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Message started by NooneOfConsequence on Jun 24th, 2018 at 10:51am

Title: Monkeys Fist
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jun 24th, 2018 at 10:51am
Monkeyís fist keychain lanyard with a twist: pull the pin (like a grenade) and the lanyard instantly unravels to give you an extra meter of reach or so. Itís use would be similar to nunchaku or a rope chain., but I actually find it useful as a tool for hanging a bag on a tree, tossing a line over a tall branch, or just to have a little spare cordage in my pocket.  Itís about half a meter long as shown in the photo, but thereís 6 or 7 meters of paracord in there all together (not including the monkeys fist). Itís like a miniature meteor hammer that fits in your pocket and weighs about as much as a sling and a rock :)

I used to sell these at gun shows, and they were popular, but I havenít done that in a while. I found a few extra lanyards in my closet. Iíd be willing to trade one for a sling and a rock... maybe minus the rock ;D
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Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jun 24th, 2018 at 11:09pm
Found a couple more while cleaning out my closet...
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Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jun 26th, 2018 at 9:45am
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Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by kicktheotter on Jun 26th, 2018 at 1:15pm
I don't have any particularly special slings but I do have a cotton string herringbone braided split pouch?

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jun 26th, 2018 at 9:29pm
If itís from a fellow slinger like you, itís special!  I dont have a herringbone split pouch yet, so youíve got yourself a deal. What color do you want?  Blue, light blue, or red?

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by kicktheotter on Jun 27th, 2018 at 6:50am
Blue looks good to me. I can always throw in some Finnish chocolates as well if you want. I know all the good ones :D

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jun 27th, 2018 at 7:59am
The blue one is yours! If it were winter, I would definitely say yes to chocolate, but in Texas in summer, it would turn into a puddle in the envelope. Iíll PM you and we can work out all the details.

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by kicktheotter on Jun 27th, 2018 at 8:08am
Ah good point :D

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by kicktheotter on Jul 6th, 2018 at 11:38am
I've just thought, what's the technique for re-contracting this after pulling the pin?

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jul 6th, 2018 at 11:01pm
Itís a standard monkey chain... form a loop near the monkey fist; push a loop into the first loop. Repeat the loop-in-loop process until you run out of cord and pin the last loop with the hitch pin.

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by kicktheotter on Jul 6th, 2018 at 11:39pm
Awesome! I'll have to practice it :D

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by kicktheotter on Jul 18th, 2018 at 12:38pm
It's arrived! It's really awesome and I can't wait to test it out. I also managed to extend it and tie it back up despite how terrible I am at knots :D Thanks for the Texas key ring as well. I hope this means the slings I've sent will be arriving soon.

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jul 18th, 2018 at 11:22pm
Woohoo!  I was hoping it would arrive soon. Iím glad you like it :)
I will let you know as soon as the sling arrives. I didnít see it in my mailbox this morning, but Iím sure it will be here soon.

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jul 27th, 2018 at 7:01pm
Itís here!  Thanks KTO! A package with two slings just arrived fresh from Finland. I canít wait to try them out.

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by kicktheotter on Jul 28th, 2018 at 2:17am
Great to hear! I was starting to get a little worried. Hope you get some good use from them. One has a particularly large pouch for use with tennis balls and the other is more of a regular split pouch for rocks or glandes.

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by kicktheotter on Aug 2nd, 2018 at 2:48pm
I've been playing around with the monkey fist now almost every day and I love it. The girlfriend loves it... less. Mostly because I keep swinging it around and practicing rope dart techniques in the kitchen... Currently haven't broken anything though so that's good :D

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 27th, 2018 at 9:36pm
LOL. I cannot be responsible for any romantic or anti-romantic consequences that may result from using a monkeyís fist in the kitchen ;D

I have found thereís just enough slack to launch the ball off an elbow or knee, but it may be a bit on the short side for some rope dart moves. Iím glad youíre enjoying it!

For what itís worth, my wife says she agrees with your girlfriend  :P

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by kicktheotter on Aug 28th, 2018 at 4:34am
I've just about got the hang of the elbow shots now. One shots are far harder. Still haven't broken anything :D

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 28th, 2018 at 11:00pm
One of the best free resources Iíve found is Phil Elmoreís book on practical nunchaku. The nunchucks motions are very similar to what you need to do with the monkeys fist, and itís a pretty entertaining read:

http://www.philelmore.com/download-beamartialist/street_chucks.pdf

Title: Re: Monkeys Fist
Post by kicktheotter on Aug 29th, 2018 at 2:04am
Thanks I'll check it out :)

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