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Reply #885 - Jan 20th, 2016 at 9:47am
 
It all depends on personal preference and style, I like a solid, cupped leather pouch with a quick throwing style. For a slower style with multiple rotations, a split pouch might be better. The pouch should usually be larger than the ammo, but that also depends on style and experience.
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Reply #886 - Jan 20th, 2016 at 7:29pm
 
Simple and clean lines brat complicated over thought stuff most times.

I like a split leather pouch with thin flat cords around 30" long.
I also try and make my pouch and the transition as streamlined as possible.
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Reply #887 - Jan 20th, 2016 at 7:29pm
 
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Reply #888 - Jan 21st, 2016 at 2:29am
 
Thanks for your imput. The one I made yesterday is much better than the short one I made the day before. I think it's a bit too long though. I wish there was some standard. Like length for style should/must be equal to length of such and such body parts or something like that.
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Reply #889 - Jan 25th, 2016 at 5:59pm
 
Hi, I am an archaeologist who works in the Pacific Islands, such as the Marianas, including Guam. Does anyone know if sling stones (either biconical or sphercal) were used in the Philippines by indigenous groups? Have sling stones been documented from any prehistoric archaeological sites in the Philippines? I would appreciate any leads. Thanks.
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Reply #890 - Feb 6th, 2016 at 2:29pm
 
If you can get a hold of Pikaru he might have info for you. I believe other members as well. Short answer is I believe they were used in the Pacific Islands but don't have much more info than that.
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Reply #891 - Mar 6th, 2016 at 2:21pm
 
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Reply #892 - Mar 9th, 2016 at 3:41pm
 
Has anyone tried to use tubular webbing like this stuff for climbing?
It is rated at 17.8 kilonewtons working strength (4001.59919 pounds-force) with far far less elongation than paracord.
It takes a great deal of power to stretch it, I figure with a 3 or 4 oz projectile, we would not exert enough force to cause any elongation.
What do you folks think.
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Reply #893 - Mar 9th, 2016 at 7:46pm
 
Balearic legal sling has been mentioned a few times on this site. There is also a balearic legal competition.

My question is, what (exactly) is a balearic legal sling? Huh
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Reply #894 - Mar 9th, 2016 at 7:54pm
 
Historically it has always been a sling with 100% natural fibers, however as I understand from recent competitions you can have synthetic in your slings. The rules have become more relaxed. I believe it also has to have the basic design of a sling with finger loop, retention cord, pouch of some sort, and release cord. Other than that you can have any version of pouch, ie split pouch or solid cupped shape.. it doesn't need to be a typical Balearic split pouch.
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Reply #895 - Mar 9th, 2016 at 8:16pm
 
Ah, so my balearic slings would be balearic legal Cool
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Reply #896 - May 11th, 2016 at 6:33pm
 
Hey detroithiker you should check out the seat belt sling, very similar material and strength: http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1243340828/0
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Reply #897 - Aug 18th, 2016 at 5:01am
 
Where is the homapage gone?
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Reply #898 - Aug 21st, 2016 at 12:51pm
 
Our host is temporarily redirecting everything to the forum while we update some of our software for the home page. See this thread in the administrative section.
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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 #899 - Oct 17th, 2016 at 11:05am
 
Any ideas on telescopic cords? Would make keeping a sling in ones pocket a bit tidier but I think I'm just reaching for straws
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