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Nov 11th, 2020 at 4:11am
 
Watched this video and the chap reckons you can hunt some food like this and lots of positive comments. What is this throwing style called? I assume he's throwing low power, because I could throw harder with my arm I reckon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE_Va-OMkqU
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Reply #1 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 5:38am
 
I think that he's a "youtube expert" because his throwing is too long to hunt.
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Reply #2 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 7:14am
 
I've sometimes seen that technique called "fig. 8" but that isn't what us on this forum mean when we say fig. 8. It's not a good style for hunting I would say though I have found it to be pretty good for accuracy. This is one of those videos where a "survivalist" needs content for his channel, finds out about slings and thinks "that looks easy", makes a video full of information he got skim reading some survivalist forum written by people that once saw a sling in a picture of David and Goliath, shows him using a sling for 10  mins or so and then sits back and waits for clicks. I don't like videos like this. Yeah, ok it might get someone interested and then they'll find some actually good information on the sling, but a lot of the time it just spreads misinformation and doesn't show the sling's full potential.
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Reply #3 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 7:55am
 
I've never understood that method of slinging.  I see why someone might call it a figure 8.  But that rotation back and forth on either side of the body doesn't do anything except make it impossible to use your full arm and shoulder for the throw.


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I could throw harder with my arm I reckon.

You definitely could.
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Reply #4 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 1:54pm
 
In another of videos he says that they use this style in Israel
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Reply #5 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 4:39pm
 
TOMBELAINE wrote on Nov 11th, 2020 at 5:38am:
I think that he's a "youtube expert" because his throwing is too long to hunt.


YouTube expert is a good term for that. The problem with these channels that cover such a wide range of topics is by default they can't spend all that much time training any one skill.

But that being said good on him for spreading awareness of the sling I don't have anything against the man personally but these channels are often more entertainment than information. In a real survival situation I would do almost anything with that paracord before I made a sling with it.

The sling should be named the "Starvation Buddy". It will keep you company while you waste away but the chances of anyone who's not put in many years using it to get game is pretty darn slim.
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Reply #6 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 5:34pm
 
Sorry das zu sagen. Das ist amerikanischer Blödsinn. Er würde verhungern.
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Reply #7 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 10:07pm
 
Morphy wrote on Nov 11th, 2020 at 4:39pm:
chances of anyone who's not put in many years using it

I agree, you can't just make a sling and then go hunting you need experience with three things.... how to hunt, and how to sling, and how to use a sling for hunting (slings are useful in hunting even without hitting the animal, much like useful in herding without hitting the animals I guess.)
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Reply #8 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 10:32pm
 
Slyngorm wrote on Nov 11th, 2020 at 1:54pm:
In another of videos he says that they use this style in Israel


In the world of “tacticool,” if they do something in Israel, then it’s more “tactical” than the way you do it. Swinging a sling like nunchucks? That’s dumb. But “Israeli figure-eight”... that’s tactical! Kicking people in the crotch? cheap shot.  Kicking people in the crotch and calling it Krav Maga? Totally tactical... because Israel.

I honestly don’t think Israelis actually do half the stuff people say comes from Israel. It’s just a cheap way for someone to claim that something is more legitimate for self defense... even if it isn’t.
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Reply #9 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 10:42pm
 
a wrote on Nov 11th, 2020 at 10:07pm:
Morphy wrote on Nov 11th, 2020 at 4:39pm:
chances of anyone who's not put in many years using it

I agree, you can't just make a sling and then go hunting you need experience with three things.... how to hunt, and how to sling, and how to use a sling for hunting (slings are useful in hunting even without hitting the animal, much like useful in herding without hitting the animals I guess.)


You’re forgetting the most important part of sling hunting... RAZOR GLANDES! Grin
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Reply #10 - Nov 11th, 2020 at 10:50pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Nov 11th, 2020 at 10:32pm:
do half the stuff people say comes from Israel.

I just can't see Goliath getting killed by this shot
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Reply #11 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 1:15am
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Nov 11th, 2020 at 10:32pm:
Slyngorm wrote on Nov 11th, 2020 at 1:54pm:
In another of videos he says that they use this style in Israel


In the world of “tacticool,” if they do something in Israel, then it’s more “tactical” than the way you do it. Swinging a sling like nunchucks? That’s dumb. But “Israeli figure-eight”... that’s tactical! Kicking people in the crotch? cheap shot.  Kicking people in the crotch and calling it Krav Maga? Totally tactical... because Israel.

I honestly don’t think Israelis actually do half the stuff people say comes from Israel. It’s just a cheap way for someone to claim that something is more legitimate for self defense... even if it isn’t.



Ok did a deep dive into the sling in Israel....  Fact is it seems to have gotten lost in history!
It came back in the 1980's when Ethiopians escaping Africa immigrated on mass to Israel.  They bring with them the sling.  So at this point any one slinging in "Israel style" is actually Ethiopian style which is NOT what is in the video.
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Reply #12 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 3:12am
 
Ethiopian style.  Simply delicious.  After all, being stupid also needs a name.
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Reply #13 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 3:17am
 
a wrote on Nov 11th, 2020 at 10:07pm:
Morphy wrote on Nov 11th, 2020 at 4:39pm:
chances of anyone who's not put in many years using it

I agree, you can't just make a sling and then go hunting you need experience with three things.... how to hunt, and how to sling, and how to use a sling for hunting (slings are useful in hunting even without hitting the animal, much like useful in herding without hitting the animals I guess.)


Thank you and as you pointed out it isn't just the slinging that needs practice. So true.
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Reply #14 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 3:58am
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Nov 11th, 2020 at 10:32pm:
In the world of “tacticool,” if they do something in Israel, then it’s more “tactical” than the way you do it. Swinging a sling like nunchucks? That’s dumb. But “Israeli figure-eight”... that’s tactical! Kicking people in the crotch? cheap shot.  Kicking people in the crotch and calling it Krav Maga? Totally tactical... because Israel.

I honestly don’t think Israelis actually do half the stuff people say comes from Israel. It’s just a cheap way for someone to claim that something is more legitimate for self defense... even if it isn’t.

This is very true. Also, are Isrealis known really for slinging anymore? Palestinians, yeah but they use super long slings and helicopter so...
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