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Nov 24th, 2018 at 9:47am
 
Hi All!! glad to be welcomed into the fold here! i have been interested in slings and slinging for something like 5 years now, and first i took som 4mm and wove a sheepshank pouch with paracord that tennis ball'd ok (my form likely still sucks) and then made a (bear with me) reverse twist 24 strand, with a split pouch of 3 strands reverse twisted from artificial sinew thats wrapped around my hiking stick for the ever present 'what-ifs'. I plan to make a Mersa split pouch single cord sling, but i am not sure what size cordage to use with it, for smaller than tennis ball sized glandes that i plan to hand make from red clay. glandes seem less a hassle and cheaper than store-bought cane handmade arrows. i got into slings because i got into bushcraft after i got into hammocking and realizing that i can't carry everything into the woods with me. backpacks get heavy when you're bringing a raft and food and axes and drawknives, etc. figuring that ranged hunting weapons will be hard as rock to create in the woods, i stumbled upon a reference to David and Goliath and felt the lightbulb spark. due to city living and having had a baby boy in march of this year, i'm pressed for the time to make trips to safe slinging areas so i have little to no practice, but that isn't going to deter me from building me a mersa sling and carrying it around with me as an edc item. i look forward to interactions with you all and learning from you what i may.  iw ill be setting up my signature and the details of this forum for my personal liking soon, but in the mean time i will share with you the mark i have left on this world [  http://youtu.be/Rk-P-MVnMPk ] and another video detailing my mark on this world by a great and hilarious youtuber/hammockforums.net fellow member here [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HHncxp_SvA ] feel free to ask any questions or shoot any free nowledges you'd like to my way. im eager to learn and super helpful.
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Reply #1 - Nov 24th, 2018 at 1:57pm
 
Welcome from Finland! Are you planning any videos of yourself slinging? That's definitely the best way for getting help with technique. There are a lot of very experienced slingers that know their stuff and that have certainly helped me Cheesy
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Reply #2 - Nov 24th, 2018 at 2:00pm
 
so heres my hiking stick with the sling on it and the sling separate. i spliced a retention eye the same as one would a flemish bowstring, because these are techniques i had already developed and art sinew probably won't last that many slings so i'm upgrading meow with a jute rockman. im to the pouch and its tedious but easier on the arthritic hands than reverse wrapping. diggin it, and this forum so far!
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Reply #3 - Nov 24th, 2018 at 2:03pm
 
hmmmm...rotation is off...apologies. the first round, the size was ridiculous, then i found CA's imageresizer and set that up and used it, so thanks for that!!
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Reply #4 - Nov 24th, 2018 at 3:16pm
 
Welcome from a former Albuquerqian living in Texas!   I hope you had some good green chile this Thanksgiving.
I can’t wait to see more of how a hammock guy approaches sling making Smiley
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Reply #5 - Nov 24th, 2018 at 3:55pm
 
Welcome from down under
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Reply #6 - Nov 25th, 2018 at 1:14am
 
kicktheotter: thanks for the tip, i'll definitely try to make that happen in order to get some help when i solidify my throwing grounds. Finland!?! im jealous, i dream of being in your forests nightly, making bows near campfires in front of bushcraft shelters!!
NooneOfConsequence: green chili turkey, as a matter of fact, and it was hot and glorious! there are some neat things i have planned for a woven pouch sling that have some hammocky roots, you'll see! eventually lol
Mersa: cheers you build your namesake from dynaglide? looks like dynaglide and seems like the dyneema fiber ropes would be the longest lasting material one could possibly use for its tremendous abrasion resistance. <- another thing that comes from hammockry, i have plenty of high tech cordages to try! dynaglide is first up but im out of it atm Tongue
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Reply #7 - Nov 25th, 2018 at 1:25am
 
theguywitheyebrows's jute Rockman mk1 pre-whip. not bad once my wife taught me to anchor the retention loop to ease my life a little. two finger retention loop, havent slung it yet, still gunna whip the...wassit release cord? at the pouch likely tonight. my pouch strappys are uneven in width down the length. i, regrettably, tapered the release cord and the end is very thin and seemingly difficult to keep hold of. also, too long, and will have to have a large knot built up, likely a figure 9. on to whipping!! my 8 month old does not want sleep, so i got the time Wink
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Reply #8 - Nov 25th, 2018 at 6:35am
 
theguywitheyebrows wrote on Nov 25th, 2018 at 1:14am:
kicktheotter: thanks for the tip, i'll definitely try to make that happen in order to get some help when i solidify my throwing grounds. Finland!?! im jealous, i dream of being in your forests nightly, making bows near campfires in front of bushcraft shelters!!


Finland can be a pretty great place to live but not so much in November Cheesy It's been getting dark around half 3 and minus temperatures but still no snow. Hopefully soon. The snow always helps with the darkness.
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Reply #9 - Nov 25th, 2018 at 10:08am
 
Welcome from northern maine, it's cold here. About to get our 4th snow fall today so far. We have about 7in of snow on the ground now
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Reply #10 - Nov 25th, 2018 at 2:49pm
 
Welcome! Fun show and tell  Smiley
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Reply #11 - Nov 25th, 2018 at 3:34pm
 
It's a dyneema cord ,I use it to access trees , I'm a tree climber by trade and I know it as Throwline however the exact brand and construction I have is no longer available
i think any dyneema will be suffice
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Reply #12 - Nov 26th, 2018 at 9:05am
 
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     if its a flat weave, its spectra, if its a round braid its dynaglide. ha! i thought i recognized my favorite tarp suspension line! it was developed for arborists' to use as throwline, and hammockers appropriated it for its 900+lbs test and UL yet ULTRA STRONG abilities. dyneema resists abrasion, chemicals, sunlight, oils, it floats, and it doesn't retain water. dyneema is the best fiber for any rope application. except sawing with rope, far too slippery to saw through stuff with.
heres my completed rockman, whipped and all the fuzzies burned off. pouch strips are uneven and it could be longer. still haven't slung it yet, but feels good in the hand. now to figure out red clay/sand glandes
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Reply #13 - Nov 26th, 2018 at 9:09am
 
took 3 edits, and i still dont understand the picture rotation thing  Undecided
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Reply #14 - Nov 26th, 2018 at 11:30am
 
Welcome to the forum!
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