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Re: Kids are learning
Reply #15 - Oct 8th, 2009 at 7:37pm
 
xxkid123 wrote on Aug 17th, 2009 at 3:41pm:
course it will. and have you encouraged any of them to join the forum? slinger87, adsi, and i are probably feeling lonely in the world of teens and grownups you know...

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Reply #16 - Oct 8th, 2009 at 9:35pm
 
Slinging is still around after how many thousands of years?  I"m sure it'll be around pretty much forever. Maybe right now it's not as popular as archery or even blowguns but as long as there's a kid that wants to throw something and doesn't have much cash he'll learn how to make a sling to use. My middle and younger grandsons are both into it, maybe not as much as I am but they have a couple that I've made for em' and they know the basics on how to use em' so with that knowlege they have the tools to learn more later on if they want too and to show their kids how to do it too, that is if I'm not around to show em'. Wink
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Reply #17 - Oct 9th, 2009 at 1:34am
 
I don't find myself comfortable with the complacent belief that somehow, without any conscious or concerted effort, there would be nothing to fear regarding slinging becoming an atrophied and possibly extinct activity.
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Reply #18 - Oct 9th, 2009 at 12:55pm
 
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I don't find myself comfortable with the complacent belief that somehow, without any conscious or concerted effort, there would be nothing to fear regarding slinging becoming an atrophied and possibly extinct activity.


I figure we're safe till the interweb implodes and all online knowlege is lost.
At this point the latest generation will discover they just can't work a library Smiley

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Reply #19 - Oct 9th, 2009 at 1:19pm
 
peacefuljeffrey wrote on Oct 9th, 2009 at 1:34am:
I don't find myself comfortable with the complacent belief that somehow, without any conscious or concerted effort, there would be nothing to fear regarding slinging becoming an atrophied and possibly extinct activity.


c_a, I wonder about out armed forces.. we've become so dependent on electronics and technology that if we ever get hit be a big enough solar flare we won't have the faintest idea of how to really fight. 
pj, I sort of agree with you.  I think that somewhere in the world, possibly in poorer or more backwards countries, slinging will always exist to some degree.  But it can, for all intents, disappear from Western culture.  Kids like it.  As long as we have people to present it to them we'll have slinging.
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Re: Kids are learning
Reply #20 - Oct 9th, 2009 at 7:07pm
 
peacefuljeffrey wrote on Oct 9th, 2009 at 1:34am:
I don't find myself comfortable with the complacent belief that somehow, without any conscious or concerted effort, there would be nothing to fear regarding slinging becoming an atrophied and possibly extinct activity.


That is why we all need to make a concentrated effort to promote slinging. If it is marketed as a "safe" activity, using tennis balls as primary ammo, you shouldn't attract much if any negative attention.
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Reply #21 - Oct 10th, 2009 at 10:17am
 
well, if we want kids to like this so to spread- wouldn't tennis balls be a bit too heavy? I'm around the size of a 3rd grader (yeah, i know, it sucks but at least I'm not the shortest in 7th), and tennis balls are just too heavy- you loose control, and they're slow too. the fuzzy stuff doesn't help.

I'm thinking more of water balloons- they have water balloon slingshots (as in elastic) that shoot up to 100yds. they can cause quite a large bruise too, yet their selling well. on the back it usually says not for use with tennis balls, baseballs, rocks, etc. use at own risk. so the market already approves of this- why not water balloons? what's the chance that a new slinger will already be able to burst the balloon n throw?
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Reply #22 - Oct 10th, 2009 at 11:04pm
 
kid, you have your homework assignment from slinging.org for the weekend.  Sling some water balloons and let us know if they blew up all over you or if you were able to sling them, how far.  Also, how big a balloon were you able to sling.  There will be a test on Monday.  I've been curious about this for a while also.
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Reply #23 - Oct 10th, 2009 at 11:10pm
 
ive tried ballons in my staff slings, even frozen ones
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Reply #24 - Oct 11th, 2009 at 11:52am
 
aw come on- I'm supposed to be doing an essay right now Cheesy

and where the heck can i get water balloons?
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Reply #25 - Oct 11th, 2009 at 12:50pm
 
Getting water ballons, try a toy store or any place that sells halloween costumes.  Remember to not overfill them.  For slinging they should not be bigger than golf balls, to avoid in-pouch splatting.
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Reply #26 - Oct 11th, 2009 at 8:32pm
 
My young buddy Mark has been doing an excellent job of spreading the word to other kids in the neighborhood.  When I walked Kali and Odin by the little lake on our street this afternoon he had three kids slinging with him.  I donated a Cobra to the cause.  On our return trip he had three more slingers but some of their slings, which were made on the spot, left something to be desired.  I donated two more slings.. a TSSS and a tape pouch, which I had in the Kali bag.  The kids asked for more Cobras.  They like them a lot.  Unfortunately, I didn't have any more with me, but I'll make some for them. Another asked for a Rockman.  I didn't tell him no, but I explained the time involved and that he'd have to wait a bit for it.  The Cobras take about as long as a pj sling to make. 
   I don't think any of the kids other than Mark had ever used a sling before.  They were doing quite well. It was a good site, the seven of them bombing the crap out of the woods, as the dogs and I left.  They all know about slinging.org.  WTG Mark!!!
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Reply #27 - Oct 12th, 2009 at 12:47am
 
I tried water balloons months ago and it went bust.  If I were to get any decent distance, I had to muscle the balloons to the point that they broke in the sling.  Sad
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Reply #28 - Oct 13th, 2009 at 12:09am
 
Same thing happened to me, so I made a dedicated water balloon sling with a massive pouch to cradle the balloon and reduce pre-launch busts. I worked-- kind of. Undecided Low release velocity meant that even with one helluva long sling I still felt back splash. I think I've worked out some improvements in my head, but its too cold now.
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Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #29 - Oct 13th, 2009 at 9:34am
 
I just came inside this morning after slinging with my 8 year old daughter.  We made a game that in order to eat breakfast we had to "hunt" it.  She had to hit a milk jug and I had to hit a 20 oz water bottle.  Granted it was only from 6 yards away.  We're not Balearic Spaniards... yet.  Wink
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