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Message started by vetryan15 on Dec 26th, 2021 at 5:42am

Title: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 26th, 2021 at 5:42am
https://youtu.be/9UsNw8a-iSQ

Here is the clip. The scene starts around 1 minute and 20 seconds.  This is within the first 5 minutes of the movie.  I was watching it last night, during our Christmas dinner, and its the first time i ever noticed it. Linus uses his blanket, as a 1 piece sling, and hits the target first shot. Has anyone else noticed it?

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by MikeG on Dec 26th, 2021 at 7:13am

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 26th, 2021 at 5:42am:
https://youtu.be/9UsNw8a-iSQ

Here is the clip. The scene starts around 1 minute and 20 seconds. This is within the first 5 minutes of the movie. I was watching it last night, during our Christmas dinner, and its the first time i ever noticed it. Linus uses his blanket, as a 1 piece sling, and hits the target first shot. Has anyone else noticed it?


i have tried this and it doesnt work

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by Morphy on Dec 26th, 2021 at 7:20am
I must have seen it a dozen times but never noticed it was slinging. Good catch.

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by Rat Man on Dec 26th, 2021 at 7:38am
    The last time I watched this was before I started slinging.  I didn't remember this scene was there.

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 26th, 2021 at 9:51am

MikeG wrote on Dec 26th, 2021 at 7:13am:
i have tried this and it doesnt work

Don't be so quick to dismiss things.  There can always be a possibility or method you didn't consider.  There was a guy here once that was using long, wide strips of some kind of cloth (maybe it was burlap, don't remember).  But they looked much more like a scarf than a sling.  He was slinging with them though.

I'm curious about your test.  Was it with a blanket?  If so, how big was it?

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by MikeG on Dec 26th, 2021 at 10:22am

joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 26th, 2021 at 9:51am:
I'm curious about your test. Was it with a blanket? If so, how big was it?


i used multiple blankets, but dont know how big they were. One of them was as big as you can see in the video

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 26th, 2021 at 12:29pm
Look at the way he points both his toes and his non-dominant hand at the target.  Clearly the animators knew a little something about slinging with a blanket.

@MikeG did you use an underhand style like Linus?

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by MikeG on Dec 26th, 2021 at 12:38pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 26th, 2021 at 12:29pm:
@MikeG did you use an underhand style like Linus?


i used every style i knew, and that includes underhand

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 26th, 2021 at 12:54pm
Keep  practicing,  u can do it.

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by MikeG on Dec 26th, 2021 at 1:39pm

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 26th, 2021 at 12:54pm:
Keep practicing, u can do it.


that sounds like im a bad slinger. The use of a blanket is not controllable. The ammo is caught by the blanket and cant exit the "sling" properly, its almost impossible to shoot in the right direction

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by timann on Dec 26th, 2021 at 2:01pm
I have noticed it. It seems a little impossible to do in real life, but sometimes you just do that one unbelievable shot. And remember, he used his lucky blanket...

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 26th, 2021 at 3:07pm

MikeG wrote on Dec 26th, 2021 at 12:38pm:

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 26th, 2021 at 12:29pm:
@MikeG did you use an underhand style like Linus?


i used every style i knew, and that includes underhand


Hes also using a reverse hammer grip, which may be the best way to release a blanket.
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Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 26th, 2021 at 4:41pm
He is just a BA.

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by IronGoober on Dec 26th, 2021 at 5:47pm

timann wrote on Dec 26th, 2021 at 2:01pm:
I have noticed it. It seems a little impossible to do in real life, but sometimes you just do that one unbelievable shot. And remember, he used his lucky blanket...

Timann! Good to see you're still around!

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 26th, 2021 at 9:46pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 26th, 2021 at 3:07pm:
Hes also using a reverse hammer grip

I remember the scene (watch that every Christmas), but that never caught that. Very good observation. And a reverse grip is definitely possible: https://youtu.be/cFBfAJpdM0g.



MikeG wrote on Dec 26th, 2021 at 1:39pm:

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 26th, 2021 at 12:54pm:
Keep practicing, u can do it.


that sounds like im a bad slinger. The use of a blanket is not controllable. The ammo is caught by the blanket and cant exit the "sling" properly, its almost impossible to shoot in the right direction

vetryan15 is not intending to call you a bad slinger (I'm inferring, he can correct me if I'm wrong). The meaning is that few things (when it comes to slinging) are not as impossible as it may seem. I agree that a blanket is going to be far from ideal. It may need a certain size or shaped projectile. Or twisted up in a certain way. But at most one should only claim 'I could not find a way to make this work'. And then others can agree, or attempt it themselves.

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by IronGoober on Dec 26th, 2021 at 11:02pm

joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 26th, 2021 at 9:51am:

MikeG wrote on Dec 26th, 2021 at 7:13am:
i have tried this and it doesnt work

Don't be so quick to dismiss things. There can always be a possibility or method you didn't consider. There was a guy here once that was using long, wide strips of some kind of cloth (maybe it was burlap, don't remember). But they looked much more like a scarf than a sling. He was slinging with them though.

I'm curious about your test. Was it with a blanket? If so, how big was it?

Do you mean this one?

https://youtu.be/mqu-plfFFj4

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 26th, 2021 at 11:07pm
I think that would be it! :thumb:

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 27th, 2021 at 1:56am
All i said was keep practicing.  I wasnt saying u are a bad slinger. But if u think u are.thats on u gaim confidence

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by Rat Man on Dec 27th, 2021 at 12:32pm
  I have never used a blanket to sling with but I have used a towel and that did work.  I imagine with practice a blanket  could work as long as it wasn't too big a blanket. 

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by Thearos on Jan 1st, 2022 at 3:08pm
Does Linus sling sidearm ?

I've tried slinging snowballs with a scarf and it's almost impossible

Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 1st, 2022 at 9:27pm
It looks like underhand to me.
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Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by Thearos on Jan 5th, 2022 at 8:28pm
I wonder if it isn't a low sidearm.
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Title: Re: Sling scene in Charlie Brown Christmas
Post by Sir Missalot on Jan 14th, 2022 at 4:22pm
It's a baby blanket, so it's not much bigger than a beach towel.  If you pre-fold it to be narrow and bound (maybe cheat with some rubber bands) it should work.

I'll try it with a soccer ball and a beach towel.

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