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Jul 6th, 2012 at 6:34pm
 
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Here's a thread to ask any kind of slinging related question. It can involve sling making, throwing, finding materials, etc. If the answer is out there and you can't find a thread about it, someone will be happy to answer your question on here. Smiley The purpose is to cut down on the number of duplicate threads on the forum by concentrating thre questions that don't involve discussion or debate into one place. Go on, be one of today's lucky few. Cheesy Before you ask, check to see if there is already an answer here.
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #1 - Jul 10th, 2012 at 1:44am
 
Well, this is a small question. It is related to slinging in some way, but somewhere along the lines of general knowledge as well. I was wondering, how the heck do I go about making that "round braid" explained on this How-to article? I've been having some trouble doing it and if someone can find a video on the internet about doing it, I'd be most grateful. I've tried Googling it, but nothing came around for 3-strand braiding, only 4-strand. Anyway, just wondering that...I'll await your answers.
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Reply #2 - Jul 10th, 2012 at 7:34pm
 
That's a tricky one, but chances are you are getting the 'round braid'. Note that you technically can't make a 'round braid' with a three strand braid. What you can do is make one braid rounder, and another one thin and flat.

I think it's easier to explain how to do a flat braid first, since it's a lot more obvious. The best way to learn this is to use something flat, like a ribbon, and tie a three strand braid. When you're doing it, your goal is to keep all ribbons as flat as possible. You'll find that the tighter you pull, the less flat it is. It might look like this

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You can see how all the cords are just warped and shifted sideways, rather than tightly braided together. When braiding, you should be moving the outside strand in by sliding it sideways and keeping everything flat- no folds.

On the other hand, a round braid can be much tighter, and when braiding it should be up, bend/fold in.

I feel like this is very confusing, and I'll try to get a video up sometime.
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Reply #3 - Jul 12th, 2012 at 1:45pm
 
What's a sling? Is it that type of informal relationship that's longer than a one-night stand?  Undecided
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Reply #4 - Jul 12th, 2012 at 2:05pm
 
Donnerschlag wrote on Jul 12th, 2012 at 1:45pm:
What's a sling? Is it that type of informal relationship that's longer than a one-night stand?  Undecided

No, it's a wide strap used to hold a gun to a baby and throw them both for long distances. Tongue
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #5 - Jul 13th, 2012 at 3:07am
 
Masiakasaurus wrote on Jul 12th, 2012 at 2:05pm:
Donnerschlag wrote on Jul 12th, 2012 at 1:45pm:
What's a sling? Is it that type of informal relationship that's longer than a one-night stand?  Undecided

No, it's a wide strap used to hold a gun to a baby and throw them both for long distances. Tongue

I just tried it, and it didn't work. You owe me a new CX4. Tongue
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Please excuse my stupity but what is a TSS Sling ?
Reply #6 - Jul 16th, 2012 at 11:13am
 
I have gone on line and have found nothing, except the one guy who used one, but he does not explain what it is.

The Only TSS is a sling for shotguns called "Total Shotgun Sling", and that is not what you guys are talking about.


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Re: Please excuse my stupity but what is a TSS Sli
Reply #7 - Jul 16th, 2012 at 11:53am
 
Simple as that...Three Strand Sheepshank sling
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Reply #8 - Jul 16th, 2012 at 12:05pm
 
Dilyan's got it, TS3 or TSS is an abbreviation for a three strand sheep shank sling. Instructions can be found in the FAQ's. The Beginners Thread in the FAQ's has a glossary of slinging terms.
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Re: Please excuse my stupity but what is a TSS Sli
Reply #9 - Jul 16th, 2012 at 2:23pm
 
wll wrote on Jul 16th, 2012 at 11:13am:
I have gone on line and have found nothing, except the one guy who used one, but he does not explain what it is.

The Only TSS is a sling for shotguns called "Total Shotgun Sling", and that is not what you guys are talking about.


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This will help:

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1251648259/0#0
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Question on asymmetric construction
Reply #10 - Jul 18th, 2012 at 1:08pm
 
Since I don't know a name for this I could not search it, but by observation I see that many slings seem to be made with an extra wrap or whip or whatever another name might be on only one side of the pouch.  I haven't checked dozens but the 10 or so examples I found all seem to have this extra wrap on the release string side rather than on the fixed or loop end string side.  If I've described this well enough could someone explain why the asymmetry and, if it is important, why it does not show up on most all slings?

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PS Thanks to Peaceful Jeffrey for the paracord sling design.  I've made one and it works quite well considering my newbie skill level.
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Re: Question on asymmetric construction
Reply #11 - Jul 18th, 2012 at 1:23pm
 
That part of the sling wears the most so it acts as a protection.Some people do it,some don't.If you have cords that wear quick,and\or use stones that very abrasive and\or angular it's very useful to have some leather sewn unto the release cords 4-5 inches.It extends the release cords life by much.
I don't think we have a special name for that.
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Reply #12 - Jul 18th, 2012 at 1:27pm
 
Thank you, that makes perfect sense.

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Reply #13 - Jul 18th, 2012 at 1:52pm
 
It's called whipping. Like jlasud said, it's to prevent abrasion wherever it's applied. The section of the release cord receives a lot of wear from stones leaving the pouch so people frequently whip that area of their slings.
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Re: Question on asymmetric construction
Reply #14 - Jul 18th, 2012 at 2:39pm
 
namuh1 wrote on Jul 18th, 2012 at 1:08pm:
Since I don't know a name for this I could not search it, but by observation I see that many slings seem to be made with an extra wrap or whip or whatever another name might be on only one side of the pouch.  I haven't checked dozens but the 10 or so examples I found all seem to have this extra wrap on the release string side rather than on the fixed or loop end string side.  If I've described this well enough could someone explain why the asymmetry and, if it is important, why it does not show up on most all slings?

Thanks,
-namuh1

PS Thanks to Peaceful Jeffrey for the paracord sling design.  I've made one and it works quite well considering my newbie skill level.



As the other guy said, it can help with longevity. If you make a 'simple braided sling' type finger loop with the 'folded over' cord and you have a leather pouch with holes. I will usually pull the cord through a bit and whip it rather than tie a knot at the pouch/cord transition. I prefer to whip with simple paracord/leather slings as well.
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