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Message started by Blue Raja on Nov 8th, 2018 at 1:57am

Title: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Nov 8th, 2018 at 1:57am
The mid-term elections are now behind us, Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and my email in box is overflowing w/ Black Friday deals.† Is it too early to start the Sling in the Hat - annual sling exchange?


Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by kicktheotter on Nov 8th, 2018 at 3:23am
I think we should get it sorted early and I'm definitely up for it :D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 8th, 2018 at 6:04am
I will try to join it as well.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Mersa on Nov 8th, 2018 at 6:58am
I will be up for it again.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 8th, 2018 at 7:01am
slingSHOT in the hat ?
wash your mouth out !
:-)

I'm in.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Nov 8th, 2018 at 9:43am
@ CA - Yikes! I edited the post.  Thanks for pointing this out - although I ave not had my mouth washed out for 60 years! Is that even permissible anymore?

All - join the fun - other that yours truly, who substitutes enthusiasm for skill, there are some very talented sling makers here and this is an opportunity to try some different slings. Post if you would like to participate.  I am willing to organize the exchange (or will defer to anyone else who wants to volunteer).  For those that have never participated, we organize a list so that you send a sling and receive a sling.

Thus far we have kicktheotter, vetryan, Mersa, and Curious Aardvark.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by hubert on Nov 8th, 2018 at 11:05am
I'm in   

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Willem208 on Nov 8th, 2018 at 1:13pm
As I'm new here I have never tried this before. But if Im allowed... I'm in!  ;)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 8th, 2018 at 2:06pm
I would also like to join the exchange.† Are there any specifications, restrictions, etc. on the sling we plan to trade?

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Dan on Nov 8th, 2018 at 5:17pm
I'm in!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 8th, 2018 at 5:27pm

joe_meadmaker wrote on Nov 8th, 2018 at 2:06pm:
I would also like to join the exchange.† Are there any specifications, restrictions, etc. on the sling we plan to trade?

Usually none, unless user up with whoever you trade with. If they want something particular

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by walter on Nov 8th, 2018 at 5:31pm
I'm in

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Nov 8th, 2018 at 7:00pm
No requirements and slingers of all persuasions are welcome and encouraged to attend.† The spirit of giving and the enjoyment of receiving (and being inspired by) our brother and sister slingers is what the SITH is about.

Thus far we have kicktheotter, vetryan, Mersa, Curious Aardvark, hubert, Willem208, joe_meadmaker, and walter.

Looking forward to hearing from more forum members.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Tint on Nov 8th, 2018 at 7:22pm
I am in!😃

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by lobohunter on Nov 8th, 2018 at 8:54pm
I am in

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Nov 9th, 2018 at 2:21am
Fantastic! Here is our current count

we have kicktheotter, vetryan, Mersa, Curious Aardvark, hubert, Willem208, joe_meadmaker, Dan, walter, Tint, and lobohunter.

- and hopefully growing

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Frondeur on Nov 9th, 2018 at 6:09am
I definely want to join too!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 9th, 2018 at 7:03am
if we leave the list open untill the end of november - should give people plenty of time to sign up.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Tint on Nov 9th, 2018 at 8:13am
Come on, Jedi! Give in to the darkside!!!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Drakolith on Nov 9th, 2018 at 11:10am
Count me in, I hope whoever gets me wants an Apache.  ;D havenít had time to improve my slingmaking skills, and thus far thatís the best I can make.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Nov 9th, 2018 at 2:13pm
Now we have kicktheotter, vetryan, Mersa, Curious Aardvark, hubert, Willem208, joe_meadmaker, Dan, walter, Tint, lobohunter, Frondeur, and Drakolith.

All are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 9th, 2018 at 2:42pm
We should give a time frame of about 2 to 3 weeks so other people have the opportunity to join if wanted

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 10th, 2018 at 10:26am
end of november is current deadline :-)

I want a lobohunter sling !

Most of you guys don't know lobo.
Think a sasquatch who uses a wrist band for his retention cord and has been known to sling both sledge hammer heads and armour piercing projectiles in the past :-)
If he and timpa ever got together we could probably start - and win - world war 3 :whistle:† †

It's no coincidence that in the years lobo has been hiking the us mountain trails - sasquatch sightings have gone up 500%

It COULD just be coincidence, but nah :-)

My second favourite lobo factoid.
When hiking the pct he used to eat peanut flavoured lard - because actual peanut butter did not have a high enough calorific content !

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Tint on Nov 10th, 2018 at 6:56pm
I am just going to make one like this:

https://youtu.be/TRmSC4Eki6s

Nothing special but works well for me...

