Welcome, Guest. Please Login
SLINGING.ORG
 
Home Help Search Login


Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
"Standard Issue" or "High Tech" Sling (Read 194 times)
The Celestial Paladin
Descens
***
Offline


Shattered Remains. Wonder
why.

Posts: 198
Turah, Montana
Gender: male
"Standard Issue" or "High Tech" Sling
Apr 19th, 2019 at 9:42pm
 
We talked about a similar topic with fire and leather or wet cloth in a pouch to protect a sling against fire damage, But I'm wondering, how would you design a sling that could meet state of the art standards, perhaps almost indestructible and last nearly forever? Obviously there's no market for it, so let's just go crazy.

With all modern technology that we have, as "silly" as it might be, I find it kinda fun to think about it, how to design a "high tech" sling? How would you make a sling most resistant to wear and tear, as well as being fire resistant to be able to throw fiery projectiles reliably without risking damaging the sling? What material should be used and what are the variations in weight across the length of the sling, would we want a cup or split and so on? Perhaps it might be fun to think, "Can we also make it cost effective?"
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
joe_meadmaker
Senior Member
****
Offline



Posts: 285
PA, USA
Re: "Standard Issue" or "High Tech" Sling
Reply #1 - Apr 21st, 2019 at 1:09pm
 
There was recenlty a similar topic on the question you posed.  There were some interesting (and some crazy Cheesy) ideas.

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1544760468

I think the intended projectile would be a big determining factor on the design of this sling.  If the sling needed to be fire resistant, I would probably start with Kevlar paracord.  This would hold up to fire and other elements, as well as being very strong.

For the pouch there are multiple types of fire resistant material.  Although I'm not familiar enough with any to know what would make a good pouch material.  Depending on the consistency of the material, using a layer of fire resistant material on top of a layer of leather may work.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Kick
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline



Posts: 1950
Finland
Re: "Standard Issue" or "High Tech" Sling
Reply #2 - Apr 21st, 2019 at 1:42pm
 
Good old asbestos! Might give you a bit of a cough but great fireproofing!
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
(Moderators: Masiakasaurus, Rat Man, David Morningstar, Chris, Mauro Fiorentini, Bill Skinner, Curious Aardvark) - (Moderator Group: Forum Moderator)