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Message started by mountainman on Nov 15th, 2018 at 12:58pm

Title: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by mountainman on Nov 15th, 2018 at 12:58pm
Hi everyone, I am new to the forum but not slinging.  I have been involved in primitive tech since I was a kid (about 12 when I developed a keen interest in all things primitive tech)  I am 40 now so going on 3 decades of exploring all things primitive tech.  I rediscovered slinging recently and was pleased that the forum was still here. I found it in College while working on an ancient civilizations paper on Roman warfare.  I have been making and using slings for a long time off and on, who doesn't like chucking rocks lol.  Anyway, I am pleased to be here and enjoy the fact that even in a world of advanced electronic tech we are using that to keep alive such ancient technology.  I will post some pictures of slings I have made and my current everyday sling.  In the non-primitive world, I teach Social Studies at the Junior High level (grades 7,8,9) and I also teach firearms courses to adults in my state.  What can I say, I love learning and weapons lol.  Pictures will appear on this post later tonight. 

Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by kicktheotter on Nov 15th, 2018 at 4:53pm
Welcome from Finland!

Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by Morphy on Nov 15th, 2018 at 7:58pm
Welcome mountainman! What part of Utah are you in?

Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by mountainman on Nov 16th, 2018 at 10:22am

Morphy wrote on Nov 15th, 2018 at 7:58pm:
Welcome mountainman! What part of Utah are you in?


I am in Northern Utah, Davis County area.  I grew up in Centerville, chucking Lake Bonneville Gravel up the canyon.  Lots of good memories of building shelters and atlatls, and even some deer hunting (with guns)  up those canyons. 

Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by mountainman on Nov 16th, 2018 at 10:48am
here are some more recent slings all craft quality Jute from Hobby Lobby haha.  This is a Balearic style but with round braiding on the body and flat 6 braid for the split pouch. 
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Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by mountainman on Nov 16th, 2018 at 10:50am
this one is a 8 braid with a chrome tanned elk leather pouch, also Jute.  This one is pretty short but it throws nice. 
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Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by mountainman on Nov 16th, 2018 at 10:53am
This one has a Oil tanned cow hide pouch, also Jute and also an 8 braid with a different pattern, this is the perfect size for me for both long throws and fast accurate (that term is all relative haha) short throws. 
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Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by mountainman on Nov 16th, 2018 at 10:55am
Finally, I got a little bored with braiding and my fingers were cramping so I made a paracord sling with linen whipped and sewed ends.
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Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by kicktheotter on Nov 16th, 2018 at 12:03pm
Really nice looking slings :D

Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by mountainman on Nov 16th, 2018 at 2:52pm
Thanks!  I enjoy making them as much and sometimes more than throwing with them. 

Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by walter on Nov 16th, 2018 at 5:56pm

mountainman wrote on Nov 16th, 2018 at 2:52pm:
Thanks!  I enjoy making them as much and sometimes more than throwing with them. 


LOL! A common addiction among slingers :D Welcome!

Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by Mersa on Nov 16th, 2018 at 6:45pm
Nice slings , welcome from oz

Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by Drakolith on Nov 16th, 2018 at 7:15pm
Nicely made slings, welcome to the forum!

Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by Worldwalker on Nov 19th, 2018 at 3:27pm
Those are some fine looking slings! Welcome to the forum.

Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 21st, 2018 at 11:30pm
Welcome!  Those are some great looking slings. Looks like you put some serious time into each one!

Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by mountainman on Nov 27th, 2018 at 10:23am
Thanks for the welcome and compliments on the slings. 

Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by BatoBato on Feb 15th, 2019 at 2:43pm
Welcome, I am also in Utah. South central good to see an interest from others in the same hobby/sport.

Title: Re: Greetings from Utah, USA
Post by Rat Man on Mar 9th, 2019 at 12:52am
Welcome, mountain man.  It seems we can learn from you. 

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