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Reply #6120 - Oct 14th, 2020 at 6:51pm
 
Es ist ein bescheuertes Bild. Propaganda von idioten für idioten
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Reply #6121 - Oct 19th, 2020 at 8:37am
 
Handmade sling I bought from a local Balearic slinger during my visit.
It resembles the slings Menorcan slingers in Carthagian service used.

I haven’t used it much yet.
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Reply #6122 - Oct 19th, 2020 at 11:30am
 
Beautiful!  Looks like one of Luis's slings: http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1384364968/60.
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Reply #6123 - Oct 19th, 2020 at 12:57pm
 
Well I guess I can’t hide the details of my travels even a bit.
Yeah, it was Luis from which I bought it. Great guy. He gave me a ride to the training field. We had a slinging session and he gave me some tips and a ride back to my hostel.
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Reply #6124 - Oct 19th, 2020 at 1:16pm
 
That sounds unbelievably awesome!  I wish I could experience that!  Thumbs Up
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Reply #6125 - Oct 19th, 2020 at 2:38pm
 
Definitely a great time. His slinging club had a shed for storing piles of ammunition, targets and even spare slings if you would believe it.

If you ever have the time for a visit, CA posted contact info to local Balearic slinging hosts in my Spain thread. And remember to bring sunglasses or a cap cause I ended up spending my entire session slinging into the sun  Embarrassed
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Reply #6126 - Oct 20th, 2020 at 5:43am
 
Slyngorm wrote on Oct 19th, 2020 at 2:38pm:
Definitely a great time. His slinging club had a shed for storing piles of ammunition, targets and even spare slings if you would believe it.

If you ever have the time for a visit, CA posted contact info to local Balearic slinging hosts in my Spain thread. And remember to bring sunglasses or a cap cause I ended up spending my entire session slinging into the sun  Embarrassed



You should realy make a post and if possible pictures of this adventure. Would love to hear more about it
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Reply #6127 - Oct 20th, 2020 at 11:01am
 
Slyngorm wrote on Oct 19th, 2020 at 12:57pm:
Well I guess I can’t hide the details of my travels even a bit.

With such a niche hobby we all know everybody Cheesy
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Reply #6128 - Oct 20th, 2020 at 4:34pm
 
vetryan15 wrote on Oct 20th, 2020 at 5:43am:
You should realy make a post and if possible pictures of this adventure. Would love to hear more about it

That will be for another thread though. I never did snap any images at the field (was only there for half a hour) but I did at some other (non-slinging) places.

I have managed to catch some pictures of slinging figures at a local museum though.
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1599131551/0


Kick wrote on Oct 20th, 2020 at 11:01am:
Slyngorm wrote on Oct 19th, 2020 at 12:57pm:
Well I guess I can’t hide the details of my travels even a bit.

With such a niche hobby we all know everybody Cheesy

Sadly true...

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Reply #6129 - Oct 23rd, 2020 at 8:16pm
 
Here are two loose natural fiber slings. Just showing one of mine for comparison. The one on the left is a sling I made from New Zealand flax. I wanted to try a new (new to me) pouch style.  This sling works surprisingly well. Despite being longer than my usual and very lightweight, I was pretty accurate with it.

The other sling is my sling trade with AlbionSlinger. It's a beaut.  Notice how much more even the braid is than with my sling. I tried too, when I made mine. Still can't come close.

I really like the pouch design. I haven't tried it with stones, but it works well with rustyballs.  The release cord has HDPE fibers in the end so it's held up well, and it makes a very nice crack when I sling (unlike my other slings, because I usually use a tab)
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Reply #6130 - Oct 23rd, 2020 at 8:58pm
 
Albion Slinger wrote on Oct 13th, 2020 at 1:00pm:
Looks like that will last a long time!
8 strand? did you do it free-hand or with a braiding disk?


...nope. It broke at the finger loop after less than a month. It was only 4-strands of jute where it broke. Sad
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Reply #6131 - Oct 23rd, 2020 at 9:47pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Oct 23rd, 2020 at 8:58pm:
It was only 4-strands of jute where it broke.


Aw. That sucks. 

I really like jute for its feel, but this here is precisely why I also dislike it. It is also very susceptible to wear, as I'm sure anyone who has used it is aware. I've had so many release cords snap because of a tangled stone. I had one sling that I had just finished, and I was throwing a pretty jagged stone, it was probably the 30th stone that I'd thrown. It got caught in the cord, ripped through all 4 brand new strands in that 1 throw.   This doesn't happen with sisal, but it feels bad on my delicate skin Smiley
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Reply #6132 - Oct 24th, 2020 at 6:41pm
 
Fixed. Here’s a before and after. Instead of the finger loop bending the jute, it is now in line.
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“My final hour is at hand. We face an enemy more numerous and cunning than the world has yet seen. Remember your training, and do not fear the hordes of Judas. I, without sin, shall cast the first stone. That will be your sign to attack! But you shall not fight this unholy enemy with stones. No! RAZOR GLANDES!  Aim for the eyes! May the Lord have mercy, for we shall show none!“  -Jesus the Noodler
 
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Reply #6133 - Oct 24th, 2020 at 8:00pm
 
Ya I find for the amount of work involved, some of the natural fibers aren't worth the effort.
Hemp seems to do well for me as well as cotton. Wool, I don't really like.
Any reviews on linen?
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Reply #6134 - Oct 24th, 2020 at 10:06pm
 
I like linen. I haven't made any cordage myself, but I have a big spool of it I got somewhere a while back.  I've done several linen slings, and also combined it with hemp to do a half and half braid.  From my own experience, it's not quite as strong as hemp, but still holds up well.  It's pretty low stretch and also has a softer feel than hemp.
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