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Message started by CanDo on Feb 20th, 2007 at 7:23pm

Title: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by CanDo on Feb 20th, 2007 at 7:23pm
Hi,
This is a place to post all photos of your slings or you slinging. If this thread begins to get a lot of photos, and there isn't much chat, I'll make it sticky. I know there was some excitement over this idea, and I personally think it's a good one, so here's your chance to make it happen. Feel free to post pictures in here  that you've already posted on this site before.
Have Fun,
CanDo

An UPDATE:

PLEASE resize your images so that they'll fit (about 8" wide). If you'd like to show the image in full, just include a link. This keeps everything neat, and visible. If you have any questions PM me. Thanks.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by lobohunter on Feb 22nd, 2007 at 5:49pm








I cleaned the post a bit, hope the pictures show better now.
Willeke

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Post by Jaz on Feb 23rd, 2007 at 8:38pm
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Post by Osika on Feb 24th, 2007 at 7:47am

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Post by Amras on Feb 24th, 2007 at 11:49am
Here are my slings, From left to right: netted sling, golfball sling, apache style sling, asymetrical duct tape sling, two nylon braided slings, jute plit pouch sling, jute dimond pouch sling, three
Peruvian slings.
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/6829/picture243tm2.jpg
Up close of the Peruvians
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6494/picture228io2.jpg

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/7171/picture229ar8.jpg

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/4155/picture231tx5.jpg

Links to descussions:
My Peruvian sling- http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1153341136/0
Peruvian sling toutorial- http://www.slinging.org/wiki/index.php?title=Methods_of_making_Slings_%28Modern_and_Historical%29
My Amo bag- http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1087825010/30#30

EDIT 3/3/07
Here is my latest sling. It is made out of thin hemp jewlers twine.
http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/1777/picture257jf2.jpg
   

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by CanDo on Feb 24th, 2007 at 11:50am
Oh and feel free to make some notes about your photos or give a link to other places on the site where you've posted them before for anyone who might want more information or a place to discuss. Great pictures thus far! :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Jaz on Feb 24th, 2007 at 4:59pm
My only decent plastic bag sling. This one's good for tennis balls.  :)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by don1 on Feb 24th, 2007 at 5:59pm


Willeke, suggested that I post this shot of my avatar here.  I can't zoom in tight enough on the sling due to grainyness, (scanned photo), but, its made of nylon chalk-line, hand-plaited 8 strand with woven split pouch, 1.626m total length. Braided finger loop and double Mathew Walker at the bitter end.

Just finishing a fig. 8 at a stray dog, dumping on a neighbor's lawn.  (Dog is safe and contented; no windows broken).

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by JustKnot on Feb 25th, 2007 at 12:58pm
My first sling:
Tutorial for making it

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by riverwindflutes on Feb 25th, 2007 at 1:05pm
Very nice job on your first sling, Can you explain to us how you did it?, the pouch area looks really cool.
I would like to make one just like it.
Don

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Willeke on Feb 25th, 2007 at 2:36pm
riverwindflutes,
Click on the line just above the photo:
Tutorial....

Willeke

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by FreeSlinger on Feb 26th, 2007 at 4:48am
My First Sling.




The center stitch there attaches a reinforcing strip, which seems to help. All three strands braided at each end, finger loop made simply. Pouch made of old leather CD case cut up, cord is Hemp, with a bit of black duct tape reinforcing the stress points where cord leaves pouch on each side, all found around the house. Slings sizes from Golf Ball ~ish up to half a brick or so if I'm ambitious.  I like that it's rather primitive, and has a worn look to it for good reason. :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slingwizzy on Feb 27th, 2007 at 9:12am


this is my small-pouch-sling its really handy for small stones (of about 4cm in diameter) and works good

here you go Cando ;)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by harryman on Feb 28th, 2007 at 9:08pm
here is my most recent sling. i finaly saved up and bought some premium leather, and i really like it. it's simple yes, but it works and i like it. :D

CanDo was here, to make the image visible
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by don1 on Mar 1st, 2007 at 12:43pm
Here's an alternate method of tieing a sheepshank sling.  Normally, you would form an "S" in the bight of a line, throw on a half-hitch at each small bight of the "S", then tuck the working ends through the bights, transforming into 2 bowlines, making it a "locked" sheepshank.

My way uses an extra bight, or 2 "S's" stacked, allowing for quick weave through the 5 cradle lines...I can report that it's great for throwing apples & oranges...or, tie a couple of constrictor knots inboard of the bowlines to adjust for size of projectile.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by SEB on Mar 1st, 2007 at 1:53pm
a lot of good looking slings here.
the one of JustKnot is very beautifull. I'm going to make one like that.
here's some of mine
Never mind the atlatls and darts in the back ;)



the brown-pouched one is currently one of my favorites as is the black pouched one right under it.
the black one makes a nice whipping sound when I handle it propperly.
in the corner left under is an adjutable sling, lenght up to 130cm folded. well suited for big stones.
this one and the blue one, as well as a sling without any knots or stiches at all, are better vieuwed here :
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1136663600/0#0

hope you like them
Sander


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Jaz on Mar 2nd, 2007 at 12:24am
:o Nice work, both slings and atlatls!
That's a very good photo; it belongs in the members' gallery I reckon.

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Post by southpaw on Mar 2nd, 2007 at 3:09pm
Second that!!  :D

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Post by slingwizzy on Mar 2nd, 2007 at 6:06pm
wooooow, that are some nice slings and atlatls!!!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by CanDo on Mar 2nd, 2007 at 10:35pm
Because there are a lot of great (and a few EXCELLENT) posts here, I made this sticky (for now, anyway).

I'll have to ask again though, that as long as this is sticky,  can we keep comments on the pictures on different threads,  Please?

Thanks,
CanDo

If anyone disagrees with the sticky decision, just send me a PM - I don't have a good feel of public opinion at this point.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by SEB on Mar 4th, 2007 at 1:22pm
Hi

thanks for your nice reactions!

Sander

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Jaz on Mar 6th, 2007 at 12:28am
Six strand retention cord, pouch woven with Matthias' instructions (http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1168848146/0 - great stuff, Matthias  [smiley=thumbsup.gif]), three strand release cord. Made from 2mm nylon cord. I haven't tested it yet.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Nasse on Mar 8th, 2007 at 7:35pm
Here's my to slings (can't figure out how to post them properly so I make two posts..):

This first one is the one I was talking about making in the thread "Apache slinging". Came out pretty well i think, throws good. The pouch is made from black leather, and the strings are braided from persienna strings.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Nasse on Mar 8th, 2007 at 7:37pm
The second one I made several years ago, can't really remember when. The strings are made from leather boot laces. Leather in the pouch is the same as above.

Thanks.
Jonas.


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Willeke on Mar 10th, 2007 at 3:59pm
I have posted some of my holiday photos from Australia in my Yahoo albums, in there are the photos of Wrenn slinging.
I have not seen him on the forum for a long time so I could not ask permission to post the photos.
So Wrenn, if you see this and you want them removed, please contact me and I will.
Till then you can find them at: http://new.photos.yahoo.com/willeke_igkt/album/576460762392989642/photo/294928804270641029/10 and following 4.

Willeke

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by scavenger on Mar 20th, 2007 at 8:40am
2 apache slings made from 1mm cotton twist
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Matthias on Mar 20th, 2007 at 2:19pm
Wow, some great looking slings have been added since the last time I checked this thread. Great work everyone!

Nice to see some looped-warp split pouched out there too. Pretty slick! We need to get those instructions into the articles section I guess.

Matthias

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by asemery on Mar 22nd, 2007 at 6:44am
I thought I was new to slinging but I recently looked at an old book in my library which describes a sling I made 30 years ago.  After 5 loops (6" long") are made you begin a sheepshank but tie an overhand knot and place the end of the cord through all five loops and pull tight.  Repeat at other end.  I did not use it much 30 years ago.  The sling pictured here works well in the few times I have used it and a golf ball did not slip through the lines of the pouch.  I was not using full force. The name of the book is "Whittlin', Whistles and Thingamagigs" ISBN 0-8117-1882-2.  Tony


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jml11220 on Apr 14th, 2007 at 3:20am
This is the first sling I've made, just a day after my first visit to this site.  



and me holding said sling.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jml11220 on Apr 16th, 2007 at 1:51pm
I had an old and worn out gun belt (The kind with two rows of adjustment holes)that I was going to get rid of.  

Before I trashed it though I had a thought that I could make it into a sort of sling pouch.  It assembled well.  I haven't been able to shoot it yet because of the massive storm in the US North East, but it looks good.

I believe in giving credit where due.  This sling is simply a modification of the Dan Bollinger design found here http://www.slinging.org/20.html.  For all braiding instructions please refer to his article.  I could really write it better.

I started by cutting the leather from the belt in two polygon shapes as pictures.  I made them eight spaces in length, with the first and last sections having one of the holes removed by an angular cut.  Make sure to leave enough leather around the singular holes to leave them sturdy for the stress of throwing, about an 1/8th of an inch or more.  It's important to make them an even number of rows in length so the weaving will leave the strings entering and exiting from the leather in the right way.



After braiding the retention cord as per Mr Bollinger's instructions I came to the point where you'd normally split the lines, and braid the pocket.  Instead of braiding I put the strands through the first hole of the belt leather from the side where the ammo would be loaded.



I then weaved the lines in and out of the spaces along the outer edge of the leather, exiting at the other singular hole on the other end.



I then repeated on the other side with the other piece of leather placing it to mirror the first.



To finist the sling simple continue braiding the lines as per Mr. Bollinger's instructions.  The finished pocket looks like this.



And holds well as illustrated by my tennis ball sized metal sphere.



Give it a try.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by riverwindflutes on Apr 17th, 2007 at 5:53am
Very cool  jml11220
Great adaptation of the Bollinger design, Keep up the good work.
Don A.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jml11220 on Apr 22nd, 2007 at 10:15am
My two new slings.  I've taken pretty well to the braiding process.

This first one is made from six 48# hemp cords and a large shaped leather pouch for tennis ball sized projectiles.



The retention loop.




This next one is Cotton cord with a shaped leather pouch for golf ball size projectiles.




They throw pretty well.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Willeke on Apr 22nd, 2007 at 12:18pm
Look good!

Willeke

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by riverwindflutes on Apr 22nd, 2007 at 6:24pm
I like the large pouches, especially for throwing those tennis balls around
Nice Job !!!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Steven on May 7th, 2007 at 7:53pm
Found this interesting sling while surfing the net


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on May 12th, 2007 at 1:24pm
Here's one of two that I have on my Balearic Style Slings

Marc Adkins
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on May 12th, 2007 at 1:24pm
Here's the Second One :)
Marc
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Lathron on May 16th, 2007 at 6:19am
my sling, I'm very proud with the fraying knot solution ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Cliff on May 23rd, 2007 at 3:32pm
This is probably my 5th or 6th sling.  It frays easily with most rocks, but it is very nice for tennis balls.
It's para-cord, and 60 cm (2 ft) long from mid-pouch to the release knot.  The pouch is 15 cm (6 in.) long, and the split in it is 9 cm (3.5 in.)

Edit: I will try to get a build-along or instructions posted in a few days.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aussieslinger on May 25th, 2007 at 6:08am
Hi Cliff,

I really like the design. It looks so simple and uncluttered. I assume there are no actual joins, ie. it is made from just one continuous piece of paracord that continues on into the release and retention cords. If so what is the overall length of cord required to make the complete pouch?

Aussieslinger

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by funda_iucunda on Jun 1st, 2007 at 5:07pm
Here is the most uncommon sling of my collection. My father in law bought on Madagaskar. The man who sold it to him showed him how to sling. He used the Apache style and shot a pebble abpout 70 to 80 m far. I plan to cut a new sling (this one is a little bit torn) from leather in the same shape and I'm curious how it works.

funda iucunda


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by funda_iucunda on Jun 1st, 2007 at 5:13pm
Something went wrong, but now it should be alright:

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by CanDo on Jun 1st, 2007 at 5:52pm
funda_iucunda,
I'm extremely busy right now, but I'll resize those images for you shortly...

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kelthen on Jun 1st, 2007 at 9:06pm
these look great! i will try to get some pictures of my slings or me throwing burning objects around. hehe. ;D i especially like yours cliff. i am patiently awaiting a tutorial. and cash for paracord.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by CanDo on Jun 2nd, 2007 at 10:29am
Photos Fixed :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by funda_iucunda on Jun 2nd, 2007 at 2:58pm
Can Do,

many thanks for your quick help! :)
In my program the fotos had a good size but it didn't work as an attachment :(

funda iucunda

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Deimos on Jun 3rd, 2007 at 2:09pm
Here is one of my first slings  :)


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kelthen on Jun 3rd, 2007 at 5:00pm
i would trade for one. those look great!! you should start a post in the trading post.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Deimos on Jun 3rd, 2007 at 11:58pm
i'll think about it.
but .. there is one small problem :(
i live in Russia.  :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Mordechaj on Jun 4th, 2007 at 7:24am
that shouldn't bee a problem.

aussie has sent his free pouches to all continents by now, and he does it for free, so if you trade something, shipping should not be an obstacle :)


(i don't trabe a lot, but even I have sent things to america, asia and australia, from europe.)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by curious_aardvark on Jun 4th, 2007 at 10:29am
cool a russian member :-)

Love the pouch style. trading works by each member not really caring what the postage costs. You decide whether something is worth trading your thing for and then you both send the items.
I've traded a heavy club to hong kong for a light sling in return. Lost out on postage that way round, but it all evens out in the end and the wood for the club didn't cost me anything :-)

Good fun. So far I've sent and received stuff from various bits of america, germany, lithuania, czech republic, holland, australia, hong kong, canada and probably somewhere else as well. :-)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by OwThatsMyEye on Jun 5th, 2007 at 12:42am



Here is mine.  ;D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aussieslinger on Jun 5th, 2007 at 9:44am

Deimos wrote on Jun 3rd, 2007 at 11:58pm:
i'll think about it.
but .. there is one small problem :(
i live in Russia.  :)


Great! I have yet to send one of my pouches to Russia. Only too happy to send you one if you like.

Aussieslinger

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by PeanutChewSlurpy on Jun 8th, 2007 at 1:09am
Just started this stuff the other day.

These are based on a sling I purchased. Probably won't work. My first attempts. This one I made from an article here. This one was totally freehand.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Sora on Jun 10th, 2007 at 10:03am
This is my first braided sling, it's only 38 cm (folded) and each strand of the pouch is 10 cm :)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by linkomies on Jun 27th, 2007 at 9:25am
deimos how did you made that kind of an pouch? :P and btw i live in finland 8-)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by lightfoot71 on Jul 4th, 2007 at 12:27am
Hi Guys,
Neat forum.  I don't have a photo but when I was in the Navy several of us made slings from the remains of a drag chute.  We cut lengths of the nylon webbing 3" wide X around 4 feet long.  We took a wrap around our hand and held the other end with our thumb.  We put a rock at the bottom of the loop and threw it overhand.  You could throw a rock a little smaller than a hard ball a fair distance.  

I haven't thought about it until I blundered onto this site.  You have some neat slings here.  I may try using a sling again.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kelthen on Jul 5th, 2007 at 5:43pm
Thats great. hopefully i can get some pics up.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by CanDo on Jul 6th, 2007 at 3:19pm
A lovely photo of myself slinging:

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by lightfoot71 on Jul 12th, 2007 at 3:47pm
Hi Guys,
I am relunctant to post this photo since all of you have put a lot of time, thought, and effort into your slings, but just in case someone wants to get started right away I'll post it anyway.  Took me about an hour to make and cost about $2.50 U.S.

I can't figure out how to send the images so I guess you will have to take my word for it.

CanDo Gave me some help with the images.  I'll try again:

The leather, an old eyeglass case, $0.99 U.S.


Layout:


Completed Sling with nylon lines, $1.27


As the pouch doesn't have a pocket, it works best with heavier stones. I tried the Apache throwing technique and got fair results, except for the time I accidently hit the car.  I think I will try to make an Apache sling next.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by CanDo on Jul 13th, 2007 at 12:44am

lightfoot71 wrote on Jul 12th, 2007 at 3:47pm:
Hi Guys,
I am relunctant to post this photo since all of you have put a lot of time, thought, and effort into your slings, but just in case someone wants to get started right away I'll post it anyway.  Took me about an hour to make and cost about $2.50 U.S.

I can't figure out how to send the images so I guess you will have to take my word for it.

Check your PM :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Jul 31st, 2007 at 1:37am


G'day fellow slingers. Never having posted pics on the web before (yes I know, hard to believe isn't it?)
I thought I might give it a go here and see if I can get it to work.

My Macrame sling
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Jul 31st, 2007 at 1:40am
Now all I have to work out is how to post multiple images :-?

Kava_Fiend

sling close up:
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Aug 4th, 2007 at 1:15am
Nice lookig sling

Marc Adkins


wrote on Jul 31st, 2007 at 1:37am:
G'day fellow slingers. Never having posted pics on the web before (yes I know, hard to believe isn't it?)
I thought I might give it a go here and see if I can get it to work.

My Macrame sling


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Aug 4th, 2007 at 1:19am
I did give one of my early pattern Balearic slings to a Russian Co-worker for christmas. Along with some slinging stuff in russian.
but I don't think it's quite the same thing.

Marc Adkins


Deimos wrote on Jun 3rd, 2007 at 11:58pm:
i'll think about it.
but .. there is one small problem :(
i live in Russia.  :)


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Aug 7th, 2007 at 12:36am

Quote:
Nice lookig sling


cheers dude,

I was just messin' 'round with some designs and this one actually worked; the knots form a natural pouch shape. This one was just a prototype, I made longer one out of jute, which works great; better than a split pouch, eh?

Kava_Fiend


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by bcereus on Aug 9th, 2007 at 3:06pm
i get great spin with this sling.......paper balls and regulation baseballs.
during the few moments when my techniqe is good, it nails the target hard.

these are a couple of pics of my first sling. its a modified version of Zorro's medical tape design. made of 2.25 inch medical tape of course some tread and two pieces of nylon rope(# 15 i think????) with a total of about 72 inches (183cm). it has a tripple split design. i'm not sure how much longer it will last. as soon as i get my other slings made i will retire it :(




i'm in the process of the last steps of my second sling and in the planning of my third. i've been thinking about the hand woven split-pouch design ;D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by siguy on Aug 15th, 2007 at 11:55am
i made one up about a week or two ago out of some of the leather that C_A so generously sent me.  it is a prototype design that i think will work well (haven't had a chance to use it yet)  i intentionally used double cords.






Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Hurrigane on Aug 26th, 2007 at 11:23am
Here are links to photos of my sling. Its  simple and not so pretty but it works well :)


http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/3171/26082007na7.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/2663/26082007001ag2.jpg

-Greetings from Finland

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Aug 26th, 2007 at 11:48am
Greetings

Hurrigate, IMHO it's all about the slings performance and not about how it actually looks. My favorite sling before I retired it was made from old leather bootlaces and a piece out of another old boot..

but your sling is a nice basic model that should do everything you ask of it

Marc Adkins


Hurrigane wrote on Aug 26th, 2007 at 11:23am:
Heres links for pictures of my sling. Its  simple and not so pretty but it works well :)

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/3171/26082007na7.jpg

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/2663/26082007001ag2.jpg

-Greetings from Finland


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by bcereus on Aug 29th, 2007 at 9:29pm
Its scrap suede/leather pouch with suede cords.

Total length is 34cm the pouch is 9.5cm.

I’m slinging broken marble.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Aug 30th, 2007 at 11:00pm
Hey bcerus,
Once I got my ammuntion issue straightened out, I started using Landscape Marble Chunks, Eventually went to Landscape River rock, they seem to fly better.

Marc Adkins


B.cereus wrote on Aug 29th, 2007 at 9:29pm:
Its scrap suede/leather pouch with suede cords.

Total length is 34cm the pouch is 9.5cm.

I’m slinging broken marble.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by bcereus on Sep 12th, 2007 at 10:29pm
[quote author=winkleried link=1172017416/60#71 date=1188529243]Hey bcerus,
Once I got my ammuntion issue straightened out, I started using Landscape Marble Chunks, Eventually went to Landscape River rock, they seem to fly better.

Marc Adkins

Thanks for the tip :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Sep 13th, 2007 at 11:22pm
No Problem.
This way you don't have to reinvent the wheel. Until I figured out it was the weight of the ammunition Slinging was a very frustrating experience for me
Marc Adkins


B.cereus wrote on Sep 12th, 2007 at 10:29pm:
[quote author=winkleried link=1172017416/60#71 date=1188529243]Hey bcerus,
Once I got my ammuntion issue straightened out, I started using Landscape Marble Chunks, Eventually went to Landscape River rock, they seem to fly better.

Marc Adkins

Thanks for the tip :)


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kellymcdman on Sep 24th, 2007 at 5:15pm
her's some o my slings..
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Ranger on Sep 30th, 2007 at 5:46pm
Here is my favorite sling.  I have made at least four others like it for gifts, and can do it pretty quickly now.  I stitched the leather on with a sewing awl, which I got cheap at the craft store.  I dabbed the thread knot with super glue.  The cord is jute.

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Ranger on Sep 30th, 2007 at 6:25pm
The rest of my slings.  I also have a half-done Peruvian.  

The one in the middle is interesting, since you can use either side for the loop.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by new_guy on Oct 8th, 2007 at 7:15pm
ranger, do you need to uses a wide grip for that middle sling so the cords dont tangle?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Ranger on Oct 15th, 2007 at 1:42pm
I don't remember having that trouble.  I recently gave that one to my nephew. so I can't go play with it to answer the question more thoroughly.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by B.cereus on Oct 18th, 2007 at 7:48pm
This was my first time braiding and I didn’t get the hang of it until I started the release cord.

I used cotton for material and added a few strips of leather for aesthetics, no real function.

I like the shorter length. It seems to be more accurate.

You can see the errors more in this one.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Africa_Slinger on Oct 19th, 2007 at 6:23am
I don't think this sling of mine features on the site so here goes.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Africa_Slinger on Oct 19th, 2007 at 6:25am
Close up of the pouch.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by B.cereus on Oct 19th, 2007 at 12:31pm

Africa_Slinger wrote on Oct 19th, 2007 at 6:23am:
I don't think this sling of mine features on the site so here goes.


can i see the inside of the pouch and what type of ammo do you use?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Oct 19th, 2007 at 4:51pm
Hey if it works who cares what it looks like. My first braiding attempt doesn't look too pretty either but it still sends rocks down range.

Nice try, keep it up

Marc Adkins


B.cereus wrote on Oct 18th, 2007 at 7:48pm:
This was my first time braiding and I didn’t get the hang of it until I started the release cord.

I used cotton for material and added a few strips of leather for aesthetics, no real function.

I like the shorter length. It seems to be more accurate.

You can see the errors more in this one.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Mikkel on Oct 19th, 2007 at 5:01pm
I made this reconstruction of a medieval sling (ca. 1250). The original was found in an excavation in the town of Randers in Denmark.

The pouch measures 7,5 cm x 10 cm. The strings are 60 cm each.





I also made this one (though it's not based on anything but my imagination :-) )


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Oct 21st, 2007 at 10:29pm
If you have any information on the first sling, I would love to hear it. I am sure that other members who are into historical slinging would love to hear it as well.

Marc Adkins

Mikkel wrote on Oct 19th, 2007 at 5:01pm:
I made this reconstruction of a medieval sling (ca. 1250). The original was found in an excavation in the town of Randers in Denmark.

The pouch measures 7,5 cm x 10 cm. The strings are 60 cm each.





I also made this one (though it's not based on anything but my imagination :-) )



Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Loki on Oct 21st, 2007 at 10:55pm
Even though some of you have some of my work or have seen it posted by other ppl I have not actually ever posted anything myself. So here is a pic.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Loki on Oct 22nd, 2007 at 1:24am
Oops I forgot to post the other pic I have. Here y'all go.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by B.cereus on Oct 23rd, 2007 at 1:31am
is that real animal skin, Loki?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Loki on Oct 23rd, 2007 at 2:24am
Yup, its alligator skin. It is really fun to work with.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Nallekarkki on Oct 23rd, 2007 at 2:00pm
Nice Slings.  ;). tommorow i buy nylon and make one.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kellymcdman on Oct 30th, 2007 at 4:04pm
my latest slings!! :) :)  and the grenade is defused. ;)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kellymcdman on Oct 30th, 2007 at 4:05pm
:)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Nov 3rd, 2007 at 12:24pm
Hey I happen to know where I can get multiple Glandes of that type here in town, Whats your best range with them?

Marc Adkins


kellymcdman wrote on Oct 30th, 2007 at 4:04pm:
my latest slings!! :) :)  and the grenade is defused. ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Artmaster7 on Nov 3rd, 2007 at 6:32pm
8-)These are all very nice.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kellymcdman on Nov 4th, 2007 at 1:05am

winkleried wrote on Nov 3rd, 2007 at 12:24pm:
Hey I happen to know where I can get multiple Glandes of that type here in town, Whats your best range with them?

Marc Adkins


kellymcdman wrote on Oct 30th, 2007 at 4:04pm:
my latest slings!! :) :)  and the grenade is defused. ;)

i've never slung my deactivated handgrenade before, its the only one i've got, and i dont want to wreck it.. ;) but, i know people used to use slings with them before, so try it out and please post your distance results.. :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by B.cereus on Nov 12th, 2007 at 6:27am

kellymcdman wrote on Oct 30th, 2007 at 4:05pm:
:)


the one at the bottom is cool :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by B.cereus on Nov 12th, 2007 at 7:10am
Second braided sling, #4 overall, 86.36cm total length.

As you can see things are tighter. This sling is much more accurate than the first one.


This is my work horse for my short slinging. I made the pouch shorter, the finger loop tighter and rapped suede around the end of the release cord for aesthetics.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Africa_Slinger on Dec 6th, 2007 at 1:04am
New sling in the Yurek, nwmanitou style with some modifications to connection of cords to pouch.

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Africa_Slinger on Dec 6th, 2007 at 1:04am
The detail of how the pouch is connected to the cords

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Nallekarkki on Dec 15th, 2007 at 8:46am
Hi everyone!  Here is mine slings.

This is Woven paracord sling.


And this is mine Jeans sling.


Sorry my bad english.  ;)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Dec 17th, 2007 at 10:07am
Nice looking sling.
No need to apoligise foryour english. We on this forum have a way of advoiding language barriers
Your english is better than my Finnish :)
Marc Adkins


Nallekarkki wrote on Dec 15th, 2007 at 8:46am:
Hi everyone!  Here is mine slings.

Sorry my bad english.   ;)


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Ethan on Jan 8th, 2008 at 4:36pm
Out slinging on a snowy day... It was tough, because the ice is covered with slushy snow, which makes moving your feet hard. I nearly tripped on this, and the snowball didn't go very far... Kind of a combination underhand throw and attmept at regaining balance...
That is an aussiepouch, by the way.  :)




Here's another one. I made this sling myself.



Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by isshogai on Jan 20th, 2008 at 3:12pm
After joining yesterday I decided to make a new sling, borrowing a few ideas from a few of the members here...





Vey wet and windy today, but as soon as I get a chance I'll give it a go.

The knife is a spyderco UKPK (UK Pen Knife) designed specifically for the UK's carry laws ::)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by elephas17 on Feb 21st, 2008 at 12:23am
Here is my first staff sling which I call 'Gorgon'.  It isn't too pretty but it does the trick. The pouch for both my shepherd's sling and my staff sling is some kind of canvas-backed synthetic that I used for mock-ups, but they work so well I've just kept them as is. I plan to make my first leather pouch soon.

The Greek inscription is 'pathos mathos', the ancient origin of 'no pain, no gain'.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Feb 21st, 2008 at 8:07pm
Thomas' non-traditional
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Feb 21st, 2008 at 8:12pm
Thomas' non-traditional
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by elephas17 on Feb 24th, 2008 at 3:59pm
This is my new braided sling that I made from jute twine bought from the local hardware store, and following instructions from Dan Bollinger's article (thanks, Dan). It is hairy and smells a bit funky, so I've named it 'Sasquatch'. I seriously think I might be in love with it, it works so nicely for me.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Feb 24th, 2008 at 10:17pm
Nice looking sling sir.
Got a couple that look similar,
Although Sisal and Hemp are my favorites vegitable fibers to braid.

Marc Adkins


elephas17 wrote on Feb 24th, 2008 at 3:59pm:
This is my new braided sling that I made from jute twine bought from the local hardware store, and following instructions from Dan Bollinger's article (thanks, Dan). It is hairy and smells a bit funky, so I've named it 'Sasquatch'. I seriously think I might be in love with it, it works so nicely for me.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by joshskijam on Feb 26th, 2008 at 10:50pm
Here is a braid sling, but it has a woven pouch. Its all one piece w/ exception of the hemp that is used in the weave. So its strong and not going to break.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aussieslinger on Feb 27th, 2008 at 4:13am
Very nice. Did you start with a split pouch like the one in the previous photo and just weave the solid pouch over it?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by elephas17 on Feb 27th, 2008 at 2:58pm
I agree, that is a very handsome woven pouch.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by joshskijam on Feb 27th, 2008 at 6:15pm
If I ever get a digital camera I could make a tutorial but in the mean time, lets see if i can explain...

I take 8 strands that are long enough to make both cords and the length of the pouch.  Fold them in half.  Take 4 strands that are long enough for the pouch and long enough to braid the excess a couple of inches into the cords. Fold these 4 in half. Put them with the eight strands.  I like to move like an inch and a half from the centers of the cords and tie a string around them to hold them in place. Get all the shorter stings in the center, it will make weaving the pouch easier later. Do a 12 string square braid for like 3 inches. Separate out the short strings and take all the long ones and do a 8 string square braid until you get your desired length.

To weave the pouch I tie all 12 string to a dowel. The pouch comes out better the wider you spread out all the strings. Now here is where this sling differentiates from the other woven pouches. I use a strand approximately 9 feet and put the middle in between 6 of the strands of the sling. Pull both ends together and cross them on the one side. You have to get one going up and one going down. I really don't know how to explain it. In a normal weave the string goes under one, then over the next. In this one end is going under a string and the other one goes over. Its pretty simple, just hard to explain. I group 6 together for 2 rows, then 4, then 3, then 2, then 1....keep weaving to get you half the pouch. Then move the 12 strands together on the dowel. And do the same as before, only reversed. Tie the two ends of the string your using to weave when your done. You can manipulate the pouch to get the shape you want. Pulling the outer ones will give you a rounder pouch.

To finish it up, go back to a  12 string square braid till the 4 strands are all most used up to. I try and get both sides even. Then separate the 4 shorter strings. With the remaining 8, do a square braid again until you get your length you want.

You now have 4 strings hanging out of the cord in 2 places. I like to put them on a needle and thread them through in the opposite direction to hold them in place.  

Tie your release knot and make a retention loop and your done.

I hope that makes sense!!!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by wanderer on Feb 28th, 2008 at 12:25am
Those are pretty clear instructions I would say.

So it looks like you are twining the weft, which is what I have usually done also.

Nice work :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Bjärn on Mar 6th, 2008 at 11:39am
My dear that sling is gorgeous, in fact, when I go home I am going to test out your tutorial!  ;D

Ethan, I really like the photos of you slinging...as photos themselves and not just the sling.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Ethan on Mar 6th, 2008 at 9:21pm
Why thank you!  :)

The top one nearly proved painful, because I was tripping. The photo looks funny, though. I have a few of myself slinging, same day and location, but with a nice sunset in the background. They're pretty nice.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Ethan on Mar 10th, 2008 at 9:34pm
I finally uploaded the sunset one... I like it. These are all taken by my brother, Jake.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Asturian on Mar 15th, 2008 at 9:04am
this is my first braided woven pouch sling
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Asturian on Mar 15th, 2008 at 9:06am
and this is a close up of the pouch
sorry the images are crappy, i took them with my cellphone ;D
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by ara on Mar 18th, 2008 at 10:58pm
A first post for me. I really like the handiwork I see throughout this section and I'm beginning to learn how personal a sling is. My first stop, unless someone has other suggestions, is going to be to Google "Braiding for the Compleat Idiot" and see where that gets me.

Learning (1) braiding and (2) braiding techniques (going from one braided leg to a broadening pouch and back to another braided leg, for example) are on the list.

Great input here.


ara

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by ara on Mar 18th, 2008 at 11:02pm
Well, that didn't work.

Any suggestions for learning resources?


ara

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by neogeo on Mar 19th, 2008 at 1:21pm
http://slinging.org/index.php?page=other-websites
Check out braiding resources.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Willeke on Mar 19th, 2008 at 2:08pm
Ara,
One of the sites in the resources is mine, here is a link:
http://knopen.ismijnhobby.nl/tables/braid-text_table.html
If this in itself is not enough, tell me what you need to know and I'll try to help you.
(But in a new topic rather than here between the pictures.)

You can also search for braiding in this forum, there is a lot already.

Willeke

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slappy on Mar 20th, 2008 at 1:51am
Hadn't had a sling in a while, got bored and threw this together.
It's a section of my ex-wife's belt + shoestring.
I like the extra holes, maybe cuts wind resistance?
Here it is in action (video)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Monster on Mar 20th, 2008 at 3:06pm
Here are 3 of the slings I use.  Two I made and the other one can be reconnized as the world famous aussiesling.  one is about 32+ inches and the other one around 20"


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Maximillion on Mar 22nd, 2008 at 10:04pm
This is my first sling on the left and my new Aussiesling, the first sling is made out of tough cotton cargo shorts, and is 3 layers thick in the middle and 5 laters thick where you can see the reinforcements around the loop hole.  The stitching is for ornamental value and just to hold it together.
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Title: My new sling!
Post by Lasse C on Mar 24th, 2008 at 1:29pm
My favourite sling broke a few years ago. Since then I have not done much slinging, mostly because I have moved, a lot of work had to be done around the house, etc, but also very much due to the fact that I hate doing a sloppy job when I make something!

Recently I found some leather that would be excellent for slings; about 2 mm thick, soft and pliable but with very little stretch. So I finally made myself a new sling! (And two more like it for my sons)
I´d like you to see a picture of it.

The pouch is 6.5 cms wide, and  +30 cms long end to end. The ends of the pouch have an extra layer of stiffer 1.5 mm leather between the others, for added stability & strength. The strings are 4 mm 8-strand braided polyester, with virtually no stretch at all. I made the finger loop from a leather strap, to distribute the load on the finger better and reduce chafing and discomfort on the finger. All string loops are spliced, sewn and whipped, all leather seams hand stitched. (Yes, I did want this sling to be realiable) The length from my fingers to bottom of pouch is 75 cms, which means that when I am standing up with arm hanging down, the pouch clears the ground with about 3 cms.