Is that ok? Not too cheap? :P

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Nov 10th, 2018 at 6:57pm
Sasquatch style?† Looks like a modified Balearic, but like all things Sasquatch, it is difficult to be certain.†

Sasquatch_Style.jpg (64 KB | 17 )

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Nov 10th, 2018 at 7:03pm

Tint wrote on Nov 10th, 2018 at 6:56pm:
I am just going to make one like this:

https://youtu.be/TRmSC4Eki6s

Nothing special but works well for me...

Is that ok? Not too cheap? :P


Tint - it is more than OK.  Whatever you end up with will be imbued with the "Power of Tint."  I am sure it will be treasured by the forum member who receives it. 

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Mersa on Nov 10th, 2018 at 9:10pm
I'll be making mini EDC dyneema sling.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 10th, 2018 at 9:12pm
Count me in!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by DavidtheSlinger on Nov 11th, 2018 at 3:20pm
I would like to join too! (One of the reasons I became a member was to participate in things like SITH!)

If possible, I would like an Egyptian style sling or something similar.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Nov 11th, 2018 at 7:27pm
SITH participation is growing in leaps and bounds

Now we have kicktheotter, vetryan, Mersa, Curious Aardvark, hubert, Willem208, joe_meadmaker, Dan, walter, Tint, lobohunter, Frondeur, Drakolith NooneOfConsequence, and DavidtheSlinger.

As indicated, the thread will remain open until the end of November - all are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Timothy Potter on Nov 12th, 2018 at 8:44pm
I'll join in this year. But I'll admit ahead of time that with my current work schedule, whoever gets my sling may have to be patient.

-Timothy Potter

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by woodssj on Nov 12th, 2018 at 10:57pm
I'm in, and have one standing by to send. Always a pleasure to be in a SITH.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 13th, 2018 at 7:05am
lol no worries timothy.
year before last, tomas sent mine mid summer :-)

Definitely worth the wait though :thumb:

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by JudoP on Nov 13th, 2018 at 10:40am
I'm in!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Sarosh on Nov 13th, 2018 at 1:01pm
I'm in.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by kicktheotter on Nov 13th, 2018 at 2:59pm
Shaping up to be a good one! :D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Drakolith on Nov 14th, 2018 at 1:13pm
Indeed, record turnout maybe?

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Shale on Nov 14th, 2018 at 8:55pm
Please count me in.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by slingingrat on Nov 15th, 2018 at 2:53am
I am in.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 15th, 2018 at 6:44am
how many countries involved ?
I've never bothered checking before - but curious :-)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by kicktheotter on Nov 15th, 2018 at 11:23am
Finland for one :D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Willem208 on Nov 16th, 2018 at 6:19am
I'm from South Africa. If we participate in SITH do we have to pay anything? Because I hit a car with my sling and I'm a bit bankrupt now.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 16th, 2018 at 6:32am
lmao - you pay postage to send your sling to the person who gets you.
whever gets to send you a sling pays postage to send it to you.

Now I would recommend surface mail. takes longer but is pretty cheap.

That said slings are fairly light so if all you send is a sling (and that's all that is required) it shouldn't cost you more than a few dollars/pounds -
about 80 rand.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Willem208 on Nov 16th, 2018 at 10:40am
So I have to make a sling... And someone will hopefully receive my amateur sling. Better settle my debts from my accident and buy some stuff to make a sling.  ;D ::)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by kicktheotter on Nov 16th, 2018 at 12:00pm
Doesn't have to be fancy. I find interesting to see what people can repurpose and improvise into a sling.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Nov 17th, 2018 at 1:29pm
Here is the current participant list, with listed location (where available)

Blue Raja - CO, USA
KicktheOtter - Finland
VetRyan - NJ, USA
Mersa - Australia
Curious Ardvark - Midlands, UK
Hubert - Oschersleban, DE
Willem208 - South Africa
Joe_meadmake - PA, USA
Walter (none stated)
Tint - Hong Kong
Lobohunter - OR, USA
Frondeur - France
Drakolith - USA
NooneOfConsequence - TX, USA
DavidtheSlinger - USA
Timothy Potter, ID, USA
Woodssj (none stated)
JudoP - Midlands, UK
Sarosh (none stated)
Shale - Canada
Slingingrat - MD, USA

Please let me know if I missed anyone or if I incorrectly listed your location.

