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Message started by Leddy_94 on Sep 8th, 2019 at 6:58pm

Title: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by Leddy_94 on Sep 8th, 2019 at 6:58pm
Here's my first to goes at making a Balearic style sling. The first one is buthchers twine and the longer one is jute. What do y'all think?
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Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by Morphy on Sep 8th, 2019 at 7:41pm
Looking good man! Have you used it yet?

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by Leddy_94 on Sep 8th, 2019 at 10:36pm
Not out side with rocks but Ive slung a few wadded up paper towels wrapped in duct tape down the hallway and so far it looks promising!

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by walter on Sep 8th, 2019 at 10:50pm
Bet you don't just braid two :D

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by Kick on Sep 9th, 2019 at 12:48am
Far better than my first attempts :D

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by TheJackinati on Sep 9th, 2019 at 2:42am
Far better than each and every one of my attempts...

Yet I can do the Andean fist-braiding and make andean-esque slings... so IDK what the hell is wrong with me. I just can't make balearic slings.

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by vetryan15 on Sep 9th, 2019 at 4:56am
Those look good. Great 1st try.

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by cram on Sep 9th, 2019 at 5:09am
Nice slings! btw there is also a balearic turorial here in the forum http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1382647725

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 9th, 2019 at 6:16am
what I would say, is that a balearic sling does differ from a normal split pouch sling in  a few significant areas.

1) it invariably short, 2 feet or under from centre of the pouch to the finger loop.
2) they tend to be a lot thicker and heavier than other slings. new ones will almost stand up by themselves.
3) while not 100%, the sides of the split pouch are often wrapped in leather.

So I would say that what you have their is a good braided split pouch sling, but not necessarily a balearic sling.

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by Leddy_94 on Sep 9th, 2019 at 11:01am
Thanks for the info! I'm still new and don't want to be spreading false information I'm always open to constructive criticism

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by Jaegoor on Sep 9th, 2019 at 11:06am
Für denn ersten Versuch nicht schlecht. Aber du musst noch etwas üben. 😁
Balearic slings sehen einfach aus. Aber handwerklich sind sie nicht einfach herzustellen.
Ich mag sie nur bedingt. Für mich habe ich sie etwas verändert. Sie sind viel haltbarer als balearische originale. Aber ich arbeite auch deutlich länger daran.

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by Jaegoor on Sep 9th, 2019 at 4:42pm
:)
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Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by cram on Sep 10th, 2019 at 5:05am
@ Jaegoor how does having more than 5 plaits make it more durable?


Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by Jaegoor on Sep 10th, 2019 at 6:38am
Ich beginne am Auge mit 12. Das lege ich zusammen auf 24.
Am Brief teile ich auf. 12 links und zwölf rechts.
Pro Seite nehme ich weitere 12 dazu.
Am Bauch komme ich auf insgesamt 48
Das Geflecht ist haltbarer weil die einzelnen Stränge schon gezwirnt sind. Das Geflecht ist dazu sehr dicht.
Original Balearic Slings werden aus einer rohen Faser geflochten. Diese brechen innerhalb des geflechts nach einiger Zeit. Bei mir ungefähr nach einem Jahr.
Mein eigenes Modell hält dagegen seit 8jahren.
Ich schieße im Monat etwa 1000 Schuß. Manchmal etwas mehr, manchmal etwas weniger. Das einzige was ich regelmäßig wechseln muß, ist die schallzunge.
Und auf meinem Brief ist kein Leder.
Meine sling ist mit Bienenwachs getränkt.
Über die Jahre sieht es aus wie Leder. Ist aber keins.

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by TheJackinati on Sep 10th, 2019 at 6:50am
God-damn... that is one 'Indestructible' looking sling...

That thing looks like it could survive through an apocalypse!

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by JudoP on Sep 10th, 2019 at 8:13am

Jaegoor wrote on Sep 10th, 2019 at 6:38am:
Ich beginne am Auge mit 12. Das lege ich zusammen auf 24.
Am Brief teile ich auf. 12 links und zwölf rechts.
Pro Seite nehme ich weitere 12 dazu.
Am Bauch komme ich auf insgesamt 48
Das Geflecht ist haltbarer weil die einzelnen Stränge schon gezwirnt sind. Das Geflecht ist dazu sehr dicht.
Original Balearic Slings werden aus einer rohen Faser geflochten. Diese brechen innerhalb des geflechts nach einiger Zeit. Bei mir ungefähr nach einem Jahr.
Mein eigenes Modell hält dagegen seit 8jahren.
Ich schieße im Monat etwa 1000 Schuß. Manchmal etwas mehr, manchmal etwas weniger. Das einzige was ich regelmäßig wechseln muß, ist die schallzunge.
Und auf meinem Brief ist kein Leder.
Meine sling ist mit Bienenwachs getränkt.
Über die Jahre sieht es aus wie Leder. Ist aber keins.


What material do you use Jaegoor?

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by Jaegoor on Sep 10th, 2019 at 8:29am
Hanf ist mein bevorzugtes Material. 😁
Ich suche zur Zeit Schnur aus esparto.

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by JudoP on Sep 10th, 2019 at 12:41pm
I've actually never used hemp, shall have to order some and give it a go.

My current number 1 natural material is sisal cord- deconstructed, soaked, dried then braid. I really like it, but it's a rather slow process to create and leaves sisal fibre all over the carpet!

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 10th, 2019 at 4:49pm
@Judo
What does the soaking do for the sisal? Is that just to get rid of the curl in the deconstructed cords?

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by Jaegoor on Sep 10th, 2019 at 4:54pm
Es macht Sisal weicher.

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by JudoP on Sep 10th, 2019 at 7:02pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Sep 10th, 2019 at 4:49pm:
@Judo
What does the soaking do for the sisal? Is that just to get rid of the curl in the deconstructed cords?


It does get rid of that mostly, it changes the character of the fibre to make it a lot less springy and frizzy, which translates to a more flexible and clean looking sling. There is also weird glue stuff on it which probably doesn't help.

The effect of water at different points in construction does vary quite a bit. If you complete a sisal sling, then soak it, it will become extremely stiff (you could basically stand it up) then very loose and springy when it dries which is not ideal. You can sort of get around this by drying under tension, or by forcefully stretching the sling- (you will probably need to keep doing this as it tends to regain springyness over time). So its not great, but probably better than sisal without water applied especially if you use thick cord which minimizes the negative effects.

If instead, you soak the cords then let them dry before braiding (they will probably unravel into component cords) then braid with them- you get a nice sling which is slightly stiff (much less than sisal untreated though), but feels bulletproof.

Personally I go one step further and soak/dry under tension this material. This produces a flexible and tough, but entirely non-springy material, which also doesn't seem to lose it's stiffness over time (like the regular cord ones do) so far as I've experienced its got the flexibility of something like jute but can handle much more punishment and just feels nicer.

You do see some people making balearic slings with fibre that is wet during construction, this does make it a bit easier and the resulting sling is lovely and soft but in my experience this causes excessive looseness/springyness, even when braided as tight as I possibly can do.

Title: Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Post by cram on Sep 11th, 2019 at 12:31am
@ Jaegoor

thanks for answering. Great looking sling btw

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