Since we had a surprise fall of about 40 cms of snow overnight I have not been able to test it properly – it´s hard to look for stones. I used one stone (200 grams) and two 120-gram chunks of lead that were lying around my workshop to make 3 test throws just to feel what the sling was like. The three throws were approximately 25, 40 and 70 metres – with all three impacts in a more or less perfectly straight line! The unbroken snow surface made it easy to see the impacts. (I am so looking forward to spring! ::) )

Lasse

http://archive.pixbox.se/arkivet/synligt_24/19310000-19319999/640x480/19313003.jpg

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Sora on Mar 24th, 2008 at 3:16pm
good looking sling,Lasse C

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by stevo762002 on Mar 27th, 2008 at 10:57am


My First go at slinging, managed about 75 metres underarm

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slingbadger on Mar 27th, 2008 at 11:34am
Yes, but can you actually sling the rock of Gibraltar that's in the background?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by stevo762002 on Mar 27th, 2008 at 12:12pm
I'll have a go if i can find enough leather for the pouch.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 2nd, 2008 at 7:29am
Nice pic - I can't help drooling over the pebble beach.
Okay so there are some disadvantages to living in the centre of an island - as far from the coast as it's possible to get :-(

Good wide grip you've got there too stevo.

Very nice vid Slappy - really good shot. So, umm, how many takes ? ;-)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Apr 3rd, 2008 at 3:55pm
Forgive me I fail to sympathise with ya C_A
Ya outta try living in a landlocked state that several hundreds of miles from the ocean :( :)

Marc Adkins




Curious Aardvark wrote on Apr 2nd, 2008 at 7:29am:
Nice pic - I can't help drooling over the pebble beach.
Okay so there are some disadvantages to living in the centre of an island - as far from the coast as it's possible to get :-(

Good wide grip you've got there too stevo.

Very nice vid Slappy - really good shot. So, umm, how many takes ? ;-)


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Yurek on Apr 4th, 2008 at 5:03pm
Lasse,

Really a nice looking sling, just perfect. But I'm wondering why the pouch is so big.


Stevo,

The place of your slinging is a paradise indeed.

Yurek

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Lasse C on Apr 6th, 2008 at 4:54am

Yurek wrote on Apr 4th, 2008 at 5:03pm:
Lasse,

Really a nice looking sling, just perfect. But I'm wondering why the pouch is so big.

Yurek


Actually I think the pouch may look somewhat bigger than it is due to the slim (4 mm) strings. The width (about 6.5 cm) is simply a width I know I have been very comfortable with before - and which is recommended in a few places here on slinging.org, I might add! The length of it (+30 cm) may seem unnecessary long, but I wanted the pouch to be a little cupped but not very much. As I wanted the leather strips to fully overlap at the string hole this is more or less the length I ended up with! The size of the pouch does not seem to give me any problems with air resistance - at least not in the first test throws and the "empty" test swings I have made.

Have not been able to test it more, but it sure felt and worked nice on those first three throws!  :)

Lasse C

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Apr 27th, 2008 at 2:33am
My aussie sling with a paint job  8-)
Sry for bad images.. Bought one of the first digital cameras. 4mp ONLY!!


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Apr 27th, 2008 at 2:35am
Other pic of my sling (close-up)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Nakki on Apr 28th, 2008 at 1:03pm
So heres my sling. Aussiepouch with paracord. Those balls are mini-pétanque balls. Flew quite well. I'll add the slinging pictures later.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 29th, 2008 at 1:40pm
Here is a picture of some of my braided slings.  In the middle is my first braided sling, an apache type, then follows my first made from 6 strings . A split pouch, I have used it a lot, it is wery good, slightly worn, hate golf balls, and I just found that longish stone and gave it a good workout.

The two slings on the outside is a long and a short one, made after inspiration by balearic-slinger.  They both works nicely, the short one is wery ``agile``, the long one I must use underhand, but it has given me my longest throws so far, perhaps almost 60 meters :-/

Nakki, I saw a mini-petanque set like that.  It didn`t cost much, but the shop had just one left, and 3 of the balls was stolen out of it :(
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Nakki on Apr 30th, 2008 at 8:56am
So heres a picture of my friend slinging. I'm behind the camera. I have more pictures but I'm not so sure how you can add more than one picture on your message.
We slinged in a field that was more than 400 meters long. The longsest throw flyed over 120 meters. We didn't lose any of those mini-pétanque balls when we slinged. It was so dry that you could see a little dusk "mushroom cloud" every time when the ball hit ground.
I also have a braided sling with a split leather pouch but I haven't got any picture of it and I'm now too lazy to take one.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging.Hi
Post by HUNgarian. on May 19th, 2008 at 7:34am
Beautiful throw :) I prepare pictures soon and I share it with you then.I have 15 slings from this i think so11 braided.the rest of the string slings.I write about Hungary. I live here
on a farm.brilliant place,I like the country and the nature very much always there am.his Nice day!:) Slinging my life!!!! :) :D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging.Hi.
Post by HUNgarian. on May 19th, 2008 at 9:32am
My pictures.About  one and a half years made by was an autumn akkor..Ha somebody has a question I am at his service. :)Nice day! ;)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging Hi.
Post by HUNgarian. on May 19th, 2008 at 9:35am
In the forrest.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging.Hi.
Post by HUNgarian. on May 19th, 2008 at 9:37am
I and my kind slings:)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Hurrigane on May 23rd, 2008 at 3:32pm
This is my sling, aussie sling #106.  I made new cords.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jerry on May 24th, 2008 at 3:09am
ONCE AGAIN ONE MORE GOOD POST FROM YOU.THANKX
====================================
jerry

I love http://buydiscountgolfballs.com

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on May 30th, 2008 at 10:27pm
I posted this in the introduction section, but I figured I'd put it in here as well.  This is a sling that I made for my brother David as a wedding gift.  Also shown are some clay glans that I made for him with a "G" rune (taken from J.R.R. Tolkein) in them for our last name.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on May 31st, 2008 at 10:48am

BrianGrubbs wrote on May 30th, 2008 at 10:27pm:
I posted this in the introduction section, but I figured I'd put it in here as well.  This is a sling that I made for my brother David as a wedding gift.  Also shown are some clay glans that I made for him with a "G" rune (taken from J.R.R. Tolkein) in them for our last name.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on May 31st, 2008 at 10:49am
Nice looking sling and I just love the glands

Marc Adkins



BrianGrubbs wrote on May 30th, 2008 at 10:27pm:
I posted this in the introduction section, but I figured I'd put it in here as well.  This is a sling that I made for my brother David as a wedding gift.  Also shown are some clay glans that I made for him with a "G" rune (taken from J.R.R. Tolkein) in them for our last name.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by stevo762002 on Jun 1st, 2008 at 4:45pm
Here is a pic of my braided sling, it is made from hemp with a leather pouch, it also has a leather finger loop.

i am currently selling these on ebay with good results.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Jun 5th, 2008 at 10:21pm
My collection, made by me.
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_100_0846.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_100_0848.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_100_0849.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_100_0851.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_100_0853.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_100_0857.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_sling.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_sling2.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_sling3.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_sling4.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_sling5.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_sling6.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_sling7.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_sling8.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm286/dorkslingin/Sling%20Collection-Made%20By%20Me/th_sling9.jpg

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kellymcdman on Jun 6th, 2008 at 10:23am
awsome collection Dork!! great photography too. :) :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by curious_aardvark on Jun 6th, 2008 at 6:38pm
wow - some serious variety there and some really unusual looking pouches.
Nice going :-)
So which one's your favourite ?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Jun 6th, 2008 at 7:43pm
Dork,
Nice slings!  VERY nice image posting!  I like that I can click on a thumbnail image and see a larger version.  I never thought to try that, but I like it!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Jun 7th, 2008 at 1:07am
My favorites are the four slings on the last pink page. The multicolored one my 11 year old daughter made with me. The cloth one is the first real sling I ever made its the one that works like a draw string effect. ( It is the one I have stretched over my thumb in the next pic.) The leather one is the best leather design I ever came up with. It can cup any shape. The sling laying on top of the dollar is my first acceptable braid and woven sling I ever made. I used it exclusivly for over one year throwing anything I could get my hands on. It is completely made of jute. I guess between 300 to 500 throws before the not broke off the relese cord. The pouch is still very good. It is retired now.

The picture of the two slings with the dollar between them are the ones I had made for me and sent from mexico. The pouches are huge. I have not been able to figure out how they are woven. They are made from a cactus fiber.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by wanderer on Jun 9th, 2008 at 8:51am
Very nice pictures of some very nice slings.

I was going to ask how you wove those two by the banknote - but now I see those are the ones from Mexico.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrydonBoy1 on Jun 9th, 2008 at 10:29am

dork wrote on Jun 7th, 2008 at 1:07am:
My favorites are the four slings on the last pink page. The multicolored one my 11 year old daughter made with me.


awwwwwwwwwww you got some family time ;D ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Jun 9th, 2008 at 1:20pm
So is there a link or other way of contacting your braider in Mexico. I really like the look of those slings and think a similar one would look nice next to my outher ethnic slings.

Marc Adkins



dork wrote on Jun 7th, 2008 at 1:07am:
The picture of the two slings with the dollar between them are the ones I had made for me and sent from mexico. The pouches are huge. I have not been able to figure out how they are woven. They are made from a cactus fiber.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Jun 9th, 2008 at 9:01pm
I actually never had any direct contact with the weaver of the slings from mexico. They came from a relative of a guy I worked with. Unfortunately the american economy forced him out of the work place and I have not seen him in almost a year. I bekeive he moved back to mexico.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Jun 9th, 2008 at 11:18pm
Oh well,
Thanks for the info

Marc Adkins


dork wrote on Jun 9th, 2008 at 9:01pm:
I actually never had any direct contact with the weaver of the slings from mexico. They came from a relative of a guy I worked with. Unfortunately the american economy forced him out of the work place and I have not seen him in almost a year. I bekeive he moved back to mexico.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paulmiller on Jun 11th, 2008 at 12:53am
This is my second sling, I posted it under introductions also. I made it out of 550 cord with a leather pouch. I sewed it with wax coated string.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Jun 11th, 2008 at 5:57pm
Pretty sweet job. Very clean and well constructed

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paulmiller on Jun 11th, 2008 at 8:49pm
thanks man!! You've made any slings?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Jun 11th, 2008 at 9:46pm
@ Marc Adkins,

this pic was posted by I believe Africa-slinger (could be wrong)

anyways they are the same I believe as the mexican slings. perhaps the colour can give ahint as to their construction.


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Jun 12th, 2008 at 6:13am
paulmiller look at top of page 11.

Kava the first sling is very similar. The weave runs the same way

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Jun 12th, 2008 at 6:17am
my latest finished project:
16 strand square braid, 2 strands added for pouch. took a few days to make, great for larger projectiles, say, tennis balls and up. pouch made using macrame technique called 'cavandoli work' - which is kinda like making friendship bracelets.

_KF_

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Jun 12th, 2008 at 5:04pm
Very good looking sling. What material is that? looks like yarn

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jun 12th, 2008 at 5:16pm
Very nice indeed.  I love the patterning on the pouch.  I'll have to look up that technique...

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Jun 13th, 2008 at 2:11am
cheers for the appraisals guys. glad you like it!  :D

yeah the material is knitting yarn, I mostly use acrylic yarn when I braid because it cheap and plentifull and the colours are endless.

@ BrianGubbs, yo dude, I'll get up a diagram in the next few days that explains the cavandoli technique, it's pretty simple, but I don't how to put it into words...

Cheers,

_KF_

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Willeke on Jun 13th, 2008 at 1:48pm
KF,
do you do the cavandoli work with the knitting yarn?
If so, how many yarn to each strand?

I do the same kind of knotting, and find knitting yarn getting real thin in the knots.
But your sling looks terific.

This Alphabet pattern guide is really cavandoli work:
http://www.geocities.com/hbernb3/alphatips2.html
The knot used is this:
http://knopen.ismijnhobby.nl/tables/half_hitch_knot_table.html

There are more guides on cavandoli on internet, but I seem to have lost the links.

Willeke

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Jun 14th, 2008 at 11:46am
Willeke,

yep sure do, I use different sizes as they take my fancy, however for this sling both lots of yarns were 3 ply, I think that is what you were asking... but yeah the knots did get a bit thin, so both sides of the pouch took a bit longer than I thought they would.

I'm glad you like it.   :)
there was a pic of a sling of yours that really caught my eye - perhaps  there is a possibility of a trade maybe?
I'll pm you some details in the next day or two, as they say 'nothing ventured, nothing gained!'

cheers,

_Kava_





Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Jun 15th, 2008 at 1:20am
a diagram of the cavandoli technique:

if its a bit difficult to get your head around, check out the links willeke posted. its basically a combination of tying horizontal half hitches in one colour to create a background and then using the added strand of another colour to created a pattern by tying vertical half hitches.


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jun 17th, 2008 at 7:16pm
Here's my latest project, and my current favorite.  I'm sure C_A will be happy to see that it is not a split pouch :)  Along with it is a concrete egg that I cast using a jello mold.  I talk about that more in the string mortar rounds.  
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jun 17th, 2008 at 7:45pm
I just got my good camera back so I am about to post a lot of pictures here.  I can't do the multi-pics-in-one-post yet, so I will just have to keep posting!  Here's the first one, which is the first two slings I made.  For future reference, the length of each sling (measured from the pouch out) is on each image.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jun 17th, 2008 at 7:49pm
This next one I made as an experiment... it worked pretty well, and I use it sometimes for longer range work.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jun 17th, 2008 at 7:51pm
This one I made for long range... but I screwed it up initially and had to redo it twice.   I don't really like it, and don't use it often... I'm thinking about making the pouch narrower.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jun 17th, 2008 at 7:52pm
THis was my first braided sling.  I still use it a good deal, mostly for tennis balls.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jun 17th, 2008 at 7:53pm
My second braided sling, with a woven split pouch.  Thought it was neat, but don't use it much.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jun 17th, 2008 at 7:55pm
My second Apache style sling... my first one I made for my brother and don't have on hand for a photo, though there is a picture of it in the introductions page.  I nicknamed this one "mighty mouse" because for such a small sling it can put out some serious distance.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jun 17th, 2008 at 7:57pm
And lastly here is the first one I made from yarn... I realized about halfway through sewing on the leather that one side of the pouch braid was longer than the other.... oops.  It still works well, though it looks a little odd.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paulmiller on Jun 18th, 2008 at 1:22am
Here is some pics of my first sling I made. It is made from two long leather strips with the pouch sewn in. The total length is 35". I formed the pouch with a golf ball(worked pretty well). Nicknamed "Monster" it has a wicked crack when slinging also does fine with large or small stones. The best sling style I have found with it is using the figure eight.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Jun 18th, 2008 at 6:32am
OOOOH like that pouch

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paulmiller on Jun 19th, 2008 at 1:53am
Thanks!

Here is my new sling I made today from cotton string. Its over all length is 54 inches. Retention side and release side are 24 inches. The pouch is 6 inches long and a bit over two inches wide. I finally measured first and got my length like I wanted it(Y x 2.8 = X) and it worked well. Once I finished the pouch braids I think I did a decent job of tapering the release side. I went from 12 strands down to 6 strands. Once I was finished I used an al to sew on the leather pouch.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paulmiller on Jun 19th, 2008 at 1:54am
Here is a view of the back(like it really matters).
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jun 20th, 2008 at 5:19pm
Nice, looks a good bit longer than you last braided sling  ;)  You need to find a ten year old to give your old one to.  How's it work?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paulmiller on Jun 20th, 2008 at 7:58pm
Well this bad boy is a bit longer, a good bit longer than the tiny one. She slings beautifully! I have been casting further and further. I went out yesterday and today to sling. I had to retie one of my knots but other than that, exellent sling. Will be my favorite one until my next one!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jun 21st, 2008 at 9:05pm
My wife took a couple of shots of me slinging today, while I was testing out my portable sling target.  I thought they were pretty good (she takes good pictures... these unfortunately have me in them) so here they are.

First the windup on my figure eight...
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jun 21st, 2008 at 9:05pm
And the pitch...
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jun 22nd, 2008 at 9:56pm
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jun 22nd, 2008 at 9:59pm
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Title: hi:)
Post by Bison on Jul 1st, 2008 at 10:22am
Nice day! My name is MUNgarian .Bison this is my new name:)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jul 5th, 2008 at 3:07pm
Hello Bison!!

 Here's another one of my Dad's cool slings.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jul 5th, 2008 at 3:09pm
...and a closeup of the release mechanism.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by oldavid on Jul 6th, 2008 at 7:06am
How does that work?
Just like a normal sling or what? Looks high-tech ;D
I'll be posting my first braided sling after today or tmrw. :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by oldavid on Jul 8th, 2008 at 7:42am
Does anyone know how to make this sling and can anyone make a more detailed version of this tutorial? I'm kinda new to braiding, and this sling looks quite sturdy... :)
http://www.woodcraftwanderings.org/public/images/image8_24_tmb.jpg

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by wanderer on Jul 8th, 2008 at 8:17am

oldavid wrote on Jul 8th, 2008 at 7:42am:
Does anyone know how to make this sling and can anyone make a more detailed version of this tutorial? I'm kinda new to braiding, and this sling looks quite sturdy... :)
http://www.woodcraftwanderings.org/public/images/image8_24_tmb.jpg


Well - going to the site, which is rather nice I think :), This is one of several different pouch designs to be found there.

The pocket is said to be based on the Lovelock sling. I have made pouches like this, but they are tricky to get right. Unfortunately I didn't take pictures. The way the pouch grows out of the braided cords is unlike the original.

Seems to me that the author of the site may be a member of this forum, he's certainly aware of it. There's not that many from that part of the world so it wouldn't be hard to make a guess ;D
Perhaps he'll volunteer to produce a more detailed tutorial, but his descriptions are pretty clear I think, particularly if you experiment with some cordage in front of you.

A nice site though, which I wasn't aware of :).

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by oldavid on Jul 8th, 2008 at 8:35am
Yea when I saw it I thought it was quite simple, but after the first row of instructions, it got a bit messy and cluttered, and I couldnt' tell one string from another any more.... :-? I'll ask him...do you think the netted sling or this sling (BTW what's it called?) is simpler to make? Thx

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Jul 8th, 2008 at 11:39am
A number of people here (including me) have tried to learn how to do this kind of work.  My first attempt was pathetic.  My second worked better, but still not very good.  Since then I haven't braided much, I learned how to use leather because I get a working sling a lot faster  :)

The key is to know what he is doing.  The cords need to be fairly thin, but you need more strands when you get to the pouch.  So you start adding strands into the braid, a few inches before you start the pouch.  In his montage, he is adding  two strands to the braid in the top row, second from left.  You can see the ends of several added strands, in the top row second from right.

The pouch itself is not braided, it is woven.  The strands you were braiding, you now separate, and you pass a new strand back and forth, under and over those strands.  In weavers' terms, the strands that run along the length of the pouch are called the warp, and the strand that gets woven side to side is called the weft.  It looks like he divided the warp strands into pairs from the start, so I cannot quite see how he makes it wider and narrows it down again.  (The way I learned was to divide the warp into two groups, weave a few rows, divide the warp into four groups, weave a few more rows, divide it into eight, weave a few more.  Each time you divide the warp into more groups of fewer strands, the pouch gets a bit wider.  Then reverse the procedure at the other end of the pouch.)

Anyway, the woodcraft.org person is doing something a bit different, he is actually looping the weft strand around each pair of warp strands, before passing on to the next pair. More complicated than simple weaving, but perhaps more secure.

Sounds like I know what I'm talking about, right?  Wrong.  My head knows what I want, but I still need to train my eyes and my fingers to do it right.  That takes time.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Bison on Jul 9th, 2008 at 6:05am
It would be my question we the difference Apache I am Hungarian between a sling and the others and I do not know it that when in this manner enter sporting event the slings what kind of type think.how much féle there is type?Thank you.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Bison on Jul 9th, 2008 at 6:29am
I rescue those pictures anyway that they are here.I recruit them.very much there are brainwaves here the in the topics.Many beautiful slings my photo is already at home:)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Bison on Jul 9th, 2008 at 6:32am
I would like to ask it,that here how I know an own photo to a side to recharge? :-?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Bison on Jul 9th, 2008 at 10:09am
I say thank you for it I try to use a text translator. :-/

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Jul 9th, 2008 at 7:42pm
Bison,

Jó napot kivánok.

Welcome to our community.  I hope you will find many people to talk with here.

I hope that my attempt at your language is acceptable.  Your language (Magyar?) seems very different from English.  I have looked briefly at a web site where I can try to learn Magyar (http://www.hungarotips.com/hungarian/).

How long have you used a sling?  Are you only starting?

You should start a new topic in the Introductions section of the forum, and we can talk there.

Szia!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Jul 9th, 2008 at 9:56pm
Jax slinger
is your dad a member or was he at some point. I have seen that sling on here before for throwing baseballs.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by curious_aardvark on Jul 10th, 2008 at 6:51am
Thomas is Jax's dad :-)
so yep long time member :-)

Why's this thread lost it's stickiness Dale ?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Jul 10th, 2008 at 12:02pm
I don't know.  But I stickied it again.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jul 10th, 2008 at 2:58pm
Pictures...

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Jul 10th, 2008 at 6:01pm
Where?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jul 10th, 2008 at 10:13pm
alstablieft

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Jul 10th, 2008 at 10:19pm
Was sagen Sie?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Willeke on Jul 12th, 2008 at 9:12am
Jaxslinger,
I see that you ask for instructions for some kind of braiding, even adding pretty please in Dutch, (if the spelling is slightly off) but as I do not understand which kind of braiding or which part of which set of instructions, I can not help you at this time.
I think Dale has the same problems.

Can you please tell which set of instructions you use, with a link, and where you loose track (something like picture number... or when I have done this......)

Thanks in advance,

Willeke

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 12th, 2008 at 11:18am
It appear to be a lot of text here in this thread, lately, and not many pictures, and I have just tried out some AUSSIE- and six-hole- pouches lately, so here goes...
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Jul 12th, 2008 at 5:09pm
Nederlandse?  I thought "alstablieft" was Deutsch!  Hmmm... I googled the word, and all the sites that came up with in the Netherlands or in Belgium.  So I guess it is not German after all.

So, JaxSlinger, when you said, "Pictures..." I thought you intended to post some pictures but it didn't work.  That's why I asked "Where?".  Maybe I should have said, "JaxSlinger, I am not sure what your last post means; could you please elucidate?"

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Jul 12th, 2008 at 5:57pm
Timann,

Good looking slings.  The top and bottom slings are the AussiePOUCH design (two crossed straps), but the one in the middle looks like a variation on Yurek's pouch design; the ends are cut, but the cut does not go all the way along the pouch.

What knots are you using to attach cords to pouches?  One sling (the bottom one) looks like it is using a bowline.  Is the one in the middle using a perfection loop?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jul 12th, 2008 at 6:09pm
Sorry for the confusion.What I meant was more pictures in this thread,if you please"alstablieft", in Flemmish.I like this thread all pictures,because for quick reference,you can simply scroll down for different ideas.


                        Brett
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Jul 12th, 2008 at 8:40pm
Hmmm, good point: more pictures, less text.  Well, since you ask ... here's a photo of my latest sling.  Composed using ideas from several different people.  The pouch is a six-hole trebuchet pouch, made using Curious_Aardvark's template.  The fingerloop is based on Captain Paul's idea, though I punched holes in the leather and passed the cord through, rather than sewing the cord to the leather.  The leather release tab is copied from one of TechStuf's slings, as is the idea of using fishing snap-hooks to reduce cord tangle.  Also lets me use several different pouches with the one set of cords.

Nice beach.  It would be fun to go slinging there.

EDITED LATER: replaced original photo with retouched photo: brightness increased.  Should make the pocket easier to see.

EDITED AGAIN, WEEKS LATER:  A warning for anybody that might copy my variation on the Captain Paul finger loop:
My variation on the Captain Paul finger loop DOES NOT WORK!!
I was slinging today, and I checked my sling for damage, and I found the cord had pulled through one of the holes in the leather.  Even the large nylon blob was not sufficient to keep the cord in place.  Had I not noticed this, it might have pulled through the other hole and who knows where my shot would go?
That sling is now retired until I have sewed the cord in place, like Captain Paul originally showed us.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 13th, 2008 at 4:00am
Hi, Dale.  Yes, the middle pouch is of that six-hole construction.  All the knots is  ¨double bowline¨ knots, which I prefer for syntetic string.
But the sling in the middle spent its first hours with perfection loops, I too like a bit of experiment :D, but I still got a way to go before I reach the fishing snap hooks.  Does they change the feel, or balance, of the sling in any (subtle) way?
I have also tested such a leather tab and finger loop once, on an short, indoor, ping pong ball sling :)
timann

Here are more slings...
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Jul 13th, 2008 at 11:08pm
Timann,

I re-touched the photo of my sling, when I looked at it again it was hard to make out details of the pouch.  Even lightened, it is still hard to clearly see that it is the trebuchet design; it still looks like the simpler Yurek-style, with two straps at each end instead of three (one slit cut from each end of the pouch, not two).  The third part of the pouch is hidden behind the rest.

I also mis-remembered the name of those anti-twist gadgets.  They are called snap swivels.  Anyway, I got the idea from TechStuf, who used them in one of his slings.  There are two kinds available: one kind uses ball bearings for easier movement.  I did not like that kind.  I made a sling using them, and put a tennis ball in the pouch, and let it hang, and it twisted, and and twisted, and twisted ... it just never settled down, the ball bearings let it twist too easily!  So I took those off the cords and put on the simpler kind, no bearings.  No more twisted cords, and no excessive twisting back and forth.

If you decide to try using snap swivels, get heavy-duty ones.  I did some calculations that showed a four-ounce (113 gram) rock could exert a force of more than 130 pounds (59 kilograms) on the cords, as you sling it; a light-duty swivel would break.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jul 13th, 2008 at 11:46pm
My wife and I just spent the weekend in Vicksburg Mississippi, and one of the places that we visited was the battlefield park.  While there I had a chance to sling some stones over the same fields that were crisscrossed with cannon and gun fire over 100 years ago.  My wife took some (as usual) very good pictures of it, and here they are.
This first one I'm slinging from a connon position on the Union side of the battlefield.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jul 13th, 2008 at 11:47pm
And in this one, I am in front of the Illinois state memorial.  I didn't realize untill my wife started taking pictures how much twist I put in my body when I sling.  
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by oldavid on Jul 14th, 2008 at 3:31am
OOOh...boy do I wish there's beautiful wide areas like in your country Brian... :-/ In the 2nd picture there were cars close by...weren't you afraid of hitting them if you misfire? :o

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aussieslinger on Jul 14th, 2008 at 7:09am
Does your wife also take videos?  HINT HINT!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jul 14th, 2008 at 7:51am
LOL yes hint taken Aussie, I'll got one up soon, though it will be taken with my digital camera, so it won't be the best quality... but it's not too bad.  

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Jul 14th, 2008 at 2:38pm
Here are my two new slings. Thanks again go to Aussieslinger for the pouches!  8-)

The big one is a 41" elbow-height-to-ground length monster. The cords are of nylon rope tied on with a loop through and a double overhand knot back around the standing end. A perfection loop finishes the retention end.

The smaller one is 30" extended-arm-to-ground length. Paracord is looped three times through the pouch hole this time, I am theorizing that this will reduce the strain on the knot while throwing.


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Jul 14th, 2008 at 2:45pm

Here they are again, showing off a new kick-ass cord wrapping technique suggested by a climber friend. I will work on the technique some more then describe how its done, with pictures this time!


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by oldavid on Jul 15th, 2008 at 1:15am
What does the kick-ass cord wrapping technique do? Something like a Monkeychain knot?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Jul 15th, 2008 at 12:40pm
I think I figured it out from the picture.  The picture shows that you can wrap your cords up in a small bundle.  Then you fold the cords into the pouch and stuff it into your pocket.  Nothing new here, there's numerous ways to make a small bundle of your sling.

The neat thing about this technique shows itself when you want to use your sling.  Just grab the pouch in one hand, the ends of the cords in your other hand, and pull your hands apart.  The whole bundle will instantly come apart, and your sling is ready to use.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Jul 15th, 2008 at 1:21pm

Dale wrote on Jul 15th, 2008 at 12:40pm:
The neat thing about this technique shows itself when you want to use your sling.  Just grab the pouch in one hand, the ends of the cords in your other hand, and pull your hands apart.  The whole bundle will instantly come apart, and your sling is ready to use.


Yep  8-)

At the pouch end of your cords, fold a bight.
Wrap the free ends around the length of the bight, leaving the end loop exposed.
When you are nearly finished, fold a second bight into the remaining free cord.
Push the loop of this second bight through the loop of the first bight, stopping before you get to the retention loop and release knot. Pull the first bight tight with a pull on the pouch end of your cords.

One pull on the free ends pops the whole thing undone.

You can stuff the cord bundle into the pouch and carry it that way, you could even use the loop of the second bight to hang the sling on a carabiner for that weapon-festooned SWAT look  ;)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Thomas on Jul 15th, 2008 at 6:57pm

Dale wrote on Jul 12th, 2008 at 8:40pm:
 The leather release tab is copied from one of TechStuf's slings, as is the idea of using fishing snap-hooks to reduce cord tangle.  Also lets me use several different pouches with the one set of cords.

Dale

The swivels have helped a lot with my slings which have a kind of continuous loop construction. I do use the stainless ball bearing type of 150# test. These are very compact and come in a 3 pack for about 4 dollars. I have used swivels of 1/3 that rating for the 5 ounce baseballs, without any breakage, knock on wood.
The swivels are installed at the grip end where the two cords connect to the hand holds with adjusting knots. I often swap the hand hold assemblies between different slings. Sorry no pic yet.

Tom

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jul 15th, 2008 at 9:43pm
Is it the same as this one?
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Thomas on Jul 15th, 2008 at 10:50pm
Remarkably similar, a 30” tennis baller with those 1/3 things no doubt!  

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jul 15th, 2008 at 11:06pm
I haven't used this sling but three throws.Tomorrow I'll give it a whirl.

   Brett

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jul 16th, 2008 at 9:46pm
Hello Thomas,

  That sling is great!!Thanks to you and D.P.T.,for his delivery.
         I'll be at arriving flights at 3:45 P.M. Friday.

           Let's SLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jul 16th, 2008 at 10:20pm
http://slinging.org/forum/yabbfiles/Attachments/small-water-balloons-kit.jpg

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 17th, 2008 at 9:00am
Here is me, slinging into a nearby lake.  Me and my family spent the night there.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 17th, 2008 at 9:02am
And :)
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 17th, 2008 at 9:04am
And :).  It is kind of apache throw ;)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 17th, 2008 at 9:05am
And my son
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 18th, 2008 at 7:45am
I feel this picture belongs here :)
Two slings, braided with 6 strings, one 1,5 mm and one 3 mm.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by oldavid on Jul 19th, 2008 at 6:42am
Wo looking nice! :D My sling is exactly like your 3mm sling, only...i can't get the slits in the pouch area facing the same direction..one's twisted the other way. :'( I like your stitchwork in the smaller sling. ;D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 19th, 2008 at 10:12am
Thanks, oldavid.  
Twisting the other way, you say.  Hmm, how to solve that.  If you hold the same side of the sling  up when you braid the two halves, and braid even and firm, but not wery hard, it SHOULD  go well.  Practice is the secret.

To come up with my favorite, sew- on leather pouch, I just tested, thought, experimented, AND studied all the pictures in this forum to get ideas. Easy as that.
Back on page 10 in this tread is a picture of my first sewn-on pouch. Wery differeny, but works still ;)
In the beginning, I used waxed linen sewing twine, but later it is the same hemp as the sling itself.  I thinks it loocs cool ;)
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by TimdaSling on Jul 19th, 2008 at 11:18am
Hey here´s my picture of my sling it´s my second one. i didn´t use a leather poutch couse i havn´t got any leather bus it slings great whit stones so i'm happy and i'm already busy with my next sling
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Jul 19th, 2008 at 12:03pm
Nice sling.  You make good use of the materials you have.  Looks like leather cords, and a cloth pouch?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by oldavid on Jul 20th, 2008 at 7:36am
Nice timann :D The idea of using the same material to sew on the pouch is smart, 'cuz it'll look like the pouch is actually "part" of the sling (not that a normal pouch isn't a part of the sling mark you) :)

Title: my sling
Post by mymothersmeatloaf on Jul 20th, 2008 at 10:52pm
hello everyone since everyones posting theyre slings i thought id post mine...
mine are 100 percent braided thanks to the slinging community for theyre amzing tutorials on braiding slings!!
now for the main thing....

the one in the middle i just made today.....its made out of nylon with really really tight braid.....braided by me....
the one on the right is the one i use to use all the time....still my favorite.....ive used it so much that its actually frayinng all the strings......i still love it tho...and its going to be alive for a long time ^^....
now the one on the left is the big boy....i use him to hurl large rocks and achieve long distances.....i dont use him much...and he is in good good condition ^^ with some mud stains

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by mymothersmeatloaf on Jul 20th, 2008 at 10:53pm
ooops forgot the pic ^^
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by oldavid on Jul 21st, 2008 at 11:42am
Looks neat ;D But close-ups would definitely give us all a better chance to appreciate the detail that you put into those wonderful slings. :)

David

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by mymothersmeatloaf on Jul 21st, 2008 at 4:32pm
most certinly  :D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jul 22nd, 2008 at 11:09pm
  Here's a few pics from a recent trip to the slinging field with my Dad.

