 2014 at 6:09pm
If a running shoe with a 1" thick sole of state-of-the-art high-density foam isn't enough to reduce damage from a heel-first footstrike, then no way is 2 thin layers of latex gonna safely disperse the impact of lead ;D

If you need to put something into potential ammo (which will be easy to go overboard with, btw), then just use sand. You're not going to be able to tell the difference in density between sand and some marginally-denser metal by the time you put padding over it anyways.  ;)

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by thebasketcase on Feb 24th, 2014 at 7:10pm
The pennies one are just experimental, i just went with one of the least dense coins I could find, and its not just to layers of latex surrounding it it two whole gloves with some air pockets in there. It squishes quite easily to the touch. And i would agree that used lead shot would be ideal for even half an ounce of #3-4 shot would be plenty of mass, and nothing is ever solid in these "tag glans" because i was afraid of fatalities.  ;D

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by squirrelslinger on Feb 25th, 2014 at 7:18pm
actually, you know those real dense but not hard foam sheets that a super-friggin elastic?
I dunno what type... but it is often found in electronics packaging(computers) and it is the same foam in gun and bow cases.
If you cut a tennis-ball size gland-like shape... and put a 1/4 oz chunk of rebar in the middle(just cut a hole) and put some duct tape on it... it functions well without killing or even bruising(through a jacket) your best friends.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Bill Skinner on Feb 26th, 2014 at 7:36am
Don't use metal or even sand for the weight.  Slings kill by blunt force trauma, there is way too much chance of injury with those objects in the center of your projectile.

Like Dan said, go shorter sling and tennis balls or if you don't want to go with tennis balls then go with something with a soft core.  Also, you are going to have to go fairly large, at least tennis ball sized.   And get closer, but use a minimum distance.  Say, 15 large steps?  Anybody tried dried peas in the center of about 1/4 a t shirt wrapped in duct tape?   How about a hacky sack? 

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by thebasketcase on Feb 26th, 2014 at 9:21am
I think hack sacks would be perfect! I can't believe I didn't think of it. What sort of range will it stretch out to though?

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Dan on Feb 26th, 2014 at 12:23pm
Put a man sized target up and sling the hacky sack at it until you hit it. Then take a step back and repeat until the prospect of hitting the target seems highly unlikely. Then you have reached your maximum distance. Probably around 30 yards but it'll depend on the slinger.

If you are using racquetballs, you wouldn't need a minimum engagement distance and you could just play on a smaller field. Eye protection might be a good idea though. Paintball or airsoft masks would be even better.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by squirrelslinger on Feb 26th, 2014 at 6:56pm

thebasketcase wrote on Feb 26th, 2014 at 9:21am:
I think hack sacks would be perfect! I can't believe I didn't think of it. What sort of range will it stretch out to though?



Just saying real hackey-sacks hurt a LOT. Tested...
Even if you sling lightly.
A airsoft mask works good, although a helm looks cooler and works better.
Make sure to guard the throat. a hand-thrown tennis ball can easily crush someone's trachea.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Bill Skinner on Feb 27th, 2014 at 12:42pm
No, Squirrel, it can't.  It's possible but not probable.  Otherwise, tennis players would be wearing body armor.

Speaking of which, how about while wearing a heavy coat?  Or improvised body armor such as a piece of old carpet with a hole for your head and tied around your waist?  It will leave your arms, legs and head unprotected, possibly a paintball helmet with mask?

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by squirrelslinger on Feb 27th, 2014 at 3:34pm
ok... but if someone gets killed by a slung tennis ball...
lol
It doesn't take a lot of force to crush someone's trachea.
roughly 11 pounds. To kill.
A tennis ball moving at about 100 MPH has almost 50 FP of energy...
and it can easily kill you IF it hits your neck.
However, as usually your chin is pointed down... not up...
I'll stick with a thick jacket, maybe some supplemental aluminum plate(1/8th inch) armour in some places.

Just something to be aware of.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by thebasketcase on Feb 28th, 2014 at 7:49pm
I think the original idea w/ a quarter ounce of fine grit sand would maybe do. I have to do some testing with my uncle's accelerometer.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by TheSlingin-Injun on Mar 10th, 2015 at 4:47pm
I think molded balls of modeling clay could work, as long as they were not purpoely made to hurt people, i.e. squished very densely.


