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What’s your dream sling.
Aug 8th, 2018 at 3:59pm
 
So, I was wondering, if y’all could have a sling made of any material in the world and in any style, what would it be?
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Reply #1 - Aug 8th, 2018 at 10:57pm
 
I would either want a well made colorful leather reinforced natural fiber Balearic sling, or get one of those beautiful slings with the intricate patterns. I'm not patient enough to get these made myself.

Especially for Balearic though; I want to hear a proper whip crack from a sling for myself for the first time.
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Reply #2 - Aug 8th, 2018 at 11:46pm
 
Good question Drako! My dream sling would be multi colored 26" hemp 7 strand balearic with medium soft leather covering the splits. And seeing as how this is MY dream sling, it must be braided by me Cheesy
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Reply #3 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 4:20am
 
Any of the intricately braided colourful slings that have popped up on the forum, a really good classic balearic (Need to contact luis at some point. Maybe for my birthday.) and actually maybe the compound sling that recently resurfaced. I don't think a fully realised version actually exists yet but if one could be perfected that would be awesome.
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Reply #4 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 8:50am
 
My dream sling is in the planning stages but I lack the materials to make it yet. I would like to buy some high quality Irish linen of the quality you would make a bowstring from and dye it myself. It would incorporate macrame and possibly the type of weaving shown in Walters thread on weaving. 24" with a pouch just big enough to hold my favorite size of ammo. A matching macrame ammo pouch would be nice as well.
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Reply #5 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 2:02pm
 
Meine Traumschleuder ist immer die nächste....
My dream sling is always the next .... Cool
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Reply #6 - Aug 10th, 2018 at 5:27am
 
My dream sling has changed over the years.
Currently I have a couple models I’ve dreamed up... I should really refine and fine tune them and see just how perfect it could be.....
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Reply #7 - Aug 10th, 2018 at 10:00am
 
Right at 28", cords made with a dense line, like a lead core wire with high flexibility, braided with a round braid, long tapered apache pouch with high quality leather, big enough to handle tennis ball sized ammo and down. All brown/tan.
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Reply #8 - Aug 10th, 2018 at 12:21pm
 
Any material, hmm.
Carbon fibre cords maybe, if they could be made flexible.
You can't beat a soft leather pouch and while I've worn out many cords, never yet worn out a cap Paul leather pouch.
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Reply #9 - Aug 10th, 2018 at 12:47pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Aug 10th, 2018 at 12:21pm:
Any material, hmm.
Carbon fibre cords maybe, if they could be made flexible.
You can't beat a soft leather pouch and while I've worn out many cords, never yet worn out a cap Paul leather pouch.

You can get carbon fiber string. Its only stiff when its impregnated with resin. You should try that or kevlar with a cap Paul pouch. Could last for many years of slinging.
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Reply #10 - Aug 10th, 2018 at 1:41pm
 
Very interesting choices guys. I hope you get your dream sling one day Wink
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Reply #11 - Aug 10th, 2018 at 1:51pm
 
As others have kind of said already, I think most of us will continue chasing the dragon even if we do get our dream sling. Addicts the lot of us! Cheesy
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Reply #12 - Aug 15th, 2018 at 5:04pm
 
My dream sling would be a self-aiming one  Cheesy

Otherwise, I have a dream of roughly 150 threads in silk, with gold and silver threads braided into it...
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Reply #13 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 6:22pm
 
Teg wrote on Aug 15th, 2018 at 5:04pm:
My dream sling would be a self-aiming one  Cheesy

Otherwise, I have a dream of roughly 150 threads in silk, with gold and silver threads braided into it...


I was thinking of something similar except the silver and gold threads. But a sling with a super high thread count so the end result looks like one solid cord with no individual threads. That would be very cool.  Cheesy
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Reply #14 - Aug 21st, 2018 at 10:40am
 
My dream sling is a fine-tuned system: Tooled leather pouch with gold inlays, black and tan dyneema cords, and a set of 5 lathe-turned and polished brass glandes that are made specifically to fit the pouch. Ammo would clip into a quick-release magazine that hangs on a belt loop.
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