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Thick or Thin, Flat or Round
Aug 23rd, 2019 at 7:56am
 
What cord do you prefer? Choose two options, i.e. Thick flat cords, thin round, thick round, etc.

Anything up to and 550 paracord would be considered thin and round for paracord in this case, with a slight margin above paracord size depending on the squishiness of other materials

The Balearic slings from Luis would count as thick and flat
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Reply #1 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 8:56am
 
I prefer flat over round. I don't even really know why exactly Cheesy
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Reply #2 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 9:36am
 
Kick wrote on Aug 23rd, 2019 at 8:56am:
I prefer flat over round. I don't even really know why exactly Cheesy


You will notice a twist in the flat cord sooner and undo it.

Thin round cords can secretely twist up on you before the throw if you dont take caution, and a twist in the cord can really ruin the throw.

That being said, I prefer round cords when actually throwing, as long as they don't have a twist in them.
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Reply #3 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 9:59am
 
All the braided cords I do are round.  I don't have much experience with flat cords.  If I used a flat cord more often, I might find that I actual prefer it.

The braids I'm regularly doing now are a little thicker in diameter than paracord.  But I would still consider them to be thin.  Possibly getting into a medium thickness.
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Reply #4 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 1:55pm
 
I like paracord so much I've been trying to braid my cords more and more to emulate it's properties. Guess that puts me in the thin and round category. Good question!
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Reply #5 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 4:21pm
 
You should have included one more option: All of the above.  I really don't have a preference.  They all work equally well for me.
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Reply #6 - Aug 23rd, 2019 at 4:30pm
 
Rat Man wrote on Aug 23rd, 2019 at 4:21pm:
You should have included one more option: All of the above.  I really don't have a preference.  They all work equally well for me.


Done, but too late to change vote I think
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Reply #7 - Aug 27th, 2019 at 10:48am
 
I picked "all of the above".

I've made all sorts of slings, I have to confess to not really having a favorite.  I think I have individual slings that I got "just right" that are the ones I keep using.  They are of different materials, types, pouch materials and cord materials.
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