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Message started by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 8th, 2022 at 12:33am

Title: Old walking stick… new throwing stick!
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 8th, 2022 at 12:33am
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CYci6vUKC2m/?utm_medium=copy_link


I  have been planning to make a rungu for a while now, but it suddenly occurred to me that I made one 9 years ago and just didn’t know it ;D

Title: Re: Old walking stick… new throwing stick!
Post by Morphy on Jan 8th, 2022 at 5:44pm
Throwing sticks are awesome. I love them and think they are terribly underrated. I bet that think would be great for small game like rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, pumpkins,  turnips, beets etc.  :)

Im guessing rungus hit harder than kylies? Perhaps they are a little harder to aim than them but maybe thats the trade off? I would sooner throw that at a hungry coyote at my camp than a kylie. Good stuff NOOC.

Title: Re: Old walking stick… new throwing stick!
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 8th, 2022 at 5:52pm
Nice!  Looks like that thing packs a pretty good punch.  The damage to the pumpkin was significantly more than an ice ball (or pykrete ball) from a sling.

Title: Re: Old walking stick… new throwing stick!
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 9th, 2022 at 1:49am
Here’s a little more gratuitous pumpkin violence

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CYe1jLMqMpg/?utm_medium=copy_link

Title: Re: Old walking stick… new throwing stick!
Post by Kick on Jan 9th, 2022 at 5:37am
Throwing stick is on my list of things to make. One thing is finding a hard enough wood. Softer woods are easily available, especially after branches get trimmed and piled up in the nearby forests. Hard woods are a little rarer to find being liberally trimmed and left around for me to "borrow".

Title: Re: Old walking stick… new throwing stick!
Post by Morphy on Jan 15th, 2022 at 11:39am
https://youtu.be/YOAYDKIoziU

Check the true Rungu masters out. This is crazy.

Title: Re: Old walking stick… new throwing stick!
Post by Kick on Jan 15th, 2022 at 5:08pm
I've also fallen in love with throwsticks so reused my kestros darts that have been gathering dust. They work much better as throwsticks than darts :D

https://youtu.be/hSZKS62eXvQ

Title: Re: Old walking stick… new throwing stick!
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 26th, 2022 at 9:57am
seems a shame to ruin a lethal looking knobkerrie (uh 'walking stick') but looks like a decent throw stick :thumb:

Surprised how short the africans were throwing the rungus.

Although most of them looked like they were using a hybrid spear windup for the rungu, that might be the issues.
Either that or it was just a show for the tourists :whistle:

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