Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: where does slings fit into the thrown weapons rules?
If you live in Ansteorra see; COMPLETE PARTICIPANTS HANDBOOK KINGDOM OF
ANSTEORRA, Section 6, III Quarrels and other miscellaneous projectiles.,
On Wed, 27 Dec 2000 23:03:00 -0500 "Brad Boda d'Aylward"
> Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: where does slings fit into the thrown
> >Guy Taylor wrote:
> >> --- In SCA-Archery@egroups.com, RJ Bachner <trj@t...> wrote:
> >> > I was wondering, where does slings fit into the rules?
> >As a scary thing. 8-o
> >> Just be sure there is plenty of room. I talked a friend into
> >> a sling I had made during a lunch break while hunting one day.
> >> rock went exactly 180 degrees from his intended direction...
> >> I took the sling away from him and suggested he stick to rifles.
> >Good plan.
> >Long ago, I played some with a sling and after a few days got to
> >most of my stones went forward, (Some even hit the big tree I was
> >'aiming for' at ~20 yards). You pretty much need to learn alone, in
> >large field, 100 yards from anyone. I have no idea how one would
> >authorize to do it at an event.
> >If the hurdles of safty can be gotten over (I'm dubious), a fun
> >would be a timed team throw at the mouth of a tipped-forward
> >can. your score is the total weight of projectiles delivered to the
> >Pole-slings are more reliable as far as loosing forward (none of
> >round and round swinging) and are impressively powerful. I made a
> >of three foot ones for slinging waterballoons at Pensic a few years
> >Sir Thorgeirr was gently throwing 4" waterballoons 90 to 100 yards.
> >could probably have thrown unbreakable projectiles much further.
> I had the pleasure of working with my youth group when I was in high
> on an Indian Reservation where my denomination maintained a church.
> We had
> to install chicken wire over all the windows in the church and the
> buildings because the local kids were absolutely deadly with the
> Fifty yards and picking lizards off rocks. I saw *very* few misses.
> What I observed and then practiced was their technique where they
> did not do
> that 'round and round swinging' thing. (Right handed) They held the
> sling in
> front of them, passed it over their head to the left in a swinging
> and then in one fluid movement 'pitched' the projectile with the
> delivery as a fast ball pitcher.
> That 'round and round' technique builds up speed but destroys
> accuracy. Once
> around and release needs some practice but the projectile will stay
> within a
> 45 degree arch in front of you.
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