Ancient Chinese slingshot

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by kook, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. kook

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    <div>You know, in ancient times, there is no rubber products. At that time the slingshot what's it look like?<br><br>This is a movie scene.It tells a muddle-headed monarch, because naughty, with slingshot played loyal servant horse. Then led to a series of tragedy.<br><img src="http://i31.servimg.com/u/f31/17/71/65/23/10121910.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Of course, the adaptation of the story from the historical artistic processing.Kings slingshot, is in the bow on the basis of the reform. It used bow arm elastic to shoot.<br><br>Although this is in the movie creation of props, but in fact ancient Chinese slingshot is indeed and bow is very similar.<br><br>This is the real ancient slingshot. It looks is a long bow. The difference is that it emission is soil pill or iron pills, or stone pill.<br><img src="http://i31.servimg.com/u/f31/17/71/65/23/20120211.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Usually it in the middle of the bowstring is a skin pocket, for the pill. In order not to hit the hand, hold the hand of the launching of the bow will have a valgus action.This is a complex action, usually need to train for a long time to master.<br><br>In China, manufacturing a longbow need precision process, general to dozens of process, after four years to complete a good works.<br><br>So, difficult to manufacture and it greater lethality, in today's China, has few people can see and use them.<br><br>As the traditional things is gradually disappear, it makes me very sad.<br>
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  2. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Joerg showed us a modern bow that can be used to shoot slingshot balls a while ago (don't remember the name). Looks like it's not a new idea. Very cool. Thanks, kook. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
  3. kook

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    <div>yes, I also saw the.<br><br>In fact joerg many works, I saw the shadow of the Chinese ancient weapons.For instance struck the car "artillery" and remodeled repeating crossbows.<br><br>These aroused my interest, so I just came here. Pleased to meet you, wish all the people happy.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  4. JoergS

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    Yes, stone bows have been used in ancient times. They require a flipping action to make way for the projectile.<br><br>One of my future projects is to make a torsion slingshot powered by twisted rope, like ancient Roman onagers. It will be huge, but (hopefully) portable.
     
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    <tr><td class="quote">Yes, stone bows have been used in ancient times. They require a flipping action to make way for the projectile.<br><br>One of my future projects is to make a torsion slingshot powered by twisted rope, like ancient Roman onagers. It will be huge, but (hopefully) portable.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><img src="http://i31.servimg.com/u/f31/17/71/65/23/20101211.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Joerg,what you said is this thing? Are you ready to put it mini? Or do a large? Oh, I'm looking forward to it.</span>
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  6. JoergS

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    I want a mini version. Handheld. For shooting balls, not arrows or bolts. A slingshot that could have been used by people before rubber was invented. <br><br>And it will probably be an inswinger rather than an outswinger.
     
  7. kook

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    <div>Aha,without rubber and elastic bow arm, torsion spring structure is very effective.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  8. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <div>Love this slingshot bow with no rubber! amazing!! wish i had one!!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  9. kook

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    <div>I once manufacturing crossbow, but to do not have the appropriate cheap elastic material very ravel.<br><br>This structure is very good, simple and easy to operate. I also consider doing a miniature model come out, the police should not interested in miniature toys, ha ha.<br>
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  10. Glaiceana

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    Its interesting to see how these were built in ancient times. Wonder if there have been many ancient slingshots dug up from archeological excavations?
     
  11. kook

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    <div>Oh, I know the history of the catapult very remote, in ancient China, ancient Egypt also have. What places have ancient slingshot? Their principle is the same?</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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