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Reply #990 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 3:03am
 
I got a simple question. How did the "byzantine" style get its name?
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Reply #991 - Jun 15th, 2019 at 9:10am
 
metalode wrote on Jun 15th, 2019 at 1:09am:
[quote author=5C5953695B5357525B575D5344360 link=1341614050/987#987 date=1560568829]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

That link isn't loading either.  Thanks for the heads up though!  I'll give it a try from my work computer.  Might be something weird with my Internet connection and the host of that site.
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Reply #992 - Jul 15th, 2019 at 12:38am
 
cram wrote on May 23rd, 2019 at 10:40am:
I'm gonna ask a simple question. What type of glande (in terms of shape) is the best?
 
Hi cram;
    Personally I have the best results with oval shaped smooth river stones about the size of a chicken's egg.  For me it's very easy to get a good rifled spin and consequent good distance and accuracy with them.
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Reply #993 - Jul 15th, 2019 at 12:42am
 
Gunseki wrote on 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.

    A good rule of thumb is to make your sling's folded length half of your height.  Try that first but experiment with other lengths also. Everyone is different.  There are many excellent materials to make slings from, both synthetic and natural.  My favorite is jute.  It's easy to work with, cheap as dirt, and makes a great looking sling. How long the pouch has to be depends on what sort of projectile you'll be slinging.  For general  use I like my pouches about six inches long.  For tennis balls or snowballs you'd want a bigger pouch.
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Reply #994 - Jul 15th, 2019 at 5:23am
 
lol I forgot I even asked that question, but thanks
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Reply #995 - Jul 15th, 2019 at 11:04am
 
Byzantine style got its name from copying the starting position on Byzantine coins.
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Reply #996 - Jul 15th, 2019 at 8:31pm
 
    Golf balls are one of my favorite slinging projectiles.  If you get a good backspin on one it will fly amazingly far.
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Reply #997 - Aug 1st, 2019 at 5:57am
 
Any tips for braiding with fibers?
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Reply #998 - Aug 1st, 2019 at 3:50pm
 
I don’t understand the question. What do you mean by “fibers”?
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Reply #999 - Aug 2nd, 2019 at 4:02am
 
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Reply #1000 - Oct 26th, 2019 at 3:01pm
 
Does any one know where I can buy loose sisal for sling braiding  in the vicinity of columbus ohio
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Reply #1001 - Oct 27th, 2019 at 11:04am
 
Eudave wrote on Oct 26th, 2019 at 3:01pm:
Does any one know where I can buy loose sisal for sling braiding  in the vicinity of columbus ohio


Not sure if you can buy it loose in most places, the way I do it is to buy a massive ball of cord then cut into 30-50cm portions, divide the plys(?), soak and then thin out the rubbish with your fingernail. It's quite time consuming and you lose a lot of thickness but it makes nice material.
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Reply #1002 - Mar 9th, 2020 at 7:15am
 
there used to be a page where some distances by members was recorded, is this page still somewhere???
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Reply #1003 - Mar 9th, 2020 at 10:11am
 
Mersa wrote on Mar 9th, 2020 at 7:15am:
there used to be a page where some distances by members was recorded, is this page still somewhere???


You may have been thinking of the ranges recorded in the slinging (academic) paper. Can't seem to find a link to it though.
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Reply #1004 - Mar 9th, 2020 at 11:17am
 
Sarosh posted it on the hunting thread   Wink
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