                          Brett


  No,I don't have a lumpy butt,those are 5oz. baseballs in my pockets.64" non-traditional sling.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jul 22nd, 2008 at 11:10pm
And another
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jul 22nd, 2008 at 11:15pm
There were a lot of bees in the field while we were slinging.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by oldavid on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 6:16am
Wow what a beautiful field! :o All mown and stuff...was it a pretty hot day?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jaxslinger on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 8:01pm
85 F.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by TimdaSling on Jul 24th, 2008 at 4:12am
yeah I built a new one! it maby doesn´t look pretty but it slings very well.

it´s a woven pouch but I couldn´t make the same as on the site becouse you needed too much cord  :-/ so here it is
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by TimdaSling on Jul 24th, 2008 at 5:10am
and here are the stones i sometimes sling with. there all stones from a river (in norway I was there on holyday) so they are very smooth and don't damage the sling
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by oldavid on Jul 24th, 2008 at 11:41am
Hmm nice sling! Very nice colors you've got there. ;D Blue and red are the best colors in the world...sort of... ::) How many slings have you got TimdaSling? Those are gorgeous stones man...just waiting to be chucked at some innocent poor creatures and humans ;D
How're they slinging? I meant...is the sling good and all?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by TimdaSling on Jul 24th, 2008 at 1:00pm
yes that one is quit good. not perfect I´ll hope the aussie pouch arrives soon.

i hadn´t got enough rope to wove it tight enough so it is a bit loos.  but the stones sling very well and are the right size so they´ll fly pretty far but now I´ve got to find an new field as I sling much better than before 8-)

Ow and I´ve got 2 slings now both on page 17  :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Jul 28th, 2008 at 11:08pm
I posted this below in another thread, but here it is again.  It's a video taken by my lovely wife of me slinging in North Carolina.  So for you people that looked at the pictures of me slinging and wondered why my body was in the position it was in the stills... now you know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-yvC5f1SWw

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by TimdaSling on Jul 29th, 2008 at 9:15am
nice slinging action!:)

wheren't you afraid of children playing in the woods ;D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aussieslinger on Jul 29th, 2008 at 5:57pm

TimdaSling wrote on Jul 29th, 2008 at 9:15am:
nice slinging action!:)

wheren't you afraid of children playing in the woods ;D


Nah! They didn't have slings and anyway they wouldn't have had the range to return the fire. ;D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by oldavid on Jul 30th, 2008 at 12:14pm
LOL aussieslinger I always knew you are that kind of person! MWahahahah ;D Reminds me of someone...(is it me??) :P

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Aug 1st, 2008 at 1:28am
My sling
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Aug 1st, 2008 at 1:34am
1:1 scale human skull (no jaw) made form modeling clay, the final product will be ceramic plaster, a good substitute for bone.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aussieslinger on Aug 1st, 2008 at 4:03am
The sling looks to be absolutely beautifully made. Please tell us more about it. What material is it made with? What size/weight stones do you use and what distances can you throw?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by oldavid on Aug 2nd, 2008 at 7:39am
May I ask what's the skull for? Looks...freaky... :-?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Aug 2nd, 2008 at 7:22pm
Once I make the negative mould, I´ll have a perfect replica of a human skull, and thus, a good target for skill shots.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Aug 3rd, 2008 at 12:36pm
This a sling a bit longer than my usual, ca 105 cm/42``, folded.
It has a ``Double crossover leather strap`` pouch and an easily removable leather finger loop. Developed the idea after reading about Captain Pauls slings.
I tested it today, had to adapt my underhand for it, for great distanses, and used fig 8 for trying to hit things.  Worked better than I had dared to hope for ;)
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Aug 3rd, 2008 at 4:34pm
I had a great sling session by the river Severn in deepest Shropshire while visiting my folks. Dad took some photos:
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Aug 3rd, 2008 at 4:35pm
This one is just after release - you can see how the stone has pushed the release cord aside on the way out:
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Aug 3rd, 2008 at 4:36pm
A closeup of the release cord:
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Aug 3rd, 2008 at 5:08pm
This is a photo emailed to me from Manchester Museum:

From the Egypt and Sudan Collection - a sling and sling shots dating to the Middle Kingdom (c. 1900 BC), from Kahun, on display in the Daily Life gallery.

Description:  A sling and three sling stones, for use either as a toy or for hunting and fighting. Made of woven plant fibre
with long cords at either end, one of which has a loop to fit around a finger.
Period/Dynasty:  Middle Kingdom (Dyn. 12)
Site:  Africa, Egypt, Faiyum, Kahun (el-Lahun)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Maudie on Aug 9th, 2008 at 1:07am
how does a sling work?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Aug 9th, 2008 at 12:10pm
First of all, Maudie, Welcome!

Did you just find this place?  Slings are fascinating for some of us; a very simple device, and it takes years to learn to use it well.  But the learning process is a lot of fun!

I suggest you go over to the Guides and Articles section, and read a couple of articles under "Advice and How-To's".  If you completely new to the sling, start with David Taylor's article which has several videos showing him using a sling in various ways.  Taylor provided his videos in several formats, for convenience.

Other good articles to read are Lynn Ballard's Making and Using the Venerable Hand Sling (which has some pictures, but no videos), Larry Forsyth's How to Build and Use a Traditional Apache Sling which describes a technique for hunting with a sling, and Mark Weaver's Tennis-overhand (Weaver) Style Overhand Release, which has a description and videos of yet another slinging technique.

Please do not be intimidated by the large number of styles.  Everybody I know (including myself) just use a couple of techniques most of the time, and we each develop a style that suits how our bodies work.  One of the simplest techniques for you to learn may be an underhand throw, which you can see demonstrated by Mike Greenfield (AVI format or QuickTime format).


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by curious_aardvark on Aug 9th, 2008 at 2:29pm

Quote:
how does a sling work?

It doesn't - it claims benefit !
lol - sorry couldn't resist it.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Aug 9th, 2008 at 10:26pm
How does a sling work?

The short answer is that it extends the reach of the human arm, therefore you can shoot proyectiles with greater strenght. Sling.wiki has all the formulas and physics principles involved.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paulmiller on Aug 13th, 2008 at 2:24pm

BrianGrubbs wrote on Jul 28th, 2008 at 11:08pm:
I posted this below in another thread, but here it is again.  It's a video taken by my lovely wife of me slinging in North Carolina.  So for you people that looked at the pictures of me slinging and wondered why my body was in the position it was in the stills... now you know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-yvC5f1SWw


I have not gotten on Slinging.org in a few weeks, so I have been catching u on some old threads. I just saw this posted video!!! I really like the whip cracking!!! Here is my recent sling I have made.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by oldavid on Aug 14th, 2008 at 6:41am
oooh quite an original design! Never seen anything like it..does it work well?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by TimdaSling on Aug 14th, 2008 at 10:03am
It looks realy nice!
It looks like it´s a simple design does it work well?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paulmiller on Aug 14th, 2008 at 7:02pm
I wish I could take credit for the design, it is copied. It was so simple to make and it is my favorite one so far. I am getting at least 100meters with golf ball sized stones, using a figure eight method. I might try and post a video some time if I can wrangle up a video camera.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Aug 14th, 2008 at 8:33pm
Just for reference, this pouch design originally came from Ripcord's trebuchet site (www.ripcord.ws), which sadly appears to be dead.  The original pouch could easily hold a bowling ball (tenpin), if I remember.  The design was scaled down for use with a sling by Joseph Curwen.  Several of us copied the design using Joseph's proportions or changing them to fit the leather we had on hand.  Curious_Aardvark posted a template for this pouch design, whose proportions are excellent.

Hey!  I just found that Ripcord is (was?) a member of Slinging.org!  But he hasn't posted anything for five years... his interests are mostly siege engines, not slings.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paulmiller on Aug 14th, 2008 at 9:46pm
Oooh yeah thats right now I remember that's where I got the template, good to give credit where is it due. Or it might have been Curious_Aardvark's post, one or the other. But without a doubt I have found it to be best style of pouch I have used yet, I prefer it over my braided ones.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Aug 15th, 2008 at 11:40pm
thanks to the web archive, ripcords site lives on, albeit with only 50 -70% of the original graphics

[url= http://web.archive.org/web/20061006202320/http://www.ripcord.ws/] http://web.archive.org/web/20061006202320/http://www.ripcord.ws/[/url]

_KF_

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Aug 16th, 2008 at 8:17am
Here is an interesting picture of a woven sling from a page about Israel.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Aug 16th, 2008 at 9:02am
that sling from Israel is probably based on a common design that is used in the area,

compare it with these palistinian slings:


http://perso.wanadoo.es/hondero/sling14.htm


pretty similar...

_KF_

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Aug 16th, 2008 at 1:03pm
Yep,if that's the webpage I think it is. I am waiting to hear a response from them before i order.

Marc Adkins


David Morningstar wrote on Aug 16th, 2008 at 8:17am:
Here is an interesting picture of a woven sling from a page about Israel.



Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Aug 16th, 2008 at 1:09pm
Good effective designs tend to last especially in a region not only famous fo it's slinging but for still using the sling up till modern times.

Marc Adkins


wrote on Aug 16th, 2008 at 9:02am:
that sling from Israel is probably based on a common design that is used in the area,

compare it with these palistinian slings:


http://perso.wanadoo.es/hondero/sling14.htm


pretty similar...

_KF_


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Mordechaj on Aug 26th, 2008 at 7:15pm







Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by TimdaSling on Aug 27th, 2008 at 8:41am
nice slinging!

and beatifull country

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by oldavid on Aug 27th, 2008 at 9:33am
Has anyone ever actually .... slipped...and fallen over those dangerous looking cliffs....? :-X

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Mordechaj on Aug 27th, 2008 at 11:34am
not that i know of.
this is on the island of Lokrum, in front of city Dubrovnik in Croatia.

the local suicide spot is on the cliffs in the town ;

water is deep, but i don't know how important is it if you are not a pro jumper (30+m height).


that's one of the reasons why my release is a bit held back. (the other one is that i'm rusty)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by funda_iucunda on Aug 27th, 2008 at 5:44pm
David Morningstar,

a nearly 4000 year old sling! That is incredible! Do you have more information on and pictures of that? Is that the original sling or a replica? Is the kind of fiber known or the material of the sling shots? How long is the sling in total and in detail? It wozuld be fascinating to try to make a replica.
Until now I only knew the sling of Tut Anch Amun (1300 B.C.) and of Lahun (900 B.C.). Another sling was found in Switzerland of the Latène period (about 900 B.C.).

funda iucunda

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Aug 27th, 2008 at 6:17pm

funda_iucunda wrote on Aug 27th, 2008 at 5:44pm:
David Morningstar,

a nearly 4000 year old sling! That is incredible! Do you have more information on and pictures of that? Is that the original sling or a replica? Is the kind of fiber known or the material of the sling shots? How long is the sling in total and in detail? It wozuld be fascinating to try to make a replica.
Until now I only knew the sling of Tut Anch Amun (1300 B.C.) and of Lahun (900 B.C.). Another sling was found in Switzerland of the Latène period (about 900 B.C.).

funda iucunda


I queried with the curator of the collection whether it was original or a replica, and she confirmed it is original. It is on display in Manchester Museum near me but I havent been able to get even half a day when they are open to go and see it! Photography is allowed without flash so when I do go I will have lots of hi-res pictures to share. Everything I know so far I have posted with the picture.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Aug 27th, 2008 at 8:22pm
Ah Guys I think that is the Lahun Sling.

Marc Adkins


funda_iucunda wrote on Aug 27th, 2008 at 5:44pm:
David Morningstar,

a nearly 4000 year old sling! That is incredible! Do you have more information on and pictures of that? Is that the original sling or a replica? Is the kind of fiber known or the material of the sling shots? How long is the sling in total and in detail? It wozuld be fascinating to try to make a replica.
Until now I only knew the sling of Tut Anch Amun (1300 B.C.) and of Lahun (900 B.C.). Another sling was found in Switzerland of the Latène period (about 900 B.C.).

funda iucunda


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Aug 28th, 2008 at 1:49am

winkleried wrote on Aug 27th, 2008 at 8:22pm:
Ah Guys I think that is the Lahun Sling.

Marc Adkins


Nope.....

http://slinging.org/index.php?page=the-ballistics-of-the-sling---thom-richardson

"It is preserved in the Petrie Museum in University College London, no. UC.6921, and was excavated from El Lahun in the Fayum in Egypt in 1914.... Only the loop end of the cord and the cradle survive"


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Aug 28th, 2008 at 1:53am
Note that the Manchester sling has simple twisted cords whereas the Petrie Lahun sling and its replica use elaborate braided cords.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Aug 28th, 2008 at 9:06am
As mentioned on the other thread where we are talking about this sling the pics I have of the Lahun sling are copies of copies so it's real hard to see the detail of the cords.

Now both you and Funda are claiming this isn't the same sling as the one in the Petra Lahun sling.

Now I know that the Manchester Sling is attributed to being found at a site in El-Lahun. So we have two slings that look similar from the same site?  Stranger things have happened. Although I would recomend that we move further discussion to this thread

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1140984986/45

Marc Adkins


David Morningstar wrote on Aug 28th, 2008 at 1:53am:
Note that the Manchester sling has simple twisted cords whereas the Petrie Lahun sling and its replica use elaborate braided cords.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Aug 30th, 2008 at 1:09pm
I managed a couple of quick chucks by the River Worfe today with my Dad on camera duty.  Apache before.... (my feet are probably too far apart to be ideal)

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Aug 30th, 2008 at 1:20pm
....and after! The sling I am using is a dinky little 19 incher with bootlace cords and a skinny leather slit pouch I made up from offcuts from another project. I have been spurning shorties since my first efforts at slinging were with one about this size and I was rather disappointed. I'm doing much better with this one so my technique must have improved. That my theory and I'm sticking to it!




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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by TimdaSling on Aug 30th, 2008 at 1:43pm
nice pics of slinging david

I wanna make some pics myself maby I can persuade my little brother to take pics  :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Aug 30th, 2008 at 1:58pm
Use a fast shutter setting. 1/250th of a second works well.  Those pics were taken using the cameras 'Sport mode' which is good for capturing fast action.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Aug 30th, 2008 at 8:25pm
Something I've wanted to try is the fast sequence mode on my camera.  Basically it keeps taking them until you let go of the button.  Could make for some interesting shots.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Sep 4th, 2008 at 6:56am

don1 wrote on Mar 1st, 2007 at 12:43pm:
Here's an alternate method of tieing a sheepshank sling.  Normally, you would form an "S" in the bight of a line, throw on a half-hitch at each small bight of the "S", then tuck the working ends through the bights, transforming into 2 bowlines, making it a "locked" sheepshank.

My way uses an extra bight, or 2 "S's" stacked, allowing for quick weave through the 5 cradle lines...I can report that it's great for throwing apples & oranges...or, tie a couple of constrictor knots inboard of the bowlines to adjust for size of projectile.




OMG!  Just a short time ago, tonight, I posted my introduction, and I also linked to a tutorial I made that employs the 5-cradle-line design that you just described!  :o

I learned the woven sheepshank one from a member of EDCForums called "Stormdrane" (He's amazing with paracord projects, I mean really really good!) but I found the pouch didn't satisfy me with its width, so I started to tinker.  Very quickly (it surprised me!) I came up, on my own, with the 5-cradle-line version.  Wow!  I had spent a little time wondering if anyone else had ever devised the same thing.  (I should've known better.  :D )

Blue skies,
-PJ

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Sep 4th, 2008 at 6:12pm
I've been idly tinkering with a 2 loop sheepshank and a woven pouch, starting with a 2-1-2 warp then 1-1-1-1-1 for the main pouch bit and finishing with 2-1-2 again, it seems to make quite a deep pouch.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Sep 5th, 2008 at 5:47am
the collection grows:
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Sep 5th, 2008 at 5:47am
the braids:
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by tim hodgkin on Sep 5th, 2008 at 2:28pm
cool stuff.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Sep 5th, 2008 at 2:33pm
Kava fiend, you have some very good looking slings. Do you make them yourself?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Sep 5th, 2008 at 7:05pm
beautiful man

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Sep 5th, 2008 at 9:08pm
Beautiful work,Kava!Did you check out Rockman's slings in the toilet video?Those things look as if there was some work involved.Also,Willeke has a lot of skill with intricate braids and knots.It must be time consuming,but the effort is worth it,no?I suppose I will take the time this winter to braid one,if my large hands and small brain can tackle a project like these slings you build.
 

Thanks,

               Brett

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Sep 6th, 2008 at 6:27am
cheers guys, thanks for the comments.  :D

in answer to the questions: yep Rockman, I make them all myself.The techniques are a combination of hand braiding and/or kumihimo for the cords and plain weaving/soumak wrapping for the pouches. My prefered style of pouch would be the split pouch because of aesthetic and practical reasons. Jax - yeah bro they look like a bit of work, but the sling design can be as complex or simple as you wish, it just depends on the braiders skill and imagination, the main thing about making a textile sling is that i can really stress is it just takes a lot of time to complete one. but give it a go dude, I think you would be pleasantly surprised at what you can come up with!

_kava_

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by StaffSlinger on Sep 6th, 2008 at 9:18am
Nice braid work Kava!

Rockman, you might want to start with a Chain Hitch type braided split pouch sling as described in the Articles section.  Very simple "braid" that looks good and goes quickly...

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Sep 10th, 2008 at 7:55am
Here's a sling I made a few days ago.

It's made with UAC paracord, with a 5-strand cradle based on the "sheet bend" design.

The finger loop uses a "Longbow Knot," and the release knot is an Ashley's Stopper Knot.


















Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by StaffSlinger on Sep 10th, 2008 at 9:02am
Good looking sling there Jeffery!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by TimdaSling on Sep 10th, 2008 at 10:59am
rally like the sling very nice pouch design.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Sep 10th, 2008 at 1:32pm
Very nice  8-)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Sep 11th, 2008 at 11:09am
peacefuljeffrey,

PhotoBucket has deleted your photos.  Could you attach them to posts here, please?  It is easy to attach a photo to a post; just look below the window where you type your text, there is a box labeled "Attach".

Only problem is, you can only attach one photo to a post.  However, it is very easy to stitch several photos together using a free image viewer called IrfanView (available for Windows, I don't know how to do this on a Macintosh but I'm sure there are even better tools for the Mac).

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by tim hodgkin on Sep 11th, 2008 at 12:03pm

David Morningstar wrote on Sep 10th, 2008 at 1:32pm:
Very nice  8-)


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by tim hodgkin on Sep 11th, 2008 at 12:31pm
nice work.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by TimdaSling on Sep 11th, 2008 at 1:51pm
why is this topic removed from important?

I thought this was allmost the most important post on the site :)
allways lots of pics and interesting stories

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Sep 11th, 2008 at 7:54pm

Dale wrote on Sep 11th, 2008 at 11:09am:
peacefuljeffrey,

PhotoBucket has deleted your photos.  Could you attach them to posts here, please?  It is easy to attach a photo to a post; just look below the window where you type your text, there is a box labeled "Attach".

Only problem is, you can only attach one photo to a post.  However, it is very easy to stitch several photos together using a free image viewer called IrfanView (available for Windows, I don't know how to do this on a Macintosh but I'm sure there are even better tools for the Mac).


Dale,
I'm not sure what you are talking about.  Is the problem the way I linked the photos to my post with the links to Photobucket?  I can see the pictures of the sling in my posts as normal.
Did I use a method that Slinging.org does not want used?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Sep 12th, 2008 at 12:51am
I see the photos fine in Firefox but I guess they're just cached.  I opened Explorer and I don't see them anymore.  They are also gone from a corresponding post on EDCforums, so I'll have to relink or something.  I'll do it as soon as feasible.   Sorry about the inconvenience.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Sep 12th, 2008 at 2:07am
peacefuljeffrey,

I figured out what happened.  Your pictures were moved, somehow.  When you posted the pictures, they were in dd269/ornithoid.  Now they are in dd269/ornithoid/Knotwork.  I grabbed copies of the pictures, stitched them together using IrfanView, and attached them to my post, below.  These are the PhotoBucket thumbnails, not your full-size photos.

You have some nice work shown in your album!  


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Sep 12th, 2008 at 2:19am
OK, Jax, this topic is up at the top again.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Sep 12th, 2008 at 2:32am
Dale, thanks for the heads-up.

I've re-done the linking.  I guess I may have mistakenly relocated the photos from one album to another but I certainly didn't think I did that.  (I don't recall getting the message that they would break links.)

Anyway, they should be back now.  Enjoy.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kellymcdman on Sep 12th, 2008 at 2:50am
peacefuljeffrey is this how you made that sling? and wow i just learned how to use irfanview to stitch photos :) its under image: create panorama image ;)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Sep 12th, 2008 at 1:15pm

kellymcdman wrote on Sep 12th, 2008 at 2:50am:
peacefuljeffrey is this how you made that sling? and wow i just learned how to use irfanview to stitch photos :) its under image: create panorama image ;)



Yes, that's the one.  I think I posted the link somewhere on this site, but here it is again.

Instructions for 5-strand-cradle paracord sling, photographed and written by yours truly, over at EDCForums.com.  (Based on a design for a 3-strand-cradle paracord sling posted on EDCForums by "Stormdrane.")

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Sep 12th, 2008 at 3:09pm
Thank you Dale.


 In between throws to nowhere,we enjoyed a few cold pops.

          Brett
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by tim hodgkin on Sep 12th, 2008 at 6:09pm
very
JustKnot wrote on Feb 25th, 2007 at 12:58pm:
My first sling:
Tutorial for making it

very nicely done, how does it work for you?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Sep 12th, 2008 at 6:12pm
Maybe this will work..something about proper codecs.



http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=Wrist_loop_on_6-hole_trebuchet_pouch.AVI (2228 KB | )

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Dale on Sep 12th, 2008 at 9:56pm
Jax, that last video crashed Firefox.  Twice.  What format are you recording in?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Sep 12th, 2008 at 10:39pm
Video Clip (.AVI)

 Again,I had to use the disc that came with the Samsung,and all the gadgets that came with it.directx and some kind of codec.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Sep 13th, 2008 at 2:29am
Try this. I use WinFF to convert from the bizarre Samsung codec.



Wrist_loop_on_6-hole_trebuchet_pouch.avi (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Sep 13th, 2008 at 7:38am
The quality doesn't seem as good with your conversion,David.We've been recording onto the card of the samsung.I wonder if that has somethimg to do with the problem.You see,to view the discs on the H.P. I'm using you have to finalize them in the vr first,so at $3 a pop you must practice delayed gratification.


                       Brett

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Bodaway on Sep 16th, 2008 at 3:42am
I'd tried quite a few different sling builds, but always had issues with drag (as in air friction), wear (as in release cord flies away with rock after a week), and rock release (as in snag...oh no, where'd it go).  This design has worked pretty well the last year so, gradually tuning different parts until they'll last a good few thousand rocks.  The sling is my fifth build of this style, and has been in use since early summer, so 4-5 months... 50-100 rocks a day, few times a week ... 3k rocks or so. (rocks! and rarely the smooth river stone kind)

Pouch is tan leather from a couch.  Not mine of course, but some wasteful loon willing to part with a leather couch for free on craigslist.

Cord is braided polypropylene rope from the lumber store.  I've used some of the yucca cordage i've made, but missed the neat colors the rope comes in.  Someday i'll learn to dye the yucca purple and I'll be set.

Attachment thread is dacron bowstring thread (serving thread).  I tinker with bowyering sometimes, and it seemed like what'd fit the bill.

Release knot and release abrasion wrap are kangaroo lace.  I've used other types of thin lace, but kangaroo stretches and gets nicely tight during build, stays tight, and wears well.

I also wax the cord every week or so with bowstring wax.  Keeps the cord and lace in good shape.  The last picture is how I loop the primary cord onto my hand, and where my release cord sits - on top of forefinger, first knuckle, held down by thumb.

Release abrasion wrap
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3199/2862302314_740f7d0036.jpg?v=0

Primary cord attach
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3289/2861472181_b7172e2072.jpg?v=0

Release cord closeup
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/2861472279_9bdf046815.jpg?v=0

Full picture
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3083/2861472249_f5775d438f.jpg?v=0

Travel Mode
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3294/2861472209_9ce58d89aa.jpg?v=0

Hand grip
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/2862302508_3b9a975aa3.jpg?v=0

(all of these pictures are linked from flickr, if they stop showing up at some point, i'll repost)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by curious_aardvark on Sep 16th, 2008 at 6:15am
tough looking sling. A number of members use this style leather pouch.
So you got  a whole free couch eh ? Nice way to get leather.

Dale get yourself gom player - video works fine for me. It's not firefox that has the problem just whatever video player you use.
Wrist loop works well - how do you attach and remove it  (to and from your wrist) ?

And boy I'm glad you wore them long shorts - with that camera angle short shorts could have been quite unpleasant for the viewer ;-)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Sep 16th, 2008 at 2:33pm
Nice looking work. You must be a seriously proficient slinger by now!

I am noticing that if I dont put any protection on the release cord then it gets muck and wear for at least four inches, but a much shorter length of wrapping will protect it completely. Is this the general experience? Any idea why this could be?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Bodaway on Sep 16th, 2008 at 3:13pm

David Morningstar wrote on Sep 16th, 2008 at 2:33pm:
Nice looking work. You must be a seriously proficient slinger by now!

I am noticing that if I dont put any protection on the release cord then it gets muck and wear for at least four inches, but a much shorter length of wrapping will protect it completely. Is this the general experience? Any idea why this could be?


Re: proficiency, that's relative to concentration i suppose, but that's the beauty of slinging for me though. Simple tool and complex skill.  Rather the opposite of most of our culture.  I threw for a couple years overhand/side - but kept causing problems with my elbow because of twisting right at release.  I now throw overhead - left hand tosses pouch/rock up and behind my head, right arm pulls and creates spin, then release on the second rotation.  Aiming is far more difficult because one dimension isn't handled by the rotation plane of the sling anymore (like overhand/side).  But i can throw for hours on end without my joints rebelling - and it feels more natural.

On the release guard, that same question bugged me for quite a few sling experiments.  My theory is this.  The pouch is generally flexible and grips the rock - thereby limiting abrasion.  As the release cord becomes slack though, and the rock starts rolling along the pouch toward the cord, the cord is the first "stiff" thing that the rock encounters as it releases.  Makes sense that most of the abrasion would occur there.  I've tried unprotected release cords though, and you're right - the entire first few inches take a good shredding.  I think once the stiffer wrap is placed at the beginning, that the rock hits it and the stiffness of that wrapping levers the remaining cord away from the rock ever so slightly - limiting abrasion.  You can't see it very well in the picture, but I also wrap that lace such that the backbone of it is off-center.  Theory being, when the rock contacts it, and the rope moves, it twists off to one side - allowing less chance of the rock contacting any of the release cord.



Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Sep 22nd, 2008 at 11:42pm
[quote author=curious aardvark

Dale get yourself gom player - video works fine for me. It's not firefox that has the problem just whatever video player you use.
Wrist loop works well - how do you attach and remove it  (to and from your wrist) ?

And boy I'm glad you wore them long shorts - with that camera angle short shorts could have been quite unpleasant for the viewer


Hey CA,

Sorry so long on the reply.The wrist loop was actually sewn by my dad to fit my rather large hands.I just slide my hand into it and it fits snug around the back of my hand.Sliding loop attaches to the strap.

When you wear shorts are they Daisy Dukes,or what?Your second comment about my shorts has me wondering what you're wearing.Here in America those shorts are short.The hip-hop nation has them going half way down the calf.I'm late thirties,and in my youth we called them floods.It meant you were growing too quickly to keep up with your pants. ;D

  Brett

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Sep 28th, 2008 at 10:45pm
While this isn't a "picture," I made a new video yesterday that shows me explaining and using my new staff sling.

The video is here on YouTube (clickie)

Comments are invited, if you are so inclined.

Cheers!  :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by StaffSlinger on Sep 29th, 2008 at 9:04am
Nice job PJ; although I didn't get any audio...

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Sep 29th, 2008 at 2:36pm
I'm not aware of any problem with the audio.  It comes across when I view the video myself.
If anyone else watches and has this problem, please let me know pronto!  I hope that's not why there have been over 200 views but no comments!  :-/

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Sep 29th, 2008 at 6:13pm
There wasnt any audio the first time I viewed it yesterday but now I get your voiceover and it makes a lot more sense.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Sep 29th, 2008 at 11:41pm
I wonder what the cause of that was.  Is it possible that your attempts to view the video coincided with the "processing" that takes place for a few minutes after the video is uploaded?  I dunno.  Anyone, please let me know if you go to the video and don't get audio.  Make sure to turn your sound volume up a bit, because after the first segment, where I am talking with the camera near to me, the sound becomes lower because I am in the distance.

When I get a chance, perhaps sometime this week, I'll make another video of me doing regular hand-slinging, in pretty much the same format.  I'm looking forward to that, especially so that you folks will have an opportunity to either marvel at my skill, or thoroughly rip it apart.   ;)
(I do feel that I've come a long way in the tiny amount of practice that I've been able to get.  Happy to be launching my golf balls as reliably and as far as I've been!)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Oct 5th, 2008 at 10:14am
After having read posts about staff slings, I improvised this one by tying one of my leather/paracord slings to a 4-foot ash staff.
It worked good, I was surpriced by the flat trajectory, I had expected more of an arc.
Not to practical to carry the staff along, but it was incredibly easy to use.

It was raining hard during the night, and it was almost freezing cold this morning when I did some testing with it, so my hands turned WERY cold when I picked up my warious wet test-ammo balls :).
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Oct 5th, 2008 at 10:40am
Staff-slings are taking over the world  ;D

If it is shooting flat then the sling is long. If you shorten it a little you will get an earlier release and a higher trajectory. You can then shoot high by starting with the staff horizontal and shoot flat by starting with the sling end raised up a bit.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Oct 5th, 2008 at 11:07am
Thanks, David.  I must try to memorise your short instruction.  This morning, after some throws, I  slided the tyed end of the sling up and down a little, just to see what happened. This led to me hitting the ground a little closer to myself.
But soon, my hands, and the rest of me, too, turned so cold that all the fun went away, and I went home :(

I guess my sling could have been a bit shorter, compared to the staff, but this was just a first test and I just grabbed a sling, retyed the finger loop, and tyed it onto the staff.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Oct 5th, 2008 at 11:34am
The weather was terrible this weekend so I have stayed home and made this instead:



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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by TimdaSling on Oct 5th, 2008 at 11:40am
nice sling love the pouch design :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Oct 5th, 2008 at 11:42am
It started out as a bored test run of a peacefuljeffery style six cord sheepshank pouch using a metre or so of offcut paracord.

Once I had done the tying I could see that although I didnt have enough at each end left to use as sling cords there was probably enough left to do the pouch weaving with. I tied a loop at each end of the pouch and led the free ends back in to weave the center. This worked perfectly so I cut some more cord and strung the pouch with the end loops.

I did the first two rows of weaving on a 2-1-2 pattern, pairing up the outer cords, to make the ends of the pouch narrower. This makes the whole shape more elliptical which I prefer. I worked from each end in to the centre. You can see the break in the pattern where they meet, and on the underside you can see where the remaining ends are tucked away.





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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Oct 5th, 2008 at 12:42pm
Hey, I was bored last night so I made a new sling with a diferent method. Instead of a finger loop, I left really long cords at one end.

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Oct 5th, 2008 at 12:44pm
This is how you are supposed to hold it.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Oct 5th, 2008 at 12:46pm
It looks like a three strand, but actually it´s nine. I took really thin cords and braided them.

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Oct 5th, 2008 at 12:53pm
Wow, thats some serious work!

On my very first sling when I was a kid, I didnt have a loop I just wove the retention end between my fingers and squeezed tight.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Oct 5th, 2008 at 1:18pm
Since the winter is approaching around here, I must make slinging preparations.  This is a test model of Weather Resistant Snow Ball Adaptable Double Crossover Strap Sling.  
I simply melted and flattened the inner ends of the poly strings and hand stitched them between the two pouch straps, which had their ends doubled over.  Took just a few minutes and worked great with a few rocks and golf balls.  
This is a really easily made and uncomplicated sling,(especially compared to Rockman`s braided sling :D).  
I think my next try must have the pouch shaped a bit wider, for the snowballs.  Hopefully, I still have some time before the (sling ammo class) snow start to fall here.  
timann  
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by TimdaSling on Oct 5th, 2008 at 1:38pm
I hope we have snow this winter it is getting worse first we had every winter 10 days snow and now we´re lucky whit 2 :o
now we have a lot of rain, rain, rain and more rain  :'(

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Oct 5th, 2008 at 2:07pm
Hello, TimdaSling.  I am a bit further north than you, but I agree with you, and join the choir; rain, rain and more rain.
Winters now is just snow a couple of  times, wich rains away in a couple of days, and leaves everyting wet and muddy and dirty and nasty(not good at all for us dog-owners and  snowball slingers) :(
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Oct 11th, 2008 at 7:56am
I have had this sling made of ugly, white, stiff, hard poly-something laying about, waiting for a pouch.  It really do not deserve leather, since it is rather ugly, so I made my first tape-pouch on it.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by TimdaSling on Oct 11th, 2008 at 8:33am
It looks allright not very ugly
does it sling well?

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Post by timann on Oct 11th, 2008 at 11:33am
Hello, TimdaSling.  With its tape pouch, the sling looks rather good, but the plain, white poly braid was not wery estetiqually pleasing ;)
The pouch is a bit flat, so especially a golfball have a tendency to roll off the side, but with some care it would still work.  I have just used it once, this morning, and I mostly used some rocks, wich was less than pefectly round, and the sling slinged well, I got some rather (for me) axeptable distances :)

This is much sling with little work, and field repair shold be easy with a small roll of duct tape or similar.
timann

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Post by timann on Oct 14th, 2008 at 1:22pm
Here I have added my second tape sling, made yesterday.  Braided from 6 x 1,5 mm poly-something.
It slings well.  On the picture it is possible to see the thinned-off ends, I prefer to use the sling a little before I cut them to short, so that it can stretch and self-adjust a little, if needed.  
I decided to use silver-gray tape on this one.
timann
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Post by timann on Oct 14th, 2008 at 1:23pm
And...
timann
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Post by David Morningstar on Oct 14th, 2008 at 2:02pm
Looking at those I would guess you are taping those flat on a table and then bending them into shape? I made my duct tape pouch across my knee so the curve was built-in. I laid the strips of tape on my knee sticky side up and laid the sling across them with the ends hanging down.

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Post by timann on Oct 14th, 2008 at 2:42pm
Thanks, David Morningstar, you are of course right.  I never thought about that possibility.  Now I know what to try NEXT time ;D
The nice thing with tape sling pouches is they are easy to make and UN-make ;)
timann

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Post by timann on Oct 16th, 2008 at 2:17pm
I re-taped the thinnest of my two tape-slings.  It was a bit more complicated to have the tape on my knee, instead of on a flat cutting board,where I could make slits in the tape with a sharp knife.  I had to use a scissor instead.   But the curve in the pouch was nice, it has worked very good with tennisballs during the first tests, it should be able to handle snow balls well.
timann


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Post by timann on Oct 18th, 2008 at 2:09pm
A couple of days later, I must say that for practical use, a tape sling can be as good as it needs to be.
I have used my re-taped sling exclusively the last days, and if it is not as good-looking as my hemp-leather slings, it has performed perfectly.
 
Yesterday I walked a short forrest path, slinging awailable pebbles along the way, several styles, overhand, apache, fig 8 and commanche, and it worked great.  And, when I was at the end of the path, I desided the last throw should be helicopter, just for fun.
I aimed for head height on a thin, tall tre, guesstimately ;) 30 meters away, 3 whirls around my head, and hit exactly spot on :o.
I consider this sling well and truly baptised by that throw :)

The "but" with this sling is that the pouch is a little bit long and wide for golf ball slinging.

And this is actually a bonus, since it gives me a excuse for making YET another sling ;D

timann

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Post by kellymcdman on Oct 18th, 2008 at 4:15pm
my latest sling! sorry the pic quality might be bad. using a web cam..
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Post by Rockman on Oct 18th, 2008 at 4:51pm
This is my latest creation. My first natural fiber sling.
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Post by Rockman on Oct 18th, 2008 at 4:52pm
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Post by Rockman on Oct 18th, 2008 at 4:55pm
It's made from pita, which is what we call generic natural fibers. It's from some kind of plant.
Making the pouch tested the limits of my patience, but the effort was worth it.
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Post by ginshun on Oct 29th, 2008 at 9:42am
My first two slings

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/ginshun/knife023.jpg?t=1225287640
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/ginshun/knife024.jpg?t=1225287687
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v94/ginshun/knife025.jpg?t=1225287708

This site is awesome!  Thank you guys for all the info!

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Post by StaffSlinger on Oct 29th, 2008 at 12:16pm
Nice work Ginshin.  Welcome!

