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Message started by slingpotato on Feb 10th, 2012 at 7:57pm

Title: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by slingpotato on Feb 10th, 2012 at 7:57pm
Hey guys!! My name is Gabriel from the Philippines! I've been using the sling for about 2 months already, rekindling the fire that I have for this weapon that started when I was in high school. ;D

Hope to get more infos here and make new friends!

Below are my two personal slings, one is 16' and the other 21', fairly personal sizes.
slings_002.jpg (Attachment deleted)

Title: Re: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by Bill Skinner on Feb 10th, 2012 at 8:14pm
Hello from Alabama in the U.S.  I like your slings, they are quite colorful and they show some fine craftmanship.  I hope you stick around for a while.

Title: Re: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by kentuckythrower on Feb 11th, 2012 at 12:01am
Hi Gabriel,

Hello from Kentucky!!! You make some really nice looking slings!!!

Title: Re: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by timpa on Feb 11th, 2012 at 1:26pm
Hello and welcome!
Are the ropes of rubber? I have been thinking, does benefit from the stretch rope the throwing?

Title: Re: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by slingpotato on Feb 11th, 2012 at 5:44pm
Hey guys, thanks for all your complements! I really appreciate it, makes me feel warmly welcomed!  :)

By the way, the measurements that I put on my post are in inches from the ring of the retention cord up to the pouch. With these two slings that I made, I used a scrap leather for the pouch, 2.5' by 6.5' with the pattern I saw here at the forum, 5mm accessory cord for retention and release, and 1mm accessory cord to tie things together, both used for moutaineering.

These are non stretch materials, as back when I was a child, I used to play slingshot when I was introduced with the sling. I tried using the rubber of my slingshot for my sling, and almost hit someone with a rock. haha! My actual first sling was of 3mm accessory cord, and one made with manila hemp, both got lost during my college days.  :D

By the way Timpa, stretchable materials for retention and release are so unpredictable, I can't suggest using them, though I myself am going to try bungee cord just for the heck of it. LOL ;D

KUDOS!

Title: Re: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by xxkid123 on Feb 12th, 2012 at 12:19am
Yep, stretching slings are very bad, they don't store energy and have wild releases.

Like others have said, your slings look very good. I particularly like your whipping (wrapping) on the cords. I've never found any thin cord in the same color as full thickness utility cord.

Title: Re: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by slingpotato on Feb 12th, 2012 at 7:44am
Thanks xxkid123!

With the wrappings, for the retention ring and the ones attached with the pouch, I used common whipping. These cords are more common here in Manila, and are found mostly in outdoors and mountaineering shops. My plan whe making this two are for it to be durable and strong, and the cords that I have are the ones close to getting the plan done. I am planning to try manila hemp and cotton cord, but first, I really want to perfect that balearic slinging technique. Man they're good! :)

I tried paracord, but here in this country, it is uncommon and is expensive to obtain.

If you notice the frays on the end of the release, I actually delicately burned a part of the cord to hold it together, much like burning the end of a paracord. It gives a gentle whipcrack when I sling stones. hehe!

Title: Re: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by Rat Man on Feb 12th, 2012 at 1:58pm
Welcome, slingpotato;
   Those are some very nice looking slings, especially for someone who's only been at it a few months.  Welcome to slinging.org!!

Title: Re: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by slingpotato on Feb 13th, 2012 at 11:58pm
Thanks rat man!! ;D

Title: Re: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by cram on Nov 29th, 2018 at 3:37am
Hi, my  name is marc. I live in north western Mindanao.

Title: Re: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 2nd, 2018 at 9:28pm
Howdy from Texas!  Welcome to the forum!

Title: Re: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by cram on Dec 3rd, 2018 at 1:25am
Thanks!  :)

Title: Re: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by kicktheotter on Dec 3rd, 2018 at 5:02am
Welcome from Finland!

Title: Re: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by Drakolith on Dec 3rd, 2018 at 11:04am
Welcome to the forum!

Title: Re: Hello form the Philippines!
Post by cram on Dec 3rd, 2018 at 11:34pm
Thanks! :)

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