ANST - Gulf WAR
Carl John Hess
cjhess at uai-unger.com
Thu Aug 21 08:07:49 PDT 1997
> > Almar Bjarnklo questioned:
> > Greetings, I just heard that tennis balls are not going to be allowed
> > this year as siege weapons, does anyone know about this???
And Annabel answered:
> Hi this is Annabel! I have a feeling this is due to some fall out from
> last year. It seems some people did REALLY bad jobs of weighting thier
> t-ball ammo with rebar and the ammo started splitting open. Therefore
RE-BAR?!! I am stunned. No wonder they aren't allowing tennis balls.
> they called for ANY ammo that was not made of foam or straight tennis
> balls to be pulled. Ours, the Ansteorran ALL WOMEN catapult team, had
> foam covered golf balls inside the tennis ball, which had to be pulled.
Why are you weighing tennis balls at all? It's a heavy fighter's
responsibility to realize that if he or she is hit by a tennis ball to fall
dead and tromp back to the resurrection point or wait until the next
battle. You should not *have* to weigh a tennis ball down further in order
to make them more effective.
Do you want to make a tennis ball more effective? Get it moving faster.
The physics equation for determining force or 'f' is f = ma or Force equals
Mass times Acceleration. So, the faster you accelerate an object, the
harder it will hit. That way you don't have to fool with the mass (i.e.
adding re-bar to a tennis ball!) in order to make the weapon more
How do I do this? The easiest and cheapest way I know is to use a sling.
One of the twirly ones like David used to slay Goliath. It takes a little
practice, but they are *very* effective when used properly.
> This also knocked us completely out of the second fort battle, which was
> a REAL BUMMER. It was our first time to EVER participate in the
> fighting aspect of Gulf War and we were really having a great time. I
> have a feeling to keep this type of incident from happening again, they
> are just going to not allow anything like that this year.
I agree, that would be a real bummer. So would getting hit in the head
with a tennis ball containing re-bar.
C. Scipio Fear Ansteorran Light Infantry Weapons
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