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Does the Umbrella protect against the sling stones? (Read 1042 times)
timpa
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Does the Umbrella protect against the sling stones?
Jan 19th, 2019 at 7:09pm
 
The stone loses its power to some extent.
Smiley This is a fun test that everyone can try. All you need is an old umbrella.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXQEAXcXL1M
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Re: Does the Umbrella protect against the sling stones?
Reply #1 - Jan 21st, 2019 at 1:27am
 
   Against your glancing shots the umbrella seemed somewhat effective.  I'd still feel pretty naked behind one with you slinging at me though.
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Re: Does the Umbrella protect against the sling stones?
Reply #2 - Jan 22nd, 2019 at 3:31am
 
This is a whole lot better than having nothing, In my opinion.

As Ratman says, the umbrella would be great against glancing slingstones.

This is probably why there are depictions of slingers using hide or textile cloaks/garments wrapped around the forearm, likely to protect themselves against glancing slingstones, arrows and javelins. Against direct impacts though, not so much.
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Re: Does the Umbrella protect against the sling stones?
Reply #3 - Jan 26th, 2019 at 7:02pm
 
Yes. An umbrella is better than nothing.
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