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Message started by CrazyBrave333 on Aug 26th, 2021 at 1:41am

Title: Slinging in modern media
Post by CrazyBrave333 on Aug 26th, 2021 at 1:41am
I was sitting back watching something on google and an ad came on for a movie called "infinite"... I was twiddling with a sling in my hand (as I do when watching TV) when all of a sudden a black leather plaited sling was on the screen - my jaw hit the floor! Unfortunately from what I have read it doesn't seem the sling is a major part of the movie... and apparently the movie is pretty terrible... so i haven't watched it yet.

It got me thinking about the sling in modern media (TV/film/books). Has anyone got any examples where slings are depicted accurately and favorably?

I saw somewhere on here about a goblin slayer cartoon using a sling - that was interesting - made me want to write a historically accurate comic about a slinger... if there are any good comic drawers out there hit me up!

Title: Re: Slinging in modern media
Post by Morphy on Aug 26th, 2021 at 9:52am
The Power of One

Great flick with a good message. Also has slinging in it but you probably wont like how its portrayed unless you really have a thing against chickens.

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Post by vetryan15 on Aug 27th, 2021 at 6:54am
I actually sent a few slimgs to the production company for that movie, mine didnt make it. Thankfully cuz i saw the reviews.

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Post by Rat Man on Aug 27th, 2021 at 8:31am
   This is an oldie.  Though some of the slinging is far fetched The Clan of the Cave Bear does portray slinging favorably... plus you get to see Daryl Hannah naked. 

Title: Re: Slinging in modern media
Post by CrazyBrave333 on Aug 28th, 2021 at 3:14am

vetryan15 wrote on Aug 27th, 2021 at 6:54am:
I actually sent a few slimgs to the production company for that movie, mine didnt make it. Thankfully cuz i saw the reviews.


Are you dead set?! How did that come about?!

That’s cool- I wonder where they got the sling- it looks pretty nice!

The power of one is a good one!

I remember our teacher got us to watch clan of the cave bear back when we were in year six… I do t remember it well so don’t remember slinging in it.

Are there any comics or books with slings?

Title: Re: Slinging in modern media
Post by Jaegoor on Aug 28th, 2021 at 3:27am
Tarzan :D

Title: Re: Slinging in modern media
Post by Morphy on Aug 28th, 2021 at 4:45am
As for books the one you will here most often here is the Redwall series.

Come to think of it the first few books of The Wheel of Time have a few scenes with slings. For us, knowing what a sling can and cant do they arent exactly believable but still good.

Title: Re: Slinging in modern media
Post by vetryan15 on Aug 28th, 2021 at 1:12pm

CrazyBrave333 wrote on Aug 28th, 2021 at 3:14am:

vetryan15 wrote on Aug 27th, 2021 at 6:54am:
I actually sent a few slimgs to the production company for that movie, mine didnt make it. Thankfully cuz i saw the reviews.


Are you dead set?! How did that come about?!

That’s cool- I wonder where they got the sling- it looks pretty nice!

The power of one is a good one!

I remember our teacher got us to watch clan of the cave bear back when we were in year six… I do t remember it well so don’t remember slinging in it.

Are there any comics or books with slings?



I have an esty store, and sell slings. Thats where the production company came across and purchased.  But as i said. Mine didnt make the final cut. Which i was mad at first, but then saw the reviews. I was fine with it,  I have pieces in museums, some famous celebrities,  a couple churches and some non profits have mine. I teend to be about getting my name out there, and spreading the sport, getting people to do it. If i was in it for money. I would be poor, since all these new sling sellers,  most make cheap crap, amd get away with it. Due to people being uneducated.

Title: Re: Slinging in modern media
Post by CrazyBrave333 on Aug 31st, 2021 at 9:55pm
Well now I'll have to watch tarzan! and need to look into wheel of time and redwall...

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Post by slingbadger on Sep 5th, 2021 at 6:06am
There was a Redwall cartoon series made in Britain. It aired on PBS in the states. It followed the books pretty well, ncluding the slinging. You can find it on Youtube.

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Post by slingostarr on Sep 5th, 2021 at 9:48am
In LOST, the 'other' Tom used a sling to immobilize Kate, I think it was in season 2.

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Post by slingostarr on Sep 19th, 2021 at 2:08am
Also, in the RTS PC game Stronghold Crusader, the Muslims have rock slinger units.

