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First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Sep 8th, 2019 at 6:58pm
 
Here's my first to goes at making a Balearic style sling. The first one is buthchers twine and the longer one is jute. What do y'all think?
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Reply #1 - Sep 8th, 2019 at 7:41pm
 
Looking good man! Have you used it yet?
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Reply #2 - Sep 8th, 2019 at 10:36pm
 
Not out side with rocks but Ive slung a few wadded up paper towels wrapped in duct tape down the hallway and so far it looks promising!
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Reply #3 - Sep 8th, 2019 at 10:50pm
 
Bet you don't just braid two Cheesy
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Reply #4 - Sep 9th, 2019 at 12:48am
 
Far better than my first attempts Cheesy
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Reply #5 - Sep 9th, 2019 at 2:42am
 
Far better than each and every one of my attempts...

Yet I can do the Andean fist-braiding and make andean-esque slings... so IDK what the hell is wrong with me. I just can't make balearic slings.
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Reply #6 - Sep 9th, 2019 at 4:56am
 
Those look good. Great 1st try.
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Reply #7 - Sep 9th, 2019 at 5:09am
 
Nice slings! btw there is also a balearic turorial here in the forum http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1382647725
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Reply #8 - Sep 9th, 2019 at 6:16am
 
what I would say, is that a balearic sling does differ from a normal split pouch sling in  a few significant areas.

1) it invariably short, 2 feet or under from centre of the pouch to the finger loop.
2) they tend to be a lot thicker and heavier than other slings. new ones will almost stand up by themselves.
3) while not 100%, the sides of the split pouch are often wrapped in leather.

So I would say that what you have their is a good braided split pouch sling, but not necessarily a balearic sling.
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Reply #9 - Sep 9th, 2019 at 11:01am
 
Thanks for the info! I'm still new and don't want to be spreading false information I'm always open to constructive criticism
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Reply #10 - Sep 9th, 2019 at 11:06am
 
Für denn ersten Versuch nicht schlecht. Aber du musst noch etwas üben. 😁
Balearic slings sehen einfach aus. Aber handwerklich sind sie nicht einfach herzustellen.
Ich mag sie nur bedingt. Für mich habe ich sie etwas verändert. Sie sind viel haltbarer als balearische originale. Aber ich arbeite auch deutlich länger daran.
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Reply #11 - Sep 9th, 2019 at 4:42pm
 
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Reply #12 - Sep 10th, 2019 at 5:05am
 
@
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Reply #13 - Sep 10th, 2019 at 6:38am
 
Ich beginne am Auge mit 12. Das lege ich zusammen auf 24.
Am Brief teile ich auf. 12 links und zwölf rechts.
Pro Seite nehme ich weitere 12 dazu.
Am Bauch komme ich auf insgesamt 48
Das Geflecht ist haltbarer weil die einzelnen Stränge schon gezwirnt sind. Das Geflecht ist dazu sehr dicht.
Original Balearic Slings werden aus einer rohen Faser geflochten. Diese brechen innerhalb des geflechts nach einiger Zeit. Bei mir ungefähr nach einem Jahr.
Mein eigenes Modell hält dagegen seit 8jahren.
Ich schieße im Monat etwa 1000 Schuß. Manchmal etwas mehr, manchmal etwas weniger. Das einzige was ich regelmäßig wechseln muß, ist die schallzunge.
Und auf meinem Brief ist kein Leder.
Meine sling ist mit Bienenwachs getränkt.
Über die Jahre sieht es aus wie Leder. Ist aber keins.
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Re: First attempt at Balearic-ish slings
Reply #14 - Sep 10th, 2019 at 6:50am
 
God-damn... that is one 'Indestructible' looking sling...

That thing looks like it could survive through an apocalypse!
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