SITH remains open - please join the fun.  No need to worry about your sling-making ability - it is all about the exchange. That is - a way for us to understand more about each other and develop friendships.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 17th, 2018 at 5:39pm
I am now in Northern Maine

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Dan on Nov 18th, 2018 at 12:10am
I didn't see my name on that list boss. I'm in WA, USA.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Nov 18th, 2018 at 1:05am
Corrected - thanks for the updates

Blue Raja - CO, USA
KicktheOtter - Finland
VetRyan - ME, USA
Mersa - Australia
Curious Ardvark - Midlands, UK
Hubert - Oschersleban, DE
Willem208 - South Africa
Joe_meadmake - PA, USA
Walter (none stated)
Tint - Hong Kong
Lobohunter - OR, USA
Frondeur - France
Drakolith - USA
NooneOfConsequence - TX, USA
DavidtheSlinger - USA
Timothy Potter, ID, USA
Woodssj (none stated)
JudoP - Midlands, UK
Sarosh (none stated)
Shale - Canada
Slingingrat - MD, USA
Dan -  WA, USA

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 18th, 2018 at 5:00am
I make that about 10 - on the vague feeling that sarosh is somewhere in indonesia :-)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 18th, 2018 at 6:17am
I might be a bit late on mine. Been busy battling weather and setting up for the winter. possibility  a couple of weeks.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Willem208 on Nov 18th, 2018 at 8:41am
I wil also probably be late with mine as I'm going on holidays soon and I need to get money first lol.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by woodssj on Nov 18th, 2018 at 11:16pm
Louisiana, US for me. But only for 4 more months, then I'm out of this malarial Swamp!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 19th, 2018 at 6:22am
counting countries.
I know many americans believe that sailing past the 12 mile territorial limit means you fall off the edge of the world, and that it's perfectly fine to call something a 'world' event even if no one but americans take part - but it's not so :-)

As long as you send the correct address to the person who ends up sending you your sling - you're good :thumb:

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Nov 19th, 2018 at 8:30pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Nov 19th, 2018 at 6:22am:
counting countries.
I know many americans believe that sailing past the 12 mile territorial limit means you fall off the edge of the world, and that it's perfectly fine to call something a 'world' event even if no one but americans take part - but it's not so :-)

As long as you send the correct address to the person who ends up sending you your sling - you're good :thumb:


To continue the jest.....   ;)

More accurately, the only legitimate reason we have to sail past the territorial limit is to enjoy gambling on a cruise ship.  Otherwise, venture too far from our lee shores and you face being eaten by horrible monsters or worse. 

The territorial limit by the way, is 12 nautical miles, which is 13.8 good old American miles (real miles) and 22.2 km.  And while we are on the subject, why is it that when you Brits want to seem all sophisticated and Euro-like, use the metric system, and when you want to brag, you use standard.  To wit: I have never heard a Brit refer to Roger Bannister as breaking the 4 minute 1.60934 km.  On the other hand - when one walks from Piccadilly Circus to Covent Garden, it is "almost 2 km."


Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 20th, 2018 at 4:19am
nobody uses kms in england.

I - personally - grew up in germany so used the metric system for 14 years or so.
these days I use them all.

So milimetres, inches, feet and meters. always miles, never kilometres.

All uk car speedos are still in mph. And for some bizarre reason I'll never understand - we sell petrol in litres but quote car efficiency in miles per gallon.

It's a mixed up, shook up world :-)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by kicktheotter on Nov 20th, 2018 at 6:51am
I switch around between Imperial and metric too. The shop is around 4 miles away but inches are almost meaningless for me.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Loki on Nov 20th, 2018 at 5:43pm
I'll  play

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Nov 20th, 2018 at 11:39pm
Updated:

Blue Raja - CO, USA
KicktheOtter - Finland
VetRyan - ME, USA
Mersa - Australia
Curious Ardvark - Midlands, UK
Hubert - Oschersleban, DE
Willem208 - South Africa
Joe_meadmake - PA, USA
Walter (none stated)
Tint - Hong Kong
Lobohunter - OR, USA
Frondeur - France
Drakolith - USA
NooneOfConsequence - TX, USA
DavidtheSlinger - USA
Timothy Potter, ID, USA
Woodssj (none stated)
JudoP - Midlands, UK
Sarosh (none stated)
Shale - Canada
Slingingrat - MD, USA
Dan -  WA, USA
Loki - CA, USA

I think that we can resolve the metric vs. Imperial issue by agreeing to use Edward I's system of measurement.  So that everyone knows, my ideal sling length is 91 and 1/2 barleycorns, "no more and no less."


Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Loki on Nov 21st, 2018 at 3:38am
I just want to see other ppls work.i have so many leather pouches to trade. Just give something i havent seen. Impress me.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Samuel on Nov 21st, 2018 at 6:03am
You have my sling!

