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Reply #975 - May 4th, 2019 at 7:35am
 
Thanks JudoP and Ratman. I now use a fig. 8, where I use my legs as a "spring".
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Reply #976 - May 4th, 2019 at 12:18pm
 
Hmm, well† a proper sidearm style is actually a lot better for distance than fig 8.

29 inches is fairly short.

In all slinging styles -† as with most martial arts - the real power comes from your waist.

Then biggest mistake people make is to just use their arms and try and 'throw' the missile.

Slings don't actually work like that.
The idea is to build up momentum using as much of your body as you can.

Video would really help - I've seen slingbadger and juan oliver ramon sling, I can pretty much guarentee you'll look better whistle
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Reply #977 - May 23rd, 2019 at 10:40am
 
I'm gonna ask a simple question. What type of glande (in terms of shape) is the best?
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Reply #978 - May 30th, 2019 at 11:16am
 
I'm trying to make a sling and I'm mostly aiming for accuracy. So what I'm asking is how long should my sling be, how big the pouch has to be, and what type of rope it should be.
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Reply #979 - May 30th, 2019 at 11:37am
 
First take a piece of string then make it into a sling. Experiment. I still don't know how long a sling should be, how large the pouch should be or what it should be made from and I've been slinging for something like 4 or 5 years. I have slings made from paracord, jute, cotton string, yak hair, other types of synthetic material with pouches made from leather, braided, split-pouch, even a 3D printed pouch. If it can be made into a sling, chances are someone on the forum has tried it. I've even seen plastic shopping bags adapted into slings.

One measurement I've seen, and I would suggest for a beginner is measuring from your outstretched hand to the center of your chest. This will be the size of the sling when it's folded in half. Having said that, I have slings of all different lengths and thicknesses and weights and, as I said, materials. Experiment. See what works for you. All of this also goes for ammo Cheesy
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Reply #980 - May 30th, 2019 at 2:33pm
 
if i was newbie again i would make 3 slings 60, 80 and 100 cm . also a 120cm ++ for pirouette if you want.
experiment with them...
I make my split-pouches 12-13cm for most uses: 20-300gram ammo
20cm for 250-500gram ammo.
20cm split pouch used with light ammo can cause projectile to go through and hit the split pouch , late releases and too much friction with the pouch.
you can try and see, it doesn't happen often just a lot more often than with the correct sized split-pouch.

I have little experience with other style pouches.

P.S. : if you can find cheap natural fiber cordage use that.
last resort are nylon,cotton and other stretchy or heavy materials.
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Reply #981 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 4:43pm
 
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Reply #982 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 5:02pm
 
@gunseki: accuracy depends way more on the slinger than the sling. If you want accuracy, use a heavier projectile and go slow until youíre consistent and then you can try to increase power.
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Reply #983 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 9:21am
 
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Reply #984 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 2:56pm
 
I need some advise from all the accomplished pouch weavers out there.† I've started braiding a new sling from linen and hemp, half one and half the other.† It looks fantastic so I'd like to do something a little more elaborate than my normal split with a leather pouch stitched on.† This will be the first time in my sling making career that I've ever woven a pouch.† I'd like something that looks nice, but is also fairly simple to make.† After a weaving practice session or two, I would like to be able to do the actual sling.

I've been looking through the tutorials and I'm leaning toward this pattern posted by Matthias, http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1168848146.† I'll need to make a small adjustment because it will be woven into a braided sling rather than just being a pouch, but I'm not too worried about that.

Also, when I reach the pouch area, I will have 16 strands.† All of them are around the 1.5 mm range in diameter.† Thoughts on this pattern working?† Other recommendations?
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Reply #985 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 7:10pm
 
Rockman is the easiest woven pouch design in my experience, weaving two smaller bits is easier than one big one. Also rockman is a very good pouch, perhaps even the best of the woven variety. So I would recommend that.
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Reply #986 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 10:06pm
 
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You might take a look at Timothy Potter's web site.
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Reply #987 - Jun 14th, 2019 at 11:20pm
 
@JudoP - I had also considered a rockman.† Thanks for the recommendation.† Maybe I'll go with that instead.

@walter - Is Timothy's website at http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/index.htm.† I ran a search and got that as a result, but the website doesn't appear to be up anymore.† Too bad.† Sad

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Reply #988 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 1:09am
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Jun 14th, 2019 at 11:20pm:
@JudoP - I had also considered a rockman.† Thanks for the recommendation.† Maybe I'll go with that instead.

@walter - Is Timothy's website at http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/index.htm.† I ran a search and got that as a result, but the website doesn't appear to be up anymore.† Too bad.† Sad

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The link you have there worked for me fine for potters website, just click through into something like
http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/howtos/tut2.htm
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Reply #989 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 1:55am
 
I do my rockmans while relaxing in the lazy-boy and use my toe when I get half way, anyone else have a very relaxed way of braiding you could do in this position?† Grin Keeps my hands busy when watching kids/tv ect.
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