Sunday, May 26, 2013

Slingmoore...Wicket Master

Cricketers bowl at three sticks called wickets
they are a kind of target.
The batsman is outed when struck.
So I'm in a crowd of young men who are playing cricket.  They see my interest and think they will get a laugh out of watching me "bowl," which is like pitching for cricket.  They were not disappointed as my bowl totally fizzled barely making it to the batsman.  But as they were giggling at the clearly uncoordinated foreigner (honestly...who can't bowl a simple cricket ball?), I drew out my sling and said in what I'm sure was weird Nepali "I will do this in my own style."1  Loading my sling with a tennis ball that I carry around with me I slung and slammed the wicket dead on, it went flying...  As it fell to the ground I imagined the giggling morphing into gasps... or maybe I imagined that... I wish I had made a video of it but here is the evidence... at 17 paces, note the fallen wicket to the right.  Ah accuracy... like an illusive friend, hard to get a hold of, but always pleasant to be visited by.

1 Mero afno tarikale garchu la?


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Smaller is Better...sometimes

Introducing a smaller sized Spring 2013 Duouble Tuck Sling. I have run out of blue-speckled 3mm cord and so I won't be making any more than these, but it's the first sling I've ever made that can sling a large marble without fear of the thing flying out the back in some unintended direction.  Email your orders to slingmoore@gmail.com, and sling on.

Smaller Sized Spring 2013 Sling
Tan Leather
Speckled-Blue 3mm Accessory Cord
Rod-Handle and Beaded Trigger



Draw Lengths in Stock
1. 54 cm
2. 55 cm
3. 86 cm