I would like to participate. Iíll do my best.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Nov 21st, 2018 at 4:27pm
Updated:

Blue Raja - CO, USA
KicktheOtter - Finland
VetRyan - ME, USA
Mersa - Australia
Curious Ardvark - Midlands, UK
Hubert - Oschersleban, DE
Willem208 - South Africa
Joe_meadmake - PA, USA
Walter (none stated)
Tint - Hong Kong
Lobohunter - OR, USA
Frondeur - France
Drakolith - USA
NooneOfConsequence - TX, USA
DavidtheSlinger - USA
Timothy Potter, ID, USA
Woodssj (none stated)
JudoP - Midlands, UK
Sarosh (none stated)
Shale - Canada
Slingingrat - MD, USA
Dan -  WA, USA
Loki - CA, USA
Samuel - Leon, Spain

We are now 24 exchanging slingers!

DavidtheSlinger - responded to your PM - let me know if you have any additional questions.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by DirtyDuck on Nov 26th, 2018 at 10:35pm
I would like to add my name to that list.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by funditor on Nov 29th, 2018 at 4:34pm
Christian from Austria is also in for the mystery sling challenge :)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 30th, 2018 at 5:24am

funditor wrote on Nov 29th, 2018 at 4:34pm:
Christian from Austria is also in for the mystery sling challenge :)

Did he ever receive mine last year? If you know?

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by funditor on Nov 30th, 2018 at 6:48am
Yes I got them, thank you ! Enough slings to equip even a slinging team ;) Well made I have to admit! Still my personal preference is more towards  natural materials...

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by kicktheotter on Nov 30th, 2018 at 7:07am
Am I right in thinking I got a Tibetan sling, glande and clay sling bullet from you?

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 30th, 2018 at 1:45pm

funditor wrote on Nov 30th, 2018 at 6:48am:
Yes I got them, thank you ! Enough slings to equip even a slinging team ;) Well made I have to admit! Still my personal preference is more towards† natural materials...

Glad u got em. I prefer natural as well. But I do EDC a seat belt sling. Those were natural materials, jute and moose hide

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Drakolith on Nov 30th, 2018 at 2:58pm
When will the signing up for this close and the pairs chosen?

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 2nd, 2018 at 1:51pm
I think this is closed now, and the drawing should be in a few days. Just need confirmation on it

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 2nd, 2018 at 4:24pm
YEP, reckon this is closed.

So are we going to go for: each one out of the hat sends to the next one out of the hat and the last sends to the first.

Or do pairs who exchange with each other ?

As phoebe isn't picking them this year it's up to blue raja - who we know definitely has hats :-)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by funditor on Dec 2nd, 2018 at 4:24pm
Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Reply #66 - Nov 30th, 2018 at 8:07am Alert Board Moderator about this Post! Mark & Quote Quote  Am I right in thinking I got a Tibetan sling, glande and clay sling bullet from you?

This is also what I remember ;D I am Glad everything arrived! How do you like the sling characteristics of the long sling?

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by funditor on Dec 2nd, 2018 at 4:26pm
The glandes are replicas of archaeological finds which I made...

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by kicktheotter on Dec 2nd, 2018 at 4:36pm

funditor wrote on Dec 2nd, 2018 at 4:24pm:
This is also what I remember  I am Glad everything arrived! How do you like the sling characteristics of the long sling?


I love it :D I'm pretty sure it's still my longest sling and I really enjoy the challenge of such a long sling. It's also great with snowballs so I always have it it in my winter coat pocket once the snow arrives :D The glandes I've been meaning to display somehow but I haven't got around to it... Eventually I will!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by kicktheotter on Dec 2nd, 2018 at 4:37pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 2nd, 2018 at 4:24pm:
So are we going to go for: each one out of the hat sends to the next one out of the hat and the last sends to the first.

Or do pairs who exchange with each other ?


Hmmm it's always been done in a chain but pairs could be fun :D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 2nd, 2018 at 6:51pm
I think pairs would be better this year. Last year was the chain. Need to change it up a bit

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 2nd, 2018 at 7:57pm
This is my first year to participate, but my vote is for the chain. If you do a straight trade, thereís a natural social pressure to match the quality of whoever you trade with and different styles and skill levels may or may not match up well.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 3rd, 2018 at 9:24am
@Ca, give him 2 days and then maybe you should draw it.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Drakolith on Dec 3rd, 2018 at 10:51am
@kicktheotter If you need something to display glandes in I recommend these, these are what I use for my two and they work great: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N8SUUDH?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by kicktheotter on Dec 3rd, 2018 at 12:13pm

Drakolith wrote on Dec 3rd, 2018 at 10:51am:
@kicktheotter If you need something to display glandes in I recommend these, these are what I use for my two and they work great: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N8SUUDH?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title


I remember you posting about them before and I did get some actually but I used them for my insect collection. I have a number of insects in resin and they do work great for that. I might well get some more for the glandes but I'm also running out of space to display things...