An easier and cheaper alternative could be densely packed ball of computer/copy paper wrapped in duct tape, but I'll have to try this out some as I only just thought of it. Heavy duct tape would provide the necessary mass for a good throw, but since all it is on the inside is paper, it should be perfectly safe, even when people get the adrenaline rush and start slinging hard as if they were in battle (just watch any paintball game or play one yourself to know what I mean about war-time adrenaline)


Or hey....what about paintballs wrapped in tape for a larger size? A little too expensive though, and at that point why not just use paintball guns

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by blowgunman123 on Mar 11th, 2015 at 1:31am

Bill Skinner wrote on Feb 27th, 2014 at 12:42pm:
No, Squirrel, it can't.  It's possible but not probable.  Otherwise, tennis players would be wearing body armor.

Speaking of which, how about while wearing a heavy coat?  Or improvised body armor such as a piece of old carpet with a hole for your head and tied around your waist?  It will leave your arms, legs and head unprotected, possibly a paintball helmet with mask?

When I sling tennis balls using balearic style I get my tennis balls going 120mph or above, I don't care how tough you think you are, if you get hit in the head your going to get knocked out, and if you do get hit in the trachea it will almost certainly crush it, the reason I think these things is because I had the option to sling a tennis ball at Someone who wanted to catch it ( yes he caught it) and when he caught it, it gave him a nasty welt on his hand, and he used to be a Catcher in baseball, and also the range we were slinging at him was about 45-50m so my tennis ball was slowing Down a bit by the time it reached him.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by blowgunman123 on Mar 11th, 2015 at 1:32am
So basically don't use tennis balls.  :)

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Oxnate on Mar 11th, 2015 at 7:12pm

Blowgunman123 wrote on Mar 11th, 2015 at 1:31am:

Bill Skinner wrote on Feb 27th, 2014 at 12:42pm:
No, Squirrel, it can't.  It's possible but not probable.  Otherwise, tennis players would be wearing body armor.

Speaking of which, how about while wearing a heavy coat?  Or improvised body armor such as a piece of old carpet with a hole for your head and tied around your waist?  It will leave your arms, legs and head unprotected, possibly a paintball helmet with mask?

When I sling tennis balls using balearic style I get my tennis balls going 120mph or above, I don't care how tough you think you are, if you get hit in the head your going to get knocked out, and if you do get hit in the trachea it will almost certainly crush it, the reason I think these things is because I had the option to sling a tennis ball at Someone who wanted to catch it ( yes he caught it) and when he caught it, it gave him a nasty welt on his hand, and he used to be a Catcher in baseball, and also the range we were slinging at him was about 45-50m so my tennis ball was slowing Down a bit by the time it reached him.


Professional tennis players regularly serve at or above 120 mph.  The world record stands at 163 mph.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqmy9oxEJig ; Players and judges often get hit.  No one has died.  If you were to look up and open your neck up to a surprise shot, you could theoretically crush their windpipe.  But that's not what happens.  When you see the ball coming, you automatically tuck your chin and limbs inward to protect your vital organs.

Tennis balls will hurt.  But very unlikely to kill.  I would gladly play sling tag with someone using them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXBOsnF7YRk  Female player hit in the face.  It hurt.  She was not knocked out.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by blowgunman123 on Mar 11th, 2015 at 11:35pm
i sayed it'll knock you out, and that was a little dramatic but either way who would to get hit by a tennis ball going that fast, anyways it might be better to use some carpet foam cut into any shape.  :)

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Oxnate on Mar 12th, 2015 at 5:39am

Blowgunman123 wrote on Mar 11th, 2015 at 11:35pm:
i sayed it'll knock you out, and that was a little dramatic but either way who would to get hit by a tennis ball going that fast, anyways it might be better to use some carpet foam cut into any shape.  :)