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Post by peacefuljeffrey on Oct 29th, 2008 at 11:09pm
Awesome, Ginshun!   :D
I love the first one, especially -- looks just like the ones I've been making!  That design Cliff gave us is SWEET!
What is yours sized to be able to throw?  I do mine for golf balls, but my very first one was sized for tennis balls.  Then I got a hold of about 600 golf balls so that's what I make my slings to throw.  ;)

Hey, try doing a two-tone version of that sling.  I did a black/blue one and a black/tan one: they look great that way.

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Post by peacefuljeffrey on Oct 29th, 2008 at 11:14pm
To make Cliff's design to fit golf balls, I generally make the arch of the split sides 11 turns long.
That is, look at the top row of turns in your picture, where the single arch of the pouch curves up like a rainbow from left to right.  If you make 11 turns on the outer edge of that length before it rejoins the other split side, you will have a sling that is ideal for golf-ball slinging.    10 turns is just a bit too little, and 12 might be ok but could be a bit too much.  (After all, you don't want the ball to slip backward through the hole!)

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Post by peacefuljeffrey on Oct 29th, 2008 at 11:23pm
One more thing...

I see that it appears you have a Bowline for a finger loop on your paracord sling.  Nothin' wrong with a good old fashioned Bowline...
but check out >>>this thread<<< (clickie) for an idea about a different knot that seems to have earned a welcome reception.  I use it on all of my slings and it performs well in addition to having a cool name.  ;)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by ginshun on Oct 30th, 2008 at 10:40am
erased for double posting.

See next post.

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Post by ginshun on Oct 30th, 2008 at 10:45am
You are right, that is a bowline.

and the all paracord sling is sized probably just a little bit big for a golf ball, doesn't really work very good with a tennis ball though.

The leather pouch one is formed to a golf ball.  The loop knot is an knot from a book that I have at home called an Adjustable Loop if I remember right.  Its a nice knot, you can adjust it, but it grabs the string, so it doesn't tighten up when you whip the sling and release.  The release knot is the chinese 4 leaf clover thing.  I actually saw the thread about it right after I made it.  The attachment to the pouch is just a bunch of alternating half hitches.  I thought it looked cool.

I am making another sling right now and trying some new knots. The cord is 3/16 nylon rope, so its just a little tougher than the paracord. Stayed with the clover leaf for the release not, but went to a Hangman's Noose for the attachment to the pouch.  The pouch itself is the aussie style pouch that I have seen in some other threads where it is basically just two stips of leather with holes in the and and put together to form a nice cupped pouch.  It should fit a baseball or maybe even a softball.  Havent decided on the finger loop yet.  I am thinking of using a double bowline or double figure 8 so I have two strings in the loop, should spread out the force a little.  I'll post pics when I am finished.

Honestly, I am not very good at slinging yet, but just throwing the ammo (whatever it is) out into a field is so damn fun it crazy!  I am also having almost as much fun making them as I am using them anyway.  They are so simple and easy to make.  I gotta try a woven one here in the near future.  I really like the woven net one that there is a tutorial on the main sight for.

And thanks for the kind words!!




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Post by peacefuljeffrey on Oct 30th, 2008 at 11:34pm
You're welcome.

If you did the attachment with a series of same-way half hitches, you'd get a spiral and it wouldn't look "one way" like there was a left version and a right version to be had.  There are also multiple-overhand-knot constructions you could do that would make it like a noose is grabbing the pouch.  Those might look good, too.

That's pretty cool that you had the idea for the chinese knot before seeing the thread that was specifically about it!  What a crazy coincidence!   :o

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Post by David Morningstar on Nov 4th, 2008 at 4:35am
My latest effort. Leather and paracord. Knots used: double overhand noose for pouch attachment, Ashley stopper knot for the release cord and perfection loop for the retention cord.
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Post by David Morningstar on Nov 4th, 2008 at 4:38am
I have started using the noose attachment method. I like the way it positions the knot behind the end of the pouch and puts two cords through the hole instead of just one.



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Post by David Morningstar on Nov 4th, 2008 at 4:42am
The purpose of the three holes in the center of the pouch is to make the pouch curl up under tension. The tension cannot go across the centerline because there is no leather there to transmit it. It has to divide and pass around each side. When you pull, the sides come together and the pouch bellies out nicely.
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Post by Rockman on Nov 5th, 2008 at 1:35pm
I made this nylon sling for a friend. The black cord protects the sling from wear and gives a nice finish to an otherwise pure white.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Nov 6th, 2008 at 6:17am
Rockman and David Morningstar -- those are nice-lookin' slings, guys!


David, I wonder if you are familiar with what happens when you make a multiple overhand knot in cord and then tighten it.  You can make a barrel that looks like that of a hangman's noose, but the standing end and working end of the knot come out at opposite sides.  What you get is essentially a lump of coil in the middle of a cord.  If you were to tie this kind of knot with a strip of leather inside the coil as you tighten it, and then clipped the end that is toward the pouch, you would have the actual barrel of the "noose" gripping the pouch, instead of a loop of a noose.  The whole system might be a bit simpler, although I don't know for certain how it would behave in actual use.  I attached a cord to the arms of a pair of sunglasses in just this manner a long time ago.  It has held for a number of years, because of the flanged ends of the arms of the glasses.  If you flanged the leather in a similar way, you'd have a secure grip.

If you're interested in trying this out but don't know what I mean, I could take some how-to pictures if you'd like.  Let me know.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Nasse on Nov 7th, 2008 at 6:10am
Here goes two freshly made slings made like the honda manchega (but with finger loop). They are made from very cheap nylon string:
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Post by Nasse on Nov 7th, 2008 at 6:12am
And baby brother..
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Post by Nasse on Nov 7th, 2008 at 6:14am
Couldn't resist to post some others I use for the moment as well ;)
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Post by peacefuljeffrey on Nov 8th, 2008 at 5:07am
Nasse, forgive me:  how well do those split pouches retain ammo?  I am having a hard time visualizing them holding onto a rock or other sphere without it falling through.  Are they practical?

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Post by Nasse on Nov 8th, 2008 at 5:36am

peacefuljeffrey wrote on Nov 8th, 2008 at 5:07am:
Nasse, forgive me:  how well do those split pouches retain ammo?  I am having a hard time visualizing them holding onto a rock or other sphere without it falling through.  Are they practical?


No sweat :) Well, I suppose they are a bit harder to load than solid pouches. If one would find a perfectly round stone you thus would have a problem - if it's too small :P Yet it isn't much of a problem since i rarely find naturally spherical stones ;) for golf balls - i don't know, but I think it would work out just fine if you just make it the right size. The smaller one of the braided one's I intended to make for my girlfriend, but after trying it out I think I'll maybe hold on to it ;P turns out the first one had a bit too long pouch, thus it retains bigger ammo nicely but not my regular size as the smaller one does.

Hey, split braids have been used for hundreds of years, how dare you doubt their awesomeness!? Haha... In truth's name, they are a tad harder to load (you get used to that very quickly) but I think they have a cleaner release, so it all adds up to a perfectly good sling.

Hope that helps :)

P.S It takes less than an hour to make one of these, it's well worth the effort and cash.

Jonas

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Post by jax on Nov 8th, 2008 at 6:49pm
My dad sent me a few of his new sling designs,and I must say they work excellently.They feature the captive release cord that set his slings apart,but are much more simple in design than the earlier prototypes.The leather pouch opens upon release of the comfy craft ball,but hold it snug until that point.Thanks Dad!!

             Brett
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Nov 8th, 2008 at 6:51pm
Thomas' Non-Traditional
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Post by jax on Nov 8th, 2008 at 6:53pm
Thomas' Non-Traditional
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Post by jax on Nov 8th, 2008 at 11:23pm
...and the pouches close up.
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Post by peacefuljeffrey on Nov 9th, 2008 at 1:24am
So by releasing that ball, you allow the cord holding the front of the pouch to lengthen, which lets the ammo roll out of it?
Hmmm... seems ingenious.  Does the line get in the way of the projectile's release, though?


Wow, this is like "the next big thing in slinging" or something.  Will it end up like that Tucker car, though?  :-?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Nov 9th, 2008 at 8:34am
No,there is no fouling upon release.The fishing swivels allow me to get it dialed in for my grip,but once you've adjusted it,the projectile just rolls right out.

Here is the small tan sling in action.

http://slinging.org/forum/yabbfiles/Attachments/Non_traditional_2.MPG                                                                                                                                                                      

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Nov 9th, 2008 at 11:03am
That thing is pure awesome!  I see what you were talking about now... hmmm... might have to experiment with that one too ;)

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Post by TimdaSling on Nov 9th, 2008 at 1:52pm
very nice sling, hope they sling as good as they look

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Nov 11th, 2008 at 2:03am
Would this be the semi-automatic version of the venerable ancient sling?

If so, I really think it's too dangerous for civilians and should be banned.  ::)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Thomas on Nov 11th, 2008 at 10:54am
According to the manufacturer this slinglike item is a sporting implement and should be managed in a manner consistent with healthy sporting ideals and never as a weapon.            

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Thomas on Nov 11th, 2008 at 3:04pm
Jax’s slings have what I termed as “upset” pouches. They are similar in principal to Techstuf and Mike Greenfield designs called “3 cord slings”. There is also another pouch from a Russian source. Jax pouches have two major differences. These more recent slings have the (2) release attachment points exiting perpendicular to the pouch on either side of the horizontal axis where they form a loop, also the release cord is captive, meaning it can advance only far enough to allow the spherical ammo to pass through the release cord loop.

Tom(dad)  

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Post by jax on Nov 11th, 2008 at 11:39pm
I have some 3-way swivels that may contribute to the evolution of this revolutionary design.I'll mail them on Friday(Wednesday post).

                Brett

P.S.           @home on Monday ;) ;)

                   maybe carry-on??

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aussieslinger on Nov 13th, 2008 at 7:55am
Greetings Brett,

The new design looks great! It looks as if the release will be really fast and unimpeded. Have you tried it with irregular shaped stones? Do you think there is any danger of it snagging? Can you control the orientation of the pouch on release and does it matter?

I suppose the really burning question is does it give substantially better performance than a conventional sling of similar length?

Regards,

Aussie

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Post by curious_aardvark on Nov 13th, 2008 at 8:26am
do you still get spin with the golf balls - your's seemed to be curving to the left.
Nice bit of kit - you know it's my birthday in a couple of weeks ;-)
(hint hint)  

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Nov 13th, 2008 at 10:59pm

Aussie wrote on Nov 13th, 2008 at 7:55am:
I suppose the really burning question is does it give substantially better performance than a conventional sling of similar length?


I tend to gravitate away from things that have a greater number of parts than a comparable counterpart has.  This thing seems interesting, but I doubt I'd go out and build one because I eschew such complicatedness.

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Post by aussieslinger on Nov 14th, 2008 at 12:06am

peacefuljeffrey wrote on Nov 13th, 2008 at 10:59pm:

Aussie wrote on Nov 13th, 2008 at 7:55am:
I suppose the really burning question is does it give substantially better performance than a conventional sling of similar length?


I tend to gravitate away from things that have a greater number of parts than a comparable counterpart has.  This thing seems interesting, but I doubt I'd go out and build one because I eschew such complicatedness.


Your choice of course, but I don't really think it's all that complicated. In fact it's simpler than Brett's previous sling with the toggle release mechanism. This pouch merely gets tipped sideways rather than releasing at one end as in a conventional sling. Therefore the projectile leaves the pouch more quickly and easily so less energy is wasted, translating into higher velocity for the same input.  The captive release cord is a bonus and the design would probably work without it.

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and I have already made a couple of Aussiepouches modified for three point attachment and will be fitting the cords ASAP. Try it out tomorrow with a bit of luck.

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Post by peacefuljeffrey on Nov 17th, 2008 at 5:12am
I fancy myself a reductionist.   "If it can be simplified, it ought to be simplified."  :D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Nov 30th, 2008 at 5:29am
I have made a sort of experimental sling, from paracord and thin, reflective Dyneema string.  Have used it for ten throws, not certain yet what I think about it.  
Not yet decided the finished lenghts, the knots have been tyed and retyed a lot of times already :)

For comparative purposes, and for resting the eyes, a hemp split pouch sling is added on the picture.
timann
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Post by Jaz on Dec 11th, 2008 at 9:02pm
This one's made of paracord and medical tape and sized to fit tennis balls. It works a lot better than the skinny braided-string-with-split-pouch sling that I used previously. With this sling the balls actually go where I feel they should, so I'm very pleased with it.
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Post by Inuben on Dec 20th, 2008 at 9:59pm
apache sling

click right mouse button then hit view image
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Post by fiddler49 on Dec 21st, 2008 at 9:22pm
Here's three different types of slings I like.
The duck tape slings are great for quick give aways. I outfitted
everyone in our group of 16 on a Grand Canyon raft trip with duck tape slings. Also note the knots for attaching lines to pouches.
It is a simple whipping, probably the best sling knot there is!!!


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Post by fiddler49 on Dec 21st, 2008 at 9:32pm
another view of duck tape sling with potato ammo
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Post by fiddler49 on Dec 21st, 2008 at 9:39pm
Here's a jug sling I came up with a few years ago for improving my odds at hitting spruce hens. I also call it a shot gun sling. It has a nice
shot pattern at 10 to 15 yards.


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Post by fiddler49 on Dec 21st, 2008 at 9:41pm
another view of the jug sling


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Post by fiddler49 on Dec 21st, 2008 at 9:44pm
and a third pic looking down at the jug sling lines


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Post by David Morningstar on Dec 22nd, 2008 at 5:29am
I like the one that looks like the pouch is from a short section of rope, how is that one made?

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Post by Szymon on Jan 3rd, 2009 at 5:08am
Mine sling for tennis ball. :)


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Post by aussieslinger on Jan 3rd, 2009 at 5:38am
Witaj Szymonie! Ladna proca.

My own Aussieslings are made in a very similar manner but from a different material and without the eyelets. How long are the cords?

Ludek
(Aussieslinger)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Szymon on Jan 3rd, 2009 at 10:25am
My cord they are adjusted.(nie wiem czy dobrze napisałem, ale chodziło mi o to, że linki są regulowane) :)

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Post by Szymon on Jan 6th, 2009 at 4:19pm
my medical tape sling and ice balls  :)

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Post by Hawkie on Jan 11th, 2009 at 12:44pm
This is my sling, made from para cords (thanks to Jeffrey for the tutorial). It's not exactly a masterpiece, I wouldn't even call it a success, but hope it works. I made a big mistake by making the brown cord too short, so I had to split the lines, and didn't get the desired "woven" pattern. (sorry for the quality, I took it with my cellphone)
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Post by David Morningstar on Jan 11th, 2009 at 1:11pm
Thats very nice work. Dont be surprised if all your weaving ends up sliding to one end of the pouch after a few throws. The only cure for that is to use lots more cord to give tight weaving that cant move.

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Post by Hawkie on Jan 11th, 2009 at 6:19pm
Indeed it's sliding like hell already. Guess I will have to be much more generous next time.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by carlson on Jan 12th, 2009 at 4:42pm
Hey all, here are two slings I made last week and this weekend.  Been reading a lot on this forum.  Had a desire to make a sling for a couple months now and finally made the plunge.  Working on a woven pouch one but haven't had satisfactory results in creating the pouch.

3 strands of paracord braided for the length of the sling, pig skin leather pouch, and hemp thread to stitch it all together

Unfortunately I haven't been able to get out to try slinging with them.
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Post by carlson on Jan 12th, 2009 at 4:43pm
close up of front of pouch
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Post by carlson on Jan 12th, 2009 at 4:43pm
close up of back of pouch
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Post by carlson on Jan 12th, 2009 at 4:44pm
hemp thread braided sling with pig skin pouch
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Post by carlson on Jan 12th, 2009 at 4:44pm
close up of front of pouch
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Post by carlson on Jan 12th, 2009 at 4:44pm
back of pouch
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Jan 12th, 2009 at 5:16pm
I like those! Keep an eye on the release cord just next to the pouch. It gets worn by stones on the way out of the pouch. A couple of inches of binding might be needed as protection, especially on the hemp sling.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kellymcdman on Jan 13th, 2009 at 3:09am
great slings carlson! wish i had a camera, but dont have one anymore. :'( my computer's been freezing lately too. most of my slings are single string paracord, with leather pouches. i have several older pics. feel free to look them up. :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by garylayton on Jan 13th, 2009 at 11:53pm
Here are some pictures from slings I made in December as Christmas for my nephews...5, 8, 9, 11.  I packaged them with tennis balls and left the length long...once they opened them I customized the length and then we went out and slang 'em.

I have looked through all the 29 pages here and didn't see anyone using football chinstraps...they work great for me...I can use many different size ammos, up to a baseball.

See my last post for a picture...it would not post here for some reason.

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Post by garylayton on Jan 13th, 2009 at 11:55pm
I'll try a smaller file size...
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Post by garylayton on Jan 13th, 2009 at 11:56pm
Another...
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Post by garylayton on Jan 13th, 2009 at 11:59pm
Almost through...
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Post by garylayton on Jan 14th, 2009 at 12:00am
OK, that size was better...
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Post by garylayton on Jan 14th, 2009 at 12:01am
Last one....whew!!
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by garylayton on Jan 14th, 2009 at 12:08am
This picture should have been with first post....it would not post for some reason...
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jan 14th, 2009 at 1:13am
cool slings.
Great ideas with the chin straps! If I had an american football helmet id try that.

Heres my sling i made quickly whilst looking for materials in my junk. I made it out of a bracelet which has some good leather and some old shoelaces. I cut the cords a little to small at 28 inches. Overall, its a nice back-up sling. Hold tennis balls and golf balls.

Also, pictured is a yellow ball which is a little smaller than a tennis ball but its weighted and soft. 164 feet cast was the best i reached with it on day one. Good for $2 bucks from the discount shop
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jan 14th, 2009 at 2:00am
I forgot to include this picture of my artillery. Minus 1 sling. Pictured are my golf balls ive collected, Swiss knife (just for show =p) my 3 slings and some darts Ive used which were pretty average. They are unpredictable or im probably not good at casting them.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Jan 14th, 2009 at 10:23pm
Intresting design, (Yeah this is one of those moments when ya go "why didn't I think of that")

How did they ( Slings and Nephews) do?

Marc Adkins



garylayton wrote on Jan 13th, 2009 at 11:53pm:
Here are some pictures from slings I made in December as Christmas for my nephews...5, 8, 9, 11.  I packaged them with tennis balls and left the length long...once they opened them I customized the length and then we went out and slang 'em.

I have looked through all the 29 pages here and didn't see anyone using football chinstraps...they work great for me...I can use many different size ammos, up to a baseball.

See my last post for a picture...it would not post here for some reason.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by garylayton on Jan 15th, 2009 at 1:21am

winkleried wrote on Jan 14th, 2009 at 10:23pm:
How did they ( Slings and Nephews) do?


It worked out very well...they had never slang (slung?) before but took to it in a hurry.  I also made slings for the fathers of the boys..each father has 2 of the boys.  Both dads (my brothers-in-law) are very much outdoor oriented and will sling with the boys.  Billy and Storm, one of his adopted Ukranian sons, stayed together about 60 yards down the street and Jabe (the other adopted Ukranian son) stayed with me...we threw tennis balls back and forth at each other on Christmas day for about an hour...great fun.

The other father had his 5 year old out there with us learning to sling, too.  I'm looking forward to family outings now where I can count on the younguns to pester me to go outside and play instead of sitting around and talking like a grown-up.   ;)

I got some video...I'll edit it soon and post it up.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jan 18th, 2009 at 1:43pm
Here is a picture of my trusty old staff-sling.  It is loaded and ready, and ammo is falling from the sky today :)
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jan 20th, 2009 at 5:16am
ammo falling out of the sky. not so good if you sling rocks  ;)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jan 21st, 2009 at 1:23pm
Fortunately it was only snowball-material coming down this time.  However, this is not to harmles, either.  It leads to car crashes, and people hurting their backs, and heart attacs, when they (we, I have really done my part ;)) must clear the snow away.

But I have had fun with my staff sling, and standard slings, slinging snowball.  I was able to sling so many snowballs today, after work, that I really felt my fig8 improve a bit :)
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jan 23rd, 2009 at 1:57am
cool, ive never slung a snowball or know how to make one for that matter!
Its good that you have improved  your fig.8, i should follow suit.

camo

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Xenon on Jan 23rd, 2009 at 7:15pm
Here is the design I currently like to use, and some Large Calibre ammunition. This is just a fraction of the collection. The ends of the cords are simply folded two times and sewn to the pouch, which is a piece of safety belt or thicker polypropylene belt. Be sure to sew through the cord many times. It looks crude but it's effective, and less easy to do correctly than it seems, since the cords need to remain centered in the side of the pouch over usage. Additionally, the thick PP is hard to sew, and I've broken even large needles in it. I am less satisfied with safety belt, it's more sensitive to ammo, rocks slip out more easily and that's dangerous.

It is a fairly primitive solution, but I have not seen one exactly like it on this site.

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by ElliotB on Jan 23rd, 2009 at 7:31pm
Do you have a link for the design of the braided cupped sling? Looks difficult but I'd like to try my hand at it :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Charlie on Jan 24th, 2009 at 8:09pm
Here's my first attempt at a simple sling.



The pouch is leather from a old pair of work boots I had laying around. And the cords are the laces from the same boot.






Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Jan 25th, 2009 at 10:41am
The pouch looks fine but the cords look alittle worn from the eyelets of the boots. You want to make sure they good and strong. One stone a little aon the heavy side gains a lot of weight when swung around in the pouch. I would really hate to see one of the cords break and someone get hurt.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Charlie on Jan 25th, 2009 at 11:19am

dork wrote on Jan 25th, 2009 at 10:41am:
The pouch looks fine but the cords look alittle worn from the eyelets of the boots. You want to make sure they good and strong. One stone a little aon the heavy side gains a lot of weight when swung around in the pouch. I would really hate to see one of the cords break and someone get hurt.

Thanks for the heads up! I didn't really take that into account.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Charlie on Jan 25th, 2009 at 1:45pm
Well, I just ended up replacing the worn bootstrings with new.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jan 26th, 2009 at 4:10pm
This is my most recent sling, using the method described here: http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1229714126

This sling was made with S/. 1.50 (local currency) worth of yute twine.
This comes to about 0.47 US cents.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockslinger on Jan 27th, 2009 at 10:27pm
Well here goes.  The first sling I've ever made some 22 years ago.  Not pretty, but very functional.  I love it.  
Having viewed some of the more elaborate sling designs on here, I'm inspired to build my second sling very soon.  More pictures to follow.





The leather I got from an old work glove(2 ply) and the rope is just 2 nylon boot laces.  Simple, but it works.  

Ok, I'm editing this post the day after the original post because I got buisy last night building my newest sling.  Here it is.  I took a few ideas from slinging.org.  I still need to take it out for a test run.  I built it to the same specs as my old sling ie/length etc.. which I am happy with.   Comments are more than welcome.





Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Thud on Jan 28th, 2009 at 9:07pm
hears a link the man in pic is holding a sling during some kind of protest i though to post it only because i had not seen this particular photo before

http://www.instructables.com/id/How_To_Not_Get_Arrested_At_A_RiotProtest/

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Lycurgus on Jan 29th, 2009 at 4:07am

Thud wrote on Jan 28th, 2009 at 9:07pm:
hears a link the man in pic is holding a sling during some kind of protest i though to post it only because i had not seen this particular photo before

http://www.instructables.com/id/How_To_Not_Get_Arrested_At_A_RiotProtest/



Its a catapault, not a sling. :(

And Rockslinger, I am liking your new sling very much and might have to just copy that. ;D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by curious_aardvark on Jan 29th, 2009 at 7:29am
have to admit The new sling looks like a thousand others - but the old one...
Now that I like.
Interesting use of a square pouch, loop attached, chopped down riggers glove.
That is a singular sling :-)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockslinger on Jan 29th, 2009 at 9:54am

Lycurgus wrote on Jan 29th, 2009 at 4:07am:

Thud wrote on Jan 28th, 2009 at 9:07pm:
hears a link the man in pic is holding a sling during some kind of protest i though to post it only because i had not seen this particular photo before

http://www.instructables.com/id/How_To_Not_Get_Arrested_At_A_RiotProtest/



Its a catapault, not a sling. :(

And Rockslinger, I am liking your new sling very much and might have to just copy that. ;D


It was fun to make.  I used the braided method combined with the http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1225969604/0 woven paracord method.  But I had 6 strands to work with when weaving.  Thanks.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockslinger on Jan 29th, 2009 at 9:58am
curiou_aardvark,


Thanks for your comment on the old.  It is a real gem of mine.  One of a kind.

I know the new sling looks like a thousand others.  I thought maybe my approach might have been different.  Maybe not.  

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Thud on Jan 29th, 2009 at 8:47pm

Lycurgus wrote on Jan 29th, 2009 at 4:07am:

Thud wrote on Jan 28th, 2009 at 9:07pm:
hears a link the man in pic is holding a sling during some kind of protest i though to post it only because i had not seen this particular photo before

http://www.instructables.com/id/How_To_Not_Get_Arrested_At_A_RiotProtest/



Its a catapault, not a sling. :(

And Rockslinger, I am liking your new sling very much and might have to just copy that. ;D




it is? noooooo sorry about that

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Feb 8th, 2009 at 1:07pm
The local football/soccer field is sprayed with water and frozen into a Bandy field each winter.  Bandy is a sport almost like ice hockey, but with differently shaped sticks, and garishly coloured balls instead of the flat pucks.
They used to be orange, but this winter they are pink.  Perfect for slinging :D
They are slightly smaller and slightly heavier than tennis balls, and behave like golf balls when slung.
timann

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Feb 8th, 2009 at 1:11pm
When all the skaters had left this late afternoon, and the lights was still on, I leapt at the chance of some real quality slinging time on the "slinging field".
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Feb 15th, 2009 at 4:16am
Me, slinging helicopter style

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GXkmT7eJFo

...and Balearic style

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35KJo9BNpb0

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Jae on Feb 15th, 2009 at 8:31am
That is some good video.  Easy to see what you are doing.

Jae

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Feb 15th, 2009 at 8:33am
David,

 Thanks again!!Sweet video.Check out this kid...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPmYXHN0P7c

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by mimi on Feb 15th, 2009 at 10:17am
Hi everyone, here are some pix of my sling. 8-)
made from bicycle steel cable and old tire for the pouch.






Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Feb 15th, 2009 at 10:26am
Be cautious of the cable after release!!I like the tube pouch.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Feb 15th, 2009 at 10:32am
Ya have to remember that us old timers on this list have seen quite a few slings, I hope ya get lots of use and service out of both of your slings. And while the new one looks like a bunch of others it does look like a well developed and servicable pice O'gear.

Marc Adkins


Rockslinger wrote on Jan 29th, 2009 at 9:58am:
curiou_aardvark,


Thanks for your comment on the old.  It is a real gem of mine.  One of a kind.

I know the new sling looks like a thousand others.  I thought maybe my approach might have been different.  Maybe not.  


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Feb 15th, 2009 at 10:34am
Hmm, I didn't see the Baleric style video when I was on your outube site last night........thanks for the video David

Marc Adkins


David Morningstar wrote on Feb 15th, 2009 at 4:16am:
Me, slinging helicopter style

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GXkmT7eJFo

...and Balearic style

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35KJo9BNpb0


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Feb 15th, 2009 at 10:36am
I Concur with Jax, But it ought to be an almost indestructable sling, lt us know how it works.

Marc Adkins



jax wrote on Feb 15th, 2009 at 10:26am:
Be cautious of the cable after release!!I like the tube pouch.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by mimi on Feb 16th, 2009 at 12:05am

jax wrote on Feb 15th, 2009 at 10:26am:
Be cautious of the cable after release!!I like the tube pouch.

No worries, i thought the cable might whip me after i sling but it did'nt. As for the pouch, it is made from an old road racer tire, i did'nt use inner tube coz it is stretchable.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Aussie on Feb 16th, 2009 at 12:14am
Hi Mimi,

Welcome to the forum. Your sling is certainly unusual but I also agree with Jax; steel cable gives a high potential for injury. Sooner or later that release cord is going to whack you. If it hits you in the eye it could be more than just painful. Thin nylon cord will give just as high a sling speed and be a lot safer as well as easier to tie.

Regards,

Aussie.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by mimi on Feb 16th, 2009 at 12:24am

winkleried wrote on Feb 15th, 2009 at 10:36am:
I Concur with Jax, But it ought to be an almost indestructable sling, lt us know how it works.

Marc Adkins


indestructable definitely! that was my intention, but it's a bit on the heavy side. i notice that the speed of the swing is faster compared to my nylon rope sling. both my nylon rope and steel cable slings are 1metre long. diameter for nylon rope is 8mm, steel cable is 1mm.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Aussie on Feb 16th, 2009 at 1:55am
For strength 3 or 4 mm cord would be quite sufficiently strong which will cut down air drag greatly from the 8mm you used previously. Unless you are using extremely light ammo it should make no difference compared with the steel cable.

If you insist on the cable at least tape the ends securely and make sure there are no broken strands projecting.

Tell us a little about yourself, where you're from and how you started slinging etc.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 16th, 2009 at 7:38am
stick with the steel - I like it ;-)
Given the number of release cords I wear out - I can see a real practical use for a metal corded sling - nice job :-)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by mimi on Feb 16th, 2009 at 7:47am
Hi Aussie, I'm from Singapore. Slinging for three weeks now. Came upon this site by chance, and learn a lot from it. I must say you guys have really done a great job in sharing the knowledge of slinging!

I do agree that cable is dangerous for slinging. But I'm interested in making the most efficient, lowest frontal area, lowest drag and maybe symmetrical airfoil pouch.
With the foil pouch, it will always stay in one axis when swinging, lets say the foil pouch will always be parallel to the ground when swinging helicopter style, the advantage is we can achieve the release spin of the projectile similar to the bullet spinning in the barrel effect. :-?

Any idea?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by mimi on Feb 16th, 2009 at 7:54am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Feb 16th, 2009 at 7:38am:
stick with the steel - I like it ;-)
Given the number of release cords I wear out - I can see a real practical use for a metal corded sling - nice job :-)

lol my 8mm nylon sling snap halfway while slinging. it lasted only a week. can't find any smooth rocks near my area.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Donnerschlag on Feb 18th, 2009 at 12:59am


Here are my slings. I'll describe them from bottom to top:

Bottom-most sling: My first sling.
Used this guide: http://slinging.org/index.php?page=making-a-braided-sling-an-illustrated-guide

Next one up: A three-string split pouch design with duct tape forming a membrane connecting them together. I used Cotton "Venetian blind" cord.
Used this guide for most of it: http://slinging.org/index.php?page=making-a-simple-string-sling-an-illustrated-guide---malik-lund

The next one up is basically the same design, except I used thicker rope, used no duct tape, and made a wrist loop rather than a finger loop.

The next one up is what I like to call the "Waraji sling", since the pouch greatly resembles the sole of a waraji (Traditional Japanese footwear) I used Cotton "Venetian blind" cord again.
Guide used to make it: http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1225969604/0

The second one down from the top is my braided split pouch sling which I dyed with RIT Dye and a paintbrush. I used Cotton "Venetian blind" cord yet again. (That stuff is versitile)
Guide used: http://slinging.org/index.php?page=woven-pouch-sling---colin-philips

The one on the very top is basically the same as the one I described previously, Except I used thicker rope and made it generally bigger.


For those of you wondering, here is a comparison of my "Waraji sling" with a waraji I made (Incedentally, also made with cotton "Venetian" blind cord :D)


With a pretty lil rock in it:

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Lycurgus on Feb 18th, 2009 at 7:33am
Clone trooper in a sombrero, like it  ;D

Slings aint bad neither.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Jae on Feb 18th, 2009 at 8:48am
Those are some nice slings.  

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by mrboss on Feb 18th, 2009 at 6:05pm
This is the sling i use, it used to be 10 feet, 3 inches long (over-all length).Now its 13 feet over-all length. Its good for long distance/power. If i want to use an accuracy tecnique, then I can simply grab the middle of the sling (not the pouch) to make it shorter.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Feb 18th, 2009 at 8:14pm
man i could never use something like that. more power to ya

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kellymcdman on Feb 18th, 2009 at 9:06pm
how well does it spin up? i would think it would have a lot of air resistance. what is it made of?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by mrboss on Feb 18th, 2009 at 10:12pm

kellymcdman wrote on Feb 18th, 2009 at 9:06pm:
how well does it spin up? i would think it would have a lot of air resistance. what is it made of?


I dont use it for an accuracy tecnique when its full length, with accuracy tecniques, i wrap the sling around my wrist till its half-lenth... But with distance/power tecniques, i keep it full lenth.It does have some air resistance when its being used at full lenth, but a distance/power tecnique eliminates all air resistance because im putting all my weight into the spin , plus the ammo has to be pretty heavy. (golf-ball sized rocks,and lead ammo is the best for full length use..)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kellymcdman on Feb 19th, 2009 at 12:38am
cool, but what is it made of????????

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by mrboss on Feb 19th, 2009 at 2:24pm
sorry about that, its made of either cotton or polyester, i got the string from hooded sweatshirts and hooded jakets. and its durable.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Feb 20th, 2009 at 12:50am
This is my new sling thats actually half decent. Ive made it from yureks medical tape sling, but i have sewn thick fabric to the split.


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slingbadger on Feb 20th, 2009 at 5:48am
Plaid flannel? It's a redneck sling!  Just kidding. Any sling that works is a good sling.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Feb 21st, 2009 at 12:17am
haha! the flannel is thickest fabric i could find! (leather in sheets are rare in aus). The flannel jacket has made its way into australia  ;)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Feb 24th, 2009 at 12:35am
One of my more recent slings. slings well.


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Feb 24th, 2009 at 8:31pm
Wow, nice weaving there Kava!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Feb 25th, 2009 at 6:36pm
Kava,

 How's the release?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Feb 25th, 2009 at 8:09pm
Kava,
How about a little tutorial? They don't look that hard to make but a little help is always nice.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Feb 26th, 2009 at 8:17am

@ BrianGubbs : thanks for the compliment  :)

@ Jax : the release is smooth, but the sling feels better when used with heavier ammo like a golf ball. the pouch looks a bit large but it cups ammo nicely.

@ Dork :  check out http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1235222159  - read the posts and follow the links, not step by step instructions but the process should be easy enough to figure out. hope this helps.

_Kava_

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Feb 26th, 2009 at 4:57pm
Kava

silly me I already checked it before didn't realize that was the technique you used.

One question though. Does the netting seperate at all? like open after awhile. I only ask because because it looks a little on the loose side. Makes me think of a hammoc where the weave is tide tightly. Just wondering.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Feb 26th, 2009 at 6:01pm


Quote:
Does the netting seperate at all? like open after awhile. I only ask because because it looks a little on the loose side.


not at all, the weave is quite tight, the reason why there are 'spaces' between the weave is due in part to size of rope I used and the amount of space between the pegs on the peg board I used.

