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Reply #3150 - Dec 17th, 2012 at 9:05am
 
lakeslinger wrote on Dec 17th, 2012 at 3:22am:
Dan wrote on Dec 16th, 2012 at 3:48pm:
lakeslinger wrote on Dec 16th, 2012 at 7:01am:
Here it is, just finished, but yet not tested. It`s made from cotton, this time with a finger loop instead of the horn retention toggle of the previous sling. As you can see, in the release position the middle part of the pouch moves down (below the pouch level).



I've worked with cotton twine enough to know there is a lot of twine necessary to make a sling that thick. Same question as jlasaud, how much does it stretch?

And it looks great.


It`s a quite thick cord. I consumed about 28 m of it to make the sling. The stretching is not too much, maybe 5 cm. I tried it yesterday and it slings as good as the overlapped triple sling. The only difference is that you have to push the stone into the pouch that tends to "close" whereas in the overlapped version the pouch is always wide cupped.



Sent you a PM bro, I'd really like a few pics of that sling for The Slinger's Guide.
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Reply #3151 - Dec 17th, 2012 at 1:41pm
 
Double post for documentation  Wink
See: http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1351455177

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Reply #3152 - Dec 17th, 2012 at 2:20pm
 
here is my new king tuts witch a have just finshed its got a whip cracker at the end witch works realy well sounds really good think this is going to be my new fav sling
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Reply #3153 - Dec 17th, 2012 at 2:58pm
 
Nicely Done!
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Reply #3154 - Dec 17th, 2012 at 4:28pm
 
Dang you inspired me to make a tut sling as cool as yours. Hopefully....!
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Reply #3155 - Dec 18th, 2012 at 3:55am
 
Here it is, a drawn mini-tutorial for the shepherd sling pouch from reply #3118 on page 208, after some members asked for it. Maybe in a future I`ll start a new topic with a real photo tutorial, but until then I
hope you can follow my drawings, the hieroglyphs and my english (as foreign language).
I divided the manual into 3 scans, each of them shows 4 steps or pages.

So here`s the first one
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Reply #3156 - Dec 18th, 2012 at 3:56am
 
scan #2
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Reply #3157 - Dec 18th, 2012 at 3:58am
 
3rd and last scan.

I´d be happy to see your results here in the picture thread Smiley
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Reply #3158 - Dec 18th, 2012 at 4:29am
 
Love it!  Excellent work.  Seems easy to understand...
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Reply #3159 - Dec 18th, 2012 at 4:32am
 
I think it worth separate topic Smiley
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Reply #3160 - Dec 18th, 2012 at 4:34am
 
monoid wrote on Dec 18th, 2012 at 4:32am:
I think it worth separate topic Smiley


yeah, buddy.  Once he gets pics added (or maybe without em) I'll betcha one of the Moderators would move it into the FAQ.  That's where a lot of our tutorials are..
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Reply #3161 - Dec 18th, 2012 at 6:24am
 
Alright, here's some of my better slings that I've made over the last several months.  I actually thought I was becoming a decent sling crafter, but the more I look at these, the more I realize that I have a long way to go still..  Grin

So Anyway, on with the show...

This first sling is kind of a Cobra/TSS sling hybrid.  It wasn't intended to come out that way, it just did.  It's made from green sheathed poly-nylon rope and woven with purple macrame cord (which is actually my favorite weaving/whipping material ever.  It's flat, grippy, doesn't stretch hardly at all, and comes in a grip of fun colors!).  This sling is very good with just about any projectile you might want to launch from it and is especially forgiving with tennis balls.  That is usually why I teach beginners with it.
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Reply #3162 - Dec 18th, 2012 at 6:33am
 
Next!

So, this is my second ever attempt at a Cobra Pouch and arguably my best.  It is made in much the same way as the previous sling.  Standard Yellow, sheathed, 1/4" Poly-nylon rope with the pouch woven from Macrame Cordage.  Again, you can throw just about anything with this bad boy, especially Tennis balls.  The one exception to this one is that Rusty Sling Balls take forever to release from this guy.  Probably because the weaving cord really grips the rubber balloons and doesn't want to let em go.  Again, a great beginner sling for teaching people about different techniques.
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Reply #3163 - Dec 18th, 2012 at 6:40am
 
    Okay, this is not one of my favorites.  It is also a Cobra Pouch, but with 9 strands instead of 7.  I was going for a Cobra Pouch that could handle something ridiculous like a softball.  The main cord is Diamond braided Nylon cord that is very soft and stretchy, and the pouch is woven with yellow macrame cord.  You would think that this thing should work awesome, but no.  Not only will it not handle softballs, but it wont even hang on to a tennis ball!  The main cords are too soft to use by themselves and the pouch capsizes very easily.  It can throw golf balls pretty well, but that's kind of a waste for a pouch this size.  
  One day I will shore up the cords somehow and try to get that softball in my backyard out to 100 meters!
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Reply #3164 - Dec 18th, 2012 at 6:47am
 
    This sling is my First TSS Sling!  The Retention and Release cords are braided Paracord and the pouch is woven from Jute.  This is one of my favorite General Purpose slings.  It's actually my Sling of choice in a SHTF situation.  It has heft to it, rips through the air like a champ, has a smooth, consistent release and can handle everything up to tennis balls.  I've even been able to throw multiple small rocks from it with relative ease.  The weight of the Sling allows for pretty respectable power with even lightweight projectiles. 

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