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Summertime and the slinging is easy
Jul 14th, 2019 at 11:33am
 
Authentic Balearic bassetja, self-braided jute thing that's nearing end of useful life, go-to thing made of laundry line

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Reply #1 - Jul 14th, 2019 at 1:30pm
 
Have you noticed that the ones you spend hours making seem to wear out quickest and the ones you throw together seem to last for years?  Or is that just me?
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Reply #2 - Jul 15th, 2019 at 12:27am
 
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Reply #3 - Jul 15th, 2019 at 3:31am
 
My first sling made from cheap paracord and a slingshot pouch is going to outlive me I'm pretty sure Cheesy
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Reply #4 - Jul 15th, 2019 at 2:27pm
 
Bill. Ich arbeite oft an sehr aufwendigen slings. Bei mir halten sie sehr lange. 😁
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Reply #5 - Jul 15th, 2019 at 3:54pm
 
@Bill- Yep sure have. Paracord is hard to beat. I bought some rather expensive irish bookbinding linen in the hopes that once made and properly waxed it will stick around for awhile. Tabs also go a long way towards keeping my retention cord together.
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Reply #6 - Jul 15th, 2019 at 8:40pm
 
    Polypropylene, the sheathed kind, seems as durable as paracord.  It makes a good looking sling that lasts almost forever.
Jaegoor; your slings are always works of art.
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Reply #7 - Jul 20th, 2019 at 9:14am
 
durability is one of my main concerns, for now.
always had issues with the release cord, but it seems to go better.
And yes, my crudest slings will also surivive me. I guess it's because I don't use them anymore Wink
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Reply #8 - Jul 20th, 2019 at 12:56pm
 
My favorite actually is my authentic Balearic one, but I fear wearing down the release knot.
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Reply #9 - Jul 20th, 2019 at 1:17pm
 
I had that with the Apache sling JudoP sent me an age ago. I had to eventually unwind it and then braid in some synthetic cord that could withstand the release. An added benefit, on top of the durability, is that now I can crack it like a whip.
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Reply #10 - Jul 20th, 2019 at 11:14pm
 
I've always coated my slings with Elmer's glue (got the idea from a member). Helps with straightening twists and adds protective coating.
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Reply #11 - Jul 21st, 2019 at 9:53am
 
@cram

I've read about this tip too; but I never tried...
Won't it rigidify the cord?
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Reply #12 - Jul 22nd, 2019 at 5:58am
 
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It will. But I don't mind

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Re: Summertime and the slinging is easy
Reply #13 - Jul 22nd, 2019 at 8:25am
 
will try this... just under the release knot, 2-3 cm...
Hope it won't mess the whip effect
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Reply #14 - Jul 22nd, 2019 at 11:13pm
 
cram wrote on Jul 22nd, 2019 at 5:58am:
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It will. But I don't mind



If you don't mind changing the feel of the cord for an increase in durability you may give Shoe Goo a try. I used to use it as a alternative to whipping on my paracord slings. It has more of a flexible rubbery feel than glue but it is super strong and abrasion resistant. A paracord with a liberal coating of shoe goo is almost immune to abrasion.

www.amazon.com/Shoegoo-Shoe-Goo-tube-Clear/dp/B01MDUUZ7K/ref=pd_bxgy_201_img_3/1...
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