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The mystery sling
Aug 27th, 2013 at 9:35am
 
Hi there,
i postet it already in "pictures of slings" but i thought i give it a seperate topic.

Guess what is different about this sling compared to any other sling?  Cheesy
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Reply #1 - Aug 27th, 2013 at 11:43am
 
Compared to any other sling? That's a daring statement Wink.

I have no idea what you could mean. However I can tell you what I see:
- three strand braid with one (pouch) or two strings per strand
- wrapping around the retention loop.
- taper towards the release knot from 3x2 to 3x1.
- bulky release knot (not sure which knot, maybe a monkeyfist, but could also be a turks head variation... Also a diamond knot looks similar)
- material: most probably a synthetic one. I guess polyester, maybe nylon.
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Reply #2 - Aug 27th, 2013 at 12:59pm
 
Ghandi made it out of Abraham Lincoln's hair? Shocked

You braided it underwater

You were actually trying to make Belgian waffles and this is actually what happened.

You made it using only your feet.

It's actually microscopic and its sitting on the end table inside a dollhouse in this picture.

Speaking of dollhouses, It looks like a million doll hairs! Dear lord I apologize for that one. Embarrassed

You set this up for insane comments...you must know this.
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Reply #3 - Aug 27th, 2013 at 1:57pm
 
I didnt thought that the knot is that unvisible. Its just a normal one. The Material is sisal.

Funny answer Arcane. Yes i want insane answers because then there might be the right answer  Cheesy
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Reply #4 - Aug 27th, 2013 at 3:13pm
 
Arcane Tinker wrote on Aug 27th, 2013 at 12:59pm:
Ghandi made it out of Abraham Lincoln's hair? Shocked

You braided it underwater

You were actually trying to make Belgian waffles and this is actually what happened.

You made it using only your feet.

It's actually microscopic and its sitting on the end table inside a dollhouse in this picture.

Speaking of dollhouses, It looks like a million doll hairs! Dear lord I apologize for that one. Embarrassed

You set this up for insane comments...you must know this.


Mint Arcane lol.

Does this sling only work for Tennis Balls ?  Looks huge "pouch" area.  Nice looking sling though.

Lmao again at Arcane.
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Reply #5 - Aug 27th, 2013 at 3:17pm
 
Oh myyyy......

It's Goliath's sling isn't it?

Is that texture behind it carpeting? If so, it's so bloody big that watermelons wouldn't pouch.
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Reply #6 - Aug 28th, 2013 at 1:01am
 
Oh well the mystery is solved... I never thought it would be that fast. I should have taken a different background Cheesy
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Reply #7 - Aug 28th, 2013 at 9:31am
 
So, what did you throw in it and how did it work?
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Reply #8 - Aug 28th, 2013 at 9:47am
 
Its for a new sport. Extreme dwarf tossing. Or hyper velocity dodge ball. 

I've made two very large slings, neither of which were anywhere close to yours (the longest one was maybe 175cm from loop to pouch) I made mine out od hollow braid polypropylene rope.  Mine weren't pretty like yours and it was too dangerous to use. I could never get a consistent release.

I am reinspired by this and may try another sling big enough to put some serious heat on a regulation American football.
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Reply #9 - Aug 28th, 2013 at 10:09am
 
I did not through anything with it yet. I dont even know how i would do this  Cheesy
Dwarf tossing lol! Grin
Its made of 6mm sisal rope and its 3 meters long from loop to pouch.

Its fun to look at it because its ridicioulus huge  Cheesy
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Reply #10 - Aug 28th, 2013 at 12:05pm
 
I've made and used 1.5m long sling (fingerloop->pouch) succesfully. It has 2mm thin synthetic cords. That way it has relatively low air drag. I can't imagine just a long sling with such thick cords to be any effective.
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Reply #11 - Aug 28th, 2013 at 12:09pm
 
"I can't imagine just a long sling with such thick cords to be any effective. "

@jlasud: Thats why David won over Goliath Wink
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Reply #12 - Aug 28th, 2013 at 9:04pm
 
Obviously, its missing the pouch. Grin
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Reply #13 - Aug 28th, 2013 at 9:11pm
 
I'm with bigkahuna on this one. Turn that bad boy into an apache sling. And if you can't muster any rotation out of it, you still got one sweet hammock for a toddler.
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Reply #14 - Aug 29th, 2013 at 1:43am
 
I wanted to write " I can't imagine such a long sling with such thick cords to be any effective"
Even with 2mm cords air drag is noticeble on my 1.5m sling. I can throw tennis ball sized stones 150m with it. I call it the artillery sling.
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