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Reply #30 - Dec 4th, 2009 at 12:48pm
 
and they're all playing backgammon while they plan their mayhem.. I suppose.  Backgammon appeared in France in the 11th century and Germany in the 12th.  Apparently the game started in the Middle East over 5,000 years ago!  It looks like the guy to our right at the end of the table didn't like loosing!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backgammon#Europe
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Reply #31 - Dec 4th, 2009 at 10:01pm
 
Another Slinger that wears Funny Clothes Smiley

Thought about hanging out in the Goliath Subforum??? Cheesy

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Jaegoor wrote on Nov 28th, 2009 at 10:44am:
This is my Staff Sling/ Fustibale and my loading-squire.

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Reply #32 - Dec 4th, 2009 at 10:02pm
 
How thick was that shield????

We use taped up tennis balls for our ammuntion..........

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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.

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Reply #33 - Dec 4th, 2009 at 10:06pm
 
From someone else who does the historical reenactment Scene, It can be quite fun.... although in this area I am the only forumite doing it, I do know of another member who is intrested in the sling.

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walter wrote on 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 #34 - Dec 4th, 2009 at 10:07pm
 
What's the Sources for this Pic????

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Jaegoor wrote on Dec 1st, 2009 at 4:23pm:
See you later and here a historical picture

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Reply #35 - Dec 4th, 2009 at 10:10pm
 
When I built my staff Sling. I purchased a thick Hardwood Dowel Rod from one of the hardware stores. put a notch on one end of it and drilled a hole through it for the retention end.....

Works great for Me

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ilovepancakes wrote on 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 #36 - Dec 5th, 2009 at 5:54am
 
hi winkleried

The shield had a thickness of 4,5 mm (no idea how much that is in leguas, miles  or werst Wink) The projectile was a water balloon with a weight of 250 grs.
I would like to mention that the shield was not in accordance with the regulation of the German Reenactors' Community which specifies a minimum of 6 mm thickness for any shield. Many reenactors still cover their shield frames with linen or rawhide only.
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Reply #37 - Dec 5th, 2009 at 12:44pm
 
No Problem Jaegoor. I can work with the SI system of measurement as well. Thinks for the Weight and Dimensions. I do a 2 hour class on historical slings and thier effectiveness for the SCA. That pic will go a long way in my class in showing what a staff sling can do. All of the participants in the class are not slingers so they have no idea what can happen down range.

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Jaegoor wrote on Dec 5th, 2009 at 5:54am:
hi winkleried

The shield had a thickness of 4,5 mm (no idea how much that is in leguas, miles  or werst Wink) The projectile was a water balloon with a weight of 250 grs.
I would like to mention that the shield was not in accordance with the regulation of the German Reenactors' Community which specifies a minimum of 6 mm thickness for any shield. Many reenactors still cover their shield frames with linen or rawhide only.

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Reply #38 - Dec 5th, 2009 at 5:46pm
 
The subject matters in your class sound very fasciating.
Most people don't have any idea about how much damage a sling can cause.
I've got another picture showing the effect of a sling impact.
This used to be an old kitchen table top. 
My shot was fired with a normal hand sling at 50 m.
The projectiles were stones (of which one is still stuck), but also concrete balls.
The stones and the balls had a weight of appr. 200-250 grs.
I also have other pictures of me in my historical garment. 
They show me shooting "Jaegoor" style.   Wink Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Reply #39 - Dec 5th, 2009 at 5:50pm
 
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Reply #40 - Dec 5th, 2009 at 6:37pm
 
wow, that is strong. it looks like the table used to have a few up holders in it from the rock's penetration.
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Reply #41 - Dec 6th, 2009 at 5:47am
 
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Reply #42 - Dec 6th, 2009 at 11:13am
 
...another look...
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Reply #43 - Dec 16th, 2009 at 12:33pm
 
Hi Leuts,


Here three my Staffslings.
With them I best shoot. Cool
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Reply #44 - Dec 16th, 2009 at 11:42pm
 
sized to 35%:
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