Depends on how far you can sling that foam.  The problem with slinging anything at humans is that high density objects that can be slung far and fast, hurt and kill when they hit.  Low density objects like foam and tennis balls hurt less but lose velocity very quickly.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by TobyC on Mar 12th, 2015 at 11:11am
you could put airsoft pellets in a small balloon for weight, then cover it with foam to soften the impact a bit. Plust airsoft pellets are dirt cheap- 5,000 for $10.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by blowgunman123 on Mar 12th, 2015 at 11:34am
at sports clips they used to give out these little foam soccer balls and they are pretty good for slinging, but the problem is is that they curve like crazy, that's why i was thinking something that's bi-pointed would work better because it wouldn't curve.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by TobyC on Mar 12th, 2015 at 9:20pm
something like those nerf american footballs? they seem to fit the description quite well

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by blowgunman123 on Mar 12th, 2015 at 10:24pm
check out the bottom of this page http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1364212606/60
this type of ammo would be pretty inexpensive and they wouldn't hurt to much.  :)

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by TobyC on Mar 30th, 2015 at 12:59pm
sorry to bring up an old thread, but could paintball grenades work as a one-time use ammo?

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by blowgunman123 on Mar 30th, 2015 at 1:50pm
Possibly mabye even paintballs might work, and after watching that video of the guy hiting the tennis ball and having it go 163 mph I actualy think that my tennis balls are going faster than that...

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by blowgunman123 on Mar 30th, 2015 at 1:56pm
I have a new style that gets the tennis balls going very very fast.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Oxnate on Mar 30th, 2015 at 8:05pm

Blowgunman123 wrote on Mar 30th, 2015 at 1:50pm:
Possibly mabye even paintballs might work, and after watching that video of the guy hiting the tennis ball and having it go 163 mph I actualy think that my tennis balls are going faster than that...


I can tell you from experience that paintballs don't work very well with slings.  They are quite light and I was not able to accelerate them to a decent speed.

A paintball marker (gun) fires paintballs at 300 feet per second (204 mph).  My throws were noticeably slower to the naked eye and I was unable to throw accurately enough to go through the chronograph.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by blowgunman123 on Mar 30th, 2015 at 10:58pm
Yeah the problem is that again the paintballs are to light and they just don't go anywhere.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by TobyC on Mar 31st, 2015 at 2:20pm
but how about those large paintball grenades? hard to judge the size in the photo, but about 5 inches long and 3 inches wide at the widest point.
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Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by squirrelslinger on Apr 15th, 2015 at 5:21pm
ummmm OW?
also a little big for some slings.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by vetryan15 on Apr 16th, 2015 at 2:16pm
U ever see whathhappens  when one of the paintball  gernades  explodes? And aall tthat paint comes out . A person will tturn  different  colors.  Just a thought.but actually  it wouldn't  work cuz those types. Are designed  u pull a pin and throw and when u throw iit,  it squirts  out.
Ryan
19 years pplaying  paintball 
1 yearas a paintball  referee

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by blowgunman123 on Apr 20th, 2015 at 1:14pm
So legos896 yesterday, found a foam football, it's a pretty good size for slinging, and if you wrap it in a little of duct tape it flies very fast and doesn't hurt very bad at all. The plus is that I beleive that you can buy it at the dollar store, so it's cheap, works well, and it's bipointed so it flies straight, and it doesn't cause too much pain. I'll post a pic when I go to the dollar store and get one or two, depending on if they are there.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Xenovora on Sep 9th, 2015 at 5:55pm

Blowgunman123 wrote on Apr 20th, 2015 at 1:14pm:
So legos896 yesterday, found a foam football, it's a pretty good size for slinging, and if you wrap it in a little of duct tape it flies very fast and doesn't hurt very bad at all. The plus is that I beleive that you can buy it at the dollar store, so it's cheap, works well, and it's bipointed so it flies straight, and it doesn't cause too much pain. I'll post a pic when I go to the dollar store and get one or two, depending on if they are there.


Have you gotten one of these foam balls yet? I'm very interested in picking up 10-20 of them and wrapping them in duct tape! Do they fly anywhere near as far as tennis balls when properly wrapped? Pictures please :)

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Blowgunman123 on Sep 10th, 2015 at 11:29am
I wasn't able to find them at the dollar store, but you can find them on amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Dozen-Foam-Football-Stress-Balls/dp/B0087QM8CW/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1441898879&sr=8-6&keywords=foam+football i don't think that you need to put tape on them if your going for  30m targets but longer range you'll probably need it. :) And i didn't buy any, otherwise i would post pics, just take short strips of duct tape and tape around the ball until its covered.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by curious_aardvark on Sep 10th, 2015 at 11:56am
use sock balls - fly further than tennis balls, can't hurt anyone and are perfect for a field full of idiots with slings trying to kill each other.