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Dec 3rd, 2018 at 10:35pm
I just happen to have the ideal hat to accommodate everyone's names.  I am honored to draw the names.

My vote is for pairs. 

Here is our list - if I missed someone, my apologies and please bring it to my attention:

Blue Raja - CO, USA
KicktheOtter - Finland
VetRyan - ME, USA
Mersa - Australia
Curious Ardvark - Midlands, UK
Hubert - Oschersleban, DE
Willem208 - South Africa
Joe_meadmake - PA, USA
Walter (none stated)
Tint - Hong Kong
Lobohunter - OR, USA
Frondeur - France
Drakolith - USA
NooneOfConsequence - TX, USA
DavidtheSlinger - USA
Timothy Potter, ID, USA
Woodssj (none stated)
JudoP - Midlands, UK
Sarosh (none stated)
Shale - Canada
Slingingrat - MD, USA
Dan -  WA, USA
Loki - CA, USA
Samuel - Leon, Spain
Dirty Duck - WA, USA
Christian (Funditor), Austria

I count 26 slingers - so pairs will work if that is the consensus.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by kicktheotter on Dec 4th, 2018 at 3:22am
I'm ok with pairs.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 4th, 2018 at 6:25am
I think pairs for when even numbers, and chain when it's odd. So depends on the year, when will the drawing take place?

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 4th, 2018 at 7:37am
dunno - blue raja is in charge :-)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by kicktheotter on Dec 4th, 2018 at 8:09am

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 4th, 2018 at 6:25am:
I think pairs for when even numbers, and chain when it's odd.


Sounds good to me :D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 4th, 2018 at 12:27pm
I like the pairs idea too.† I definitely see the point that NooneOfConsequence brought up.† But I don't have the impression that anyone in this group will be upset with any sling they receive.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Frondeur on Dec 4th, 2018 at 2:36pm
any way is fine for me. I'm just damn excited ! I can't bare it anymore!
:)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Dec 4th, 2018 at 9:02pm
One final check - have I missed anyone?

Blue Raja - CO, USA
KicktheOtter - Finland
VetRyan - ME, USA
Mersa - Australia
Curious Ardvark - Midlands, UK
Hubert - Oschersleban, DE
Willem208 - South Africa
Joe_meadmake - PA, USA
Walter (none stated)
Tint - Hong Kong
Lobohunter - OR, USA
Frondeur - France
Drakolith - USA
NooneOfConsequence - TX, USA
DavidtheSlinger - USA
Timothy Potter, ID, USA
Woodssj (none stated)
JudoP - Midlands, UK
Sarosh (none stated)
Shale - Canada
Slingingrat - MD, USA
Dan -  WA, USA
Loki - CA, USA
Samuel - Leon, Spain
Dirty Duck - WA, USA
Christian (Funditor), Austria

Unless someone wants to suggest another method, I plan on an old school approach.  I will prepare individual name slips and put them in a paper bag, shake them up and draw them out one at a time, making pairs as I go.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by walter on Dec 4th, 2018 at 9:26pm
Old school.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 4th, 2018 at 9:43pm

joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 4th, 2018 at 12:27pm:
I like the pairs idea too.† I definitely see the point that NooneOfConsequence brought up.† But I don't have the impression that anyone in this group will be upset with any sling they receive.


Iím not really worried about it with this group... my familyís not involved ;D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Willem208 on Dec 5th, 2018 at 12:48am
Sounds good to me!† :D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Worldwalker on Dec 5th, 2018 at 10:25am
Is it too late to join the fun? If not, count me in! ;D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Worldwalker on Dec 5th, 2018 at 11:25am

Worldwalker wrote on Dec 5th, 2018 at 10:25am:
Is it too late to join the fun? If not, count me in! ;D

Shoot, just saw that it has closed. Never mind.  :(

I am willing to be a stand in if someone becomes unable to participate or doesn't receive a sling.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Dec 5th, 2018 at 5:57pm
Worldwalker -

Because you said the magic word "fun" I am going to see what I can do to get you involved in the annual SITH


Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Dec 5th, 2018 at 11:11pm

I added Worldwalker to the list, which gave us an odd number.  I put all the names in a box and started drawing pairs.  When I got down to the last 5, I asked Mrs. Raja to draw two and then I drew 2 more.  The Universe works in mysterious ways. I was the last one drawn.  We agreed to pairs, so, as the last one drawn, I claim the right to be the stand in.  If anyone does not hear from their trading partner or if anyone does not receive a sling - let me know and I will step in. 

Please contact your trading partner and set up your trades.  Please let me know if there are any concerns. The purpose of SITH is to interact w/ our fellow slingers, to learn about new ways to construct a sling, to experience a new sling, and to have fun. 