_Kava_

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kava fiend on Feb 26th, 2009 at 7:01pm
16 strand sling with 1 strand added for pouch.
basic 4 strand square sennit for most of the cords with Andean/Tibetan braiding in zigzag pattern near pouch.
pouch is basic weave.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Feb 27th, 2009 at 8:23am
I must say you do a nice job

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Jae on Feb 27th, 2009 at 8:30am
I will second that

Jae

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Kuras Pawel on Feb 27th, 2009 at 4:46pm
My sling

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Mar 2nd, 2009 at 8:47pm
I made a few glandes
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by BrianGrubbs on Mar 2nd, 2009 at 9:47pm
Nice job!  What's imprinted in them?  Nevermind, should've read the Primitive weapons section first.  They're even cooler now!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Szymon on Mar 3rd, 2009 at 1:12pm
My two new slings.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Mar 3rd, 2009 at 10:14pm
The frayed ends probably crack the whip.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Mar 5th, 2009 at 3:01pm
I used the glandes against a stone wall.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Mar 5th, 2009 at 5:06pm
sysmon i like your slings. probably because i use the exact same design

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by mrboss on Mar 5th, 2009 at 7:37pm
I wish that I had the materials for making lead glandes. Can someone tell me where I can get lead from, and how to make lead glandes? That would be nice, because I need ammo like that for maximum penetration.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Mar 5th, 2009 at 7:54pm
If you have a local hardware store, ask for a lead pipe. You have a better chance at this on a neighborhood hardware store rather than the big companies, aparently lead pipes are obsolete or banned depending on your country. I asked at a local store and they gave me three pieces 1.5 kilograms of pure lead for about 1 us dollar. It was covered in dust and aparentley, were glad to dispose of it

Balancing weights are the next best choice.  

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1233741437

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by mrboss on Mar 5th, 2009 at 8:06pm
Thanks!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by hawk_chucker on Mar 5th, 2009 at 8:32pm
You can also get lead really cheap from any Hardware store by getting roof flashing. Comesin 20 pound rolls and is in a sheet form roll. Melts very easy and can be cut into small pieces for melting with sizzors.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by B.cereus on Mar 9th, 2009 at 12:08am
Rockman, cool glandes

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by 4accord on Mar 9th, 2009 at 10:20am
Attached are my latest, with thanks to Steven for the tip on how to make the three-strap type.  With a 3mm braided leather bolo cord, I'd call it my best performer so far.  The braided white one has a split pouch and was made from cotton string, with stitched suede to reinforce the finger loop and pocket - looks great but doesn't work all that well.  Tennis balls fall out, and it may be too long for me for rocks.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Mar 9th, 2009 at 5:31pm

Szymon wrote on Mar 3rd, 2009 at 1:12pm:
My two new slings.


hey these are nice slings, how do you make the second one?

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Post by timann on Mar 15th, 2009 at 8:11am
Two of my sling, one is made from too short lenghts of colourful poly-film string used to bundle stuff delivered to my working place.  I found it too bad to waste them.  And I wanted to practice adding "fibers" in a braid.  For my future "stinging nettle sling project".
The other one is a simple "too stiff poly-whatewer" and some black duct-tape sling.  It is wery functional, it is my end of the winter favorite.  It has hurled a lot of snowballs and bandy balls, and yesterday and today I used it for playing fetch with Buster. It has been too much snow the last months, but they are clearing the football fields now.

A tennis ball with the combined effects of dogs mouth and wet snow is slightly nasty, by the way ;)
timann    
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Mar 17th, 2009 at 3:42pm
I have seen that colorfull stuuf in stores and thought it might work for slings. Now I know. Looks good

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Mar 19th, 2009 at 11:22pm
This configuration provides a backspin.
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Post by jax on Mar 19th, 2009 at 11:23pm
Again...
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Post by jax on Mar 19th, 2009 at 11:24pm
And this will produce the spiral.
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Post by jax on Mar 19th, 2009 at 11:24pm
Spiral...
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Mar 20th, 2009 at 9:11am
so is that like a fin on the bottom of the pouch or am I looking at it wrong? How does it work?

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Post by Rockman on Mar 20th, 2009 at 5:01pm
Second batch of glandes. These are similar to surf boards: flat on both sides and pointy
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Mar 20th, 2009 at 11:34pm

Rockman wrote on Mar 20th, 2009 at 5:01pm:
Second batch of glandes. These are similar to surf boards: flat on both sides and pointy


WOW! they look GREAT!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Mar 21st, 2009 at 12:32am
Hey Andrew,

 The air passes through the fin in an attempt to orient the pouch in the desired position for a release specific to the type of ammo(baseball),length of sling(this sling is about 4' long,and the windup for baseballs can be tricky-the angle you are after is about40 degrees)and the type of release you want(my dad set up this sling to try a backspin or a spiral[like a football]).The grip can be narrow or wide.The results show the fin is doing it's job.The other sling I posted in the "non-conventional sling designs"thread throws golf balls,and the fin is replaced by a molded monolithic leather pouch.It is one piece construction and the air channel sticks out behind the golf ball.The pouch is connected to the strings with knots,but up top near the grip dad installed swivels,and as you wind up things stay tidy.They are fun to use and very simple to load.

 Thanks for showing interest in these truly revolutionary slings.I know if you used one you would love it.

                   Brett

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Mar 21st, 2009 at 12:30pm

Camo-sling wrote on Mar 20th, 2009 at 11:34pm:
WOW! they look GREAT!


These are much better than my original glandes. When I use them, I'll bring my camera

Jax and Tinman, Nice slings

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Mar 23rd, 2009 at 11:44am
Jax

It does sound pretty cool. Its like a low tech design with a high tech result.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Mar 27th, 2009 at 2:43pm
Here's a video demonstrating the detachable wing baseball sling.I've named it the slider.Sorry,the clip is with tennis balls in the yard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoKyMCY2t5k

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Mar 27th, 2009 at 3:54pm
That thing is pretty killer. One more question, it looked like you didn't have to realease any of the cords, is it automatic or did I miss something

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by castanon93 on Mar 29th, 2009 at 12:25am
lol here are m most recent slings
first : leather pouch
second: woven split pouch
third: my slightly modified "rockman" sling
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Mar 29th, 2009 at 4:09pm
Castanon, nice slings. Your "Rockman" looks awesome for round ammo.
Your other split looks a lot like peruvian slings.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Mar 30th, 2009 at 2:49pm
Dork,

 The release cord is captive up by your hand,so the amount of travel is less than 4".It only goes far enough to tip the pouch.Otherwise,the projectile would hit the release cord like every other sling.

              Brett

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Mar 30th, 2009 at 3:21pm
OOOHH now I get it. That is way cool.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by castanon93 on Mar 30th, 2009 at 7:50pm

Rockman wrote on Mar 29th, 2009 at 4:09pm:
Castanon, nice slings. Your "Rockman" looks awesome for round ammo.
Your other split looks a lot like peruvian slings.

jaja, thanks.
my slings are really horrible, i am a crappy weaver.
the "peruvian" is also assymetrical LOL
jaja, i see you are getting used to the idea of calling them rockman slings 8-)
that´s why i prefer glass/obsidian knapping

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Mar 31st, 2009 at 3:28pm
Hi, castanon93, It may be admitted that your slings have some visible shortcomings ;)
Practice will owercome this, do not give up yet.  Make more slings.  And use them.  They do not need to be saved for future generations ;)

Seriously, I seem to recognice the string you made them from.  3-part, soft, loose and extremely slippery, isn`t it.
Had something like that, years ago.  Intended to use it for thin-stuff braiding.  Wich was impossible, it was so slippery it kept sliding apart, no matter what I did.
Bet I would not be making good-looking slings from that material, either.

When you get better sling-making material in the future, you`ll have had lot of practice on the more difficult stuff.

I`ll wait with my critisism untill I see THOSE pictures :)
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by castanon93 on Mar 31st, 2009 at 3:45pm
jaja thanks timann :) im gonna try to get some natural fibers for weaving, or at least better nylon cords.
you guessed right, thats the cord i was using,
however the "rockman" came up pretty good nevertheless :)
ill try to post pictures as soon as i can.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fx 2000 on Apr 1st, 2009 at 5:38am
Hallo,
here the piktures of my first baleare-sling, like the are made on Mallorca.

Michel from germany
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fx 2000 on Apr 1st, 2009 at 5:54am
I´m sorry, but I can´t open two pictures in one post, so here is the second.

Michel from germany
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Apr 3rd, 2009 at 3:56pm
Those look very good. Whats your slinging like?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Apr 3rd, 2009 at 4:02pm
These are a couple of versions of a design I saw somewhere. The two triangular cutouts make a stiff pouch much more cuppy and stable. You could think of it as a split pouch design with a centre strap that stop the ammo from falling through.

The top one is made of two lengths of cord tied in a split pouch with bowline knots and covered with duct tape. The bottom one is made of quite stiff boot leather. Both of these were too stiff to be good pouches until they had the triangles cut into them.



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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Apr 3rd, 2009 at 4:19pm
those look cool David, mind making a how to? i love split pouches but not even the rockman sling can hold all the ammo type i like...

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fx 2000 on Apr 3rd, 2009 at 7:34pm
Hallo David!
The slings are made of flachs, a natural fiber like jute.
I build them like shown in this link: http://www.mallorcaweb.net/foners/ferfona/00_Aferfona.htm
Here now my new one, I made it in one peace. Tomorrow I´ll test it.

Michel from germany
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by castanon93 on Apr 3rd, 2009 at 9:01pm
here is my first "rockman" sling using some natural fiber whose's name i dont know,
i know its natural because it becomes ashes when i burn it :D
i like it very much, the colors make it look like an elven sling or something. ;D
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by castanon93 on Apr 3rd, 2009 at 9:05pm
guess im not that a CRAPPy weaver i thought i was

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Post by xxkid123 on Apr 3rd, 2009 at 9:42pm
pretty nice castanon

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Post by Rockman on Apr 3rd, 2009 at 10:12pm
I like the color, reminds me of Peter Pan's outfit.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fx 2000 on Apr 4th, 2009 at 4:18am
@castanom93
A realy fine sling. Why you use this white fiber? Do you need it for stability?

Michel from germany

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 4th, 2009 at 12:54pm
Well, castanon93, I told you so, didn`t I :).  
Better cord made a difference.  You made a nice sling.  No need for you to use the term "crappy" any longer, now.  For critisism, well, look into the wipping and end knot of your next sling.  
Works as it is, I know, just look into it :).
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by castanon93 on Apr 4th, 2009 at 11:18pm

Fx 2000 wrote on Apr 4th, 2009 at 4:18am:
@castanom93
A realy fine sling. Why you use this white fiber? Do you need it for stability?

Michel from germany


its there to somewhat reduce the wear on the releasing cord, it is something rockman recommends to do, that is his design :)

i dont like peter pan  >:(
jaja :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 5th, 2009 at 8:04am
Here is my "Apache" slings.
From upper left is #1, wich is a pensioner, and a "good medicine" piece.

(#2 is not here, it was given away to a friend wich was as much an Apache as I was, when we ran (and stalked) around in the forest just a few decades ago.  We knew Apaches was the best.)

#3 is the one I use now, when I want to carry a small and practical sling, they take up wery little pocket space.

#4 was made this week, not used yet, it is supposed to replace #3 in a distant future.   On this one I felt the leather and stitching craft went easy, and the result was as I wanted it.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fx 2000 on Apr 5th, 2009 at 2:19pm
@timan
Nice slings. Whats your experinces with the golfball against stones?
A vew days ago, I made also an apche-sling, but I think, I do it in an other way
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fx 2000 on Apr 5th, 2009 at 2:22pm
and this morning, between shooting my bow and slinging I build an other one

Michel from germany
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by castanon93 on Apr 5th, 2009 at 4:07pm
WOW! those slings are HUGE! ;D
nice fx2000 :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Apr 5th, 2009 at 10:26pm
FX 2000, really good looking work. Looking forward to your next creations.

Right click on your picture and open it with Paint, from there select Image, then Resize/Skew (Ctrl+W)
Put both horizontal and vertical values at 20% and it gives a perfect size for your pictures.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 6th, 2009 at 4:53am
For the age-long argument of golfballs versus stones, I got a lot to say.  Well...
The stones tend to be heavyer if the sice is the same, wich would be fine in the unlikely scenario that I must us a sling as a weapon.  More damage. ( But then I could use lead, too... )
Stones may fly longer distances, and feels better, but golfballs is made to fly as far as possible, so...

To me is it mostly a question of availability.  I can find many good stones, but not SO many I can just throw them away all the time.  So when some golfballs is available, and they are easyer to find and reuse, I use them.
The same goes with tennis- and other balls, like the pink, very visible bandy balls in some of my pictures.  Cannot compare to stones, but sometimes a good choice.
timann
 

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Apr 6th, 2009 at 5:00am

timann wrote on Apr 6th, 2009 at 4:53am:
To me is it mostly a question of availability.  I can find many good stones..

 


Good point, but what exactly are you refering to when you say stones vs golf balls? im guessing range? for that question, the golf balls are great, as well as good fun. But you do get alot of slice on the golfballs sometimes :D (or maybe thats just bad accuracy :D)

i tested how far i could get an egg sized rock, twice the size of a golfball against a golfball, they practically went the same distance.
The egg sized rock actually bounced off the ground 5 meters high or so

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 6th, 2009 at 6:31am
My brief summary of the golfball/stone thing was a response to a guestion by fx 2000 :).

The golfballs sometimes react to the "Marius effect" and weer of to one side during long throws.

But that is nothing against the bandy-balls. They are great for moderate stuff, like target practice, with the color and all, but during a distance throw, I had one curving back so bad, it finally landed some 20 meters to my left, but less than 5 meters forward from me.   Almost like a boomerang.
That had a certain WOW-factor even on me, who is not too easily impressed ;)

timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Thomas on Apr 6th, 2009 at 11:57am
The undesirable excess spinning can be minimized by better pouch design. Just don’t make them into miniature hammocks (those cozy little beds strung between two trees). At the least, the exit side of the pouch should be smooth as possible and maybe fitted with some sort of lengthwise semi ridged strips, plastic or metal. If tradition is paramount, then put cotton is your ears, wing away and enjoy the acrobatic ammo.

tom    

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Apr 6th, 2009 at 12:49pm

timann wrote on Apr 6th, 2009 at 6:31am:
The golfballs sometimes react to the "Marius effect" and weer of to one side during long throws.


Just to correct that that slightly: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_effect

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 6th, 2009 at 2:30pm
David Morningstar, I am sorry, Marius or Magnus,I should have shecked.  
I just vaguely recalled the mythical scientific force that makes us slinging masters fail in our slinging sometimes, (but yes, lets us enjoy acrobatic ammo) ;) :D
timann  

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fx 2000 on Apr 6th, 2009 at 4:29pm
Hallo!
Thank´s for your answers, and I hope, I learn to bring the pictures on the right size.

Michel from germany

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 7th, 2009 at 2:55am
I must say , about my earlyer mentioned bandyballs, that mostly they are great for distance, too.  And the boomerang-like happening I mentioned was propably not just a result of the "Magnus effect", it was obviously also strongly influenced by the unpredictable "Timann-effect".
I have tested them, yesterday and this morning, with a for me rather longish sling, around 35"/90 cm, and the results may be described as "Straight as an arrow", with good, for me, distances.
timann


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Apr 7th, 2009 at 4:12am
hey guys!
just made my first braided sling, it was long overdue!!
its made of jute twine, very low ply, 33' incher. I like it, only slang a tennis ball, but i found out it cant hold lead glands and such.
should i make it a netted sling anytime soon? (i prefer to use the same sling all the time).

Please tell me the areas i could improve on!

camo!

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Apr 7th, 2009 at 10:48am
This is a pair of braided slings I have made in the last few days. They are of cotton string and boot leather.

I used a bodkin and a large needle to sew the pouches on with a spiral stitch through the centre of the braids. By sewing each side from the retention end towards the release end I have made the stitches align with the braiding and they almost disappear.

The release cords are not tapered and are finished with a Matthew Walker knot. http://www.animatedknots.com/matthewwalker This is not easy to tie but I highly recommend it for this job. It is perfectly symmetrical so it always grips and releases the same way. They are protected by a couple of inches of west country whipping: http://www.animatedknots.com/westcountry

The big sling is 40" and the smaller sling is about 35"
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 7th, 2009 at 3:48pm
Camo-sling, the first area where you should seek to improve is; try to braid your sling harder/firmer.  Your braid seem a bit loose, especially toward the end.  Let me admit that I sometimes have found the ends of some of my own older slings a bit loosely braided, so I untied and rebraided a bit.
If you intend to use a braided sling for small ammo like lead glandes, learning to make netted,wowen or sewn-on pouches is a good idea.  Pich your choic(es).

David Morningstar, nice slings.  Interesting stitching.   My to newest Apache slings, some posts ago, also has Mathew Walker knots for release knots.  But I continued braiding a bit longer, past my hand, I also removed 2 of the 6 cords, and finnished, as usually, with a Wall knot, wich could be seen as a half Mathew Walker knot.  Holds the end of a sling toghether nicely,and is small and elegant, I think.
I agree the Mathew Walker knot is a bit tricky, but worth learning, for the sling braiding "anorak" :)
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fx 2000 on Apr 7th, 2009 at 4:18pm
Hallo Camo-sling!
Nice sling, but I think you shoud braided the fibers closer like the sling of timan, ore this one: http://slinging.org/forum/yabbfiles/Attachments/Bale_gef_1_001.jpg
so you have a lower stretching in the strings and a better feeling for the ball ore stone.
Is this sling made like a balearic sling??? Here the link: http://www.mallorcaweb.net/foners/ferfona/00_Aferfona.htm


Michel from germany

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Apr 7th, 2009 at 4:27pm
hey camo sling, perhaps you could weave it

just take a strand of you jute whatever material and thread it in through the strands of the braid


basicly, you should just sepperate the strands you used for the braided split and yea...

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Apr 7th, 2009 at 8:19pm
thanks guys!

i really had trouble keeping the braids tight!
how can i keep them tight all through the braiding?
thanks xxkid123, i may try to weave it! maybe?

Rockmans sling looks great, i may try that next week.

camo.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Apr 8th, 2009 at 3:18am
this is the second braided sling ive made, i tried to keep the braides tight, it didnt work all too well!
its made of nylon, and 31'. I seem to have stuffed up the pouch, its pouch fits tennis balls, but when i swing it, it falls out of the bottom :( This is another reason i am trying to make a net or something on it. I may try to do what i did with my older sling (known as the red neck sling by sling badger. http://slinging.org/forum/yabbfiles/Attachments/resized4.bmp)
meh!

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Apr 8th, 2009 at 3:48am

I pinch the last braid to keep it tight while I bring the next cord over with my other hand. I then swap to pinching with the other hand, pull the cord I last moved to tighten it and move the next one across.

Say I am moving the right hand cord across to the middle:

Pinch the last braid with left hand

Use right hand to bring right cord across to the centre. Lift the pinch slightly so the cord is also trapped here.

Swap pinched braid from left hand to right hand

Pull on centre cord to make it tight

Move left hand cord to centre and pinch it

Swap pinching hands, pull centre cord

Repeat

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Apr 8th, 2009 at 5:36am
actually, thats what i have been doing? I make the string taunt whilst braiding. oh well, im very happy with the last sling, i sewed some canvas (of course with a camo pattern  ::)), now it slings well!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Apr 8th, 2009 at 12:33pm
how are you braiding it? do you nail it down, or do you grip it in your hands?. if you grip it in your hands, you often have tighter braid, though you want your finger right up to where your braiding.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 8th, 2009 at 2:08pm
To improve braiding, here is my secret; practice ;)
If I am placed in front of a TV, for instance, I spontaniously start braiding or knotting, and un-braiding and
-knotting, and re-braidaing and.... :) :D
My braiding tend to be firm and even, now 8-).
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on Apr 9th, 2009 at 9:55pm
this is the sling im made and am using right now, and im getting good results with it. and by that i mean the shots are heading down range in the direction i mean them to at about 40, to 50 yards. give or take a yard or three...lol :D..... i really like the two leather strip design, cause it makes a useable shallow pocket, and it is adjustable to different size ammo. anyway i made short , about 26 inches overall. and im using rocks i bought from wally world.... river pebbles , not heavy but some nice smooth round edges. and though i dig the wirring sound i get from the ones that have sharp edges. ;D
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Apr 10th, 2009 at 4:19pm
Libetry dog, that design is very versatile. My splits are made in very similar manner, I love them.
There's also the famed Aussie pouch, which are identical to yours except for the material.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fx 2000 on Apr 11th, 2009 at 7:44pm
Hallo!

Now it´s 1:30am in germany and I`m tired but happy. Last day was hard and bussy, so I need somthing to get my head free. I made a sling. It`s allready alittle bit wet, to get it in a good form.

A glad Easter party wishes you Michel from germany

Sorry, for the moment I`m not able to upload a picture

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by melliphile on Apr 12th, 2009 at 11:37am
Here's some of my slings.  On the right is one of my Amdocraft Tibetins that measures about 34".  Then, my first braiding attempt and my current favorite, the venerable (jute) "Rockman", measuring in at 29".  And on the left is my first love, my cotton cord Apache that measures 23".  The projectiles are made from Crayola No Bake Clay and then spraypainted orange.  I don't have a scale suitable for small things, so I don't know how much they weigh, but they're meatball size, maybe 3 oz.?  Nice thing about that clay is they do't shatter, they bend.  Pretty tuff stuff. A little expensive, tho. About $6 U.S. for about 12-15.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fx 2000 on Apr 12th, 2009 at 12:39pm
Hallo,

I try it agan, to upload a picture of my new sling
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fx 2000 on Apr 12th, 2009 at 12:41pm
here a second one,

Michel from germany
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Apr 12th, 2009 at 2:06pm
did you really join just 19 days ago? either way, these are AWESOME

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fx 2000 on Apr 12th, 2009 at 3:32pm
Sorry my english is not good, so I hope I tranlated correct.

Why is it awsome? I am good to be self thaught. I think 19 days is a lot of time to learn. The questions ever are: How is it made? How can I do? When you recognize the concept behind, you have 70%, the rest is to train the fingers. For me it´s like meditation, it helps me to get my head free. I do so for more the 25 years, and so it`s not so hard for me. I see my target, and I look for a good way.

Michel

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Snarfblat on Apr 12th, 2009 at 4:21pm
I have some other pictures of different designs, but this one is currently my "go to" sling for tennis balls.  It is inspired by many different designs on the forum.  It is made from Gorilla tape (strong duct-tape), 3/16" grommets, and paracord.  I print a template to scale, and then lay the tape on top when constructing the pocket.  Each side of the H is simply a piece of tape folded in half.  The middle bar is half a strip underneath, and half on top of the 2 side pieces.  The Gorilla tape is very strong.  Initially I reinforced the ends, but then found it wasn't needed for ammo like tennis ball or snowballs.  The tape is also slippery, but the depth of the pouch holds ammo very well.  The retention cord has a wrist loop tied with a bowline +half-hitch, and a figure-8 index knot.  The release cord has a turks-head.  Both are attached to the pouch with perfection-loops.  I punch holes in the ends with a 3/16" punch and hammer, and then close the grommet with the grommet pliers.  

The last picture is the basic design.  The long side of the "H" is 1/2 the circumference of the ball, plus twice the folded width of the tape, plus 5 or 10mm depending on how it fits.  The short middle of the "H" is roughly the diameter of the ball, minus 5 or 10mm depending on how it fits.  The tape is about 24mm folded.  I've made the pouches a few different sizes, and these dimensions get me in the ballpark quickly.




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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Snarfblat on Apr 12th, 2009 at 4:22pm
back side:
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Snarfblat on Apr 12th, 2009 at 4:22pm
with ball
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Post by Snarfblat on Apr 12th, 2009 at 4:23pm
supplies
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Snarfblat on Apr 12th, 2009 at 4:24pm
ball retrieval system

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Snarfblat on Apr 12th, 2009 at 4:24pm
basic design

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Snarfblat on Apr 12th, 2009 at 4:39pm
Here is one slightly shorter, with reinforced ends, and without a long strip in the middle.  It also works well!


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by castanon93 on Apr 13th, 2009 at 12:10am
i like the slings, thats a very nice retrieval ystem ;D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 13th, 2009 at 5:36am
Cleverly made slings, Snarfblat. I used a simpler duct tape pouch sling as late as this morning, due to some nasty weather.  I like your retrieval system too.  Mine is a bit unreliable yet, he sometimes stops and think; "Why is it always me.....?"
I like to braid, and have braided close to a zillion 3-strand braided slings, it seems.  It really isn`too challenging any longer.
So I have wisited "Willekes knotted ideas" and studied other braids, and yesterday I made this, 4-strand braided, flat braids for finger loop and pouch halves, and round for the rest.  It is made from 8 thin strings, wich is paired for the 4-strand braiding.  
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 13th, 2009 at 5:40am
Here is my 4-strand braid sling cirkled by a well worn-in 3-strand braided sling made from 6 paired similar strings.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Snarfblat on Apr 13th, 2009 at 12:44pm
Hi Timann that is a very nice sling, and I like the idea of flat braid for the pockets.  Here are a couple of prototype dog leash slings that I made.  The cord is 1/4" nylon, 8 strand braid over a core.  This is from the limited selection at the hardware store.  I removed the core to leave a hollow 8 strand braid, then I spliced the wrist loop, release toggle, and pouch, and added a little whipping to make sure it's secure.  Since I carry 2 leashes anyway, I thought why not have them be slings as well?  I find that the hollow-braid nylon may be a little stretchy, and compared to yours, the round braid at the pouch is not ideal.  I think I will try this idea again, with 16-strand polyester if I can find it, preferably in a dark colour.  One disadvantage to this design is loading up a slobbery tennis-ball with my hands.  When using my duct-tape pocket I lay the pocket on the ground and roll the ball into it with my foot.

In this first sling, I left the core in the wrist loop.  I think it might help to leave the core in the pocket as well to increase the diameter and stiffen it up a little.  I will have to try it.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Snarfblat on Apr 13th, 2009 at 12:47pm
This is the same basic design, with no core in the wrist loop, and with a locked-sheepshank 3-strand pocket.  The sling/leash is made from a single piece of 1/4" nylon 8 strand diamond braided rope, with the core removed, spliced, and whipped.

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 13th, 2009 at 1:45pm
Snarfblat, after a bit of doubtful thinking, I realised the dog leash/sling combo is a great idea.  My favorite dog leash is actually self made of 4 or 5 mm rope with a wrist loop tied in one end and a carabinier tied in the other.  When Buster and I is out slinging, I remove the leash, roll it up and stuff it in a pocket, take out a sling and tennis ball, and think;" It would have been nice to simply use the leash as a sling!"
So I will look into your sheepshank model a bit, could be a nice tennis ball slinger :)

My first thought before pressing "Post" is that the sheepshank does not need to be present until just before the slinging is about to be done.
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Apr 13th, 2009 at 4:33pm

Fx 2000 wrote on Apr 12th, 2009 at 3:32pm:
Sorry my english is not good, so I hope I tranlated correct.

Why is it awsome? I am good to be self thaught. I think 19 days is a lot of time to learn. The questions ever are: How is it made? How can I do? When you recognize the concept behind, you have 70%, the rest is to train the fingers. For me it´s like meditation, it helps me to get my head free. I do so for more the 25 years, and so it`s not so hard for me. I see my target, and I look for a good way.

Michel


when you wrote, the brain is a fantastic thing- when you know how to use it, you meant it

great job

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fx 2000 on Apr 14th, 2009 at 10:15am
@xxkid123
Thank you!!!!

Michel

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slingnstones on Apr 14th, 2009 at 5:14pm
feoops

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Apr 15th, 2009 at 7:13pm
They look good. sounds like you are on the right path. welcome aboard.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Apr 16th, 2009 at 4:04pm
wow, those are beautiful, the brown and black ones that are partially hidden are my favorites

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Apr 19th, 2009 at 8:53am
slingnstones ,very nice slings, nice braiding :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Grudger on Apr 22nd, 2009 at 1:04pm
Hi

It is very nice to realize that there are so many people slinging. I was slinging when I was child. I always carried sling in my pocket and now I almost forgot about it. Some time ago I found this website by chance. It was great surprise for me. I never fought that slinging is so popular. When I saw pictures of slings decided to make my own:




It is time to start slinging again :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Apr 22nd, 2009 at 1:39pm
welcome. your sling looks pretty nice. now go get some dirt on it

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Apr 23rd, 2009 at 1:31pm
This is my latest sling. People here call this material "soguilla" (little rope), I always ask for the actual name of the fiber and they never know. I think it´s sisal.

This is a heavy sling meant for acurracy shots, not distance. Also, I´d like to thank Rat man for his tip about dipping the fingerloop in candle wax. It makes all the diference in softness. And Timann for his crossed strap configuration.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on Apr 23rd, 2009 at 11:09pm
rockman.... thats a nice sling, i have been thinking about making a braided sling since finding this site.
in your last post you mentioned that a heavy sling is good for accuracy. How heavy and at what range?
For your style, as i know we all sling to our own personal style. I'm just looking for rough estimates, as i'm really interested in accuracy.... say between 10 and 30 yards give or take.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Apr 24th, 2009 at 2:13pm
Ok, these are some weight of sling of similar size. My jute slings are 55 grams, nylon slings are 80 grams and this latest one is 100 grams. If you want the heaviest sling, don't aim at anything past the 25-30 meters.

Jute sling sends rocks very fast and far away. By using a heavier sling and sacrificing speed, you get more accurate shots.  

The other day I went slinging with some friends and my camera at the 30 meters and 20 meters mark. Once I finish editing, I'll post it.

I got my best hitting spree with the heavier slings.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on Apr 24th, 2009 at 10:24pm
thats good info, thank you. at the moment im using all leather slings.... that is leather pouch , and lines. I started with nylon lines, but it seems that nylon had to much give and i felt that my shots where going in random directions. so i switched to leather boot laces. and like the diference.
Also today i tried using the rough side of my pouch to see if it would offer more traction and therefore more control when released. and i have to say that i like the results. im getting less wild shots with the rougher side. but to be honest my ammo is not of a consistent weight so i can always expect some wild, but hey! thats the fun right?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Sundberg on Apr 26th, 2009 at 1:48pm
I'm new to this thing with slinging, so please don't be harsh.

I made this sling this friday, it does actually work pretty well in spite of it's looks!



My first braided one, at first it was a split pouch, but I decided to attach a leather scrap.



And my second braided sling, but first Rockman-sling! It ain't that good, but it works quite well, at least the few times I've tested it.




I hope you understand my english, I'm from Sweden, so I don't speak/write english very good.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by castanon93 on Apr 26th, 2009 at 8:05pm
very nice sunberg, i liked your braided slings very much.

your english is very good, i didnt notice you were sweden until you said it, but im Mexican so i may be less unaware about faults in english.
again, very nice work

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Apr 27th, 2009 at 4:29am
Your Rockman looks excellent! I have to make myself one of those, I am feeling left out.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Apr 27th, 2009 at 5:47am

David Morningstar wrote on Apr 27th, 2009 at 4:29am:
Your Rockman looks excellent! I have to make myself one of those, I am feeling left out.


I agree with both your statements!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 27th, 2009 at 2:31pm
Here is my new 4-strand round braided Rockman sling, 42" long, 5" pouch.  It feels like a long, thick rope, but slings well.  
I was bothered with low-quality hemp when I made it.  I had braided it to the end, but rejected the pouch, unbraided back to it, and re-wowe(?) the pouch part with a thinner and softer hemp cord.  
I will not alow myself to braid too ugly slings any longer :D
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Apr 27th, 2009 at 2:38pm
Here's a new sling I made yesterday with very cheap wool. Time of construction was probably a bit over one hour.

This is a distance sling, it weights a mere 30 grams. I don't like the multi colored look, but it puts rocks into orbit.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 27th, 2009 at 2:39pm
Here is the important parts of my sling ;)
I realy like to make and use the Rockman type slings, this is my third.  
I only got one little "but"; they tend to be a little bit big for dayly pocket carry ;).
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 27th, 2009 at 2:53pm
That was a really colorful sling, Rockman ;)  I would also like to make a wool sling, but think I would prefer black and white, if given a choice.
( I think my mother has a lot of old knitting yarn laying about, in all kinds of happy colors :))
I made some colourful slings some time ago, from some poly-film, and know that multi-hued is not always prefered, though I still call them my "Happy-slings".
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Apr 27th, 2009 at 4:43pm
I quite like all the colours :) Is it single ply wool for knitting or the stronger 4 ply stuff?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Apr 27th, 2009 at 9:18pm
The wool is 3 very thin strings twisted together. It was two thin for a 3 strand sling, so I made it a 6 strand.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Sundberg on Apr 28th, 2009 at 3:37pm
castanon93, David Morningstar and Camo-sling; thanks alot for the comments!  :)
The only "problem" I have now is that I have to find the best slinging style for me, it is not going to well. Does the length of the sling effect the slingability? My Rockman is maybe 92.5 cm (3 foot) long.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by dork on Apr 28th, 2009 at 4:03pm
You just have to experiment a lot. I suck with any sling over 25 inches. Most of mine are about 20 to 22 inches. Just find the style that feels the most comfortable, and hone your skills on that one the rest of the styles wlii come to you over time. Took me forever to figure out the fig.8

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Apr 28th, 2009 at 5:54pm

Sundberg wrote on Apr 28th, 2009 at 3:37pm:
. Does the length of the sling effect the slingability? My Rockman is maybe 92.5 cm (3 foot) long.


Yes, lenght is a mayor variable on the performance of your slinging. 92 cm would be too long for me, but it depends on your height. I make my slings so the loaded pouch is slighly above the ground and that lenght would be proporcional to your height.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by castanon93 on Apr 28th, 2009 at 5:55pm
my new balearic style sling made of cotton :)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Apr 28th, 2009 at 6:08pm

Sundberg wrote on Apr 28th, 2009 at 3:37pm:
castanon93, David Morningstar and Camo-sling; thanks alot for the comments!  :)
The only "problem" I have now is that I have to find the best slinging style for me, it is not going to well. Does the length of the sling effect the slingability? My Rockman is maybe 92.5 cm (3 foot) long.


You will find that quick snappy techniques dont work as well as styles with one or two complete rotations before a long reaching throw.

At that length you will see that it isnt just about how quick or how hard you can throw, but how far as well. You must cover some serious distance with your throwing hand.

Try these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ivhh9ZBYeo Note how he really gets his hand back and uses a sidearm throw to get lots of movement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8orcxkmtRnc The figure-8 done well with a longish sling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PyN2MnBOzI The figure-8 in detail but with a shorter sling. I start with my slinging hand higher and keep it further back away from my head when using a longer sling.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Apr 29th, 2009 at 3:10pm
Lately I have had fun with making and using longer slings, but like many others my everyday slinging needs is well met by shorter slings, for me this is around 75 cm/28-29".  Then they will not hit the ground with my hand held stright down.  
My prefered way of using the long slings is some odd style called something like piruett overhand, suggested by jax.  It is described in the Wikipedia, and works surprisingly well for something wich starts with the back toward the target area!!!
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Sundberg on May 1st, 2009 at 8:08am
Rockman: I am 1.94 meters tall (little more than 76 inches). How do you hold your sling when it's slightly above the ground?

