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Sling cord wrapping
Jan 11th, 2009 at 1:39pm
 
This is how I wrap my sling cords to stop them tying themselves in knots in my pocket.

My sling Smiley

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Fold it in half

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Holding the pouch in one hand and the ends in the other, use your index fingers to pull the cords into an S shape right next to the pouch

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Then start wrapping, leaving enough of a loop free on the right to get your finger through later

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The first wrap is important, it holds everything together so make it nice and tight

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Wrap towards the pouch laying the turns side by side

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Once you have used about a third or more of the free cord, wrap back the other way making a second layer

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Once you have got back to where you started, push a bight of the remaining cord through the loop you left unwrapped at the end

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Now take the pouch and pull, this traps the bight and holds it securely

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Releasing the sling is like pulling the pin out of a grenade, just take the free ends and pull them out and the whole thing unravels

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Added this link since the flickr urls no longer work... http://www.flickr.com/photos/23628261@N07/sets/72157612398145123/
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Reply #1 - Jan 11th, 2009 at 3:22pm
 
That's pretty slick! I usually just wrap the cord around the pouch and it's just a big mess. Elegant solution!
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Reply #2 - Jan 13th, 2009 at 2:57pm
 
The morningstar wrap Smiley is now my standard method of tying the strings of my long slings, like the left sling on the picture.
But my standard slings has to short strings for this, and my way to wrap them is illustrated here.  Just double the strings, wrap around, and finish as described by David Morningstar.
The last picture is a sling with the wrapped strings inside the pouch, ready to stuff in a pocket.
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Reply #3 - Apr 26th, 2009 at 8:54am
 
Aha! No more tangled slings for me!
Also, timann, what kind of leather is that that you use in the picture? Is it durable?
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Reply #4 - Apr 26th, 2009 at 10:18am
 
Hi, Et Cetera.  This leather is the perfect kind for sling pouches.  Thickness, stiffness, durability is superior.  But it is old and has started to crack, so I use some leather wax and stuff on the pouches when I make them. 
I must have aquired it somewhere years, maybe decades ago.  I do not know where, it might even have been a bit of an old leather bag.
I got no way to get more, and what is left will maybe be enough for one or two pouches Sad .
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Reply #5 - Apr 26th, 2009 at 10:33am
 
And by the way, I consider wrapping up my leather-and-cord-slings this way a MUST.
I rather dislike pulling a tangled sling out of my pocket Cheesy.
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Reply #6 - Apr 26th, 2009 at 10:41am
 
The leather of the sling in my pics is from an old pair of motorcycle trousers. Tough but still with plenty of flexibility.
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Reply #7 - Apr 27th, 2009 at 5:44pm
 
OK, I'll have to look at garage sales for old leather products. I had bought some thick scrap leather but it didn't work.
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Reply #8 - Jul 7th, 2009 at 11:49am
 
thats pretty cool, works with braided slings to
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Reply #9 - Jul 7th, 2009 at 12:05pm
 
Wonderful, thank you.  No more messes of tangled slings at the bottom of the "Kali bag."  This will work for all but cords made of materials with memory, like sisal.  That's no problem because I recently gave away my last 100% sisal sling.  Sisal = suck.  Nearly all of my cords are either cotton or braided jute.  This site would be a poorer place without David's input!
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Reply #10 - Jul 7th, 2009 at 12:06pm
 
I put this in Aussie's FAQ and Tutorials section under Topics of General Interest.
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Reply #11 - Mar 16th, 2011 at 10:41am
 
about the leather, i used leather drom an old golf bag for one of my slings. it is old, but very flexible! i made a cupped pouch, so there is no risk of premature departure of the stone no more "chhhhhh" whoops!
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