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Message started by Okieslinger on Feb 15th, 2013 at 5:08pm

Title: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by Okieslinger on Feb 15th, 2013 at 5:08pm
My apologies in advance if this is the wrong place to post this (it appeared to me to violate the rules for Marketplace and Trading Post).  I emailed several online retailers in the Balearic Islands some time ago to purchase an authentic Balearic sling.  One company emailed me today to say they now carry slings made by a local artist.  The prices seem crazy high, but I wanted to make this info available for anyone interested. They carry five different sling types.

http://www.mallorcashop.net/30-slings

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by chucker-mike on Feb 15th, 2013 at 5:20pm
anyone know what these materials that they are made of actually are?  What is esparto, etc?  I can tell that vegetable fiber means a natural fiber, but what about the rest?

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by Lugh-Lamhfada on Feb 15th, 2013 at 5:58pm
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Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by squirrelslinger on Feb 15th, 2013 at 9:44pm
Ok. I cannot do esparto. but i can and will happily do Jute( I can dye it to make it look like that) for like $5 or so). here is the catch- i have not had any time to mail stuff lately, nor the cash.

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by David Morningstar on Feb 16th, 2013 at 4:38am
Diego Camunas sells them for 20 Euros face-to-face.

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by Teg on Feb 16th, 2013 at 11:41am
I think especially in braided slings there is a huge range in quality and therefore working time. A very fine and intrinsicate braided sling made out of loose fibers can easily take more than 5 hours to make. And when I see that simple 30 minutes slings are sold for 10 $ I consider a high quality braided sling definitely worth 40 Euro. Now you only have to judge by the pictures how good the quality is ;).

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by Masiakasaurus on Feb 16th, 2013 at 1:08pm
Sisal, pita, and esparto are varieties of agave.

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by squirrelslinger on Feb 16th, 2013 at 1:10pm

Masiakasaurus wrote on Feb 16th, 2013 at 1:08pm:
Both sisal and esparto are varieties of agave.

thanks!

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by Cudol on Feb 16th, 2013 at 3:29pm

Masiakasaurus wrote on Feb 16th, 2013 at 1:08pm:
Sisal, pita, and esparto are varieties of agave.


Esparto not is agave, esparto is (Stipa tenacissima) or (Lygeum spartum).


Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by Rockman on Feb 16th, 2013 at 5:03pm
A few years ago, Luis Pons Livermore sold some beautifully made Balearic slings to some members for 40 Euros, so the price is actually fair for those balearic slings (It takes hours to make one, thatīs a lot of work to be sold cheap.)

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by squirrelslinger on Feb 16th, 2013 at 9:52pm

Rockman wrote on Feb 16th, 2013 at 5:03pm:
(It takes hours to make one, thatīs a lot of work to be sold cheap.)

i sell several hours of forge-work to my friends for less than $10

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by Caldou on Feb 16th, 2013 at 9:54pm
Yeah, to your friends, and you don't have to make a living out of it nor are you a professionnal (at least, not yet).

That's not the same scale.

This being said, I won't buy it over the Internet ^^

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by chucker-mike on Feb 17th, 2013 at 9:41am
Thanks for the info.  I may be willing to pay that when I have some spare cash.  I really like the italian style one.  

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by HuntsmanSling on Feb 17th, 2013 at 8:11pm
OkieSlinger you are a god send. Thank you so much! I'm getting one as soon as I finish this message!

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by squirrelslinger on Feb 20th, 2013 at 7:40pm

Caldou wrote on Feb 16th, 2013 at 9:54pm:
Yeah, to your friends, and you don't have to make a living out of it nor are you a professionnal (at least, not yet).

That's not the same scale.

This being said, I won't buy it over the Internet ^^

Please do not. I do not want to be know for making knives and tomahawks...

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by HuntsmanSling on Feb 22nd, 2013 at 4:45am
I decided not to get it. If you click any other of his models the price goes way up, and on some the picture is the same so how are we supposed to know what we are paying a ridiculous amount for? Which I was willing to do until I realized I didn't really know what kind of sling I would be buying..

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by squirrelslinger on Feb 25th, 2013 at 3:30pm

HuntsmanSling wrote on Feb 22nd, 2013 at 4:45am:
I decided not to get it. If you click any other of his models the price goes way up, and on some the picture is the same so how are we supposed to know what we are paying a ridiculous amount for? Which I was willing to do until I realized I didn't really know what kind of sling I would be buying..

Illl throw in a balaric, properly made(all braided) from jute. I have 3 slings to send, now 4!
-Squirrel

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by timu on Feb 25th, 2013 at 6:41pm
I've always wondered how something as time consuming to make as a sling can be sold so cheaply! If I was to charge by the hour the things would be pretty expensive for me to feel good about handing it over.

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by HuntsmanSling on Feb 26th, 2013 at 1:27am

squirrelslinger wrote on Feb 25th, 2013 at 3:30pm:

HuntsmanSling wrote on Feb 22nd, 2013 at 4:45am:
I decided not to get it. If you click any other of his models the price goes way up, and on some the picture is the same so how are we supposed to know what we are paying a ridiculous amount for? Which I was willing to do until I realized I didn't really know what kind of sling I would be buying..

Illl throw in a balaric, properly made(all braided) from jute. I have 3 slings to send, now 4!
-Squirrel


Right on thanks bud!

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by squirrelslinger on Mar 2nd, 2013 at 5:28pm
Shoot hunter, I forgot to add it to the package, you will now be getting 2 packages.
You will have to wait a few days :(
-Squirrel

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by HuntsmanSling on Mar 3rd, 2013 at 7:14am
Ill be sending yours Monday. Should be there by Thursday at the latest. Also thank you for the slings I received today. I threw with them today and they worked well

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by squirrelslinger on Mar 8th, 2013 at 8:45pm

HuntsmanSling wrote on Mar 3rd, 2013 at 7:14am:
Ill be sending yours Monday. Should be there by Thursday at the latest. Also thank you for the slings I received today. I threw with them today and they worked well

Did I put a balaric in the package? I cant find the one I made for you.
I know I sent a rocklaric!

Title: Re: Balearic Slings from Mallorcashop.net
Post by HuntsmanSling on Mar 9th, 2013 at 12:58am
I believe you sent me two rockman slings ;)

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