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Easy pouch of medical tape - picture tutorial
Jan 3rd, 2009 at 7:47pm
 
Szymon has asked me how to make a sling pouch of medical tape. As it is my favourite one which I use for tennis balls, dog balls and other balls (including snow balls), I have decided to answer his questions at the forum. Maybe someone will like that design. It is simple, quick and effective, durable and waterproof.

Here is a brief tutorial. If something is unclear feel free to ask questions.



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Pic 1. The diameter of the used string is ca. 3.5 mm. The cotton linen medical tape is 50 mm wide.



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Pic 2. The two equil and overlapped strings are connected together by the bowline knots (http://www.tollesburysc.co.uk/Knots/Bowline.htm). The ends of the strings are secured by the lighter.


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Pic 3. As I use the wide grip I prefere a bit longer ones. In this case is 230 mm long.


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Pic 4. Prepare the piece of the tape which covers whole the precisely formed cradle including the knots.


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Pic 5. Put the tape on the cradle very carefully.


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Pic 6. Stick the tape to the strings gently.


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Pic 7. Reverse the cradle together and the stuck stripe together.


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Pic 8. Prepare the second piece of the tape which covers the cradle, like before.


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Pic 9. Stick the two pieces together, precisely and firmly.


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Pic 10, 11. Cut of the excess of the tape just near of the strings.


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Pic 12. Take the thirt piece of the tape of the same lenght.


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Pic 13. Tear the strip into two equal pieces.


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Pic 14. Stick one of them to the edge of the cradle.


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Pic 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. Bent the edges and precisely stick them to the cradle in the way like on the pictures.


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Pic 20, 21, 22. Do the same with the second strip.


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Pic 23, 24, 25. Eventually the pouch is ready.



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Pic 26. Here is the ready adjustable sling in resting.


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Pic 27. Here you can see it in action. The ball just is going to hit the target.


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Reply #1 - Jan 3rd, 2009 at 9:08pm
 
Now that is an extra worthy contribution!

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Reply #2 - Jan 4th, 2009 at 10:42am
 
very neat Smiley
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Re: Easy pouch of medical tape - picture tutorial
Reply #3 - Jan 4th, 2009 at 4:36pm
 
The instructions and photos are extremely clear and the action photo at the end is simply spectacular!

Perhaps it would be good to add detail of the adjustment knots as this feature is quite unusual. Do you often vary your sling length? What are the min. and max. lengths that it can be adjusted to?

The double string finger loop would ease the strain on your finger and the replaceable release knot would also prolong the life of the sling. With Fig. 8 the release knot always strikes the ground and comes in for a lot of wear.
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Reply #4 - Jan 5th, 2009 at 7:16am
 
My sling
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It thanks it Jurek, very good tutorial. Wink
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Reply #5 - Jan 5th, 2009 at 3:25pm
 
That looks great! I think maybe even I could make that...
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Reply #6 - Jan 5th, 2009 at 4:40pm
 
nice job, great tutorial.
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Reply #7 - Jan 7th, 2009 at 3:18pm
 
Thank you all for the feedback.

Szymon,

It is a very nice looking sling. Hope, it works well for you either. My release knot is the double overhand stopper knot made on the folded string. Whereas the retention cord is made on the folded string by the bowline knot.


Ludek,

Your emphasising of adventages of the realase and retention loop is much appreciated. You are right about them.

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... Do you often vary your sling length? What are the min. and max. lengths that it can be adjusted to?...


The shortest length of the folded sling is 67 cm, the max. is 115 cm. I often play with different lengths. It depens on either of the weight of ammo or how strong (far) I'm going to shot. So I appreciate to have a "few slings" in the one.

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Well, the tutorial was intended just for the pouch and forgive me, I was too lazy to add detail of the adjustment knots. They are the clowe hitches. Some time ago I described that kind of sling on the forum.

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1211719994/7#7


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I would be happy to see the result Smiley

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Reply #8 - Jan 20th, 2009 at 5:22am
 
cool, i tried your design but i didnt have any medical tape so i decided to sew on some thick fabric instead - best sling ive ever owned and made!

Thanks!
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Reply #9 - Jan 20th, 2009 at 7:46am
 
Beautiful. Made a braided sling today and used medical tape for the pouch, only the 3rd time I've slung and I threw almost 50 yards. Amazing. To beginners and experienced slingers alike- USE THIS!
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Reply #10 - Jan 21st, 2009 at 6:07am
 
this should be in  guides and articles
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Reply #11 - Feb 4th, 2009 at 3:40pm
 
This would be great in conjunction w/ my only sling design consisting of cravats or triangular bandages.  It's basically a huge triangle that I wrapped around and had widened in the center to form the pouch.  The medical tape would w/ the pouch.  

It could possibly be the first sling consisting entirely of medical supplies!

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Reply #12 - Apr 16th, 2009 at 4:29pm
 
with duct tape, you can stretch it so that it makes a little pocket
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Reply #13 - Apr 16th, 2009 at 4:43pm
 
Looks very clean and easy to make. Just curios to the durability with rocks. Do you need to add extra tape or does it hold up good by itself.
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Reply #14 - Apr 16th, 2009 at 7:44pm
 
  The duct tape one's I've made I didn't add any extra to them... and all I used them for was rocks.  I generally get 2-3 months out of them before I give them away to someone, so I'm not really sure how long they will last.  Good news is, when the tape wears our, just take it off and add new tape.
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