David Morningstar: I will start with the basic technique, the figure 8 looks too complicated for me.  :)

Timann: Can you post a link to the wikipedia article with that style? It would be fun to see how it looks. :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on May 1st, 2009 at 9:06am
Sorry, Sundberg, but links is still beyond my computer comprehension level :(.  Hopefully somebody can step in.
There is also some nice Youtube clips out there demonstrating this style.

I used the style today, with my 42" 4 strand braided sling, and my ca.55" long-sling.
I found out that while the long-sling gave me a good distance  icrease with golf balls and similar ammo, the thick 42" just gave me the ability to sling heavyer ammo the same distance, compared to a sling lenght of 28-29"
timann  
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on May 1st, 2009 at 9:16am
After this mornings slinging, I made the nice and likeable sling in the front of this picture.  I combined my traditional 6 cord, 3 strand braid split pouch sling type with the Rockman pouch, crossover style, and is happy with the result.  I have found some time for trying it out,too.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on May 1st, 2009 at 9:18am
...and a bit closer...
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on May 1st, 2009 at 11:13am
this is my best sling and the simplest its just a string sling with a woven pouch

im trying to get chris to let me write an article on it  i think its a great sling for noobies
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on May 1st, 2009 at 11:17am
close up of pouch
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on May 1st, 2009 at 12:48pm
[quote author=Sundberg link=1172017416/615#617 date=1241179691]Rockman: I am 1.94 meters tall (little more than 76 inches). How do you hold your sling when it's slightly above the ground?

I hold my loaded pouch this way. Like I said, it adjusts to your own height.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Sundberg on May 1st, 2009 at 2:51pm
Thanks alot, it's a good guideline when I'm making a new sling!  :)

By the way, your signature about rookie slingers is quite true; I was trying the helicopter-style, and luckily the stone fell out before the sling gave me a nice slap in the face! But damn, it hurt really much!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on May 2nd, 2009 at 9:30am
These are my new slings made of wool, the pouch is made from 4accords tutorial (its great!) , 6 braid, 29 inches'. Im now ashamed of my other slings compared to these  ;)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on May 2nd, 2009 at 11:13pm
after going out to sling, i found out the slings i just made are a little bit light. So i made another, this time a 12 stringer. Works perfectly for golf balls etc. this is 31 inches. The 4accord pouch wasnt done perfectly. I guess the previous woolen slings are just for show.


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by bobthebeast21 on May 3rd, 2009 at 7:17am
heres mine  :)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Sundberg on May 4th, 2009 at 5:00pm
This is my newest sling made of some kind of synthetic yarn. It works pretty well in spite of it's shortyness.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on May 5th, 2009 at 10:13pm
Nothing wrong with short slings, my current favorite sling is a leather bootlace with leather two strap split pouch at about 20 in. cup to cord tip.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on May 7th, 2009 at 8:12pm
Everyone, nice slings. It's always nice to look at the various types and materials.

My latest sling. Sisal body with jute pouch and whipping.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on May 7th, 2009 at 9:18pm
Ladies and gentlemen, I stand before you with my hat in my hand and humbly apologize for my originally low opinion of the braided sling. At the time I formed this opinion I was useing leather split pouch slings with leather cordes. The reason I liked them so much was the ease of loading. To my mind the braided sling just couldn't be stable enough to hold the rock securly.It really looked unsafe. But today I made my first braided sling out of what I think is jute ( but to be honest i don't really know, as i found it at the bottom of my utility closet) and after three attempts using three 9 ft strands I now have a 20in braided apache sling. when I got done making it I took it outside for a test drive.WOW...... it held each load in a secure manner and shot like deamon, not to mention seems to help in having a better aim. in 10 shots I hit the of plywood 8 times from 15 to 20 yards away using the figure 8 style. Today I learned a very important lession about making assumptions about something I haven't tried.

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on May 7th, 2009 at 9:20pm
sorry about the size of the pic.....maybe someone can tell me how to make them smaller

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kellymcdman on May 8th, 2009 at 4:27am
or we can right click on the pic, and select view image, and see the whole thing fitting our screens... ;)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on May 8th, 2009 at 11:32am
Here is a picture of what I think is my braided sling #29, 4-strand braided sling #3.
It is an Apache-model, with leather jacket pouch.  The stitching is waxed knife sheat makers thread, flax/linen, I think, used doubled.
After having braided so many slings, I still learn new things every time ;).
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on May 8th, 2009 at 12:30pm
Rockman, I really like the pictures of your slings made by natural materials.  Especially how the stubs resulting from thinning shows.  
(And the fact that they are obviously wery well made :))

Myself I prefer to leave everything long, too.  I shorten what needs to be shortened after the sling has been used for some time, to make certain everything stays in place.  And it must have been wet and dryed up again, too.  
I have done too much hand splicing of rope and steel wire rope to trust ends just cut of immediately.
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Pio on May 8th, 2009 at 3:33pm
These are three of my leather-pouch slings (retention cord: 80-90 cm long):

This is quite common. The chained finger loop makes it more comfortable.

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Pio on May 8th, 2009 at 3:34pm
My favourite. It´s quite damaged, but still alive. The shooting is very soft, thanks to the leather ring and release point.

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Pio on May 8th, 2009 at 3:34pm
My newest one. The cords are braided, 3 string, 6 to make the ring, 4 for the pouch.

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 8th, 2009 at 5:06pm
Nice slings! Where did you get the grommets from?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on May 9th, 2009 at 1:25am
I really like your last one! That would work really well with a four strand braid. I can feel a project coming on....

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Pio on May 9th, 2009 at 5:06am

Et Cetera wrote on May 8th, 2009 at 5:06pm:
Nice slings! Where did you get the grommets from?


Well... "grommets" is a quite dificult word for my poor english. I don´t know if this answer will be enough:
I use something like this http://www.manutan.es/sacabocados_MDL259-720.html and, for the iron ones, go to a hardware store where they do it for me.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on May 9th, 2009 at 5:22am
my new sling

right click and select view or   open image in new tab

to see properly
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on May 9th, 2009 at 5:26am
and also my sling evolution

it doesent include the one above

again right click to view
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on May 12th, 2009 at 2:19pm
This is a 8 strand round braid. Wool body and jute pouch and whipping.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on May 12th, 2009 at 2:20pm
4 strand round braid. Jute body, cotton pouch and whipping.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on May 12th, 2009 at 3:33pm
No Manchegan slings????

Nice to have ya back Pio.

Marc Adkins



Pio wrote on May 8th, 2009 at 3:34pm:
My newest one. The cords are braided, 3 string, 6 to make the ring, 4 for the pouch.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 12th, 2009 at 8:43pm
Rockman, I like the sling, and the cool egg shaped rock!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on May 12th, 2009 at 9:26pm
this is my attempt at a wool rockman sling. its not 100 percent wool, it has acyrilc and rayon in it as well. holds ammo fairly well , you just have to make sure its in there right or it falls out at the wrong time.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Pio on May 13th, 2009 at 7:53am

winkleried wrote on May 12th, 2009 at 3:33pm:
No Manchegan slings????

Nice to have ya back Pio.

Marc Adkins



Pio wrote on May 8th, 2009 at 3:34pm:
My newest one. The cords are braided, 3 string, 6 to make the ring, 4 for the pouch.

Thank you very much, Marc, and everybody.
Well... I've been quite busy, and a little lazy to come to the forum, sorry. OK, I'll go on D. Quijote's footprints.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on May 13th, 2009 at 9:54am
I understand sir,
I've tried out a few manchegan slings and finaly have one I like. I just recently made one out of Hemp for a Historical project. I have been referencing your article heavily. I'll try and get Pics up here in the next few days
If you want you can PM me on any other activities and or references you used.

NIce to see you are not doing just that one design.

Marc Adkins


Pio wrote on May 13th, 2009 at 7:53am:

winkleried wrote on May 12th, 2009 at 3:33pm:
No Manchegan slings????

Nice to have ya back Pio.

Marc Adkins



Pio wrote on May 8th, 2009 at 3:34pm:
My newest one. The cords are braided, 3 string, 6 to make the ring, 4 for the pouch.

Thank you very much, Marc, and everybody.
Well... I've been quite busy, and a little lazy to come to the forum, sorry. OK, I'll go on D. Quijote's footprints.


Title: Photo or Illustration of Sling and Stone
Post by iconcomm on May 14th, 2009 at 8:20pm
Hello group,

Am a graphic designer working on a pro bono project, a logo for a Christian Web site (helpforshepherds.org). I need a photograph or illustration of a period (David and Goliath) sling and stone. Have been searching about six weeks. Don't think I have the expertise to try and make my own so I was wondering if anyone out there has a sling and stone we could photograph or have an illustrator try to duplicate. The attached file (found on this site) is not the style of sling we are looking for, but is laid out on a table similar to what we need. We would take very good care of the sling, get it back to you quickly, and could credit you on the Web site.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Dan Prow / ICON Communications, Visual Design for Strategic Branding
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 14th, 2009 at 8:28pm
Would the specific time period matter that much? I don't think too many people would be able to tell, even if it's a black and white picture of a woven paracord sling. I'd just get one made out of natural fibers, and hope no one notices  :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by iconcomm on May 14th, 2009 at 9:28pm
These folks (this audience) study this kind of thing. Though I don't know anyone knows exactly what a (that) period sling looks like (am hoping someone at this site knows), it has to be believable. Will see what others have to say. Thanks for your response and input.

Dan Prow / ICON Communications, Visual Design for Strategic Branding


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Timothy Potter on May 14th, 2009 at 10:45pm
I've made some wool shepherd's slings that might be something like what you are looking for. There are pictures of my slings on my website: http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/gallery.htm

As far as I know, no ancient Israelite slings have survived, so the best we can do is guess at what they might have been like. There's a thread in the Project Goliath section of the forum discussing David's sling (http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1242157986); you can read the current speculations on the subject there.

-Timothy Potter

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on May 14th, 2009 at 10:55pm
Check out the Project Goliath Sub Forum and look for this thread

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1242157986;start=all

Now there have been a couple of Slings excavated in Egypt.

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1140984986;start=all

There are a couple of books on the Shepards sling in Google books some of them have illustrations.

And no we have no idea what a Biblical sling looks like other than some sheer speculation and the three excavated Egyptian Slings.

What we do know is what slings were used in the 19th century , I would go from there.

Here is a site that claims to sell traditional holy land Slings

http://www.holylandtreasuresonline.com/Store/Products/Catalog/-57/1.html

Might also check out the American Museam of Natural History

http://anthro.amnh.org/anthro_coll.shtml

Could also check out the peabody Museaum of Archelog and Anthropology

http://140.247.102.177/col/default.cfm

And based on thier website I think you could just do a simple scrap leather and bootlace sling and hey would buy off on it, but you have some good links above

Marc Adkins


iconcomm wrote on May 14th, 2009 at 9:28pm:
These folks (this audience) study this kind of thing. Though I don't know anyone knows exactly what a (that) period sling looks like (am hoping someone at this site knows), it has to be believable. Will see what others have to say. Thanks for your response and input.

Dan Prow / ICON Communications, Visual Design for Strategic Branding


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on May 15th, 2009 at 7:48pm
i have a shepherds sling being made right now, maybe i'll post it if i can

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on May 16th, 2009 at 10:28am
Just made a new apache style sling out of mason line. what i like about using mason line is that its not stiff when its brand new, its nice and supple. but like all slings in this style its picky about its ammo. ::)
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Post by Pio on May 16th, 2009 at 4:28pm
[quote author=Liberty dog link=1172017416/645#657 date=1242484090]Jbut like all slings in this style its picky about its ammo. ::)[/quote]
Have you tried to use a double number of strings for the pouch? I always do so, and think it improves much the stability

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on May 16th, 2009 at 7:32pm
what makes a sling an apache sling?  

i found some 4 ply worsted cotton, grown in usa, braids easy and has a really nice feel to it. cotton definietely my new favorite material.  the stark white looks alot more classy than other materials, reminds me of more like roman solidier than caveman.  other sling is 2 ply dollar store jute w/hemp pouch




i just noticed my slings have gotten progressively thinner


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on May 16th, 2009 at 9:55pm
slangdeg, thats what i thought this style of sling was called. there is a tutorial here that showes how to make one and thats what the author called it........ by the way, how do you get your pouches like that? they look more stable. I really like this style of sling, I fing that i shoot straighter with it that with more robust pouches. tho with a larger pouch one can put a wider veriaty of ammo in them.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on May 16th, 2009 at 10:01pm
my mistake,,,,,, :o. what i have been calling an apache sling is refered to in the tutorial i formentioned was really called the sierra nevada sling. please forgive my mistake.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 16th, 2009 at 10:03pm
I finally borrowed my sister's camera, but I have a lot of pictures. Should I post them all anyways?

UPDATE: too hard to figure out how to do it, I got it once but it was way too big. Help?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on May 16th, 2009 at 11:17pm
thats funny you can tell theyre sturdy from a picture. yea they are really stiff.  i think its mostly just how tight you weave it.  bunching each split into just 2 strands probly helps some cause it gets fatter.  but i make sure to keep the weaves tightly compacted by pushing them together every 4 or 5 weaves.

its neat how you can make a thick stiffer than leather pouch from a thin soft string like cotton.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 17th, 2009 at 11:19am
I think I got it now.

a jute one
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 17th, 2009 at 11:20am
one made of hemp
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Post by Et Cetera on May 17th, 2009 at 11:20am
my favorite leather one
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Post by Et Cetera on May 17th, 2009 at 11:21am
ones that didn't work for me, the jute one was too thick and heavy
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Post by Et Cetera on May 17th, 2009 at 11:22am
a mason's line braided sling, one of my favorites
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Post by Camo-sling on May 18th, 2009 at 2:11am
Et Cetera,

I like your favorite leather sling.

Looks like an accurate sling, if that makes sense.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on May 18th, 2009 at 12:56pm
Here is my braided sling #130 in the middle.  I needed a simple braided sling like this as an extra spare( :D) for some similar slings.  But this one has on oversice finger loop whipped to sice.

On top is braided sling "131.  Propably my best Rockman type, it will be hard for me to improve much on this without getting better materials of more even thickness.

The bottom sling has a shaped leather pouch, made from a small leather scrap.  It is perfectly siced for golf balls.
The cords is thin fakish paracord.  The sling works wery fine, I brought this sling to a golf course sunday morning, where I found plenty of golf balls wich I used happily.
timann
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Post by timann on May 18th, 2009 at 1:00pm
A close-up of the Rockman.  This has a 4-strand braid, and as Rockman did , the split halves is wowen as if they are 3-strand.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on May 18th, 2009 at 2:00pm
Nice work Timann, round braids are great for slings.
I made a couple myself.
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Post by Rockman on May 18th, 2009 at 2:01pm
This one has the spiral pattern
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on May 19th, 2009 at 10:34am
Well, Rockman, you got a couple of nice slings there, too :).  They are great with those patterns.
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on May 19th, 2009 at 11:39am
How do you get the random stripes in the pouch?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on May 19th, 2009 at 3:34pm

David Morningstar wrote on May 19th, 2009 at 11:39am:
How do you get the random stripes in the pouch?


Use 4 strings for the pouch, for example:

Blue  Blue  White White  

When you use multiple strings on your pouch, it's very hard to keep everything symetric and thus, you get those stripes which I like.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on May 19th, 2009 at 3:57pm
Here's a half done sling. On the right, those are the pouch strings. 2 red, 2 yellow.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on May 19th, 2009 at 4:27pm
I dont get it  :-/

Are you doing weaving with four different cords at the same time? Or do you do a series of loose weaves filling in the gaps with each subsequent pass?



Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on May 19th, 2009 at 9:53pm
Here's one a friend of mine just sent me. This is 3 historic slings I made and entered into a SCA Arts and Science Competition in November I belive. From L to R Hededby Sling, Randers Sling, and the Dublin Sling. The theme was Viking Equipment .

Marc Adkins
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on May 19th, 2009 at 9:55pm
good looking slings.... how do they shoot?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on May 19th, 2009 at 11:13pm
Like Slings..........

The Hedeby Floats, The Randers will Sink and the Dublin has the least air resitance of the three. Course the R&R ends are all hypothetical with the possible exception of the Randers. no Ends were identified as such in the excavation.

My favorite of the three is the Randers, Slingbadger like the Dublin....

Marc Adkins


Liberty dog wrote on May 19th, 2009 at 9:55pm:
god looking slings.... how do they shoot?


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on May 20th, 2009 at 12:10am

David Morningstar wrote on May 19th, 2009 at 4:27pm:
I dont get it  :-/

Are you doing weaving with four different cords at the same time?



Yes, It's the basic weave pattern, but instead of using one string for the pouch, I use four. You can see on the picture those four strings, to the right of the yellow bundle.    

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on May 20th, 2009 at 5:45pm
you bunch them all together and weave as one string? if theyre kept flat could that make weaving go 4 times faster?

this feller i call a bowstring sling.  its 4 strands of extra fine hemp, doubled over for 8 strands being braided as 4 pieces, round braid.

when i worked in a hefty coating of beeswax over a flame, it shrunk almost half in size, making a very thin, yet very strong, tight string with the spiraled pattern reminestint of a traditional bowstring.  


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on May 20th, 2009 at 7:14pm

slangdeg wrote on May 20th, 2009 at 5:45pm:
you bunch them all together and weave as one string? if theyre kept flat could that make weaving go 4 times faster?


Yes, that's what I do. Four strings would make you go faster I guess, it's somewhat difficut to make the strings fit perfect every time and that's how you get those random stripes.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on May 20th, 2009 at 7:19pm
And here's the finished sling.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 20th, 2009 at 7:40pm
Very nice! Again, I love the rock by it!!!!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on May 21st, 2009 at 12:37am

Et Cetera wrote on May 20th, 2009 at 7:40pm:
Very nice! Again, I love the rock by it!!!!



"Joel?  What happened to my egg?!"

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on May 21st, 2009 at 11:12am
is it my imagination or does adding more weight, i.e. whipping instead of fringe on the release end create a delay in the release? as in youll have to start releasing muich sooner or youll shots will shoot way off to the left?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 21st, 2009 at 7:17pm

peacefuljeffrey wrote on May 21st, 2009 at 12:37am:
"Joel?


Is this some reference to something? I'm confused... :question

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on May 21st, 2009 at 7:46pm
with the figure 8 i have a tendancy to shoot left....but im working on it.....but i have the fringe on my release cord

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on May 21st, 2009 at 9:23pm
i removed the whipping and sure enough the impact changed from 20 feet off left, back to straight on target, using the same release timing im use to with my other fringed sling.
thats one you can add to the sling physics book.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on May 22nd, 2009 at 4:53pm
check it out my first solid material pouch. i never used sewing on a sling before, didnt realize how easy it could be to attach pretty much any material to a split pouch making a nice solid cup.  ill have to try and find some leather now.



Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 22nd, 2009 at 4:57pm
I like it! An old bandanna?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on May 22nd, 2009 at 5:01pm
it once covered your head, now it takes off your head

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on May 22nd, 2009 at 5:05pm
half old, half new. started with a special 30 year old one that was kind of sentimental, it thought itd be cool to make into a sling, but it ran out about halfway thru.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 22nd, 2009 at 5:09pm
Here's a sling I made out of an old backpack strap and paracord.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 22nd, 2009 at 5:11pm
And a closer shot of the pouch.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 22nd, 2009 at 5:12pm
And here's a smaller version- made of hemp and tow strap.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 22nd, 2009 at 5:12pm
ans a closer look
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on May 22nd, 2009 at 5:27pm
that looks like a perfect material for a split pouch, great idea. they look like they work really good.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Timothy Potter on May 22nd, 2009 at 11:20pm
slangdeg - Nice bandana sling, I really like that idea for material. How did you make the cords? are put together from several pieces of material, or does the cloth run the full length of the cords?

Et Cetera - it's a great looking sling. I'd be interested to know how the pouch wears with use.

-Timothy Potter

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on May 24th, 2009 at 4:37am
i like the black pouch et cetera  :)
thats the pouch aussie suggested, correct?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on May 24th, 2009 at 6:24am
I had really told myself to not braid slings from man-made cord again.  But I bought a roll of some white, 2,8 mm stuff, and a new Rockman sling spontaniously began to develope inside my brain.  "If I start thinning out the release cord from the start, like Rocman and many others, then........"
I had to experiment with my previous (3-strand)poly-sling, and the result was so nice I rebraided the release cord on my latest Hemp-Rockman, too.
The new sling is to the right.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on May 24th, 2009 at 6:31am
When I take a close-up the white material seem to "glitter" a little.
But still, here it is; 4-strand round braid and a "radically" thinned release cord.  The wall knot in the end is just for keeping it together, gripping take place along the thinned braid.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on May 24th, 2009 at 11:28am
wow, that sling's awesome


don't look at it, you'll burn from the awesomeness

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on May 24th, 2009 at 12:53pm
Well, I think I somehow begin to get a grip on this sling braiding thing now:D.
I got this picture of my latest Apache sling.  4-strand round braid, flat-braid where appropriate.
Look at the pouch, it is stitched by my prefered method.  I use two pieces of the same material as the sling, attach one piece at each end of the split.  Then I can stitch the piece of leather jacket on from both sides at the same time, I feel this ensures it comes on stright and even.
The stitching wery clearly shows the horrendous uneven thickness of the hemp cord I got available >:( :(.
(But the price is right ;))
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on May 24th, 2009 at 1:08pm
heres my newest sling its braided from six strings with a woven pouch it is my first multicolour sling .i copied rockmans irregular stripes for the pouch
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on May 24th, 2009 at 7:09pm
hey nice sling adsi, looks pretty nice, and is that a regular 3 strand braid?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on May 24th, 2009 at 7:26pm
I made a new sling with the traditinal andean split pouch.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Zombie on May 24th, 2009 at 10:09pm

Et Cetera wrote on May 21st, 2009 at 7:17pm:

peacefuljeffrey wrote on May 21st, 2009 at 12:37am:
"Joel?


Is this some reference to something? I'm confused... :question



Reference to the movie Risky Business.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on May 25th, 2009 at 9:34am
yeah xxkid123 its just regular three strand braiding

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on May 25th, 2009 at 9:52am
then how do you make it so round?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on May 25th, 2009 at 9:58am
very tight braiding

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on May 25th, 2009 at 7:13pm
oh... i can barely even tighten the jute that i use, it's to gripy to pull

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by walter on May 25th, 2009 at 11:35pm
timann, I've got a roll of white cotton that I wasn't going to use until I dyed it, but your sling looks so nice I decided to build one with white cords and a hemp pouch.

Walter

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on May 26th, 2009 at 6:26am
yeah i had to change material to braid as tight as i do lol now i use yarn

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on May 26th, 2009 at 9:20am
and this is my newest newest sling. its my first attempt and i don't really know if this counts as a split pouch' but you should be able to see the split.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on May 26th, 2009 at 9:21am
if not heres a close up of the pouch
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Thomas on May 26th, 2009 at 12:29pm
This is the captive release and my preferred finger loop. I’ve been using this style finger loop for almost 20 years, and the captive release for about the last four years. The grip assembly can be easily transferred between slings, long and short. Release cord advances only about 4 inches, just enough to tip ammo out.    



Thumb moved to show pinky and ring fingers in loop.

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Post by Thomas on May 26th, 2009 at 12:33pm
Grip

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Post by Thomas on May 26th, 2009 at 12:34pm
Release

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on May 26th, 2009 at 10:55pm
:-?.... and it really works?........how fast to reload?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Thomas on May 27th, 2009 at 10:38am
Liberty dog

This particular sling is 58 inches from pouch center to the red release bead which is necessary for comfortable and consistent casts. Each cord is stressed to less than 20 pounds, well within the limits of the swivels which do a good job controlling the long skinny cords. Reloading can take less than 10 seconds but this is not a problem because I am not about to confront any real or imaginary enemies. My ammo is primarily baseballs which provide my 72 year young body much exercise. This last week the weather was cooperative and the athletic fields dry so I was able to manage several casts well over 400ft. and recovered them all plus some waterlogged balls from previous times.

The ammo exits the pouch through a forked loop on the front so the process is very quiet and sanitary.            

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Pio on May 27th, 2009 at 12:38pm
Thomas:

Thanks you for this new idea (at least, new for me). It’s very interesting, I will try to do something similar, but, first, a question: what style do you use? Is it good for all or better for a particular one?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Thomas on May 27th, 2009 at 3:27pm
Pio

The concept of the captive release is not mine alone. At least 2 other members have posted similar ideas. As far as I know my way of doing it is unique. My son Jax, also a SDO member has also used some of these slings and posted pictures in this thread.

A special pouch is required in order to completely avoid contact with the release cord.
The following method is for long slings and distance slinging, as such it may not have much appeal.
I have never used a spinning windup, I first face something like 180 degrees from the intended casting direction(right hand). Next, pendulum the thing “to and fro” about 2 times in a big arc.
When the sling is at it’s rearmost position (behind the back) start anticlockwise turn and cast either sidearm or overhand keeping the arm straight. It helps to lean the upper body to the left when doing the overhand, then you are virtually doing it sidearm.

Thank you for you interest!

tom    

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on May 28th, 2009 at 8:28am
More info here on Thomas' slings.

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1227069230

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on May 28th, 2009 at 10:26pm
picked up some paracord today and as soon as I got home I just had to make a new sling with it.
so I made this braided sling which I call the " rock serpent"
its about 21" from pouch to release, and shoots in a lovely straight line with the figure 8.
I had made a sling in this style before with mason line and tho i liked how it shot, i really didn't like the fact that the ammo would slip out of the mason line pouch.....but it seems that with paracord it holds the rocks just fine. must have something to do with the way the cord is manufactured, and i'm sure the size of the cord helps as well.
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Post by Camo-sling on May 28th, 2009 at 10:36pm
that looks nice liberty dog.

i also noticed that paracord makes for a better and stable pouch than masons line.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on May 28th, 2009 at 10:39pm
that seems to be the case. it feels really solid while whinding up to shoot

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on May 29th, 2009 at 4:05pm
Nice sling, Liberty dog, no doubt braided paracord makes a SOLID sling.  I like the tapering on yours, guess it makes a difference.
I made this yesterday, from thin hemp.  Strongly tapered, I have thought about it since early April, when 4accord showed us a sling made by Luis/balearic-sling.  But I did not make it then, because my sling just had a short taper tovard the end.  Period!!!
But after making long taperings on some thick Rockman slings, I could finally make this sling, too.
It turned out very nice, looks and feels good.  
It will propably be my EDC sling for some time.
timann



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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on May 29th, 2009 at 4:08pm
Another picture of my new sling, with an good old workhorse to the left.  Same sling, that, but with a short tapering.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 29th, 2009 at 4:23pm
Nice slings! What are they made of?

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Post by timann on May 29th, 2009 at 4:36pm
Hemp :)  1,5 millimeter thick.  They are made from 6 strands, the oldest has become so soft and flexible I can easyly roll it into a ball the size of a golf ball, yet it is a sling as good as any(personal opinion).
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 29th, 2009 at 4:45pm
Do you like them stiffer or softer? I put mine through the washer and drier and it came out soft as a cotton ball. (not quite :))

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on May 29th, 2009 at 5:49pm
Stiffer or softer, I do not think it matter too much to me. The hemp I got is a bit stiff when new, and work fine then, and after some use it become soft, and still work fine.  I am not afraid of letting them get wet, I think it may improve their general "feel", but a careful hand wash is enough for me.
They wear very slowly, and with time they become VERY soft, and that is just nice too.

Sometime in the future I will propably make a sisal sling, then I will get an opinion of super-stiff slings :)
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on May 29th, 2009 at 11:19pm
timann, those are nice looking slings. I really like the long taper. think i'll try my hand at it in the near future

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on May 31st, 2009 at 3:07pm
this so far is my best sling the only one that holds every kind of ammo i can think of except water its kind of macrame and its my variation of the netted sling its easier as it doesent use the sheet bend that you normally have to do
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on May 31st, 2009 at 3:12pm
more pics
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Post by adsi on May 31st, 2009 at 3:13pm
and another
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Post by adsi on May 31st, 2009 at 3:15pm
and the loom I use to weave slings sometimes

oh and timothy p hows that book on sling making coming along
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on May 31st, 2009 at 7:03pm
Wow! That's a nice sling you made, adsi! How did you make it? Is there a tutorial for it somewhere?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jun 1st, 2009 at 11:06am
no there isnt a tutorial well theres is a tutorial for a netted sling in guides and articles but i found it hard to get to grip with the nots used it still has twelve strands but it uses my own little twists ill make a tutorial if you like though?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on Jun 1st, 2009 at 2:48pm
beets are more of a stain, rather than a dye, but i had some handy so i tried it anyway..


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by walter on Jun 1st, 2009 at 11:10pm
slangdeg, is the color set/fixed or does it stain your hands?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Timothy Potter on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 1:30am
Here's my latest sling. It's essentially a Tut sling, but made of wool. The pouch has half of the warps that my Tut sling had. The cords are a 4-strand round braid and the finger loop is a 4-strand flat braid (not the 4-strand flat braid discussed in this thread: http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1243262042). This sling is a commission, so I didn't have the leisure to photograph the process, and I won't have details on how it functions.




adsi wrote on May 31st, 2009 at 3:15pm:
oh and timothy p hows that book on sling making coming along


Adsi,

Progress is slow right now. I've had a lot of extra work to do lately with beekeeping: hive removals, swam removals, re-queening, hive splits...etc.  This has taken a large portion of my free time, so the sling making book has had to take 2nd (or 3rd) place on my time priorities list. Hopefully I'll have more time soon.

-Timothy Potter

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 10:13am
walter, it sets really good if kept dry, can rub it all day on a white tshirt and nothing comes off. but if it gets wet it will bleed. but it doesnt keep the bright color like a dye should, im told it will quickly fade to a light brown.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 2:47pm
et cetera or i could post a diagram on how i do the netting you should be able to figure it out from there after that its the same as the netted sling in the guides and articles  except you dont loop it through your braids to start the netting yes or no?  

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 3:43pm
thats a good looking design, i wouldnt mind seeing a tutorial written on it.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 4:03pm
Sure, I think it would be a good idea. I think I want to try make one.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 4:21pm
I'd like to make a netted sling like that, a tutorial would be great.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jun 3rd, 2009 at 3:26am
thought about making a netted sling a few times actually. Kudos for the pictures though! im sure they sling well!

This is my attempted rockman sling. The pouch isnt too good, I tried to make the pouch really wide so I could sling tennis balls with it. But testing proved differently! With rocks its a really nice sling, the pouch is also weighted and gives you a certain feel you just dont get with other slings! The retention cord has an extra long strand because I wanted a louder crack :)


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jun 3rd, 2009 at 10:20am
ok it might take a while cos im going on holiday but itll be done within the next month or so

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by _kava_ on Jun 3rd, 2009 at 11:20pm
my latest creation:

split pouch,
jute core covered with regular knitting wool,
colours inspired by Maori cultural aesthetics (no, i'm not Maori)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Timothy Potter on Jun 3rd, 2009 at 11:58pm
Beautiful sling, Kava.

What sort of technique did you use for the colors on the cords? Is it a type of wrapping or a braid around a core?

-Timothy Potter

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Jun 4th, 2009 at 6:57am

Timothy Potter wrote on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 1:30am:
Here's my latest sling. It's essentially a Tut sling, but made of wool. The pouch has half of the warps that my Tut sling had. The cords are a 4-strand round braid and the finger loop is a 4-strand flat braid (not the 4-strand flat braid discussed in this thread: http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1243262042). This sling is a commission, so I didn't have the leisure to photograph the process, and I won't have details on how it functions.




adsi wrote on May 31st, 2009 at 3:15pm:
oh and timothy p hows that book on sling making coming along


Adsi,

Progress is slow right now. I've had a lot of extra work to do lately with beekeeping: hive removals, swam removals, re-queening, hive splits...etc.  This has taken a large portion of my free time, so the sling making book has had to take 2nd (or 3rd) place on my time priorities list. Hopefully I'll have more time soon.

-Timothy Potter


That sling is juuuuust GORGEOUS!  WOW!

I am curious about how much drag the pouch creates, but the look of it--magnificent!  :o

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slingbadger on Jun 4th, 2009 at 7:20am
Kava, great! I'm interested in how you decorated it also.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on Jun 4th, 2009 at 7:24am
Great sling, kava! What sort of ammunition is in the pouch?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by _kava_ on Jun 4th, 2009 at 10:17pm
cheers guys!

:)

umm I'm not sure how to describe the technique.

The knots used are half hitches and as such it takes a LOT of time.
In the main section the outer jute strands are wrapped by going around one strand and then to the next strand in a circular fashion.
the pouch was made with the basic figure 8 weaving for both sides.

the ammo in the pouch is a rubber band ball.

_KF_

hope this is clear....

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by B.cereus on Jun 5th, 2009 at 5:26pm
It’s great to see people active in slinging. I just saw a bunch of awesome designs. Congratulations to everyone and keep up the good work. :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jun 5th, 2009 at 7:05pm
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by fortifysailor on Jun 6th, 2009 at 1:18pm
This is my first sling.
The knot at the end of each loop is a footrope knot (Ashley book of knots #792).


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jun 6th, 2009 at 8:01pm
@ Fortifysalior

Is your pouch made of Suede? Or blue leather?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by fortifysailor on Jun 6th, 2009 at 10:06pm
No its made of some scrap black leather I had laying around. Sorry for the crappy photo, was using the camera on the phone.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Black Ninja on Jun 8th, 2009 at 8:39pm
My slings. The orange and green pouch is duct tape and is interchangeable with the black one
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jun 10th, 2009 at 3:40pm
its a variation of my netted sling the mesh is much smaller
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Sir Tobi on Jun 12th, 2009 at 7:08am
Hello

I'm quite new here in the Forum. I'm one of the few members from Germany. Although Aussie promised to send some pouches I couldn't wait to do my first ownn braided sling. Thanks to all the good instruction here I think it looks quite good for the first attempt. In the picture you see the 80cm /31.5 inch sling and the ammu I used for the first slinging attempts in the 8 style (thanks to the great instruction video from Brian on Youtube.



KR
Sir Tobi
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Aussie on Jun 12th, 2009 at 9:35am
The Aussie pouch is on the way but yours is superb already.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on Jun 12th, 2009 at 3:29pm
Looks nice :) What did you make it with?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Liberty dog on Jun 12th, 2009 at 9:37pm
Has anyone here made the "simple string sling"  and used it to good effect?
I have resently made one and find it workd rather well, with the usual trouble of useing the correct ammo for it. ie..... elongated rocks , and rocks that are misshapened like granit chips. chuncks of concrete isn't to bad either.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jun 13th, 2009 at 6:23am
Liberty dog, yes, I have made and used the "simple string sling", also called "Appu" by some, to good effect.  In fact, I always carry some string in my pocket, so I can alvays make one.
Last time I did, I used some "mis-shaped" stones and figure-8, worked as good as anything :).

