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Warspite105 Aug 2022 6:44 a.m. PST

How to use one and footage of present-day Balearic slingers in action.

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Warspite106 Aug 2022 2:44 a.m. PST

And, as a follow-up, the staff sling:

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And more here on the basic sling from Tod's Workshop.

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He puts a sling bullet through a sheet of chipboard in the opening shots.



Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2022 6:18 a.m. PST

One is reminded of the possibly spurious story that Balearic slingers were 'motivated' as children by being denied food unless they could hit it(?) with a slingshot.

I am less convinced that the slingers shown are definitely using the same techniques as slingers over 2 millennia ago…

Warspite107 Aug 2022 12:34 p.m. PST

It would depend on which technique they are using.
There is more than one way to skin a cat and, I am sure (from trying myself), more than one way to sling a stone.


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