Again, if I missed anyone or if there is another member who wants to trade w/ me, now is the time to make yourself known.

With that in mind, and without further qualifications or erudition, I give you, the 2018 SITH:

2018 SITH

Shale - Canada
Christian (Funditor) Austria

NooneOfConsequence - TX, USA
Drakolith - USA

DavidtheSlinger (Belgium per PM)
Worldwalker - None Stated

Hubert - Oschersleban, DE
Mersa - Australia

Walter - None Stated
Joe_meadmaker - PA, USA

Frondeur - France
Lobohunter - OR, USA

Tint - Hong Kong
Samuel - Leon, Spain

Dirty Duck - WA, USA
Sarosh - None Stated

JupoP - Midlands, UK
Willem208 - S. Africa

KicktheOtter - Finland
VetRyan - ME, USA

Slingingrat - MD, USA
Curious Ardvark - Midlands, UK

Timothy Potter - ID, USA
Dan - WA, USA

Woodssj - None Stated
Loki - CA USA

Stand-in:
Blue Raja - CO USA

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 6th, 2018 at 8:26pm
Blue Raja, I already made my SITH sling over a month ago.  I have plenty of cordage. If we donít get another taker, I will make another sling and just do two trades this year so you can participate.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Logan757 on Dec 6th, 2018 at 10:52pm
How does this work exactly

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Logan757 on Dec 6th, 2018 at 10:58pm
I might be interested in joining if their still is time

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Dec 7th, 2018 at 1:28am
Logan -

You are welcome to join in the fun.  This year we traded in pairs.  Since an odd number of slingers signed up, I am the stand-in.  I will send you a sling and you send me a sling.  Let me know whether or not you want to participate.

NooneOfConsequence - Thank you! If Logan and I do not trade, I will take you up on your offer!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 7th, 2018 at 7:13am
you know there should be pictures of the draw ;-)
if nothing else I like to see tha actual hat :-)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Frondeur on Dec 7th, 2018 at 8:16am
Checked! I will contact my SITHmate as soon as I understand the PM function.

Thank you, Raja.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Tint on Dec 8th, 2018 at 8:16am
I PM ed Samuel my address. Waiting for a reply! :D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Dec 9th, 2018 at 1:17pm
Logan757 and I are exchanging PMs.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Worldwalker on Dec 10th, 2018 at 11:22am
Thanks for getting me added, Blue Raja. I am it touch with DavidtheSlinger, and am excited to participate!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Dec 10th, 2018 at 3:32pm
Worldwalker - You are welcome and glad that you can join in the fun!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Samuel on Dec 10th, 2018 at 5:27pm
Tint, you have my reply.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by funditor on Dec 11th, 2018 at 2:34pm
Actually I would be in favour of a chain, as you get in contact with two fellow sling enthusiasts  :)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Mersa on Dec 13th, 2018 at 9:45pm
It's in Australia post's  hands now , if it's anything like last year it will take a while to arrive, hopefully the German mail will help get it there faster .

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by walter on Dec 15th, 2018 at 9:57am
Received mine yesterday. Pouch is 7"x21/2".  Thin cords (1/8"). I think this is an Apache? Anyway, it is well made. Happiness :)


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Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Kick on Dec 15th, 2018 at 10:59am

walter wrote on Dec 15th, 2018 at 9:57am:
I think this is an Apache?


"Apache" always seemed to me to be a bit nebulous a name but I would probably call it that. More importantly I would call it beautiful! That is a really nice sling!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by JudoP on Dec 16th, 2018 at 4:18pm
I'm really happy to see someone else embrace the diamond pouch apache (or whatever you call it) sling. It's now one of my go to designs.

I somewhat feel like the shape pulls the pouch taut right at the edges giving in theory a cleaner release.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 16th, 2018 at 4:36pm
neat looking sling - haven't put mine together yet. :-)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Dec 16th, 2018 at 7:07pm
PM sent to exchange partner Logan - need a better mailing address!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 17th, 2018 at 1:17pm
Here's the sling I received.† This is actually my first balearic sling.† I've only had it out once for a few throws, but so far I'm liking it a lot!


Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 17th, 2018 at 1:36pm
does it crack ?

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 17th, 2018 at 3:30pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 17th, 2018 at 1:36pm:
does it crack ?

I didn't get any cracking during my first throwing session.† That being said, my target was only 16-18 m away.† So the throws were pretty slow.