So far up I've had 3 fairly large groups using sock balls and not one siungle casualty :-)

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Xenovora on Sep 12th, 2015 at 3:18pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Sep 10th, 2015 at 11:56am:
use sock balls - fly further than tennis balls, can't hurt anyone and are perfect for a field full of idiots with slings trying to kill each other.

So far up I've had 3 fairly large groups using sock balls and not one siungle casualty :-)


I tried making a few and they always come apart after a throw or two. Maybe I'm making them wrong.. FURTHER THAN A TENNIS BALL?!?! You seem to be recommending that I buy my slinging ammo in the shoe/clothing department rather than the sporting goods section... Any video on these masterfully made sock balls?

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by vetryan15 on Oct 24th, 2015 at 4:26pm
I was just out today doing experiments, with the nerf pocket vortex football's, with the tails. They flew wonderfully. Now if someone with good accuracy slung those, they would be perfect.
Ryan

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Xenovora on Dec 15th, 2015 at 2:42pm
I've found that these hollow plastic practice golf balls: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Club-Champ-K40321/19487474
work wonderful for target practice in a large yard setting. They are slightly heavier and more aerodynamic than ping pong balls, provide a little sting with a good hit, especially on the skin, but by no means is there enough mass behind one of these to cause any type of injury. The only con is that they are highly affected by wind. I was able to get on average 60ft range with no wind resistance, but if you have a good 15mph gust of wind behind you, these things will literally fly 200-250ft (tested, unfortunately.) You will need a heavier pouch to get these going far (woven paracord or seatbelt/duck tape pouch)

Another consideration are these foam practice golf balls (I am strongly considering spending 10$ for a pack of 50 from this amazon seller: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015GSLCWA/ref=s9_newrz_hd_bw_g200_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=04RZY6QPNA4SXA1BT79X&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=2223094922&pf_rd_i=3411201
They look to be a good deal heavier I would imagine, with way less effects by wind, but these might hurt a little, especially a head shot could cause a concussion I'm guessing? Better yet, soak them in water and we're talking serious ammo! Maybe these with a helmet of some sort and we're on track. I'm guessing you could send one of these 100-120ft dry, and 300-400ft if soaked well?

Both of the above types of golf practice ammo are durable, they're meant for being wacked at with metal wedges (golf sticks) so having these fall apart on you like a sock ball or something wont be an issue.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 16th, 2015 at 10:31am
Those practice foam golf balls are good for beginners.  I got my 2 nephew's, 8 and 7 into slinging with these. Only issue is that they do a wicked hook. I don't really do measurements on distance but they do a decent distance with being light as they are. I have them using the yellow ones. Easier to find.
Ryan

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Blnkfrst Nolstnam on Aug 22nd, 2020 at 8:12am
I know this is a old thread and everyone has probably figured out a ammo that is perfect for them but i a have been working on a ammo that is friend friendly (all of mine were to much time fabricating to be practical) I do like the practice foam golf ball idea and i have a thought as for the "Only issue is that they do a wicked hook."  What if u just stitched a very short soft stabilizer tail on to one side of them..?

    O<   For example in text form lol...

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 24th, 2020 at 9:10am
Almost any ammo thrown at full power could hurt. One thing nobody has discussed yet is using a weighted sling to throttle back power. If your ammo is in the 60g (tennis ball-ish) range and the sling pouch has an extra 20-30 g Permanently attached, then it feels like you are throwing at full power, but the ammo has a lot less energy when it leaves the pouch.

You do have to be careful not to hit people with the heavy sling pouch though.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Kick on Aug 24th, 2020 at 10:11am
I think tennis balls could be safe enough at a distance with thick-ish jackets. They lose power so quickly they don't hit so hard after even a few metres. Closer ranges would need something softer. I still really want to have a snowball fight with slings just because it seems like a classic reimagined but I also REALLY don't want to get hit with a dense snowball in the face. That will still be stinging into summer...

