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RhonanTennenbrook
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Hello from distant Croatia
Jun 27th, 2024 at 9:45am
 
Hi slingers worldwide

I'm from Croatia.
I'd just like to share my slinging experience.
When I was a kid, an old neighbor from my small village in rural Croatia showed me and a few other kids how to use the sling. He had moved decades before from a mountainous and rugged part of Croatia to my little village. When he was a kid he used to literally herd sheep with the sling, and him and his friend would throw stones at each other from one hilltop to another.
Years later I went to study archaeology in Zagreb and was reintorduced to the "centrifugal sling" from an archaeological approach. Remembering my experiences as a kid I revisited the weapon, made a new one, and started throwing again. This was before reddit and discord and all of the hobbyist hotspots we have today.
A few months ago I found the slings I had made as a student and decided to look them up online again. I discovered a few amazing youtubers and a community on Reddit. One thing led to another and I decided to start making slings again and get in touch with the Reddit and Discord communities. Now I am contacting this forum to find more similar minded enthusiasts.

I hope to get to know all of you and trade my sligs all over the world. Smiley

Kind regards
Rhonan Tennenbrook
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Reply #1 - Jun 27th, 2024 at 11:10pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania, USA!

Very interesting sling background. Thumbs Up
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Reply #2 - Jun 28th, 2024 at 3:59am
 
Sherwood forest, england checking in 😁😁👍
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Reply #3 - Jun 28th, 2024 at 4:50am
 
Welcome from France.

Your old neighbor is probably died today. Can you tell us what he taught you ? Otherwise his testimony will disappear into oblivion. It would be a tribute to him to describe his sling, his throwing style and the pebbles he used.

Your slings are class.
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Re: Hello from distant Croatia
Reply #4 - Jun 28th, 2024 at 7:56am
 
Glad you got back into slinging! Welcome from Australia!
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Reply #5 - Jun 28th, 2024 at 11:19am
 
I was very young so I don't remember the specific style he was throwing with. I do remember that the slings he made were very simple slings out of a single piece of rope with a loop on one end, a triple pronged pouch and two knots at each end of the pouch I don't remember. There was no release knot on the end.
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Reply #6 - Jun 28th, 2024 at 11:44am
 
Welcome from New Jersey, USA.
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