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Aug 25th, 2020 at 2:32am
 
From the same book of Mr Moriati.
Sling is frombula (or sfrombula).
The sling is made with leather.
A strap is attached to the wrist, sometimes with a necklace.
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Reply #1 - Aug 28th, 2020 at 12:34pm
 
not sure about attaching the sling to your neck whistle

Always good to see solid pouch slings - they just make more sense Smiley
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Reply #2 - Aug 29th, 2020 at 10:47am
 
Your remark is relevant, Curious Aardvark. I must specify which neklace it is.
It is necklace for animals. Like today, the necklace for pets. I don't know if there is a word in English. It's important to look the picture to understand what the author means.
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Reply #3 - Aug 29th, 2020 at 12:03pm
 
Your explanation makes it much more clear. I would say "collar" rather than "necklace" when referring to what goes on a pet.

I guess the only throw that is possible when gripping the sling as shown is a fast, underhand throw?
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Reply #4 - Aug 30th, 2020 at 4:21am
 
The author is born in 1944. He's corsican.
He loves Corsica, the language and all the traditions. Young, he interwieved old people in the villages.
The desappearance of the sling dates probably 19th century, early 20th century. The author didnot know the time of the sling. So, he dosn't know the technics of throwing.
Like IronGoober, I think underarm is good. But others techniques may be possible.
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Reply #5 - May 14th, 2021 at 4:43am
 
I don't understand this grip.† Are we sure it is not the imagination of someone who doesn't sling at work? Maybe he was only told how they held the sling and this was his interpretation

The wrist loop is definitely possible. but the way the release cord is held seems so awkward and unlogical to me.
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Reply #6 - May 14th, 2021 at 6:07am
 
J, you are right. Doubt is always useful.
We're dealing with a scientist who has spoken with old people. It's a sheperd's sling for hunting or herding in the Corsican mountains. Probably with herds of goats.
From there, only experimentation will make it possible to decide.
Jean claude Moriati has among others diplomas, an advanced degree in anthropology. So I will tend to believe him.
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Reply #7 - May 14th, 2021 at 6:31am
 
First approach, my throw is not very good but this style does the job.
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Reply #8 - May 14th, 2021 at 7:05am
 
Says cant play video. Big Tech supressing vital slinging knowledge yet again.
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Reply #9 - May 14th, 2021 at 7:06am
 
Same for me :/
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Reply #10 - May 14th, 2021 at 7:07am
 
I tested a greek style overhand, super cool.

I'm annoyed but I have no other equipment than my camera.
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Reply #11 - May 15th, 2021 at 10:55am
 
https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1238253826
Many similitaries ! In page 2.
I think that the fingerloop is not a fingerloop because the leather would be too stiff. Just my idea.
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Reply #12 - Aug 31st, 2021 at 5:12am
 
It's a very wide hold. Therefore, the cow leather is too thick, too rigid. The risk of losing the stone is great.
The sling of a Spanish sheperd is very thin. See my precedent post I think a goat leather. I don't know but for a sheperd, a goat leather makes sense.
With small stones (30/40 grams), I get a flat shot up to 20/40 meters with underarm style.
The advantage of this grip is that the sheperd don't risk to lose, to forget his sling during his work day.
I hope that somebodies can read the video.
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Reply #13 - Sep 1st, 2021 at 11:58pm
 
Itís hard to tell, but it looks like youíre gripping the release cord through your hand. The hold in the drawing looks like just a stylized version of a normal grip on a release cord. The release cord in the drawing still looks like it is going around the hand, which is normal.

While I personally canít speak to that style of grip, it doesnít seem to be what is depicted and defies convention.
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Reply #14 - Sep 2nd, 2021 at 3:29am
 
Here is my grip in hand. I hope that it's as close as possible to the drawing. I choice a sheep leather. I think others are possible.
What conventions and who ?
The video shows that it works.
Until you test for yourself, it will remain words based on "conventions".
This is not my favorite technique but I don't doubt that it's useful for sheperds.
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