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Message started by magic beetle on Mar 28th, 2019 at 8:41pm

Title: split pouch , sling staff
Post by magic beetle on Mar 28th, 2019 at 8:41pm
do y'all think a split pouch would be a good idea for a sling staff that launches tennis ball sized stones and chicken egg glandes? I feel it's a bit sketchy because of the chance of miss fire but I've never made or used split  sling :-/

Title: Re: split pouch , sling staff
Post by cram on Mar 29th, 2019 at 1:02am
Depends on how big the pouch is. If the pouch is too big it will misfire, but if the pouch is just the right size there is no chance of misfire.

Title: Re: split pouch , sling staff
Post by Sarosh on Mar 29th, 2019 at 3:40am
it can be done but i would use a pouch to reload faster and more easily.

I use split pouch all the time for hand slings but i also rarely use any smooth round stones.
tennis balls will have problem with badly designed pouches or split pouches.
too narrow / non cupped pouches and the tennis balls fall from the sides
too long split pouches and they fall through the split causing an abrupt pull, too short and they fall from the sides.
so you got to experiment
if i remember correct split pouch for tennis ball should be around 12-13cm.

Title: Re: split pouch , sling staff
Post by JudoP on Mar 29th, 2019 at 4:47am
It should work but like others have said it has to be the right size (tennis balls are v large ammo compared to stones), additionally if the split is thin and not stiff tennis balls may fall through the centre due to their spherical nature.

But if you go too thick and stiff chicken egg stones may not work very well.

There's definitely a working compromise in there but you might not find it if you haven't made many split pouches before.

Title: Re: split pouch , sling staff
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 29th, 2019 at 12:20pm
I just avoid split pouches on general principle :-)

Plus it annoys the mallorcans almost as much as a no windup throwing style.

Title: Re: split pouch , sling staff
Post by Kick on Mar 29th, 2019 at 12:51pm
I'm on the "Split pouches are fine" side :D

Title: Re: split pouch , sling staff
Post by cram on Mar 29th, 2019 at 12:59pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Mar 29th, 2019 at 12:20pm:
I just avoid split pouches on general principle :-)

Plus it annoys the mallorcans almost as much as a no windup throwing style.

I thought they used split pouches. Or maybe im missing something :D

Title: Re: split pouch , sling staff
Post by TheJackinati on Mar 29th, 2019 at 1:02pm
Like Kick, I'm on the split pouches side...

But only when said split pouch is woven. I've only had problems when using split braid pouches, but not one from a woven split pouch. You can blame Hubert for this, best sling I've ever had!

Title: Re: split pouch , sling staff
Post by Kick on Mar 29th, 2019 at 1:26pm

cram wrote on Mar 29th, 2019 at 12:59pm:

Curious Aardvark wrote on Mar 29th, 2019 at 12:20pm:
I just avoid split pouches on general principle :-)

Plus it annoys the mallorcans almost as much as a no windup throwing style.

I thought they used split pouches. Or maybe im missing something :D


C_A is prejudice against split pouches :D

Title: Re: split pouch , sling staff
Post by Rat Man on Apr 9th, 2019 at 4:10pm
  I have made several split pouch staff slings.  They work just fine plus you have the advantage of the versatility of the split pouch... you can load a lot of different sized ammo.  I very much like split pouch staff slings.

Title: Re: split pouch , sling staff
Post by The Celestial Paladin on Apr 12th, 2019 at 10:03am
@ Curious Aardvark

Like Apache? I mean I don't use it for any serious throwing or anything, I mainly use one revolution sidearm or helicopter.

I do imagine they indeed generally don't like sweaty tryhards who end up just looking silly with their "accurate throwing style" and "beautifully crafted innovated sling designs." :)

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