Here is my latest slings, a simple (poly-)string sling with an incredible amount of thinner cord woven in as a pouch, and a simple braided poly-thing, made when I just had to braid something.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Sir Tobi on Jun 13th, 2009 at 4:08pm

Et Cetera wrote on Jun 12th, 2009 at 3:29pm:
Looks nice :) What did you make it with?


To be honest, I don't know. Just some 2mm nylon string I think. I had 15m from my windsurf stuff and I urgently wanted to make a sling.  8-)

KR Sir Tobi

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Sir Tobi on Jun 13th, 2009 at 4:13pm

Aussie wrote on Jun 12th, 2009 at 9:35am:
The Aussie pouch is on the way but yours is superb already.


Hello Aussie,

pouches are just arrived. Thank you very much again!! :)
What do you suggest as strings (Material, Length) ? Is there some advice in the forum or the homepage you can guide me to? I think I will make a longer (80cm) and a shorter (40-50cm) sling. What do you mean? Is the shorter one better for practise accuracy? :-?
KR
Sir Tobi

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slinger87 on Jun 13th, 2009 at 6:29pm
for accuracy, most people think a short sling is more accurate then a long one, but for distance,most people thing long ones are more powerfull

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Aussie on Jun 13th, 2009 at 6:50pm

Sir Tobi wrote on Jun 13th, 2009 at 4:13pm:

Aussie wrote on Jun 12th, 2009 at 9:35am:
The Aussie pouch is on the way but yours is superb already.


Hello Aussie,

pouches are just arrived. Thank you very much again!! :)
What do you suggest as strings (Material, Length) ? Is there some advice in the forum or the homepage you can guide me to? I think I will make a longer (80cm) and a shorter (40-50cm) sling. What do you mean? Is the shorter one better for practise accuracy? :-?
KR
Sir Tobi


Paracord is very good but any 3.5 mm braided nylon cord will be fine. For attaching the cords have a look at articles in the "Guides and Articles" Section on the home page. A very simple technique is shown in the article by Chris Harrison, just tying the cords on and the article by Lyn Ballard shows avery nice whipping technique using thin thread. It looks nicer but doesn't really work any better

As far as length, it's very personal, but I like around 75 - 80cm for the Fig.8 style which I consider to be the most versatile with a good combination of speed and accuracy.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Sir Tobi on Jun 14th, 2009 at 4:32am
Hello Aussie

thank you for the advice. In the Forum I always read about "Fig8 Style" only for width not for accuracy.  :o . Now your advice tell me that accuracy is not the disadvantage of this style - by the way, it's my favorite style because it is both, elegant and powerful and does not last as long as e.g. the helicopter style. Only the greek style seems to me faster (direct from hand with one turn - fire).
Could you or other members comment on that?

KR
Sir Tobi

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Aussie on Jun 14th, 2009 at 4:49am
Apache is probaly the fastest, meaning the time from when you start to move to the time when the stone is released. Other styles give a faster stone speed though. Have  a look at Rueben on YouTube.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jun 14th, 2009 at 5:09am
Sir Tobi,

If you could not find Ruebens Channel on youtube, here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ruebenschulz

________________________________________________________________

Im not sure what you want us to comment about, but ill give it a crack.

1. Figure eight is good for range and accuracy In my experience.

2. Apache, Im not experienced in this style, however, I can tell its probably the way to go for accuracy/hunting. It lacks in power compared to the stronger styles such as Figure eight and the helicopter.  

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Sir Tobi on Jun 14th, 2009 at 9:55am
Hello Camo-sling,

that is exactly what I'm looking for: judgment/comments of the styles according accuracy (ballearean style) and width. Maybe there are other judgment items like how fast the sling is , how little a prey is disturbed by movement in case of hunting (apache style). ;)

I have seen one style where the free hand holds the ammo in the sling on a long arm and the sling hand is near the head. with one circle over the head the throw is made. Don't know how it is called.  :-/

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Jun 14th, 2009 at 10:41am

Sir Tobi wrote on Jun 14th, 2009 at 9:55am:
I have seen one style where the free hand holds the ammo in the sling on a long arm and the sling hand is near the head. with one circle over the head the throw is made. Don't know how it is called.  :-/


That will be the Greek style: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc_rAly4oLY

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Jun 14th, 2009 at 10:51am
This is one of Chris's slings that he sends out to slinging.org donors. I trimmed the sides to a tapered profile and restrung it with paracord that was reverse-twisted and tied Chumash style: http://slinging.org/index.php?page=the-chumash-sling---paul-campbell


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Jun 14th, 2009 at 12:27pm
For those of us expierenced with the Apache we will completely disagree with #2.
Range doesn't always equal power. Now at the far range of this style it is losing energy very quickly. My take on this style is that it doesn't have to kill the game outright. just stun it to the point where the hunter can get to it and finish the job.
Using a larger rock that this sling is designed for............

Right now there are more detailed threads about his issue and if you are intrested I recomend you look at them. I am not personally going to rehash all the same arguements over on the Pic thread.

Marc Adkins


Camo-sling wrote on Jun 14th, 2009 at 5:09am:
Sir Tobi,

If you could not find Ruebens Channel on youtube, here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ruebenschulz

________________________________________________________________

Im not sure what you want us to comment about, but ill give it a crack.

1. Figure eight is good for range and accuracy In my experience.

2. Apache, Im not experienced in this style, however, I can tell its probably the way to go for accuracy/hunting. It lacks in power compared to the stronger styles such as Figure eight and the helicopter.  


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jun 15th, 2009 at 3:49am

winkleried wrote on Jun 14th, 2009 at 12:27pm:
For those of us expierenced with the Apache we will completely disagree with #2.
Range doesn't always equal power. Now at the far range of this style it is losing energy very quickly. My take on this style is that it doesn't have to kill the game outright. just stun it to the point where the hunter can get to it and finish the job.
Using a larger rock that this sling is designed for............

Right now there are more detailed threads about his issue and if you are intrested I recomend you look at them. I am not personally going to rehash all the same arguements over on the Pic thread.

Marc Adkins


Point taken  :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Jun 15th, 2009 at 11:53pm

winkleried wrote on Jun 14th, 2009 at 12:27pm:
For those of us expierenced with the Apache we will completely disagree with #2.
Range doesn't always equal power. Now at the far range of this style it is losing energy very quickly. My take on this style is that it doesn't have to kill the game outright. just stun it to the point where the hunter can get to it and finish the job.
Using a larger rock that this sling is designed for............

Right now there are more detailed threads about his issue and if you are intrested I recomend you look at them. I am not personally going to rehash all the same arguements over on the Pic thread.

Marc Adkins


I don't see how a slinging method can possibly have anything to do with how quickly a projectile loses energy at the end of its travel.  That's a function of mass and drag, and the projectile does not remember what method was used to propel it.

Simply put, if a projectile is launched with enough power to cover X distance, then for its given mass, it has to have had X amount of power (which it used as its "momentum").  Force = mass x velocity.  It's really that simple.  So range does equal power, in that you cannot get a stone out to a certain range without a commensurate amount of power.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by kellymcdman on Jun 16th, 2009 at 3:32am
The only possible exeception might be comparing a tumbling stone to a rifled spinning stone. ??

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jun 16th, 2009 at 1:33pm
After having read in another tread about Balearic slings made of loose fibers with a 5-strand braid, I decided I had to try the 5-strand braid in a sling.  I made it from ten thin hemp cords.
It was fun to do, and a little infuriating ;).  
While braiding, I had 20 loose ends wich insisted on tangling and switching place with each other :).

Those Balearic sling braiders propably do not choose a 5-strand braid instead of a 3-strand braid to make the job easyer for them selves.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jun 16th, 2009 at 1:38pm
I took a picture of my new sling just before it was finnished, to show of all those strands everywere.  My sling braiding equipment, a door handle, a stool and a knife is visible in the picture.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jun 17th, 2009 at 6:59am
hello timann!

The sling looks great! If it was made from sisal, im sure the sling would look very much like the ones in honderos pictures!

The loose ends which tangle is a universal problem! I hate those magic knots!

keep it up!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jun 17th, 2009 at 11:28am
Yes, sisal. I intend to make a sling like this from sisal later, I have already bought some, but I wanted to do the (for me) new braiding style with a known material first.
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slinger87 on Jun 17th, 2009 at 8:48pm
heres one of my brand new slings
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by walter on Jun 18th, 2009 at 12:32am
timann, you twisted up the cords before you started to braid? I only ask because I have more than half a dozen yucca leaves pounded out and ready to go. I was going to start braiding with the fibers in loose bundles, but I like the way your sling looks.

Walter

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jun 18th, 2009 at 3:37am
Slinger87, that sling has come together very nicely! I wish I could make slings as good as our other members sometimes..

Timann, thats understandable. Making the small sling and then the bigger model in another material ensures a higher degree of success as you know!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jun 18th, 2009 at 11:34am
I spend a bit of time braiding small tings as practice for the big ones.  I think it is clever ;)

Walter, my hemp sling is made from cords, my next, sisal one, will also be made from cords, I got some 3-strand wich will have to be parted.  But when I reach my future goal, the nettle fiber sling, it will be made from bundles.
But those nettles is annoying beasts, I don`t know when it will happen :(

You have braided a couple of nice ones, yourself, so if you got the yucca bundles almost ready I would say: Go for it!
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on Jun 20th, 2009 at 11:26am
Nice slings!  :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jun 22nd, 2009 at 4:13am
nylon, 6 stringer.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slinger87 on Jun 22nd, 2009 at 11:31am
nice sling, camo-sling

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Jun 22nd, 2009 at 8:24pm

Camo-sling wrote on Jun 22nd, 2009 at 4:13am:
nylon, 6 stringer.




That pouch looks like one that took a lonnnnnnnng time to make.   :o  Am I right?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jun 23rd, 2009 at 1:59am

peacefuljeffrey wrote on Jun 22nd, 2009 at 8:24pm:

Camo-sling wrote on Jun 22nd, 2009 at 4:13am:
nylon, 6 stringer.




That pouch looks like one that took a lonnnnnnnng time to make.   :o  Am I right?


@ peacefuljeffrey.

The sling took 5 hours, 4 hours on the pouch!

thanks slinger87!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by the_warrior_yeti on Jun 25th, 2009 at 1:43pm
There are some really nice slings here. Just to add a few; the first is of buckskin that I tanned, inspired by some Alaskan slings on anthro.amnh.org. The rest are my recent slings of hemp; an Apache, two Rockman slings, and the newest two have full woven pouches.









This is a really great site. I've learned a lot in just a short period. Just wanted to say thanks to the creators and everyone else here.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Jun 25th, 2009 at 8:09pm
I have access to plenty of good quality hemp cord (you can buy it all over the place, here) but I just can't bring myself to make natural-fiber slings...  I can't face the idea of putting all that work into the sling only to have it wear out so quickly like natural fiber does...  :-[

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slinger87 on Jun 25th, 2009 at 8:48pm
ive never noticed natural fibers wearing out quickly

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Jun 25th, 2009 at 9:05pm
I can't say I have firsthand experience of knowledge of them doing so.  It's just that I know that natural fibers mildew more easily, and break down more easily, than stuff like nylon.  And I do have experience with hemp necklaces and bracelets and such (I have spent years making them, even selling them now and then).  They don't last forever, but stuff I have made out of nylon is still as good as it was when new.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jun 25th, 2009 at 9:08pm
You got some nice looking slings Warrior_Yeti, I've never found a large enough piece of leather.
Any sling will eventually wear out, but if one uses a whip, you'll need to replace that string every now and then, meanwhile your sling is unscratched.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by the_warrior_yeti on Jun 25th, 2009 at 11:40pm
Thanks Rockman.

PJ, I understand what you mean. I am usually worried about the fibers wearing out when I first finish a sling and am proud of it, but pretty soon that feeling passes and I start slinging with it. Then it gets broken in and that's when I get really proud of my sling. I like a sling that shows its use, and I actually enjoy watching them wear, and I really enjoy making them, so its not something that bothers me to watch them wear down. Then I get to make another one. In any case, them hemp seems to be very lasting. It seems to get to a certain point where the wearing process slows WAY down.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Jun 26th, 2009 at 1:32am
Cool.  I suppose I should try to make myself "get over it" with regard to things showing wear.  Sometimes I mind it, other times I don't really.  I'm sad to say that none of my slings has been used enough to start really showing wear...  :-/

And now that it's ridiculously hot and humid in Florida, I'll pretty much want to do very little outside until like September/October or so... although I'll try to force myself to.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slinger87 on Jun 26th, 2009 at 10:26am
Ive onlyhad one sling wear to the point of breaking, it was a jute sling, and Id had and been useing it for a little over a year

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Kari on Jun 27th, 2009 at 6:20am

the_warrior_yeti wrote on Jun 25th, 2009 at 1:43pm:
There are some really nice slings here. Just to add a few; the first is of buckskin that I tanned, inspired by some Alaskan slings on anthro.amnh.org. The rest are my recent slings of hemp; an Apache, two Rockman slings, and the newest two have full woven pouches.






This is a really great site. I've learned a lot in just a short period. Just wanted to say thanks to the creators and everyone else here.

I like these two. They look like the kind of slings that I make :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jun 27th, 2009 at 7:42am
my new sling
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jun 27th, 2009 at 7:57am
this is my attempt at this only its a split pouch version   ://slinging.org/forum/yabbfiles/Attachments/65_88.jpg

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jun 27th, 2009 at 10:55am
A split pouch/netted hybrid.
I like it, well done adsi  

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slinger87 on Jun 27th, 2009 at 10:59am
heres one of my new sling, its a netted pouch from adsi's tutorial.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slinger87 on Jun 27th, 2009 at 10:59am
and heres a closeup of the pouch.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slinger87 on Jun 27th, 2009 at 11:02am
that is cool, I might have to try that when I get more string

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jun 27th, 2009 at 11:04am
I'm reworking my split pouch tutorial so it can be posted on guides and articles.
This is all you need for a beautifull sling.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jun 27th, 2009 at 11:06am
A new Rockman sling is born.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slinger87 on Jun 27th, 2009 at 11:09am
i dont even use a tape measure, I just guss with the length of the room, an I use a knife not scisors, but I do have to use twist ties with the nilon string I have, but with natural fibers, i don't

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jun 28th, 2009 at 10:24am
I made my first sisal sling today.  I used two lenghts of 3-ply sisal wich I separated, to make a standard 3-strand braid with 6 cords.  The result is a nice timeless sling, it looks like it could have been mady anywhere and anytime within the last 10 000 years.

There is no doubt hemp is a MUCH more funny and easy and comfortable material for sling braiding than sisal ;).
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jun 28th, 2009 at 10:37am
A picture with a bit less sun in it.  The 3-ply sisal, when separated, became wery loose and uneven, wich made the braiding a little more complicated, but it makes the sling look wery "rustic".
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jun 28th, 2009 at 10:37am
Last picture...
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by the_warrior_yeti on Jun 28th, 2009 at 10:43am
Kuhl! I need to try sisal. Nice slings also Adsi, Rockman and Slinger87. Kari, I looked at your tutorial last night and realized I had made Kari slings. I'm going to try a 9-cord sling soon.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by GERDO on Jun 28th, 2009 at 6:35pm
timan, if your sisalsling feels stiff and rough(uncomfortable) put into water for 2-3 hours. Afterwards you take it out off the water you shoot a few stones or what ever and whirl it as fast and as strong as you can. Than you let the sling dry. It makes the sling much more flexible and you can shape the pouch during the drying. Or you can put the sisalcords into the water before you start the braiding.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Jabames on Jun 30th, 2009 at 12:02am
My favorite design; besides a simple sling, with parachute cord for the strings.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jul 1st, 2009 at 11:14am
my new baby
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jul 1st, 2009 at 11:17am
incredibly htis slng took a massive 224 feet of yarn. but it was worth it  for the pattern and the almost perfectly circular cords

i had to wash this sling because it was so stiff
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 1st, 2009 at 12:48pm
is that a commerce bank ruler? lol, that sling is awesome. is it  a netted sling pouch? and how do you make te colors go like that, and what type of braid?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jul 1st, 2009 at 2:03pm
the ruler isnt commerce bank   .it was intended to be a netted pouch but there was to many strands for it to work properly so i just whipped it into a split pouch. its round braid. you have to braid one colour and use it as a core for the other then keep switching between colours http://www.saroftreve.com/wwl/braiding/4roundcore.shtml

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by walter on Jul 3rd, 2009 at 12:36am
Two days early, but here is my Independence Day Sling. Wonder what would have happened if the colonials had slings instead of single shot black powder rifles?

http://img6.glowfoto.com/images/2009/07/02-2051342299M.jpg Independence Day Sling 09

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Jul 3rd, 2009 at 10:46am
We would still be a colony of England and the principles of the uprising would have been shot or hung as tratiors to the crown.

Marc Adkins


walter wrote on Jul 3rd, 2009 at 12:36am:
Two days early, but here is my Independence Day Sling. Wonder what would have happened if the colonials had slings instead of single shot black powder rifles?

http://img6.glowfoto.com/images/2009/07/02-2051342299M.jpg Independence Day Sling 09


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 3rd, 2009 at 1:28pm
Lately I have slowly drifted from a narrow grip with the finger loop around the ring finger toward a wide grip with the loop around the middle finger.  
This led me to this "great invention", an Apache sling suited and measured to a wide grip :D ;).  
Made from hemp(with uneven thicknes), 4-strand round braid(flat braid finger loop and split pouch), and Mathew Walker for release knot.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 3rd, 2009 at 1:29pm
The side where the ammo goes...
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 3rd, 2009 at 1:38pm
Something different...I had a leather resource, an well-worn leather belt, of wich a part became a double crossower strap pouch.  I used some old Mink Oil to soften the straps, wich is cut apprx 1" x 7".  Cords is paracord.  
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 3rd, 2009 at 1:38pm
...and...
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slinger87 on Jul 3rd, 2009 at 1:53pm

walter wrote on Jul 3rd, 2009 at 12:36am:
Two days early, but here is my Independence Day Sling. Wonder what would have happened if the colonials had slings instead of single shot black powder rifles?

http://img6.glowfoto.com/images/2009/07/02-2051342299M.jpg Independence Day Sling 09

I wondered the same thing, I think slings are more effitiont, faster to load, and with alot of practace sometimes more accurate, but who knows?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by walter on Jul 3rd, 2009 at 10:43pm

timann wrote on Jul 3rd, 2009 at 1:38pm:
Something different...I had a leather resource, an well-worn leather belt, of wich a part became a double crossower strap pouch.  I used some old Mink Oil to sften the straps, wich is cut apprx 1" x 7".  Cords is paracord.  
timann


Good idea and real nice looking sling timann. How does it compare with your Apache?

Walter

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jul 4th, 2009 at 3:09am
rockman 4.5 inch sling. Still doesnt hold tennis balls as well as the 6 incher.

ps. the different coloured pouch WAS a mistake.


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jul 4th, 2009 at 7:38am
my new sling

this one is more for function than decoration

  • chain hitched loop and
    whipping added for extra sling life
    • fendigedig


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 4th, 2009 at 7:41am
Camo-sling, nice sling, a little colour difference is to be expected sometimes, and I simply ignores it.  It has happened to me when I must start using a new roll of cord for the second half of the pouch.

Walther, my belt strap sling and Apache sling is rather equal - as slings.  Basically same size and lenght.  I slightly prefer the Apache sling, it is a bit more comfortable, looks a little better(, and lets me use another of my hobbies, braiding).
 But the "belt strap" is a  great sling, too.
Basically it is just different ways of reaching a goal, wich is getting a good and effective sling ;)
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 4th, 2009 at 7:53am
adsi, I think you does right to add whipping to your netted pouches, that is what I did on the one I made :D
I think it makes it tidyer, firmer and longer lasting.

Your netted/split pouches looks nice.

I have played with chain hitched finger loops, to, and do not consider it a good idea :(
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jul 4th, 2009 at 9:36am
timmann thanks for your comments on my sling.the chain hitched loop in my opinion is incredibly comfortable due to its width but i do admit it uses quite alot of yarn and i could have had a longer sling with a regular braided loop

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 4th, 2009 at 7:01pm
hey adsi, how many strand did you use for your finger loop, and does your chain hitched sling stretch? i find my cotton slings don't stretch a lot, but does chain hitching itself do that?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Jul 5th, 2009 at 1:12am
Adsi, that blue is my favorite color of all.  Nice sling!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jul 5th, 2009 at 6:25am
the hole sling is not chain hitched just the loop xxkid. and i started with six strands

peaceful j thanks i just got the blue because i ran out of  the other wool glad you like it!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Woonilsra on Jul 5th, 2009 at 10:43pm

winkleried wrote on Jul 3rd, 2009 at 10:46am:
We would still be a colony of England and the principles of the uprising would have been shot or hung as tratiors to the crown.

Marc Adkins


walter wrote on Jul 3rd, 2009 at 12:36am:
Two days early, but here is my Independence Day Sling. Wonder what would have happened if the colonials had slings instead of single shot black powder rifles?

http://img6.glowfoto.com/images/2009/07/02-2051342299M.jpg Independence Day Sling 09


thats actually a curious thought, personally, i think guns were WAY exagerated in how good they were. longbow should have been used up to 1800. if we had slings i still think we would have had an ok chance at winning. strike fast, hard, silently. then get the hell out of there. and im sure they would of thought up how to throw flaming stuff, or make it blow up on em, so yeah, i think we would have won still

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slinger87 on Jul 6th, 2009 at 9:38am
the guns they had then where all single shot muzzle loaders, and took liike 5 minutes to load, and propoply shoot farther accurately, so you could get at least 5 accurate chot in the time of one shot

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paleoarts on Jul 6th, 2009 at 9:59am
hi everyone. new to the forum and excited to share ideas with you all. here's one of my latest.
http://images.yuku.com/image/pjpeg/5022680434e882a2768db6df86917ad84b27d6cc.JPG

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jul 6th, 2009 at 10:46am
thats a seriously nice sling! whats that on the realease cord?, whats it made from? and how did you make it? well done!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paleoarts on Jul 6th, 2009 at 11:29am
thanks, adsi. it's bone. about the size and shape of a dog tag. just cut a piece, drilled it, and sanded it down a little. i like the grip and release i get from it and the wieght makes it easier to retrieve after a throw and quicker to reload. the pouch is elk hide and the cord is braided flax wrapped with single strand waxed flax.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paleoarts on Jul 6th, 2009 at 11:32am
i'll post more pics of the construction process as soon as i figure out how to get them up here. so far, i'm only able to pull pics from my (paleoplanet) yuku folder. what's the trick?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jul 6th, 2009 at 12:09pm
click choose file when you post

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Jul 6th, 2009 at 12:59pm

Paleoarts wrote on Jul 6th, 2009 at 11:32am:
i'll post more pics of the construction process as soon as i figure out how to get them up here. so far, i'm only able to pull pics from my (paleoplanet) yuku folder. what's the trick?


The third button in the Post Reply screen gives you a pair of img tags, just post the url of the picture in between the tags like this:



And you get this:



Or you can attach it with the Choose File button below the message text box.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paleoarts on Jul 6th, 2009 at 1:13pm
thanks, guys! it's a lot of pics. should i post it here, or is there a more appropriate string?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paleoarts on Jul 6th, 2009 at 2:22pm
okay . i figured it out. it's up! love to hear what you all think. :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 6th, 2009 at 5:20pm
hey welcome paleoarts, and nice sling (I'm jealous)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paleoarts on Jul 6th, 2009 at 6:48pm
thanks, kid!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fëanor on Jul 9th, 2009 at 4:12am
Me in the woods slinging away balearic styleee.
Pics of my and my friend's slings to come.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 9th, 2009 at 11:21am
This is my second sling made with leather from a worn-out belt.  I wanted something a little bit fancy and was inspired from paleoarts sling.
The cords is hemp, 4-strand round braid, flat braided finger loop.  
And for trying something new, instead of a trigger knot or bone shard( ;)), I simply flat-braided the general retention grip area.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 9th, 2009 at 11:23am
Slightly different wiew...
timann

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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slinger87 on Jul 9th, 2009 at 11:29am
nice sling paleoarts,dose the piece you added at the end help with the releise? why do you add it?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paleoarts on Jul 9th, 2009 at 6:07pm
nice one, timann! slinger, thanks. yeah, it think it does. it's a smooth slip out of my fingers. also, it aids in the retrieval of the release cord after the shot enabling a quick reload. the only draw back is that it whips around the body after the shot and can sting a little.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by walter on Jul 9th, 2009 at 8:04pm
timann, nice sling! Guess i'm going to the thrift store to buy a few used belts. How wide and how long did you make the belt pieces?

walter

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 9th, 2009 at 10:31pm
my new rock man sling, it's made from dark blue yarn. i call this one innovations, because

a) it's my first sling with a wrist loop

b) it's my first sling with tapering ( i got a good one because i used 12 strands, and was able to release 7)

c) it's my first sling that has a name  ;D

d) and lastly this is my first sling that switches braids in the middle of the cord

( paleoarts, this is also the one i was thinking about trading)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 9th, 2009 at 10:32pm
close up of the pouch
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Post by xxkid123 on Jul 9th, 2009 at 10:33pm
the wrist loop and a show of the tapering
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Post by xxkid123 on Jul 9th, 2009 at 10:34pm
and, i wanted to show you guys the switch in braids ( from 4 stand to 3 strand)

( sorry about the blurriness, it's my first time doing pictures close up so i didn't realize it would be ultra blurry)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jul 10th, 2009 at 4:53am
a very nice sling well done!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 10th, 2009 at 6:18am
Walther, I cut the leather belt pieces 2,5 cm X 17 cm.  That should be 1 " X somewhat less than 7 ".  The lenght makes the pieces cross over smootly, and allows tennisballs to fit nicely.
Golfballs and small stones work too, but they do look a bit small and forlorn in the pouch :D

xxxkid123, that was a nice sling, it is a good thing to be a bit innovative when making a sling :)

Paleoarts, I must admit I think your bone piece is a little sceary.  The way I sling, I would be afraid it would hit an eye or a tooth, according to Murphys law ;).  
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 10th, 2009 at 11:52am
with the bone there you could use the sling as melee weapon and not just for slinging rocks

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slinger87 on Jul 10th, 2009 at 2:12pm
nice sling, xxkid, by the way, how loose it that loop on your rist?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 10th, 2009 at 3:40pm
oh, i took off a duct tape loop for the picture, but in use i have a loop slid around, like a wii-mote. but with it off, the tension while swinging it makes it tight on the back. in the front it is pretty loose, but works just fine

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by walter on Jul 10th, 2009 at 7:46pm
Thanks timann.


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by jax on Jul 11th, 2009 at 11:48am
Walter,

 Also,for tennis balls make the intersection of the straps 2" down from the end:for rocks make the intersection 2 1/2" down.

    Brett

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by walter on Jul 12th, 2009 at 2:54pm
Thanks Brett. Finding a decent belt was harder than I thought and I'm not going to cut mine up! Decided to try some leather scrap I have laying around, but it's too thin (good for slingshot pouches - not sling pouches). Gave it a go anyway and messed up right away.  Cut the leather too short. Still like the belt idea and when I find one in good condition, not too thick and nice and supple I'll give it a try. Also thought the not so secret (but very mysterious) braid might add a little something. Not sure what.

http://img5.glowfoto.com/images/2009/07/12-1121402353M.jpg

walter

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by bogdi on Jul 12th, 2009 at 5:20pm
this would be my sling.it's a 110 cm long sling,1 hour of hard work,works pretty well
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paleoarts on Jul 12th, 2009 at 10:15pm
cool ;)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jul 13th, 2009 at 2:30am
walter, have you tried to find leather belts at the op shops? They usually have a heck of a lot.

Welcome Bogdi, nice sling... but it looks a little bit to clean, so go out and get some dirt on it!
Did you make those glandes?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by bogdi on Jul 14th, 2009 at 8:58am
no,that's jlasud's gland,my only slinger friend,he is the projectile manufacturer...that shiny white looking was only when it was brand new...now it's a lil' bit modified and dirty:D...now it's an adult sling.I got a name for my sling too: killer :D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 14th, 2009 at 6:35pm
my new netted sling, i didn't do it right so the netting came out rectangular, but previous knots made so that the sling would not unravel from the pouch later on also made it so that the sling appears right, if not with a thin pouch.


THIS THING IS STRONG, i didn't expect it to be to good, because it was so light and flimsy feeling, but when i flung a rock at my fence with figure eight with only a regular amount of force, it split the fence piece! (my parents are ok with it because the fence wasn't so important when people visit or when it should be sold)
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 14th, 2009 at 6:36pm
and the cords, i didn't trim the cords too much because i liked it that way
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 14th, 2009 at 6:38pm
and here's my rockman sling made of jute and a 4 strand round. i made it intentionally loose just so that the sling would be thick, and because the retention cord was braided a while ago, actually my first sling with the braid, so that it was rickety. i didn't finish it, so later on i went back and re did it. luckily it has no stretch
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 14th, 2009 at 6:39pm
and the pouch with the whipping
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 14th, 2009 at 6:43pm
also here are my lead sinkers. for those who can't see too well, the 3 on the left are 1.5 ounces, the perfect weight, the 2 in the middle are 2 ounces, a bit heavy, and the last one is 3/4 of an ounce heavy. i used to have another one but it disappeared after a single throw off to a place no less then 20 feet away >:( :( >:( :( :( >:( :(


the good thing was that these 6 glands along with the missing one only cost a dollar
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aztec on Jul 16th, 2009 at 6:20pm
i made this one last night. its not to pretty lol but it releases very well. no problems so far  :)

braided jute cords with a spilt leather pouch


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paleoarts on Jul 16th, 2009 at 7:15pm
i love it! simple and cool looking.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aztec on Jul 16th, 2009 at 7:21pm
thanks .ive got another one the exact same style but it has paracord instead of jute. i had been using it for a couple of weeks and it never let me down so finaly i i made one a little more traditional

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jul 17th, 2009 at 2:51am
aztec, it seems like everything you create makes my jaw drop!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aztec on Jul 17th, 2009 at 4:05am
thanks lol.. ive been making weapons and stuff since i was really little.. i never was the type to hang out at malls   ;D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slingbadger on Jul 17th, 2009 at 5:48am
Doesn't have to be pretty as long as it works.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Jul 17th, 2009 at 7:14am
This is my version of the Paleoarts design. I used a four cord braid of jute twine. The binding at the pouch tabs and the finger loop is very secure. I have used a leather release tab instead of the bone tab of the original. I like it :)

[EDIT] I have changed the image after adding the leather release tab and improving the pouch side stitching.



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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jul 17th, 2009 at 7:26am
nice sling david!


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paleoarts on Jul 17th, 2009 at 11:48am
david, it looks great. i'm honored.  :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Jul 17th, 2009 at 12:01pm

Paleoarts wrote on Jul 17th, 2009 at 11:48am:
david, it looks great. i'm honored.  :)


Thanks! As soon as I saw your slings over at Paleoplanet I knew I was going to be making one :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jul 17th, 2009 at 8:15pm
This one is an experiment of mine. I used 2 sissal cords and made a small weave for the fingerloop, folded it, and used a 4 strand round braid.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jul 17th, 2009 at 8:17pm
This is my latest sling. 8 strand wool.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paleoarts on Jul 17th, 2009 at 8:24pm
beautiful! :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aztec on Jul 17th, 2009 at 8:24pm
wow lol thats a wild groovy looking sling lol.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by walter on Jul 17th, 2009 at 10:48pm

Rockman wrote on Jul 17th, 2009 at 8:17pm:
This is my latest sling. 8 strand wool.


Rockman, nice looking slings! Which do you like better (actual use - the wool sling, jute or sisal?  

walter

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jul 17th, 2009 at 11:19pm
great diamond braid rockman :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Donnerschlag on Jul 18th, 2009 at 5:04am
Rockman, Your sling reminds me of the colorful, woven stuff that come out of Mexico and other nations in the central/South Americas. :3

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 18th, 2009 at 10:52am
Rockman, your two-tone slings is as beautiful as a sling needs to be.  And the two-cord experimental one was a clever way to make a lighter sling if one only has  too thick cord awailable.
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jul 18th, 2009 at 2:02pm
Thanks guys.

Walter, right now, my favorite is a 4 strand round jute.
Wool is very light and comfortable, but it stretches a bit. I'd rather have a non stretch material.
Sissal is by far the strongest material, great for lots of abuse.

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Post by aztec on Jul 19th, 2009 at 4:30am
hey rockman , im curious . is there a reason you only wrap one cord near the pouch?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Jul 19th, 2009 at 6:21am

aztec wrote on Jul 19th, 2009 at 4:30am:
hey rockman , im curious . is there a reason you only wrap one cord near the pouch?


You need one bit of wrapping to protect the release cord from wear and tear from the stones. You could wrap the other cord as well, but then you cant tell which cord is which without following it to the end.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 19th, 2009 at 6:41am
I have had a small piece left, of my good pouch leather, for some time, now.  Barely enough for one last pouch.  Finally, I have made that pouch.  I think the result is good.
timann
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Post by timann on Jul 19th, 2009 at 6:42am
The finnished sling...
timann
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Post by timann on Jul 19th, 2009 at 6:42am
The other side...
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 19th, 2009 at 12:34pm
I made one more sling today.  It is almost similar to Rockmans experiment, this one is made from two hemp cords, braided as a 4-strand round braid, woven where appropiate.
It seems it has stopped raining.  Maybe I can go out and sling a little :)
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by walter on Jul 19th, 2009 at 7:24pm
Real nice slings timann! I like 'em both, though I like making braided slings better than paracord/leather. I think woven finger loops are the best. They are real comfortable. What kind of release knot are you using?

walter

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aztec on Jul 20th, 2009 at 2:35am

David Morningstar wrote on Jul 19th, 2009 at 6:21am:

aztec wrote on Jul 19th, 2009 at 4:30am:
hey rockman , im curious . is there a reason you only wrap one cord near the pouch?


You need one bit of wrapping to protect the release cord from wear and tear from the stones. You could wrap the other cord as well, but then you cant tell which cord is which without following it to the end.



oh that makes sense lol. thanks  ;D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 20th, 2009 at 3:29am
Walther, on a thick braided sling like the one above, I use no release knot at all, I grip it along the braid.  The knot in the end of my sling, used to keep it all together, tend to be the simple Wall knot.  On thinner braided slings, like my Apache slings, I add a Mathew Walker as a realease knot.  I have also used a Mathew Walker knot, for added security, on the end of slings braided from very slippery poly-stuff.