I just ran outside with it and went through a few quicker motions with no projectile.† Yes, it does crack.† A deeper and more muffled sounding crack, but it's definitely there.† Can't wait until I have an opportunity to throw something I don't have to track down.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Dec 19th, 2018 at 3:23pm
Logan757 -

Last Call - please respond to PM.  If I do not hear from you, I will exchange w/ another member,

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Mersa on Jan 6th, 2019 at 7:21am
Gorgeous sling and cracks too.
Thank you
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Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Tint on Jan 6th, 2019 at 10:25pm
Got mine from Samuel. Thank you so much....

Haven't heard if mine arrived though. If it hasn't let me mail another one ASAP!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Willem208 on Jan 7th, 2019 at 7:09am
Some good looking slings arriving! Looking forward to mine.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Jan 8th, 2019 at 12:12am
My trading partner - Logan757 - seems to have gone into stealth mode - has anyone heard from him?

Would anyone like to trade w/ me?

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Jan 8th, 2019 at 3:32am
I am about to get mine out in a couple days. To kick. 

Blue Raja, if you want, I can make more. It's just gonna be what we traded last time. My style hasn't really changed

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Frondeur on Jan 8th, 2019 at 4:30am
Still no news from Lobohunter either...

So I guess I'm OK to trde with Blue Raja... PM on the way!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Drakolith on Jan 9th, 2019 at 9:10am
Got these two recently in the mail from NooneOfConsequence, looking forward to trying them both out, both are types of slings Iíve never used before. Just wish I had more time to devote to sling making to get him his sling faster.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Kick on Jan 9th, 2019 at 9:44am

Drakolith wrote on Jan 9th, 2019 at 9:10am:
Got these two recently in the mail from NooneOfConsequence, looking forward to trying them both out, both are types of slings Iíve never used before. Just wish I had more time to devote to sling making to get him his sling faster.


Pictures?

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 10th, 2019 at 12:19am

Drakolith wrote on Jan 9th, 2019 at 9:10am:
Got these two recently in the mail from NooneOfConsequence, looking forward to trying them both out, both are types of slings Iíve never used before. Just wish I had more time to devote to sling making to get him his sling faster.


Iím glad they arrived. Have fun!
@Kick: I took this photo before they went in the mail. One is a basic seatbelt sling with paracord. The other is an asymmetric split pouch. 
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Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 10th, 2019 at 12:50am
Hereís one more photo that shows how the asymmetric pouch should look with ammo. The ammo should rest right on the Y where the split converges into the flat braid. Is it better than a symmetric split pouch? Probably not, but itís a design that I figured would be interesting and unique, and itíll chuck rocks or golf balls just fine  :)
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Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Kick on Jan 10th, 2019 at 9:58am
Awesome!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Drakolith on Jan 14th, 2019 at 2:04am
Whoops, I could have sworn I attached the pictures of them to that post. My bad.  :D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Kick on Jan 14th, 2019 at 8:34am
My slings for vetryan15 are finally finished and on their way. Hopefully they won't take too long to get there and that you get some good use out of them :D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Sarosh on Jan 16th, 2019 at 3:35am
@ DirtyDuck you have 1 new message

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Jan 17th, 2019 at 5:08am
@kick, mine are going  out today. I apologize, for the delay

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Kick on Jan 17th, 2019 at 2:14pm
No worries! Mine were pretty much as late and there is that much snow over here slinging is going to be difficult for a while anyway :D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Jan 17th, 2019 at 7:50pm
We got a ton of snow here as well. And getting almost 3 feet more this weekend

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Kick on Jan 18th, 2019 at 12:41am
Yesterday was a real bad snow storm. Even the Finnish roads and public transport that are no stranger to snow, really suffered. Just means more snowballs I guess :D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Jan 18th, 2019 at 5:26am
We having one heading our way. Its gonna be interesting.  Since its my first winter in maine.  I think we are pretty close to the same latitude lines. Lol. I haven't  seen grass and dirt since the beginning  of November.  I noticed up here that most roads are taken better care of them where I am from, but then again a lot more snow falls up here, but the cacmroads? Best to avoid them.  Cuz they are never touched

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 18th, 2019 at 7:25am
what's a cacmroad ?

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Jan 18th, 2019 at 2:13pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 18th, 2019 at 7:25am:
what's a cacmroad ?

Lo it was supposed to say back road. l

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Timothy Potter on Jan 22nd, 2019 at 8:55pm
Here's a picture of the sling I got from Dan. It's a braided split pouch design with 4-strand braids mostly. It works great for bits of ice and snow, which is what's available for ammunition this time of year.

Thanks, Dan!

-Timothy Potter
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Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Kick on Jan 23rd, 2019 at 11:24am
My package from vetryan has arrived! Some absolutely fantastic slings.

A paracord seat belt sling: definitely going to be an EDC sling. Considering how popular this design is, I was thinking it would be great to have one or make one so it's perfect!

