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a presentation about modern slinging
Jan 29th, 2014 at 8:50am
 
... that wants to be an introduction to the slinging hobby/sport, too.


Hey guys Smiley


I'm an industrial and product design student. Part of my studies this semester were about modern uses of traditional boat-builders' crafting techniques and materials (boat-builder is an actual, traditional profession here in Germany).

Ropes and lines caught my attention early; at some point, it made sense to make this about "modern slinging".

I'm sorry for coming out with this lately, but I like to watch things without participating as long as I can, while I'm working on something.


Our final presentation (which is more of an exposition) is in two weeks and there will barely be any words to deliver the message.

Apart from a general historical introduction, thoughts about the status of slinging as a modern hobby and sport, two variants of braided balearic slings (one made of Dyneema, the other of very thin braided hemp rope)  I'd like to show some pictures or, even better, videos of what we're doing here.



Since I'm still quite new to slinging, your help would be greatly appreciated ! Don't do it for me, do it for the sport Smiley !

- and here's quite a big point:

You see a baseball bat, you see a sportsman's tool, even bow and arrow are widely known as sports and hobby tools.


Most people seem to see a weapon, when they see a sling.

I'd like to change that, if only a little.


So, if you have video material showing you or others at everyday slinging, I'd love to show it!



Thanks for being a friendly, informative and well-structured website. I'm looking forward to your contribution (hopefully  Sad  )


Nico


p.s.: Jlasud, I definitely want that stunning video of you slinging in Chamonix !


p.s.: Naturally, I'll document it and post pictures.
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Re: a presentation about modern slinging
Reply #1 - Jan 30th, 2014 at 6:31am
 
I've got some videos on YouTube slinging fireworks you're welcome to use. Just type in slinging fireworks in the YouTube search bar. People also use slings to play fetch with their dogs
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Reply #2 - Jan 30th, 2014 at 7:08am
 
avoid any of timpas videos - they're all seriously weaponised  Smiley

There should be some videos of tibetan herders using slings on youtube.
But avoid the videos of the inter village battles.
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Reply #3 - Jan 30th, 2014 at 8:27am
 
A regular poster on here goes by Smabber on YouTube, he has some great footage of him slinging tennis balls at a stack of archery targets and smacking them around.  His name on here is CamoSling.
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Reply #4 - Jan 30th, 2014 at 8:26pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 30th, 2014 at 7:08am:
avoid any of timpas videos - they're all seriously weaponised  Smiley



What? Is there a slinging knife unsuitable? Smiley
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Reply #5 - Jan 30th, 2014 at 9:21pm
 
timpa wrote on Jan 30th, 2014 at 8:26pm:
Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 30th, 2014 at 7:08am:
avoid any of timpas videos - they're all seriously weaponised  Smiley



What? Is there a slinging knife unsuitable? Smiley

LOL. From a safety standpoint, yes.
However, I do agree that slinging sturdy knives and/or spikes is very fun.... especially slinging them at plywood.
It can get quite dramatic.
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Re: a presentation about modern slinging
Reply #6 - Jan 30th, 2014 at 10:15pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 30th, 2014 at 7:08am:
avoid any of timpas videos - they're all seriously weaponised  Smiley


timpa's work is very innovative and out of the mainstream which is one of the reasons they're so intersting. Some of his work may not be exactly what you're looking for however the multi-projectile shotgun type slings and his machined projectiles are definately worth considering when you look at the hobby of slinging as a whole.
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Reply #7 - Jan 31st, 2014 at 7:04am
 
have a look at david morningstars videos. Lots on slinging, many in slow motion and none quite as dramatic as timpa's  Wink
As well as lots of balearic slingers at a competition. Thumbs Up

I'd probably include a couple of timpas ball bearing/cannonball destruction videos - just to emphasise that a sling is a serious tool and not just a kids toy.
I'd avoid any of the slung blade videos and definitely avoid the morningstar videos - the balaclava's bad enough without watching him go medieavel on things with a morningstar  Wink

Plus people are always impressed when you leave big holes in things whistle
Well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it as i left a large hole in a table at my last slinging demo  Grin
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Re: a presentation about modern slinging
Reply #8 - Jan 31st, 2014 at 9:28am
 
Thanks all Smiley ! I'll definitely check out what I haven't seen already.

I enjoy Timpa's vids - some of it might be useful. "drama" has it's purpose, as has showing different aspects to complete the overall picture, yup. If you're okay with it, I'd like to use some of you're material ?

Before I show anything in public, I'll show you how I cut it, naturally.


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Plus people are always impressed when you leave big holes in things whistle
Well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it as i left a large hole in a table at my last slinging demo  Grin


Definitely, yes Smiley ! There's probably only a few who can deny themselves that little smile when they broke something with a sling. Then again, it's nothing you have to put too much of a focus on for this very reason.


Well, a little destruction might be healthy. After all, nothing's all fun and games.


Cheers Smiley
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Reply #9 - Feb 1st, 2014 at 7:31am
 
Thank you guys!  Smiley
If you wish to, my videos may be freely used.
And there is the ordinary course of videos, such as ball speed measurement radar:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FgcysbplWA

Or skip rocks in the water:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vIBBsXwfW0

Or, could use as an example: this is not to be used sling. Cheesy
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Re: a presentation about modern slinging
Reply #11 - Feb 26th, 2014 at 11:33am
 
Tibetan slings can be seen here: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rVSSngKdgg
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Reply #12 - Feb 27th, 2014 at 6:16am
 
I would recommend Tint's slinging videos as he always uses tennis balls - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSslvqt_cis
Tint looks very sports professional in a school gymnasium and in tennis gear! A very positive image of slinging!

Some of my videos have tennis ball use as Bill kindly suggested, but I also have a few
videos which are purely destruction orientated haha
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