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Reply #15 - Nov 28th, 2009 at 12:08pm
 
Jaegoor, that's Cool Cool Cool!
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Ferrugo numquam dormit.&&(Nigellus Iuvenis)&&&&

Noch weiz ich an im mere daz mir ist bekant
einen lintrachen  slouch des heledes hant
do badet er in dem blvote  des ist der helt gemeit
von also vester hvte  daz in nie wafen sit versneit.
 
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Reply #16 - Nov 28th, 2009 at 12:52pm
 
No, it's not asymetric, more triangular. The force is transmitted better for the waterballoons. Otherwise they would burst on slinging. We have to tape them even.
The curved staff increases the range of the sling because the sling opens a bit later.
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Reply #17 - Nov 28th, 2009 at 1:52pm
 
Jaegoor wrote on Nov 28th, 2009 at 12:52pm:
No, it's not asymetric, more triangular. The force is transmitted better for the waterballoons. Otherwise they would burst on slinging. We have to tape them even.
The curved staff increases the range of the sling because the sling opens a bit later.


I am really impressed. That poor shield guy!  Grin
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Reply #18 - Nov 28th, 2009 at 2:42pm
 
The first staff sling that I made, which I gave to my buddy Del, had a bit of a curve like that to it, but only in the lower portion.  I liked the feel of it.  I can't wait for the new bamboo so I get started again.  I should have it any day now.  I received some recently, but it was too thin to make a staff sling from.  I may experiment with making atlatl darts with it.  In that I've never done anything like that it should prove most... interesting.
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Reply #19 - Nov 28th, 2009 at 2:55pm
 
what I meant is that the projectile does not seem centred in the pouch
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Reply #20 - Nov 28th, 2009 at 3:05pm
 
jaegoor were can i get a staff sling like that do u trade or sell them if not were did u get the staff and the tip if u do trade or sell pm me Wink
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Reply #21 - Nov 30th, 2009 at 8:23am
 
I found a good branch yesterday to start experimenting with the staff sling. I doubt it will be pretty but I will post some pics when it is complete.

I am thinking of making it kind of retro and using a seatbelt sling.
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Reply #22 - Dec 1st, 2009 at 1:40pm
 
They don't have to be pretty to work well.  When it's all said and done it's just a hand sling tied to a stick.  It's really that simple.  If everyone knew how easy they were to make and use we'd have a lot more staff slingers.  It certainly doesn't hurt, however, to make a beautiful one like Jaegoor's.  He's posted some pictures of three very beautiful hand slings in Pictures of Slings and Slinging.  It's worth a look.
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Reply #23 - Dec 1st, 2009 at 3:26pm
 
i still want to know were he got the tip for that sling staff? Shocked
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When I go bear hunting all I take is a bat and when I find the bear I give him the bat to make things even&&&&When the goverment takes all the guns who ever has the most swords axes clubs spears bows and slings WILL RULE THE WORLD A HAHAHAHAHAHAHA sorry did I say that out loud
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Reply #24 - Dec 1st, 2009 at 4:20pm
 
I like to explain you how to make staff sling but a little bit later because i need my friend for translation. Its not so difficult you think.
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Reply #25 - Dec 1st, 2009 at 4:23pm
 
See you later and here a historical picture
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Reply #26 - Dec 1st, 2009 at 6:11pm
 
What a great picture ? Where is it from ?

At a guess: S. Germany, ca. 1520 ?

Landknecht sitting round a table, i n their civilian clothes. At one end, a drunken fight involving a Katzbalger and a pewter pot.

Above the table, weapons-- the tools of these violent men. Parts of breastplates. Halberds and guisarmes (vel sim). 2 crossbows (one with crank, one with goat's foot). Quiver for crossbow bolts. Powderhorn for handguns-- I think the longthings with cloth covers are probably two-men hand guns (which might take the date of this to ca. 1475 ?)

And, surprisingly enough, a staff sling, with a huge pouch and a really heavy stone. Good represntation of a ?woven? pouch ?

Anyway, that's what I see.
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Reply #27 - Dec 1st, 2009 at 6:15pm
 

Interestingly it goes for a slit-and-knot release rather than a loop or ring.
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Reply #28 - Dec 1st, 2009 at 9:50pm
 
Jaegoor wrote on Nov 28th, 2009 at 10:51am:
And this is what happens to a viking with wooden shield on 80-90 meters when the projectile / waterballoon hits him in battle. He survived very wet. Since then Staff Slings are feared on german reenactor-battlefields.


Wow! That whole scene looks like a dream. Sure beats slingin' by your lonesome. Slings, shields, blondes, brunettes, tents, campfires...

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Reply #29 - Dec 2nd, 2009 at 9:15am
 
cool post, thanks for sharing Smiley
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