Jute slings, one with woven split pouch the other two with moose hide pouches. These are some really heavy duty slings. Proper war slings. Almost all the slings I own are really quite slim but these are real beasts. I can't wait to get out and use them. I couldn't help but compare them to one sling I got a while back from Loki which is one of my thinnest slings :D

Thanks so much vetryan! I hope the slings I've sent make it to you soon!
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Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Jan 23rd, 2019 at 10:18pm
Glad they got there safe. I apologize for the  delay.  That jute I have been trying out. Is a 5 strand. Still trying to figure out if i like it or not.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Willem208 on Jan 23rd, 2019 at 10:30pm
Those are some nice slings!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Kick on Jan 23rd, 2019 at 11:43pm
I'm liking the look of it so far :D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Kick on Jan 24th, 2019 at 12:37pm
Haven't tested the jute and leather ones yet because I would hate to ruin them in the wet snow but I just had a go with the seatbelt sling and ice balls. Works like a dream! It also folds up smaller and more compactly than the Tibetan slings so I think I have a new winter EDC sling :D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by hubert on Jan 30th, 2019 at 10:28am
Danke @Mersa
nette kleine Taschensling
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Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Willem208 on Jan 30th, 2019 at 11:15am
Some nice slings arriving! :P

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Dan on Jan 30th, 2019 at 1:48pm
Here is the sling I got from Tim! I really like it and I plan on trying it out this morning. Very sturdy and the perfect length. 4 strand round braid and a plaited pouch with gutted paracord. I think it will definitely become one of my most used slings in the near future.  :thumb:
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Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Mersa on Jan 30th, 2019 at 4:36pm
Nice!!
Looks like she's throwing a good lead glande!!!
Hope you enjoy it

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by vetryan15 on Feb 4th, 2019 at 6:42pm
Just got mine from @kick, really like em. Took forever.† But the wait was worth it., cant wait to try em out soon,  once the snow melts in a few more months. Here are a few pics. 2 of my dogs were interested in em. The one newest one. Tan and white. Wasn't sure what they  were. My other one  knows the sight of them. The tan one.she loves the slings and freaks out when I pull one out to play some fetch with her.

Last pic is of the amount of snow we have right now. The mailbox post is actually about 4 ft tall. . So trying out the slings might have to wait a bit
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Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Kick on Feb 5th, 2019 at 12:12pm
Oh good they finally got there! I was worrying they got lost somewhere. I hope you get some good use from them :D

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by JudoP on Feb 6th, 2019 at 1:56pm
Got my sling from Willem a week or so ago and finally got round to getting a picture up.

It's a lovely rockman sling, thin cords made from nylon with cotton whipping on the pouch. I can't really get out slinging too much these days so throwing test might have to wait, it seems to hold ammo very well though and if it releases as cleanly as most rockman slings should be very nice. Has a decent crack too, even empty.

Also got a clay glande and ball (lost the ball somewhere in my sling supplies though), I've shown a few other items for size comparison.
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Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Willem208 on Feb 6th, 2019 at 2:59pm
I'm so glad that it arrived safely! It looks better in a photo than reality. ;D I do find that it has a very fast and clean release. I look forward to your test on it @JudoP ! :D Oh and I see that you still have to finish the retention loop.

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Willem208 on Feb 8th, 2019 at 9:03am
The slings from JudoP just arrived! I will probably upload photos tommorow or soon. I will test them tommorow when I go throwing. :D 8-)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Shale on Feb 17th, 2019 at 2:27am
The sling from Funditor has arrived! It's a beautiful wool Tibetan-style sling. I haven't had a chance to try it out, but I took a few practice swings with a tennis ball and it has a very nice feel.

Funditor included a clay and a lead bullet that are modeled on historical examples. These are staying in my collection. I don't want to lose them. Thanks Christian!
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Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Willem208 on Feb 17th, 2019 at 12:11pm
Looks great! I still need to go get some photos of JudoP's slings. ;)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Feb 21st, 2019 at 10:17pm
Some great looking slings - enjoy!

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Sarosh on Feb 24th, 2019 at 4:29am
I think I'll withdraw from the exchange . DirtyDuck seems no longer interested in slinging and my slings are getting anxious. ::)

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Blue Raja on Feb 24th, 2019 at 12:17pm
Sarosh - where are you located? My sling exchange partner dropped out as well.  Maybe we can exchange?

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by Sarosh on Feb 24th, 2019 at 1:29pm
@ Blue Raja

ok I'm sending a pm

Title: Re: SITH - Annual Sling Exchange
Post by funditor on Mar 31st, 2019 at 3:06pm
Got a wonderfully manufactured sling by Shale! Looks great and in my favourite length :) Thanks Stefan!
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