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Post by StaffSlinger on Sep 19th, 2021 at 9:53am
I am currently writing an historical fiction novel based on the life and times of my Clan Home progenitor, Gospatric, Earl of Northumbria and later Dunbar, set in the period from 1030 to 1100. 

The story has a viewpoint character named Ælfric, who is a scop or bard who follows Gospatric throughout his historically accurate adventures.  Ælfric is a slinger, in fact a staffslinger who uses a Jorvik (York style) leather pouched sling on his walking-stick spear. 

Title: Re: Slinging in modern media
Post by CrazyBrave333 on Sep 19th, 2021 at 8:14pm

StaffSlinger wrote on Sep 19th, 2021 at 9:53am:
I am currently writing an historical fiction novel based on the life and times of my Clan Home progenitor, Gospatric, Earl of Northumbria and later Dunbar, set in the period from 1030 to 1100. 

The story has a viewpoint character named Ælfric, who is a scop or bard who follows Gospatric throughout his historically accurate adventures.  Ælfric is a slinger, in fact a staffslinger who uses a Jorvik (York style) leather pouched sling on his walking-stick spear.

Am keen to read it!

My daughter actually also told me about books by Anh Do called Wolfgirl who's main weapon is a sling - she was pretty proud to bring it to my attention and plans on dressing up as wolf girl next chance she can... I'll make a special sling for her costume...

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Post by Tejo on Sep 21st, 2021 at 6:00pm
In the movie Fantastic Mr. Fox there is a scene that shows a mouse slinging. Here: https://youtu.be/JFb0xS9_rOY at 1:13 (I couldn't find a higher res clip so its a little hard to see, sorry) :V

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Post by David Morningstar on Oct 5th, 2021 at 8:25am
There is a sling shown briefly in the Amazon film Infinite. It isn't shown being used and if you didn't already know what it was, you would miss it completely.

Title: Re: Slinging in modern media
Post by CrazyBrave333 on Jul 21st, 2022 at 9:29pm
I had completely forgotten - my favorite childhood book 'Coral Island' by RM Ballantyne has a sling in it - 3 blokes stranded on an island - one uses a bow, one a spear and the protagonist uses a sling...

I wish I paid more attention as a kid! I would have been slinging from 9 years old instead of starting in my late 20's/early 30's (cant remember)

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Post by Rat Man on Jul 26th, 2022 at 6:14am
   There's an old French TV show with a slinger as the hero.  It's popped up on the forum a few times.  I can't remember the name right now.

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Post by TOMBELAINE on Jul 26th, 2022 at 8:06am
"Thierry la fronde" or in English : Thierry the sling. He's a kind of Robin Wood  with a sling.
It's an old (sixties) black and white TV show. No historical accuracy. Watching recently, I noticed a barbed wire fence on the edge of a field. But nice heroes.
Back then, I was a kid and I liked this TV show.


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Post by TOMBELAINE on Jul 27th, 2022 at 7:10am
https://www.ina.fr/video/I08266093

For fun  :)

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Post by Tigger32 on May 7th, 2023 at 12:35am
In the video game Far Cry Primal you can use a sling.

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Post by Eino on May 21st, 2023 at 9:53pm
Well, there's always the 1952 movie "Slinging in the Rain".... :D

Jokes aside, I noticed a thread from last year discussing Linus's use of a blanket as a sling in the Charlie Brown Christmas (https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1640515369).

In this clip from Star Wars the Phantom Menace, there are what appear to be slings (around 2:34). https://youtu.be/r1rO06hp6C8?t=154

Title: Re: Slinging in modern media
Post by ddr on May 24th, 2023 at 10:24pm
There is an older science fiction series, Dumarest of Terra.  The character grows up on Earth in a post-apocalyptic time.  He hunts with a sling while growing up.  He stows away on a spaceship and spends most of his life as a drifter.  But the series is about his efforts to find and return to his home, to earth.    His main weapon is a knife.  But he often talks about using the sling to stay alive and he uses one from time to time as an adult.  Author E.C. Tubb

Title: Re: Slinging in modern media
Post by StaffSlinger on May 25th, 2023 at 2:33pm
Wow -- I'd forgotten the Dumarest Saga.  I met Tubb decades ago at a WorldCon in Boston.... 1971/ '72?

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