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Re: Polynesian Style
Reply #15 - Nov 15th, 2020 at 10:30am
 
TOMBELAINE wrote on Nov 15th, 2020 at 9:24am:
I must try !

You're welcome, use a big stone and imagine you're standing in a line with men crouching on either side or paddling a canoe. Don't hit their heads with your sling Wink
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Reply #16 - Nov 15th, 2020 at 10:48am
 
Ok with the big stone but without the men on either side  Grin
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Reply #17 - Jan 4th, 2021 at 5:23pm
 
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Reply #18 - Jan 7th, 2021 at 4:25am
 
David Morningstar wrote on Jan 4th, 2021 at 5:23pm:

It definitely looks like the description.
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Reply #19 - Jan 7th, 2021 at 3:59pm
 
David Morningstar wrote on Jan 4th, 2021 at 5:23pm:

She has a very interesting sling, are the decorations/tassels functional or just decorations? Huge fingerloop, look like it's designed for a whole hand or wrist.
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Reply #20 - Jan 8th, 2021 at 9:41am
 
the traditional tibetan slings are multipurpose.
Used for herding animals (in puchis case I believe the family had yaks), but can also be used as a tumpline for securing loads to your back/head.

The tassles are decorative.
I have tried her sling and it's surprisingly responsive for it's length.
Probably the longest sling used in the balearic competitions.
Shorter slings are generally better for close target shooting.

Puchi grew up on a farm in tibet and used a sling in her everyday chores as a young girl.

So it doesn't get anymore authentic.

And using that start to stretch the kinks out of a long sling makes sense !
cheers Kilisi - we genuinely do learn something new every day Smiley   
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Reply #21 - Jan 8th, 2021 at 5:12pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 8th, 2021 at 9:41am:
the traditional tibetan slings are multipurpose.
Used for herding animals (in puchis case I believe the family had yaks), but can also be used as a tumpline for securing loads to your back/head.

The tassles are decorative.
I have tried her sling and it's surprisingly responsive for it's length.
Probably the longest sling used in the balearic competitions.
Shorter slings are generally better for close target shooting.

Puchi grew up on a farm in tibet and used a sling in her everyday chores as a young girl.

That makes a lot of sense as a working tool. The tassels would make it more visible so better for herding without throwing a stone you could just wave it around to move animals right close to you, in which case you'd just put your whole hand in the loop.

Working tools rarely have nonfunctional bits to them that would interfere with efficiency. It's more a matter of recognising what the function is.
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