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Reply #5835 - May 19th, 2020 at 12:21pm
 
This is my most recent sling! It's undergone a lot of experimentation, but I'm fairly happy with the finished result. It's got an adjustable finger loop (The inspiration for which came from from one of Jaegoor's slings; I'm not sure it follows the exact design.) The adjustable loop is basically a regular finger loop ŕ la the Dan Bollinger pictorial ( http://www.slinging.org/articleimages/20/19.htm ), the difference being that it's super small, and the rest of the sling is fed through it. It works, at any rate. Grin

In all of my previous slings, I simply had a knot at the end of my release cord, but these would eventually "slide" down the cord as they tightened, throw after throw, and threw off my grip. For this one, I made a second loop where I felt the cord should end (I thought of it like a sword's pommel), which has stayed in place since! I originally had braided the excess cord into a kind of trailing "tail," which, I eventually noticed, produced way too much drag. I sawed it off at the end of the loop, and voila! I was left with a cool "split tail" that produces less drag, and still helps the sling to stay the same in my hand throw after throw, just like the original "pommel loop." (It also makes a satisfying, dull popping sound on release.)

The braiding is a bit messy toward the release end, since I had to braid in additional strands to make up for the shorter pieces I used in the beginning, but it still holds up fine.


6-strand (4/6 sisal twine, 2/6 yarn (light gray and brown)
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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #5836 - May 19th, 2020 at 3:32pm
 
If you like a release cord knot, perhaps try a Matthew Walker knot. Someone else recently posted it on here, and it looks like it would work well, and not move or come undone. (just look on youtube for tutorials). I hadn't seen it before, but I mean to try it out.
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Reply #5837 - May 20th, 2020 at 10:11am
 
IronGoober wrote on May 19th, 2020 at 3:32pm:
If you like a release cord knot, perhaps try a Matthew Walker knot. Someone else recently posted it on here, and it looks like it would work well, and not move or come undone. (just look on youtube for tutorials). I hadn't seen it before, but I mean to try it out.

Sounds interesting! Maybe I'll check it out at some point.
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Reply #5838 - May 21st, 2020 at 8:32am
 
my new collection
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Reply #5839 - May 21st, 2020 at 8:55am
 
So nice , really beautiful, functional art
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Reply #5840 - May 21st, 2020 at 9:31am
 
Those are incredible, Hubert!
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Reply #5841 - May 21st, 2020 at 9:43am
 
As always, beautiful work Hubert.   Smiley
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Reply #5842 - May 21st, 2020 at 10:06am
 
Woah! Slings aside (Beautiful work!) those projectiles are pretty awesome. Did you make the red ones out of clay?
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Reply #5843 - May 21st, 2020 at 10:44am
 
My own Hubert sling is beautiful and one of the better functioning slings I've used.
Thanks man!
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Reply #5844 - May 21st, 2020 at 10:48am
 
He's not half bad using them either Cheesy Really beautiful slings!
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Reply #5845 - May 21st, 2020 at 2:24pm
 
Great work hubert!  Those pictures are fantastic.
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Reply #5846 - May 21st, 2020 at 3:26pm
 
Really well made set of slings!
Thanks for sharing the great work.
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Reply #5847 - May 21st, 2020 at 4:37pm
 
Captain_Twine wrote on May 21st, 2020 at 10:06am:
Woah! Slings aside (Beautiful work!) those projectiles are pretty awesome. Did you make the red ones out of clay?



Yes, this is a brick clay, very high strength.
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Reply #5848 - May 22nd, 2020 at 3:05am
 
hubert wrote on May 21st, 2020 at 4:37pm:
Captain_Twine wrote on May 21st, 2020 at 10:06am:
Woah! Slings aside (Beautiful work!) those projectiles are pretty awesome. Did you make the red ones out of clay?



Yes, this is a brick clay, very high strength.


How did you make those slings? Is there a tutorial? Very well made, that's about perfect
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