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 26th, 2020 at 9:25pm
I think the real challenge is finding another slinger within a 100 mile radius!

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Kick on Aug 27th, 2020 at 10:04am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Aug 26th, 2020 at 9:25pm:
I think the real challenge is finding another slinger within a 100 mile radius!


Don't... it hurts...

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Blnkfrst Nolstnam on Aug 30th, 2020 at 5:33pm
Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Reply #43 - Aug 26th, 2020 at 9:25pm
I think the real challenge is finding another slinger within a 100 mile radius!

Great point it's not like u can just throw a rock and hit another person who enjoys slinging...   
Sorry but it had to be said...

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Kick on Aug 31st, 2020 at 10:52am

Blnkfrst Nolstnam wrote on Aug 30th, 2020 at 5:33pm:
Great point it's not like u can just throw a rock and hit another person who enjoys slinging... 

This definitely shouldn't be encouraged either. There are so few enthusiastic slingers we can't afford to lose any to sling tag with rocks :D

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by PracticalParacord on Sep 6th, 2020 at 9:13am
Tennis balls work really good. To keep it safe only allow slings at a certain length only slung at a certain distance.Such as a sling that is 48 inches total length will not hurt you from a distance of 50+ feet. But a longer sling will leave a nice mark on you lol.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 6th, 2020 at 1:33pm
Ha! I think you may underestimate some people’s ability to hurt themselves.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Albion Slinger on Sep 6th, 2020 at 3:47pm
Tennis balls are alright, but they have a lot of drag and I don't think they throw very well. Double yellow dot squash balls would work, but safety glasses would be necessary... and they hurt, but it would be part of the fun eh?
I think the ideal projectile would be of durable foam with a small metal core to add weight. I think something around 100g total weight would be suitable.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Kick on Sep 6th, 2020 at 4:50pm
Sockball with a rubber ball inside maybe?

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Blnkfrst Nolstnam on Sep 6th, 2020 at 11:49pm
A couple of BB's inside a small ball of yarn stuffed into a balloon or something like that...      Maybe..?

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 7th, 2020 at 1:01am

Albion Slinger wrote on Sep 6th, 2020 at 3:47pm:
... and they hurt, but it would be part of the fun eh?


As a teenager, I used to be proud of every paintball-shaped welt I had the day after a good battle.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by vetryan15 on Sep 7th, 2020 at 9:26am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Sep 7th, 2020 at 1:01am:

Albion Slinger wrote on Sep 6th, 2020 at 3:47pm:
... and they hurt, but it would be part of the fun eh?


As a teenager, I used to be proud of every paintball-shaped welt I had the day after a good battle.

Same here, and only recently retired from playing the gamr a couple years back,

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by vetryan15 on Sep 7th, 2020 at 10:22am
https://www.foxnews.com/sports/novak-djokovics-disqualification-stirs-debate-online

I do belive tennis balls would be the best ammo for any type of game that is relatively safe. Including  FUNDABALL just change the size of the course by 1/2. Tennis balls i think would be the best as they will still hurt like paintballs. The video shows how even an underpowered throw/hit can make a tennis ball hurt. Just wear padding or jerseys  that are just like paintball uniforms while playing speedball, which have padding in the jeresy or pants. If we were able to get FUNDABALL off to a start as an international sport.

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by SlingingBri on Sep 10th, 2020 at 4:10am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQZmlD_DndY

For those who say tennis balls can't kill......

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by vetryan15 on Sep 10th, 2020 at 4:51pm
Here are a few examples of padded paintball jerseys. Prices are not too bad especially if it for teams, and starting up a league for FUNDABALL . Plus using tennisballs, with some sort of rugby mask everyone would be safe.there wouldnt be any casualties from a slinging game.

https://jerseysclinic.com/paintball/

Title: Re: Sling tag/sling dodgeball ammo
Post by Kilisi on Nov 1st, 2020 at 9:21am
I have 4 tennis balls with orange dots on them. When deflated they're pretty soft. You'd feel them, but they can't do much damage. The kids here sling them at each other with no worries.

I looked them up and they're low compression training balls. Unlike normal balls which even deflated are hard and will split, these are soft and they haven't split one yet.

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