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Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: where does slings fit into the thrown weapons rules?

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  • ironwyrm@juno.com
    M lord, If you live in Ansteorra see; COMPLETE PARTICIPANTS HANDBOOK KINGDOM OF ANSTEORRA, Section 6, III Quarrels and other miscellaneous projectiles., D
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 27, 2000
      M'lord,

      If you live in Ansteorra see; COMPLETE PARTICIPANTS HANDBOOK KINGDOM OF
      ANSTEORRA, Section 6, III Quarrels and other miscellaneous projectiles.,
      D Slings.

      Ironwyrm


      On Wed, 27 Dec 2000 23:03:00 -0500 "Brad Boda d'Aylward"
      <bradb@...> writes:
      >
      > Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: where does slings fit into the thrown
      > weapons
      > rules?
      >
      >
      > >
      > >
      > >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
      > trying
      > >> a sling I had made during a lunch break while hunting one day.
      > His
      > >> 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
      > where
      > >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
      > a
      > >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
      > event
      > >would be a timed team throw at the mouth of a tipped-forward
      > garbage
      > >can. your score is the total weight of projectiles delivered to the
      > can.
      > >
      > >Pole-slings are more reliable as far as loosing forward (none of
      > that
      > >round and round swinging) and are impressively powerful. I made a
      > couple
      > >of three foot ones for slinging waterballoons at Pensic a few years
      > ago.
      > >Sir Thorgeirr was gently throwing 4" waterballoons 90 to 100 yards.
      > We
      > >could probably have thrown unbreakable projectiles much further.
      > >
      > >Fritz
      >
      >
      > I had the pleasure of working with my youth group when I was in high
      > school
      > 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
      > school
      > buildings because the local kids were absolutely deadly with the
      > Sling.
      > 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
      > motion,
      > and then in one fluid movement 'pitched' the projectile with the
      > same
      > 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.
      >
      > Brad
      >
      > Brad
      >
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