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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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Re: sling weight
Reply #30 - Jun 7th, 2019 at 4:41pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on 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!

Possibly the only good thing about being old is that no one questions my "walking stick."  It's a four foot shovel handle.  I'm not sure what kind of wood it's made from but it's very dense and heavy.  I put some West Coast Whipping around the top so it looks at least a little like a walking stick.  I call it My Peacemaker.  It has stopped many stray dogs from committing acts of violence against my beasts just by virtue of its presence.  Over the years there have been three times when I've actually had to use it  to save my dogs from a mauling. Usually just the threat of a bashing is enough though.
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Reply #31 - Jun 7th, 2019 at 7:12pm
 
I prefer a dense sling. Thin, yes but with a bit of mass especially at the pouch for me.
I've gotta say, natural fibers can feel a bit "airy" sometimes or rather light for their size.
And as for recoil, I know what you mean Mersa. Making a loop for multiple fingers solved it for me.
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Reply #32 - Jun 7th, 2019 at 10:17pm
 
Tomas wrote on Jun 7th, 2019 at 7:12pm:
Making a loop for multiple fingers solved it for me.

I've always been curious if anyone else did that.  I normally make slings with a larger finger loop because I fit it over my middle and ring finger at the same time.  There wasn't a particular reason for it.  Just one of the first slings I started using regularly had a larger finger loop, so I used two fingers.  And that's what became comfortable and normal for me.
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Reply #33 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 5:37pm
 
@Rat... the other good thing about being old is that it beats the alternative  Cheesy
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Reply #34 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 1:12pm
 
I love my little 20 gram 27 inch Rockman sling. I can throw things as light as pecan nuts hard enough that they shatter against a wall or tree and things not much heavier than 80 grams. The heavy sling that JudoP sent me for SITH (still need to get some pictures eish) throws heavy projectiles easier. Wink
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Reply #35 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 2:40pm
 
Willem208 wrote on Jun 12th, 2019 at 1:12pm:
I love my little 20 gram 27 inch Rockman sling. I can throw things as light as pecan nuts hard enough that they shatter against a wall or tree and things not much heavier than 80 grams. The heavy sling that JudoP sent me for SITH (still need to get some pictures eish) throws heavy projectiles easier. Wink


If that sling is anything like the one he sent me, it'll be a damn good sling. I still use mine regularly for tennis balls and rocks.
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