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Hello from Oklahoma
Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:48pm
 
Hello all! I'm from central Oklahoma and have just gotten into slinging as a hobby. 

I built a paracord-and-jean sling years ago but never really got a good opportunity to use it (Not many rocks here in central OK, and living in the middle of a city is not conducive to slinging).

I'm very interested in implementing modern materials in sling construction and design--currently I'm experimenting with Amsteel and a dyneema webbing to eliminate loss of energy from elasticity.

The included photo is what I've been using to throw Kong balls for my doggo at the park.
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Re: Hello from Oklahoma
Reply #1 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:11pm
 
Welcome from Finland! Looks like a nice sling.
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Reply #2 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 2:45pm
 
Thanks Kicktheotter!
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Reply #3 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 4:52pm
 
Welcome , I believe I'm the only one using a dyneema sling on here , good to see someone else trying it.
Gotta love splicing hollow braid
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Reply #4 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 7:26pm
 
Welcome Seeking_Numinous. Using Amsteel and dyneema seems like an interesting idea. I'm currently experimenting with Kevlar and steel wire and so far it is turning out great. Perhaps with both of our findings we could develop a sling that is far stronger than any other.
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Reply #5 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 7:45pm
 
Welcome from the south western us! I don't think the cracker will self destruct any time soon Wink
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Reply #6 - Jan 16th, 2018 at 11:07am
 
Thanks for the warm welcome fellas!

Mersa,
I got the amsteel idea from my Hammocking research.
Hollow braid is awesome--I have a one-way adjustable split pouch but unfortunately I haven't worked out a reliable limiting stopper to the adjustment.  So if I adjust the pouch too large the bury will come loose and I'll have to re-bury the end.  I'd like to find a way to use some sort of webbing for a split pouch and the amsteel for the sling arms.

TobyAttle
How are you using Kevlar? As a webbing?  I know you can get two or three-inch types at various places. I bet that would make a great pouch.

walter
Thanks man! ...I had intended to cut that off, but I'm not confident in my knot placement with this sling yet--it will be gone soon. Wink
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Reply #7 - Jan 16th, 2018 at 2:40pm
 
Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to seeing your results. The more pictures the better. And videos are better still.  Smiley
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Reply #8 - Jan 28th, 2018 at 8:17pm
 
The Kevlar I use is marketed as kite string, so I can get long lengths of thin and very strong Kevlar string for cheap.
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Reply #9 - Jan 29th, 2018 at 6:44am
 
Hmm might have to look into that myself...
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