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Show me your Sling!
Aug 11th, 2003 at 9:40am
 
Ok guys and gals, we've been discussing our slinging habits and techniques quite a bit, but a lot of slinging techniques varies with how your sling is constructed.  So, what I say is "show me your sling!"  Post some photos of what kind of slings you are using or making (or whatever).  I'm starting it a bit prematurely, but I should have a photo of mine up in a couple of days.

So what do the rest of your slings look like?
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Reply #1 - Aug 11th, 2003 at 10:06am
 
"Leon's Sling" come on down!  Your the next contestant on the Price is Right!

I'll post mine in a couple of days as well.  I have to gain access to my dad's coveted digital camera first.  But I'll have some pic's soon!

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Reply #2 - Aug 11th, 2003 at 3:46pm
 
I will add mine in a few days as well.  It looks kind of brown (it started as white parachute cord) and I seem to be in the minority because I use modern materials to constuct mine, but I will be glad to share my three rope design.

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Reply #3 - Aug 12th, 2003 at 1:51am
 
You can now upload your pictures using the forum software.
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Reply #4 - Nov 19th, 2003 at 12:29am
 
Last winter I made 4 woven slings out of jute. I gave them all away and now Im using just a simple piece of leather with 2 strings.

Heres a few pics of the old slings. A friend Kris showed me how to weave slings from jute.

Few pics

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Oh yea and Ive woven a few belts, the same way. Huge sling pocket dont you think this one would be? LOL

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Paul

P.S. How do you make the pics show up directly in the post?
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Reply #5 - Nov 19th, 2003 at 12:37am
 
oh yes, I forgot. Last fall I made a woven sling out of tall field grass. I collected dead leaf blades, soaked them and then made 2-ply cordage out of them. Once I had about 10 feet, I would weave under/over the strands going lengthwise (also made from grass). I made the strings on each end (It was not finished in this pic) out of dogbane fiber because thats where the most strength is needed.

It worked out good, and did not break Smiley   I just didnt know how to sling very well at that time though

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Reply #6 - Nov 19th, 2003 at 12:56am
 
Nice work there, Paul.  Looks to take even more time than my plaited slings, but much less than Ben's 16 plait Andean style.

Neat use of grass, too.  Where I am from we just cut it.

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Reply #7 - Nov 19th, 2003 at 6:05pm
 
Paul, that is very cool!!  It's probably quite similiar to what very ancient slings were made from (natural fibers like sisal instead of animal materials like wool or leather)  Do you mind if I put these pictures up in the gallery under your name? 

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Reply #8 - Jun 28th, 2007 at 8:40am
 
how do i make those loops to the ends??? and is it only one bit of rope?
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Reply #9 - Jul 1st, 2007 at 12:03pm
 
Linkomies,
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Reply #10 - Jul 2nd, 2007 at 11:42am
 
Very, very humble, my first one:
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Made today from what was lying around: packing string and a small piece of soft leather sewn onto it.
Its too short (5" off the ground when loaded, should be 1") and the pouch is too small (4,5" of string on each side being not enough).
But the contents sort of flew around Grin
four out of five somewhere in front of me, one behind me Embarrassed
I kowtow to anyone who developed the skills to make a living with such a device!
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Reply #11 - Jul 7th, 2007 at 9:49am
 
nice sling - and there is no absolutely necessary length. if it works - it's the right length.

how tall are you ? what's 5 inches off the ground for you might be dragging in the dirt for me or tint :-)
(cos we're shortarses)
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Reply #12 - Jan 11th, 2008 at 2:52pm
 
How tall are you c_a and yes I did just look for this myself Smiley
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Reply #13 - Jan 14th, 2008 at 10:43am
 
lol 8 foot 9 in my bare feet, I just look shorter - it's a perspective thing ;-)
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Reply #14 - Jan 17th, 2008 at 9:59am
 
...

Here's three of my favorite designs/styles as found on this site:

left to right:
1) mobeus.  Made with 1" tubular nylon, hand-sewn join, & 1/8" nylon cord.  (1" x 11" folded into a mobeus with 1" lap--finished length 5")

2) Woven. Nylon chalk-line.

3) Leather pouch: Rectangular strip of leather with 4 holes, nylon cord laced through the holes so that centrifugal force automatically closes pouch around the projectile.

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