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Reply #15 - Oct 5th, 2021 at 8:25am
 
There is a sling shown briefly in the Amazon film Infinite. It isn't shown being used and if you didn't already know what it was, you would miss it completely.
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Reply #16 - Jul 21st, 2022 at 9:29pm
 
I had completely forgotten - my favorite childhood book 'Coral Island' by RM Ballantyne has a sling in it - 3 blokes stranded on an island - one uses a bow, one a spear and the protagonist uses a sling...

I wish I paid more attention as a kid! I would have been slinging from 9 years old instead of starting in my late 20's/early 30's (cant remember)
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Reply #17 - Jul 26th, 2022 at 6:14am
 
   There's an old French TV show with a slinger as the hero.  It's popped up on the forum a few times.  I can't remember the name right now.
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Reply #18 - Jul 26th, 2022 at 8:06am
 
"Thierry la fronde" or in English : Thierry the sling. He's a kind of Robin Wood  with a sling.
It's an old (sixties) black and white TV show. No historical accuracy. Watching recently, I noticed a barbed wire fence on the edge of a field. But nice heroes.
Back then, I was a kid and I liked this TV show.

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Reply #20 - May 7th, 2023 at 12:35am
 
In the video game Far Cry Primal you can use a sling.
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Reply #21 - May 21st, 2023 at 9:53pm
 
Well, there's always the 1952 movie "Slinging in the Rain".... Cheesy

Jokes aside, I noticed a thread from last year discussing Linus's use of a blanket as a sling in the Charlie Brown Christmas (https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1640515369).

In this clip from Star Wars the Phantom Menace, there are what appear to be slings (around 2:34). https://youtu.be/r1rO06hp6C8?t=154
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Reply #22 - May 24th, 2023 at 10:24pm
 
There is an older science fiction series, Dumarest of Terra.  The character grows up on Earth in a post-apocalyptic time.  He hunts with a sling while growing up.  He stows away on a spaceship and spends most of his life as a drifter.  But the series is about his efforts to find and return to his home, to earth.    His main weapon is a knife.  But he often talks about using the sling to stay alive and he uses one from time to time as an adult.  Author E.C. Tubb
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Reply #23 - May 25th, 2023 at 2:33pm
 
Wow -- I'd forgotten the Dumarest Saga.  I met Tubb decades ago at a WorldCon in Boston.... 1971/ '72?
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