Slinging Sports


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Slinging by yourself is dangerous and could result in injury or death, but when slinging at other people during Sling-sport the danger increases many fold, please use wisdom and soft, slower-moving projectiles, wear racquetball safety goggles and/or hockey goalie masks, and groin cups.  This sport is not for the faint of heart.  Play at your own risk.

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Slingball 

Updated last: July 6 2013

Polemic:  The sling is above all...simple.  Sling-sports should reflect this with few rules and little gear, requiring only slingers, skill, and courage (or pain tolerance).  Games should be fast, with possibilities for multi-layered strategies and numerous adaptations for different fields, slinging-profiency and number of slingers.  Here, I am suggesting such a game.

The Field:  Sling-sport is played on a field with no boundaries, and is easily adapted to fit any traditional sports field.  Each team of slingers is assigned a target of equal size to defend.  The game will be played best if the target is a sphere of some kind, beach ball would be good.  The game begins with each team surrounding their respective targets.

The Goal: Be the only team with players left on the field whose target is still has not been struck.

Projectiles:  Projectiles which must be of some agreed upon type must be uniform throughout the game.  Slingers may sling at any slinger that has not been struck, or yielded.  A player is out of the game when a live projectile strikes them, this includes "friendly fire".  A projectile is considered live after being slung until it hits the ground or is caught.

During Sling-sport Play...Players May:
  1. Move anywhere and sling at anything. 
  2. Sling any approved projectile on the field.
  3. Carry up to three projectiles at a time.
  4. Catch live balls to prevent a strike.
  5. Out themselves by calling out "yield."
  6. Carry the "flag" anywhere on the field until struck by a live projectile. 
  7. Once struck, a player must set down the "flag" if carrying it and walk away from the action.

During Slingball Play...
Players May Not:
  1. Sling inside the opposing teams base area.
  2. Carry more than three projectiles at any one time.
  3. Throw projectiles or the "flag."
  4. Carry the "flag" after being struck.
  5. Handle another slingers sling.
  6. Hit other players with their sling. (wielded as a mace)
  7. Sling anything except the approved projectiles.  
  8. Physically contact opposing team members. (no tackling, body-checking)
  9. Sling at outed or yielded players.
  10. Hide or remove the "flag" from play.



***** Warning********** Warning********** Warning*****

Slinging by yourself is dangerous and could result in injury or death, but when slinging at other people during Sling-sport the danger increases many fold, please use wisdom and soft, slower-moving projectiles, wear racquetball safety goggles and/or hockey goalie masks, and groin cups.  This sport is not for the faint of heart.  Play at your own risk.

***** Warning********** Warning********** Warning*****



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