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Reply #15 - Feb 5th, 2004 at 8:00pm
 
Bondia Foner,
me gusta Catalonia. quisiera pan tomaquet por favor.
haha, I have friends from barcelona.
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Reply #16 - Feb 6th, 2004 at 4:32am
 
Hey Brent,

    I see you know just the right words to order the good stuff. I've lived many years in Barcelona (when I was in University) but I'm from Valencia. Have you heard about it? I think you would enjoy too, specially during the festival of Las Fallas in march. And here you can practice your catalan because we speak it here too.

   Pleased to meet you,

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Reply #17 - Feb 6th, 2004 at 2:43pm
 
Nice to meet you to! I only know like two words in catalan Grin I learned them through my catalonian spanish tutor and from a trip to barcalona.I have heard of valencia.
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Reply #18 - Feb 7th, 2004 at 1:35am
 
Dan, I'd love to get some photos of your slings to put in the gallery.

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Reply #19 - Feb 8th, 2004 at 9:10pm
 
Hi, Foner,

Actually, where I live, Yucca is much easier to find than Agave, though for fiber they're virtually identical.

However, I'd much rather buy hemp (my wife already has a few balls in different sizes for necklace making).  It's very durable, and easily available.  I haven't seen Yucca or Agave fiber available commercially (though my favorite Agave product would be Tequila!)
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Reply #20 - Feb 8th, 2004 at 11:09pm
 
I made my first sling when I was about ten years old back in 1960.  I've been a sling enthusiast ever since.  The best and quickest way to make a sling is to take the webbing out of an old baseball or softball glove for the pouch and use nylong parachute cord for the strings.  You can buy the parachute cord at just about any sporting goods store where they sell camping equipment or you might find it at an army surplus store.  The ideal webbing from the ball glove will not have any holes in it and will have a solid weave or is made from one piece of leather.  I have found the optimum cord length to be around 30 to 36 inches for a full grown person.  To protect the release cords from rock abrasion make sure you pass the nylon cord through the webbing hole that the baseball glove makers use to attach the webbing to the fingers of the glove.  Make your anchor string long enoug to go around your wrist with a slip knot in it.  Adjust the cords so that the pouch hangs level when the release cord is held by a double knot at the end between the your thumb and forefinger and the anchor chord passes through your forefinger and middle finger.  Old golf balls make great and consistent ammo.  I can get about two hunderd yards out of my sling just like the one I told you about.  Have fun.  Cheers  BG
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Reply #21 - Feb 9th, 2004 at 9:25am
 
Hi BG,
and welcome to the Forum!

Thank you for your advice!

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Reply #22 - Feb 9th, 2004 at 9:31am
 
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I made my first sling when I was about ten years old back in 1960.  I've been a sling enthusiast ever since.   BG


Me, too!  Mine was boot lace leather cords and the tonque from one of my father's discarded shoes. Welcome to the board, Dan
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Reply #23 - Feb 12th, 2004 at 8:39am
 
Hallo.

Iīve been surfing around to find some good instruction of braids. I found a page, that was very interesting:

http://www.stringpage.com/braid/medbraids/medbraids.html


And here I found a nice pic of peruvian-braids:

http://www.jade.dti.ne.jp/~makiko/peruvian.html



I havenīt test the braids yet.. But I surtenly will.

Take care and sling carefully.

Ulrica
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Reply #24 - Feb 12th, 2004 at 1:03pm
 
Great sites!  I've been going to the first one for a while.  I especially like the finger-weaving at the end, but it works better for me if I go from the inside to the outside.  I've got a couple of other sites bookmarked on my home computer as well, but I'm not there now.  I'll try to post them later.
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