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Balearic type sling - First attempt
May 23rd, 2020 at 3:10pm
 
Hi all

I have tryed to make a balearic sling.
As a guide I have used the following tutorial from youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT8KZ6Ltos0

Follows a picture from the sling I made. I am quite happy for the first attempt.  Grin

I tryed it in my backyard and I found that it is very different from the pouch sling I had been using. Probably because it is much heavier and I made it longer. i will practice more with to see if it performs well.

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Re: Balearic type sling - First attempt
Reply #1 - May 23rd, 2020 at 3:30pm
 
Looks good! One thing I would suggest is to drop some strands along the release cord to taper it. That helps to reduce the "heavy" feeling and helps to open the pouch cleaner.
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Reply #2 - May 23rd, 2020 at 4:52pm
 
Kick wrote on May 23rd, 2020 at 3:30pm:
Looks good! One thing I would suggest is to drop some strands along the release cord to taper it. That helps to reduce the "heavy" feeling and helps to open the pouch cleaner.


Thanks! When do you start tapering the release cord? Immediately after the pouch or down further the cord?

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Reply #3 - May 23rd, 2020 at 7:17pm
 
Für denn ersten Versuch ganz gut.
Aber bis zu einer richtigen Balearic Sling ist es noch ein langer Weg.
Das Gewicht ist falsch verteilt.
Wenn man das Geflecht teilt, nimmt man auf beiden Seiten zu.
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Reply #4 - May 24th, 2020 at 7:29am
 
Lusitano wrote on May 23rd, 2020 at 4:52pm:
Thanks! When do you start tapering the release cord? Immediately after the pouch or down further the cord?


It can vary. The material, the thickness and the braiding can all effect it and really, it kind of comes down to experimenting and making a few to find the right sort of balance.
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