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Apr 19th, 2011 at 9:56am
 
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Reply #1 - Apr 19th, 2011 at 11:07am
 
In a logical surf from your vids i came on this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDZllJtBlcM&feature=related

Using a fishing rod appears to be a modern staff sling where the line is attached to the projectile and you reuse the projectile  without walking to get it (while occasionally catching a fish)    Grin
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Reply #2 - Apr 20th, 2011 at 9:41am
 
Thabet wrote on Apr 19th, 2011 at 11:07am:
In a logical surf from your vids i came on this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDZllJtBlcM&feature=related

Using a fishing rod appears to be a modern staff sling where the line is attached to the projectile and you reuse the projectile  without walking to get it (while occasionally catching a fish)    Grin

Obviously fishing rods is just elaborate staff slings, no doubt about that Cheesy
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Reply #3 - Apr 20th, 2011 at 5:24pm
 
I've often thought that a surf pole would make an excellent staff sling, but instead of using a reel, just hold on to a piece of line that's attached to your projectile.  Cast and let the line go.  With something like a 14' UglyStick you would send a four ounce bank sinker to France.
     Nice vids, timann.  
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Re: timann slinging in the spring
Reply #4 - Apr 20th, 2011 at 6:21pm
 
Alternatively, mount a pouch on the end of the pole and use the cord to release the pouch, giving a more precise timing than a conventional self-releasing staff sling. That way you could use ordinary ammo with no string attached. Better still would be one of Jax's non-conventional tripping pouches to give a quicker release and no need to thread the cordthrough the rings after each shot.
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Reply #5 - Apr 21st, 2011 at 5:48am
 
"With something like a 14' UglyStick three you would send a four ounce bank sinker to France. "

To france ? i'm in Morocco and with that setup i could sling almost to .....China (or at least get close)   Grin
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Reply #6 - Apr 21st, 2011 at 12:27pm
 
good vids !

Your son's get a pretty decent throw too Smiley
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Reply #7 - Apr 21st, 2011 at 12:55pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Apr 21st, 2011 at 12:27pm:
good vids !

Your son's get a pretty decent throw too Smiley

Tkanks.  JR learned the figure8 last year, after practicing simple overarm for some time, and this was his first attempts after the winter.  Unlike his father he do not bother with slinging when it`s cold.
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Reply #8 - Apr 21st, 2011 at 6:09pm
 
Sights like this were undoubtedly more common in ancient times, a father and son practicing slinging. Itīs cool you keep up the tradition.
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Reply #9 - Apr 22nd, 2011 at 8:59am
 
It`s rather uncommon, yes Wink

We was out again, today, but now we slung a tennis ball back and forth across the soccer field.  At distances approximately between 40 and 60 meters its funny and safe.  It`s hard to hit someone at such distances(for us), aiming is hard and the tennis ball is easy to avoid.  
So it`s more like hitting an enemy formation, though you aim for the one with the plume on his helmet Cheesy

Closer, near 30 meters testing was another story, I found myself rather capable of get the aim stright at my son at this distance, and he had to be really aware to succeed in eluding the tennis ball.

My son`s figure8 was great now, as he had got a bit of practice, and used his favorite sling (worn Apache sling made by his father).
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