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Hello I just registered
Feb 9th, 2004 at 2:19pm
 
I have been making and using slings for a long time.
The ones I use to make were leather.  I designed and I am starting a braided one from nylon.

I have a question.
I read an article that says
"the Achaeans, especially the inhabitants of Agium, Patrae, and Dymae, were celebrated as expert slingers.  The slings of these Achaeans were made of three thongs of leather, and not of one only, like those of other nations.
Where can I view a photo, drawing or a more detailed description of these slings made of three thongs?
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Reply #1 - Feb 9th, 2004 at 2:46pm
 
SnapCut,

Welcome to the coolest and greatest web site ever devoted to that most magnanamous and noble of passtimes: Slinging.  You are most welcome here and are certain to learn and teach along with us all.

As for the three cord sling, use the search function and look for it on this site.  Someone made one last fall and posted a pic.  It was a totally symetrical design with a triangular pouch and three cords.

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So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone. (1 Samuel 17:50)
 
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Reply #2 - Feb 9th, 2004 at 2:53pm
 
Thanks JeffH  Smiley
I did see the three corded on this site.  It looks very interesting.  Is it patterned after the slings the Achaeans used?
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Reply #3 - Feb 9th, 2004 at 3:20pm
 
Welcome SnapCut!

Here was the interesting discussion about Acheans' slings. Our history experts have written some interesting things about it. I don't remember where it is, but you could find it in the same way as Jeff said.

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In the shape, structure and position of each stone, there is recorded a small piece of history. So, slinging them, we add a bit of our history to them.
 
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Reply #4 - Feb 9th, 2004 at 4:34pm
 
Hi Sanpcut, the achaean sling is a problem that remains obscure. As Yurek say, it has been discussed before in the forum and need more research. Now that Dan Bollinger is here, and that we discussed the subjet some years ago, may be we can follow on with it. The achaean sling could be a triple cord sling or a three parts pocket  Roll Eyes.

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Reply #5 - Feb 9th, 2004 at 8:10pm
 
There is a picture in the Gallery of Mr. Greenfield's 3-corded sling.  It's possible it looked like that.

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