Aztec, an added benefit from the whipping on the release cord is the fact that it hides and secures the ends of the cords used for the weaving, and generally keeps things in place.
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aztec on Jul 20th, 2009 at 3:58am
i wraped the ends on mine..it hides it good :)

it was just the only wraping one side that threw me off lol

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on Jul 20th, 2009 at 8:54am
tinnman, thats a great looking sling, i like the finger loop how its flat, never seen that before.
where did you get that idea?  iit looks just like a rockman pouch but woven with 2 verticle strands insteadof 3?  looks just like i do on my pouch, never thought of weaving the finger loop in the same way.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 20th, 2009 at 9:00am
Slangdeg, my sling is an almost copy of an sling shown by Rockman in this thread some 20 posts ago, so the idea is his.
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jul 20th, 2009 at 3:11pm
Using a weave instead of a braid for the fingerloop has one great advantage. It allows for a 2 strand sling, great for thick cords and economics, as well as a light weight.

On the other hand, the fingerloop may be too stiff for some and it has the potential to hurt your finger. If anyone tries this design, I reccomend a tight finger loop, so it won't move arround and peel your finger. Or you can try cotton, wool or some other soft cloth for the weave.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jul 20th, 2009 at 3:14pm

aztec wrote on Jul 19th, 2009 at 4:30am:
hey rockman , im curious . is there a reason you only wrap one cord near the pouch?


Like David says, it's for protection. I used to whip both ends on my earlier models, but soon afterward, realized that only the release cord was absorbing all of the abuse. The one place that needs to be protected lies right next to the pouch, on the release cord.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 20th, 2009 at 4:18pm
After fooling around with some small pieces of paracord, I think the two-strand Rockman sling would be great for those who want to braid and weave their own Rockman sling, but who has only paracord available.
For those who try it, I would suggest gutting the pieces of paracord used for weaving the finger loop and the whippings.
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by walter on Jul 20th, 2009 at 7:18pm

Rockman wrote on Jul 20th, 2009 at 3:11pm:
Using a weave instead of a braid for the fingerloop has one great advantage. It allows for a 2 strand sling, great for thick cords and economics, as well as a light weight.

On the other hand, the fingerloop may be too stiff for some and it has the potential to hurt your finger. If anyone tries this design, I reccomend a tight finger loop, so it won't move arround and peel your finger. Or you can try cotton, wool or some other soft cloth for the weave.


Hemp works real well for weaving the fingerloops. I can make the finger loop quite a bit too large and still use the sling without worrying about it coming off my finger cause it really grips, but it's real comfortable too. Thought about trying some some wool yarn (gotta get some first). Color and comfort!

Walter

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 21st, 2009 at 6:19am
Today I just went out into the grass and made myself a sling.  3-strand braid, normal Norwegian grass, it was around 10" long, so I added new bundles all the time.  As I have read around here, I added them in by the middle.  
Incredible enough is it a rather nice sling, I slung stones and my pinkish bandy balls with it, mostly using figure8, and it did not fall apart or broke.
It`ll propably dry out and malfunction when the grass gets wizened, but it was fast and easy to make, so when I get stranded on that deserted island, or experience a time machine accident, I know how to make a sling fast.
This sling ends up in my collection, anyway.
timann

 
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 21st, 2009 at 6:20am
Another picture...
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 21st, 2009 at 6:23am
This is the "back side" of the braid.  Here it is possible to see where the new grass fibers is added.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jul 21st, 2009 at 7:05am
that is a very good idea timman ill have to try it now

but doesn't it rub your finger that grass looks rather coarse

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 21st, 2009 at 8:33am
No, the grass I used is really soft and rub-free when braided.  I simply used grass growing inside arms reach where I sat down and started braiding.  I think it must be considered an emergency sling. If I started to really use it a lot, it propably would not last wery long.  Different kind of grass propably deliver other results.

I think I will use this sling now and then, to see what happens when the grass dryes.
timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 21st, 2009 at 11:53am
hey timman, if it does get dried

a) you have a Balearic sling, still usable for a while

b) soak it in water. i did it with a grass bracelet before

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by winkleried on Jul 21st, 2009 at 1:19pm
Nice Looking Sling.
ADSI, i wouldn't think it would be any worse that a braided sisal sling

Marc Adkins


adsi wrote on Jul 21st, 2009 at 7:05am:
that is a very good idea timman ill have to try it now

but doesn't it rub your finger that grass looks rather coarse


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 21st, 2009 at 1:29pm
Thanks, xxkid123.  

Realising that making one grass sling do not make me a master, I went out and made another one.  While this one too is a fully funktional sling, it still lacks that little extra to be considered beautifull.This one is slightly longer and has a slightly shorter split pouch, to make it basically similar to my other slings.
The newest is the outer sling in the picture.

I so much regret I did not know about this as a kid.  Those endless summers at my grandmothers little farm, and all we had to play with was stones and grass.
(Well, we had sticks and knives, of course, but still... :))
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jul 21st, 2009 at 3:34pm
You got a nice, green and hairy piece there Timann. It shows the versatility of the sling, even grass can become a deadly weapon.
Awesome.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jul 21st, 2009 at 4:05pm
A new sling. Yellow and black at the request of a friend
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fëanor on Jul 21st, 2009 at 4:27pm
Nice one Rockman, even though black and yellow are the colours of an opposing fotball team.
The kind of fotball you play with your feet, so no, never ever soccer. :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jul 21st, 2009 at 5:01pm

Fëanor wrote on Jul 21st, 2009 at 4:27pm:
Nice one Rockman, even though black and yellow are the colours of an opposing fotball team.
The kind of fotball you play with your feet, so no, never ever soccer. :)


Of course it is! What does Soccer mean anyway? Football makes perfect sense.

I still wonder why Americans insist in calling their sport football, when a more appropiate name would be American Rugby or Tackle ball or something. But I don't loose any sleep thinking about the issue either.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Fëanor on Jul 21st, 2009 at 5:44pm
American rugby or padded rugby, same sport but with 20 pounds more gear. :P

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 21st, 2009 at 8:54pm
too bad about the football and soccer mix up, besides, it's fun seeing tourists go like hey a football game (buys 100 dollar ticket, goes in side)

and, rockman, how many strands did you use for your sling (the cords as in, not the finger loop)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by walter on Jul 21st, 2009 at 10:22pm
timann, that is way beyond cool! What do you mean by: "As I have read around here, I added them in by the middle." I must of been absent that day or something.

walter  

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paleoarts on Jul 22nd, 2009 at 12:39am
hey walter. i hope timann doesn't mind me answering for him. he means when you are splicing in fresh blades of grass, you don't butt the ends together, but rather match them up middle point to middle point so there is overlap. this keeps the braid strong and consistant all the way through without weak spots. it's the same principle when making cordage using relatively small sections of material like sinew or bark.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jul 22nd, 2009 at 4:18am
cool stuff tinmann!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 22nd, 2009 at 4:36am
No, I dont mind, paleoarts :).
But, a little more detail of what I did.  Remember, it was learnin while doing.  When I braided, the 3 parts was always rather short, due to the lenght of the grass.  So when more grass was needed, I took a bundle of grass, and placed halfway or a little longer along the shortest part, the rest I eased along one of the other parts, when I did it, it was rather obvious where it should be placed.  This made the braid rather firm and solid.  In fact, when I realiced I had braided the first retention cord too long, and not tapered enough to make a nice knot in the end, it resisted unraveling so much I simply cut it instead.
Another thing is that when one of the 3 parts became to thick, I simlpy eased fibers from it into the thinner parts.  This propably just made it firmer.

timann

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jul 22nd, 2009 at 2:22pm

xxkid123 wrote on Jul 21st, 2009 at 8:54pm:
too bad about the football and soccer mix up, besides, it's fun seeing tourists go like hey a football game (buys 100 dollar ticket, goes in side)

and, rockman, how many strands did you use for your sling (the cords as in, not the finger loop)


Hey kid, it's a 16 strand. 8 yellow, 8 black.
The green and yellow sling is also 16 strands, I made a mistake when I said 8 strand wool.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 22nd, 2009 at 7:58pm

Rockman wrote on Jul 22nd, 2009 at 2:22pm:

xxkid123 wrote on Jul 21st, 2009 at 8:54pm:
too bad about the football and soccer mix up, besides, it's fun seeing tourists go like hey a football game (buys 100 dollar ticket, goes in side)

and, rockman, how many strands did you use for your sling (the cords as in, not the finger loop)


Hey kid, it's a 16 strand. 8 yellow, 8 black.
The green and yellow sling is also 16 strands, I made a mistake when I said 8 strand wool.


thanks rockman

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Jul 22nd, 2009 at 9:44pm

Rockman wrote on Jul 21st, 2009 at 5:01pm:

Fëanor wrote on Jul 21st, 2009 at 4:27pm:
Nice one Rockman, even though black and yellow are the colours of an opposing fotball team.
The kind of fotball you play with your feet, so no, never ever soccer. :)


Of course it is! What does Soccer mean anyway? Football makes perfect sense.

I still wonder why Americans insist in calling their sport football, when a more appropiate name would be American Rugby or Tackle ball or something. But I don't loose any sleep thinking about the issue either.



Haha!  I agree, and I'm American!  Calling it "football" is just absurd.  But you are not the only one not losing sleep "thinking" about the issue.  I don't suspect that either the players or the fans of American "football" think much, either!  ;D

I have no interest in sports such as football in which a large percentage of the players will hardly ever even touch the ball on any regular basis.  I prefer a game like "Ultimate," which is played with a Frisbee disc, because everyone does everything that every other player on the team does!

Oh, remind me to make this post topical by posting pics of my finished seatbelt slings when I get home...  ;)
I would like for people who are interested in making them to see the relative sizes that work properly for various kinds of missiles (like golf balls versus baseballs), so I intend to take photos with a ruler next to the slings.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jul 22nd, 2009 at 11:48pm
This is an 8 strand. Pink and purple as requested by one of my lady friends.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aztec on Jul 23rd, 2009 at 12:17am
looks greath rockman. it seems you make a new sling everyday . how long does it take you to finish one?

hmm and im imagining an orange and black tiger striped sling  :o

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jul 23rd, 2009 at 11:29am

aztec wrote on Jul 23rd, 2009 at 12:17am:
looks greath rockman. it seems you make a new sling everyday . how long does it take you to finish one?

hmm and im imagining an orange and black tiger striped sling  :o


I'd say it takes about 80 minutes to make one of these. I have orange and black, so I'll make one of the tigers you mentioned.
I'm going away for a week with my friends and asked me for a bunch of slings.

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Post by the_warrior_yeti on Jul 23rd, 2009 at 12:19pm
Man, those are very pretty Rockman. How are you getting the "camo" like pattern at the pouch?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jul 23rd, 2009 at 3:05pm

the_warrior_yeti wrote on Jul 23rd, 2009 at 12:19pm:
Man, those are very pretty Rockman. How are you getting the "camo" like pattern at the pouch?


When you are ready to make your pouch, use 4 strings of matching colors for the stripes pattern. So, in the purple and pink sling, I used 2 purple, 2 pink for the pouch weave.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jul 23rd, 2009 at 3:50pm
Another sling for another girl. This is an 8 strand, purple and red.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by walter on Jul 23rd, 2009 at 5:49pm
Was going to post something about sisal twine, saw Rockman's "lady friend" slings and lost my train of thought. Doesn't matter. There is nothing about a sisal twine sling that could be considered even remotely interesting compared to this new concept in slings. Truly Inspiring!

walter

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Jul 24th, 2009 at 4:37pm
16 strand, orange and black.
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by aztec on Jul 24th, 2009 at 4:51pm
haah thats awesome man. great job  ;D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Timothy Potter on Jul 25th, 2009 at 12:52am
Beautiful slings, Rockman

I like the bright colors.

I came across a braid pattern in Sling Braiding of the Andes that might be of interest.

It's a 4-strand round braid made with 8 pieces of yarn, 4 of one color and 4 of a contrasting color.

Each strand on the 4-strand braid has one piece of each color of yarn.

One of the colors in a pair (it doesn't matter which) is always kept above the other while braiding.

It produces a sort of feather pattern.

-Timothy Potter
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jul 25th, 2009 at 10:16am
nice i will have to try this on my next sling :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 25th, 2009 at 11:54am

Timothy Potter wrote on Jul 25th, 2009 at 12:52am:
Beautiful slings, Rockman

I like the bright colors.

I came across a braid pattern in Sling Braiding of the Andes[/u] that might be of interest.

It's a 4-strand round braid made with 8 pieces of yarn, 4 of one color and 4 of a contrasting color.

Each strand on the 4-strand braid has one piece of each color of yarn.

One of the colors in a pair (it doesn't matter which) is always kept above the other while braiding.

It produces a sort of feather pattern.

-Timothy Potter


so you do the regular 4 strand round braid, but with that pattern? awesome

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 25th, 2009 at 3:17pm
I hope I remember that TimotyPotter-way of making a pattern when I finally get enough colored yarn :)

Today I finally decided to make my first  5-strand woven peacefuljeffrey-sling.  I made the simpler 3-strand type some time ago, but...
The paracord I still got I will propably rot in storage, I stupidly cannot afford to use it becasuse the shops apearently keep paracord on the shelf next to the plutonium, wich makes replenishing my stock a bit difficult.  So I used 4 mm poly... for the sling, and 2,8 mm poly... for the weaving of the pouch.  
This uses a lot of the thin stuff,  the little piece laying around is what was left of 6 meters used for the weaving of the 5-strand.

The 3-strand pouch sling seems to be best used with small and not to smooth stones.

I know I can get more paracord by ordering it over internet from the US(, but I suffer from being an ancient fossil, and hate to buy a thing I have not held in my hand :D).
timann



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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on Jul 26th, 2009 at 9:12pm
nice sling tinmann the 5 strand pouch is very nice!

i finally finished a sling to match my favorite cotton one, which is starting to show some nice wear.

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/5849/pics126.jpg/


you can tell the weave is tight by how stiff it gets
oh if your wondering, the color is from dying in beet juice but then i left it out in the rain overnight by mistake.  heres how it was before

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Camo-sling on Jul 27th, 2009 at 3:09am
nice slings slandeg. how do they preform?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on Jul 27th, 2009 at 11:36am
works great for being new, its still so stiff that when i put a rock in the pouch it stays almost flat.  
takes quite awhile to break in but when it does soften up its such a pleasure to use worn in coton, very unlike all other slings ive used.

visually its also pretty cool to see how it wears.
im thinking itd be neat to make more cotton slings and natural dye/stain them with stuff like tomoatoes, onions etc.
then theyd show every nick and fade spot from the rock hitting the release cord, etc., kind of how clothes fade and wear reflecting how theyre used from person to person.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by the_warrior_yeti on Jul 27th, 2009 at 3:39pm
The beat sling is really beautiful! How many strands in what kind of braid? Also, how did you taper the release cord so evenly?

If you'd like deep brown to black try gathering the green walnut husks and boiling them in water. It makes a very nice dye. Add some alcohol if you store it to prevent mold, and make sure and store it in a plastic container sitting on a towel because it will expand and you'll have a mighty mess!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 28th, 2009 at 3:26pm
my new elk hide sling, traded for it from paleoarts

i'm having a little trouble with it though, when i release my release cord's tab raps my knuckles, and then it starts opening, but only to a 45 degree angle, or something (i could only guess for the blurs) it then makes an 'S' shape by slacking, before snapping out and releasing the rock. the problem is that even in the split second it does this, my release then gets the timing wrong, with the rock now launched to the side. normally i don't care about accuracy, but it kept on going to much over. when i tryed to reajust i did it too early :-[ it is a great sling though, but i'm going to need to try again


sadly, this sling trued to kill me 4 times. twice the release cord swung around my neck, but i fought it off and emerged victorious. the rest of the time it just smacked me. as punishment i over worked it yesterday to teach it proper manners
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 28th, 2009 at 3:34pm
the braid that paleoarts uses is really cool, he makes it so that it is just tight enough to make it gap less, and just loose enough to make it look cool there is no stretch though


the picture is the braid being squeezed, showing how it's loose, but the parts that aren't squeezed look normal, cool eh?
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by paleoarts on Jul 28th, 2009 at 3:45pm
let me see the grip you are using, kid. also, your style. i might be able to solve some of your problems. normally, with this sling, i use a wider loop that goes over my bottom three fingers, with the retension cord on the outside of my index finger. the tab is held by the index finger and thumb. this gives me a fairly wide area between release and retension cords and allows the pouch to remain more open. as a result, i can sling larger rocks. it's also designed for my side arm throw, but i do use it for underhand as well. it is not designed for helicopter, unfortunately.

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Jul 28th, 2009 at 6:49pm
Timann, your Peacefuljeffrey Sling came out beautiful!
So neat and orderly!  Very nice work!

I haven't tried to make one with a thinner diameter cord for the weaving, yet.  I'll have to try it.  I like the result you got very much.

From the scale that the tennis and golf balls provide in your photo, it looks as though the weaving with thinner cord enabled the pouch to be wider than it typically comes out when I use paracord.  That's a benefit, in my view.  My Peacefuljeffrey Slings are suited for golf balls, but probably couldn't do tennis balls very well because the pouches are not as wide as yours seems to be.

Has anyone else used thin cord like Timann did and achieved a similar result?

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 29th, 2009 at 9:14am

Paleoarts wrote on Jul 28th, 2009 at 3:45pm:
let me see the grip you are using, kid. also, your style. i might be able to solve some of your problems. normally, with this sling, i use a wider loop that goes over my bottom three fingers, with the retension cord on the outside of my index finger. the tab is held by the index finger and thumb. this gives me a fairly wide area between release and retension cords and allows the pouch to remain more open. as a result, i can sling larger rocks. it's also designed for my side arm throw, but i do use it for underhand as well. it is not designed for helicopter, unfortunately.



i see now, one big problem is that you need the finger loop pointing up towards you thumb. that way you have a hold like your multi-finger loop. this helps. I'll get a picture when i find my dad's camera...

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Jul 29th, 2009 at 12:53pm
Thanks, peacefuljeffrey, I think the pouch came out rather nice myself, too  ;)
And yes, it works nice for tennis-and golf balls.
During the weaving of the pouch, I did not tighten the cord too much from side to side, but tightened it hard lenghtwise.  That should explain the wideness of the pouch, with a little try and fail I think it should be possible with just paracord

I`ll try for a close-up of the pouch.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by peacefuljeffrey on Jul 29th, 2009 at 10:55pm
Super-excellent, Timann!

Up until now, I'd thought (apparently mistakenly!) that my "Peacefuljeffrey Slings" were good for one thing only--golf balls.  Now you've shown me otherwise, and that makes me extremely happy!  When I make one like yours, it'll be well suited, I think, to throwing the clay bullets I've been making.  I had been thinking that the only slings I have that would work are my "Grizzly Beast" and my seatbelt slings.  All the better, if I should end up with Peacefuljeffrey slings that work for that purpose!  Sweet!  :D

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Donnerschlag on Jul 30th, 2009 at 1:17am
Peacefuljeffrey, your 5-strand sling design works fine for ammo ranging from gravel, to tennis ball-sized. I made your sling with (it was either 1/4" or 1/8") cotton cord, and it's my favorite sling.

The only reason I don't carry it with me more often is because it takes more space than my Apache...  :-X

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by adsi on Jul 30th, 2009 at 7:17am
i haven't made a sling for a while so  on this one i kinda went all out  enjoy
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 30th, 2009 at 10:00am
hey i like your finger loop style

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Post by Et Cetera on Jul 30th, 2009 at 11:49am
The finger loop looks very comfortable!

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Post by Timothy Potter on Jul 30th, 2009 at 1:58pm
adsi,

Looks nice!

How is the pouch made? The two color effect is really great.

-Timothy Potter

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Post by adsi on Jul 30th, 2009 at 2:21pm
thanks guys

the finger loop is chain hitched

and the pouch is made like a friendship bracelet

this method of pouch making is very good
you use lots of knots as you  make the pouch and you can independently control the colour of each knot so it works well.

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Post by xxkid123 on Jul 30th, 2009 at 7:15pm
how is a friendship bracelet made? to me it's just a three strand braid with colorful string

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Post by slangdeg on Jul 30th, 2009 at 8:54pm

this i think is the thinnest sling ive made, except for maybe a hemp one but i traded it so dont have it to measure.
the cotton version is a scant 4mm thick but this wool one is even smaller at 3mm.  previous jute verisons were 5-6mm. in comparison my standard 3 strand flat braids are 8-12mm.  my first slings before i knew what i was doing were 20mm wide.. what a waste of cordage.  :P

i tried to get a video of shooting a waterbottle but didnt get any good hits yet. but this one here grazed the top.

was using smaller rocks hoping theyd penetrate better and hit the archery target by mistake.
i use several layers of 1/2" hard insulation foam, ive hit it many times before but this was the first time had a rock stick into it.

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Post by adsi on Jul 31st, 2009 at 5:41am

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how is a friendship bracelet made? to me it's just a three strand braid with colorful string


like this http://www.how-to-make-jewelry.com/friendship-bracelet-instructions1.html

and also very nice shot slangdeg

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Axelk on Jul 31st, 2009 at 8:30am
Hello
Two slings  I made a few days ago:
This one is made out of Jutetwin.The braiding is "four-strand-round" and the pouch is made like in the tuturial of T.J.Potter.
http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/2204/l1010704.th.jpg
Here it is the same apart from the pouch, which is a simple woven one.
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/4305/l1010705.th.jpg
Bye Axel

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Post by slangdeg on Jul 31st, 2009 at 8:38am
beautiful work!  about how long do you think it takes to weave the pouch on the first one?

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Post by David Morningstar on Jul 31st, 2009 at 8:41am

Axel, that Tut sling is beautiful! I really like the little woven tab at the end of the release cord, thats a great idea. How did you get the pink in the middle of the pouch?


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Post by Axelk on Jul 31st, 2009 at 9:41am
Hello
Thanks
It took me about one or two hours.I just knotted the "pink" (red) on the brown one and wove it through.So you just have to replace the brown twine by the red one where you want.
Bye Axel

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Post by xxkid123 on Jul 31st, 2009 at 10:18am

slangdeg wrote on Jul 30th, 2009 at 8:54pm:

this i think is the thinnest sling ive made, except for maybe a hemp one but i traded it so dont have it to measure.
the cotton version is a scant 4mm thick but this wool one is even smaller at 3mm.  previous jute verisons were 5-6mm. in comparison my standard 3 strand flat braids are 8-12mm.  my first slings before i knew what i was doing were 20mm wide.. what a waste of cordage.  :P

i tried to get a video of shooting a waterbottle but didnt get any good hits yet. but this one here grazed the top.

was using smaller rocks hoping theyd penetrate better and hit the archery target by mistake.
i use several layers of 1/2" hard insulation foam, ive hit it many times before but this was the first time had a rock stick into it.


what type of braid did you use? and how did you place you strands together to make that pattern?

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Post by Timothy Potter on Jul 31st, 2009 at 1:30pm
Axel,

Beautiful work!

It's great to see someone actually use one of my tutorials. I'm with David about the woven finger tab. I think it's a handsome looking feature.

-Timothy Potter


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Post by walter on Jul 31st, 2009 at 10:07pm
slangdeg, you can build a really nice sling - and know how to use it too!

walter

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Post by slangdeg on Aug 1st, 2009 at 9:56am
thanks walter, you can build a mighty nice sling yourself..  ;)

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Post by Snarfblat on Aug 1st, 2009 at 9:59am
A simple leather and paracord sling.  "H" style crossover pouch, punched with 3/32" holes.  Bowline finger loop, Perfection Loops on pouch, Turk's Head stopper knot (Ashley 545) on the release cord.


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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on Aug 1st, 2009 at 10:31am

the_warrior_yeti wrote on Jul 27th, 2009 at 3:39pm:
The beat sling is really beautiful! How many strands in what kind of braid? Also, how did you taper the release cord so evenly?

If you'd like deep brown to black try gathering the green walnut husks and boiling them in water. It makes a very nice dye. Add some alcohol if you store it to prevent mold, and make sure and store it in a plastic container sitting on a towel because it will expand and you'll have a mighty mess!

thanks, i was surprised at how virbrant the color came out myself.  the color holds up great to wear long as it doesnt get wet.  its 4 strands at first then folded over into 8 strands after making the loop.  its a round braid i think sometimes called chainbraid.
does it look tapereed?  maybe i braided the last bit a little tighter.
thanks for the tip on walnuts, ill have to try that!

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by slangdeg on Aug 1st, 2009 at 10:41am

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what type of braid did you use? and how did you place you strands together to make that pattern?

i always use a 4 strand round braid now, its my favorite, takes alot more work than a flat braid but it makes the cords so tight and stiff they stay well away from each, or maybe its the pouch that does that, either way it makes reloading very quick and direct, no fumbling around or limp cords crossing and dangling.  
i put 2 strands of each color, forget how i arrange them i just did it and it comes out like that.  and if you arrange them in the opposite way it makes a diamond pattern instead of spiral.
also first time i used 2 strands on the pouch, not only did that give the cool pattern like RockMan does, it works good with wool because it can be compacted alot, whereas 2 strands of cotton would likely be too thick.
also did the whipping with 2 strands to give the same effect.  
the cord is like a snake, pouch is like tiger.  8-)


Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Aug 1st, 2009 at 12:21pm
Eary last week I braided two slings from grass.  To test how functional they are I have used one of them a couple of times.  It have worked above my expectations.  But today I experienced a release cord breakage during a figure-8.  It was propably due to a weak point in the braiding.
I solved the problem by doing an "in the field" repair by braiding a new tip on the sling with grass found on-site.  It took me a couple of minutes.

After that I continued slingin for a little time.  But there is grass and there is grass, I do not think the new grass was as tough as the original.    It will soon be retired.
But I proved to myself that if I had a time machine accident or was shipwreched, I could make a simple working grass sling.  And with some practice in making them, they could be rather reliable.

In my foto the grass sling, and the defect part, is shown with a similar size sling, made from 6 thin hemp cords, tapered the_warrior_yety way, wich means smooth and elegant.
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Donnerschlag on Aug 2nd, 2009 at 2:27am


Here's a "Balearic" sling I made recently following the tutorial found here:
http://www.mallorcaweb.net/foners/ferfona/00_Aferfona.htm

I don't know how he managed to stitch that leather onto his sling with such thick thread! :P

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by David Morningstar on Aug 2nd, 2009 at 3:18am

Snarfblat wrote on Aug 1st, 2009 at 9:59am:
A simple leather and paracord sling.  "H" style crossover pouch, punched with 3/32" holes.  Bowline finger loop, Perfection Loops on pouch, Turk's Head stopper knot (Ashley 545) on the release cord.



Smart and simple, just how I like 'em  :)

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by the_warrior_yeti on Aug 2nd, 2009 at 3:56pm
Donnerschlag, nice sling. It occurred to me while watching the Balearic Maker of Slings video, that Diego also had leather stitched onto the sling he's using at the end.

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Post by Donnerschlag on Aug 3rd, 2009 at 12:24am

the_warrior_yeti wrote on Aug 2nd, 2009 at 3:56pm:
Donnerschlag, nice sling. It occurred to me while watching the Balearic Maker of Slings video, that Diego also had leather stitched onto the sling he's using at the end.

I've never seen that video before. :P

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Axelk on Aug 3rd, 2009 at 8:22am
Hello
Three other slings:
This one is made like 5-Strand Woven Paracord Sling and out of cotton:
http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/9273/l1010762.th.jpg
Simple woven poach with 5 strands:
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/6431/l1010765.th.jpg
Made out of leather and jutetwine. The braiding is a six-strand-square-braid:
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6935/l1010766.th.jpg
Bye Axel

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Post by xxkid123 on Aug 3rd, 2009 at 11:02am

Axelk wrote on Aug 3rd, 2009 at 8:22am:
Hello
Three other slings:
This one is made like 5-Strand Woven Paracord Sling and out of cotton:
http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/9273/l1010762.th.jpg
Simple woven poach with 5 strands:
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/6431/l1010765.th.jpg
Made out of leather and jutetwine. The braiding is a six-strand-square-braid:
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6935/l1010766.th.jpg
Bye Axel


hey cool. i ddn't know you could make patterns with the 6 strand square braid

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Aug 4th, 2009 at 6:03pm
my duct tape sling i made yesterday and to day following a cross between Zorro's and Yurek's how to. i used stitching for the pouch part rather then a knot
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Post by xxkid123 on Aug 4th, 2009 at 6:04pm
holds about anything
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Post by xxkid123 on Aug 4th, 2009 at 6:04pm
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Post by xxkid123 on Aug 4th, 2009 at 6:05pm
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Post by xxkid123 on Aug 4th, 2009 at 6:06pm
and a rockman sling with a 4 strand braid (2 strands woven and folded in half for loop, 4 strands braided)

EDIT: oops, accidentally forgot to re size it :-X
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Et Cetera on Aug 4th, 2009 at 6:31pm
I like your duct tape sling. It looks nice and simple.

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Post by Aussie on Aug 6th, 2009 at 8:11am
You've seen mrboss imbed a railroad spike into a metal door. How about imbedding a tennis ball into brick wall? (And no the photo wasn't rigged just a genuine fluke.)
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Post by adsi on Aug 6th, 2009 at 11:00am
cool!!

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Post by xxkid123 on Aug 6th, 2009 at 11:23am
lol, so how did you do that? or does genuine fluke mean something...

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Post by Et Cetera on Aug 6th, 2009 at 12:16pm
How did that work?  :o

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Post by Aussie on Aug 6th, 2009 at 5:45pm

xxkid123 wrote on Aug 6th, 2009 at 11:23am:
lol, so how did you do that? or does genuine fluke mean something...


Sorry, fluke may be an Australianism not generally understood in the US. It means a highly unsual accidental event.

There is a fairly large vertical gap between the bricks where the mortar has fallen out and the ball was already ruptured when I slung it. The loose bit just happened to imbed itself into the gap so the ball got stuck, a one in a million shot. It's been in there for well over a week and I am curious how long before it falls out.

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Post by walter on Aug 6th, 2009 at 10:22pm
Still impressive Aussie! Do you usually hole tennis balls that you're going to use for sling ammo?

walter

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Post by walter on Aug 6th, 2009 at 10:26pm
My latest golf/tennis ball slinger. Yarn over an eight strand hemp core.

http://img4.glowfoto.com/images/2009/08/06-1958417548M.jpg

walter

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Post by Aussie on Aug 6th, 2009 at 11:00pm

walter wrote on Aug 6th, 2009 at 10:22pm:
Still impressive Aussie! Do you usually hole tennis balls that you're going to use for sling ammo?

walter


Not deliberately but I have yet to find a tennis ball that doesn't eventually rupture from the pounding it gets when thrown repeatedly against a hard wall. The ball in the picture was already fairly badly ruptured and due to be thrown out. If the ball was still intact I doubt it would have been able to squeeze down enough to stay in the crack which is only around 3/4" wide. Still the photo looks good.

Superficially tennis balls appear to be constructed like baseballs, ie. from two figure 8 like halves. In fact only the felt is applied that way. Underneath is an ordinary hollow rubber ball moulded in two hemispherical halves which are welded or glued together. It is this joint which fails. Quality balls will last several hundred or even a thousand shots; the cheapies will sometimes rupture on the first. Still if you only throw them so they land on grass they're OK, but for throwing against a returning wall reasonable quality is required.

BTW an easy way to increase  the weight of a tennis ball is to inject some water into it with a hypodermic needle. It also reduces the amount of spin as the water inside can't be spun up by the release much the same as it's virtually impossible to spin a raw egg. Can be of use if you're getting a lot of distance robbing topspin.

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Post by xxkid123 on Aug 7th, 2009 at 11:06am

walter wrote on Aug 6th, 2009 at 10:26pm:
My latest golf/tennis ball slinger. Yarn over an eight strand hemp core.

http://img4.glowfoto.com/images/2009/08/06-1958417548M.jpg

walter


oh my god that that thing is beautiful :o. make more of those and you'll be able to sell those or trade them

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Post by walter on Aug 7th, 2009 at 11:25pm
Aussie, thanks for the info! I really like the water idea.

Thanks kid!

walter

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Post by Camo-sling on Aug 8th, 2009 at 3:39am
another perfect sling walter!

Where are the instructions on how to make a core sling with a covering like that one?

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Post by walter on Aug 8th, 2009 at 11:34am
Thanks Camo-sling! I don't know if there are any detailed instructions, but if you look at some of the older posts (several years ago and more) you will probably see a few with braiding hints here and there. Try a search for "whip sling". That one has a core.

Rockman said straight wool slings are a bit stretchy, so I decided to try one with a hemp core. For the most part, I just winged the whole thing.

I'm happy with the way it turned out, but will still make a few changes in the next one. It weighs about a tenth of an ounce, doesn't stretch, has a good feel to it and the pouch hangs on to tennis and golf balls, and large or small (golf ball size) rocks.

Hit on the hemp size and number of strings by accident. Four one sixteenth inch in diam cords and then doubled. Six, 4 ply yarn cover it just right. Finished diameter is 5/16".  

walter

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Post by walter on Aug 8th, 2009 at 11:41am
xxkid123, I like your Rockman sling. Have you tried it yet? How do you like it compared to the other two?

walter

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Post by xxkid123 on Aug 8th, 2009 at 2:13pm

walter wrote on Aug 8th, 2009 at 11:41am:
xxkid123, I like your Rockman sling. Have you tried it yet? How do you like it compared to the other two?

walter


nah, i make a bunch of slings, and use only a few of them, the jute i'm hoping to take out soon, while the duct tape is for indoors

Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by timann on Aug 9th, 2009 at 7:23am
Here is my latest slings.  Two simple split pouch slings where I have tested different degrees of tapering on the release cord, and a Rockman sling.  When I made this slings I tapered them in a way demonstrated by the_warrior_yety, wich makes the tapering smooth and invisible.
The Rockman sling is of the 4-strand round braid type.  They seems to have become rather popular lately :)
I had not made one in weeks, and had to find out if I still could do it, I guess the answer is yes;)

Both the split pouch slings may seem a little scruffy, they get stuffed into a pocket and carryed around all the time ;)
timann
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Post by timann on Aug 9th, 2009 at 7:24am
For once I was able to take a close-up...
timann
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Post by timann on Aug 9th, 2009 at 7:25am
And finally...
timann
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by Rockman on Aug 9th, 2009 at 12:46pm
Here´s a sling I made last night. Strings are at random for a wild look and I made it a solid pouch for a change.
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Post by _kava_ on Aug 9th, 2009 at 10:08pm
Recently, I was on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, and managed to squeeze in some slinging time....
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Post by _kava_ on Aug 9th, 2009 at 10:11pm
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Post by _kava_ on Aug 9th, 2009 at 10:13pm
My brother giving it ago...
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Title: Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Post by xxkid123 on Aug 10th, 2009 at 6:56pm
this is my new sling, i saw slinger87's sling that was thin, and that day i also tried making a bow string...

i made it by folding in half a length of jute and finding the middle. about 2.5 inches on both sides down i knotted it together for a finger loop, then i twisted it to 22.5 inches and knotted it once more, leaving the space open, i knotted it again 5.5 inches down, and continued twisting to finish the cord. i didn't bother with whipping as to that fact that i thought the sling was too thin to hit the rock with anyways


picture will be changed smaller soon
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Post by Rockman on Aug 10th, 2009 at 9:48pm
A new sling. 16 strand wool, finger loop is woven as a 2 cord sling.


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