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Question: what type of sling do you like the most (in terms of weight)?

light sling    
  8 (53.3%)
heavy sling    
  3 (20.0%)
both    
  4 (26.7%)




Total votes: 15
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Reply #15 - May 28th, 2019 at 3:38pm
 
Huge fan of heavier slings, especially of the Balearic variety.

Primarily I target shoot with slings and I feel like I can be more consistent with heavier slings. Something about the way they rotate and release seem more predictable to me.

Also, I sling with tennis balls more often than anything else and I can make up for what they lack in weight with the weight of the sling.

Distance slinging, I'll use either.
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Reply #16 - May 29th, 2019 at 5:01pm
 
with my limited experience I like the Light slings. I have  braided them from  Jute and they feel awkward to me. I am going  to get some Dyneema and use a split leather pouch  I made my first one and find that i like it .
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Reply #17 - May 29th, 2019 at 5:51pm
 
This is my main sling , the one I use most of the time. My oldest and my first . Well worn .
Approx 20g including beads , around 14g without weight of beads.
Old discontinued dyneema 3mm Throwline (arborists cordage).
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Reply #18 - May 30th, 2019 at 12:29am
 
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Mersa I'm interested in the design of your 5 gram slings.

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Reply #19 - May 30th, 2019 at 1:43am
 
Here you go , follows the same design but thinner cord.
It's my EDC sling.
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Reply #20 - May 30th, 2019 at 6:22am
 
That's a cool way of carrying one round. Might have to see if I can find a comfortable way to attach a sling to my keys Cheesy
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Reply #21 - May 30th, 2019 at 8:51am
 
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How long are your slings?
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Reply #22 - May 31st, 2019 at 10:07pm
 
I have always been able to achieve a higher degree of accuracy and consistency with a heavier nylon braided sling.

But I prefer lighter materials like wool for crafting slings which look a much nicer.

Plus, a heavier sling can be more easily used to dry fire, practice casts and warm up!
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Reply #23 - Jun 1st, 2019 at 4:14am
 
Well, most of my slings are around 10 - 20 grams, so I would say I prefer light slings.
A friend of mine had an extra-heavy one (recently lost down the valley...) - no Idea about the weight, but each cord was 2 strands twisted with 8mm polypro, faor around 80 cm folded.
It had a *huge* recoil, as Mersa would say. this issue was solved by using a T grip instead of a finger loop.

recently I switched to a 35grams sling, with taperd release, Witch I -for now...- consider to be superior to my old, lignter slings. Gravity center is placed on the release, like in a balearic one.

Regarding the relation between stone and sling, Hondero stated in hes works that the stone should weigth at least two times the sling for a good energy transmission; but as far as I can remember (I dont have the papers with me.) there was no further mathemetical explanation. anyone on this?
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Reply #24 - Jun 3rd, 2019 at 5:54am
 
My slings are around 27.5 inches
I have one sling with a tapered release and it's better than all my other "heavy slings"
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Reply #25 - Jun 3rd, 2019 at 10:48pm
 
@Mersa... is that a green Opinel? I thought carrying a knife in public  requires some proof of a “good reason” in Australia.
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Reply #26 - Jun 4th, 2019 at 4:04am
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Jun 3rd, 2019 at 10:48pm:
@Mersa... is that a green Opinel? I thought carrying a knife in public  requires some proof of a “good reason” in Australia.


I'm not Mersa... but I have a theory...

Policeman: "Oi, why are you carrying that Knife around!"

Mersa: "Because... I'm an Arborist"

*Mic Drop*

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Reply #27 - Jun 5th, 2019 at 6:45am
 
Ha ha . Yeah it's a no2 opinel , and jakanati is pretty much right . I use the knife mainly for work and preparing fruit for lunch . That's a good reason to my knowledge. It's also a very small and reasonable knife to carry . In all honesty my keys are probally more of a treat as a weapon than the knife would be 
Weird law but.  I knew a person who said to a police officer that they had a pocket knife incase of an attack  when asked, the knife was confiscated and the person fined.
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Reply #28 - Jun 5th, 2019 at 8:38pm
 
   I enjoy using both.  As kick wrote, each has their purpose.
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Reply #29 - Jun 6th, 2019 at 8:35am
 
Mersa wrote on Jun 5th, 2019 at 6:45am:
Ha ha . Yeah it's a no2 opinel , and jakanati is pretty much right . I use the knife mainly for work and preparing fruit for lunch . That's a good reason to my knowledge. It's also a very small and reasonable knife to carry . In all honesty my keys are probally more of a treat as a weapon than the knife would be 
Weird law but.  I knew a person who said to a police officer that they had a pocket knife incase of an attack  when asked, the knife was confiscated and the person fined.


Yeah “self defense” is apparently not a good reason for a disarmed populace.  That’s the policeman’s job, so you’ll just have to politely ask the criminals to wait patiently while you call emergency services...  Tongue

Texas is a little more favorable to citizens protecting themselves, but I ran into a similar stupid law here in Texas that says you can only carry a “club” if you’re a licensed security guard or police officer. If you have problems with stray dogs while walking in your neighborhood, it’s safer (from a legal perspective) to carry a samurai sword than a stick.

Ok... rant over. Back to slings!
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