posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 06:42 PM
reply to post by Phlynx
first, i applaud your attempt. the sling is a very practical weaponry skill to learn, specially in this day and age. improvised modern urban guerilla
if i could give any advice, id say be sure your not near anything that can break, even if you think its clearly out of reach...youd be suprized how
far certain throws go.
second, almost everybody who gives it a go will suck for the first 20 or so attempts, but after that you should naturally get better very rapidly. i
wouldnt start with the fancy overhead throws, although some poeple prefer it, from what i understand thats more for horseback.
first focus on releaseing correctly, dont worry about where it goes, so long as its in a general direction. then just start lobbing in little
imaginary "areas" after a short while you should be able to hit a tree no problem.
if you practice this for a whole week, and i mean serious dedication, youll be able to scare and impress the hell out of poeple
, but youll
know what your doing in even a day. the greeks could allegedly choose which eye they wanted to take out on a moving target at 100 yards, and which
shoulder at 200. they also were the first manufactured bullets/missiles (they would even ingrave little distasteful messages for their enemies much
liek we do today). i think it was the persians that got their asses handed to them because their archers were inferior to the pelters. its a great way
to be productive in your free time, youll build alot of new hand/eye coordination and all that.
and they get past naked body scanners
"ok then whats this?"
(guy with boxcutter)
"alrite listen up! im takening over the-"
"hey...what was that guy saying?"