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Greetings from Utah, USA
Nov 15th, 2018 at 12:58pm
 
Hi everyone, I am new to the forum but not slinging.  I have been involved in primitive tech since I was a kid (about 12 when I developed a keen interest in all things primitive tech)  I am 40 now so going on 3 decades of exploring all things primitive tech.  I rediscovered slinging recently and was pleased that the forum was still here. I found it in College while working on an ancient civilizations paper on Roman warfare.  I have been making and using slings for a long time off and on, who doesn't like chucking rocks lol.  Anyway, I am pleased to be here and enjoy the fact that even in a world of advanced electronic tech we are using that to keep alive such ancient technology.  I will post some pictures of slings I have made and my current everyday sling.  In the non-primitive world, I teach Social Studies at the Junior High level (grades 7,8,9) and I also teach firearms courses to adults in my state.  What can I say, I love learning and weapons lol.  Pictures will appear on this post later tonight.
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Reply #1 - Nov 15th, 2018 at 4:53pm
 
Welcome from Finland!
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Reply #2 - Nov 15th, 2018 at 7:58pm
 
Welcome mountainman! What part of Utah are you in?
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Reply #3 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 10:22am
 
Morphy wrote on Nov 15th, 2018 at 7:58pm:
Welcome mountainman! What part of Utah are you in?


I am in Northern Utah, Davis County area.  I grew up in Centerville, chucking Lake Bonneville Gravel up the canyon.  Lots of good memories of building shelters and atlatls, and even some deer hunting (with guns)  up those canyons. 
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Reply #4 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 10:48am
 
here are some more recent slings all craft quality Jute from Hobby Lobby haha.  This is a Balearic style but with round braiding on the body and flat 6 braid for the split pouch.
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Reply #5 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 10:50am
 
this one is a 8 braid with a chrome tanned elk leather pouch, also Jute.  This one is pretty short but it throws nice. 
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Reply #6 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 10:53am
 
This one has a Oil tanned cow hide pouch, also Jute and also an 8 braid with a different pattern, this is the perfect size for me for both long throws and fast accurate (that term is all relative haha) short throws.
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Reply #7 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 10:55am
 
Finally, I got a little bored with braiding and my fingers were cramping so I made a paracord sling with linen whipped and sewed ends.
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Reply #8 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 12:03pm
 
Really nice looking slings Cheesy
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Reply #9 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 2:52pm
 
Thanks!  I enjoy making them as much and sometimes more than throwing with them. 
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Reply #10 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 5:56pm
 
mountainman wrote on Nov 16th, 2018 at 2:52pm:
Thanks!  I enjoy making them as much and sometimes more than throwing with them. 


LOL! A common addiction among slingers Cheesy Welcome!
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Reply #11 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 6:45pm
 
Nice slings , welcome from oz
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Reply #12 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 7:15pm
 
Nicely made slings, welcome to the forum!
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Reply #13 - Nov 19th, 2018 at 3:27pm
 
Those are some fine looking slings! Welcome to the forum.
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Reply #14 - Nov 21st, 2018 at 11:30pm
 
Welcome!  Those are some great looking slings. Looks like you put some serious time into each one!
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