Friday, October 2, 2009

making an impact

A discussion ensued today at work over the relative power of a sling projectile versus bullets. The only academic article I could find on the subject, "The sling, The forgotten weapon of antiquity," states that even light sling stones can have a terminal velocity of up to 128 ft/sec or 87.2 miles per hour... and now I am chomping at the bit to aim a speedometer at these little guys and see if we can get a good reading... because in the end... I don't want to know what's possible, I know want to know how fast I'm actually slinging.

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