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Message started by Morphy on Mar 5th, 2021 at 11:45pm

Title: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by Morphy on Mar 5th, 2021 at 11:45pm
Pretty self explanatory.

https://youtu.be/0jxwZgFV_yM

Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Mar 6th, 2021 at 12:48am
Great video Morphy! 

One question: is it legal to put a paracord tab on a natural Balearic?  Are you just trying to make the traditionalists squirm? Are you wearing your boots when you sling with it?

Ok that was three questions, but there is a central theme of abominations that defy all tradition... I love it by the way.

Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by Morphy on Mar 6th, 2021 at 1:26am
Its legal in Tiajuana I think. Im a sovereign slinger. I wont have a road pirate stopping my legal travel to check my personal possessions.

Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by xud9a - call me zud 👍 on Mar 6th, 2021 at 5:26am
Forceps ?  🤔

Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by Jaegoor on Mar 6th, 2021 at 5:43am
For self-explanatory you talk quite a bit.  😂 Sorry that had to be.  😁 Wasn't meant to be angry.

Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by Morphy on Mar 6th, 2021 at 7:30am

xud9a - call me zud 👍 wrote on Mar 6th, 2021 at 5:26am:
Forceps ?  🤔


For holding the loop while weaving? If thats what you meant its a good idea. Or if you meant to use it as the tab itself its a great and painful idea.  ;)

Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by Morphy on Mar 6th, 2021 at 7:31am

Jaegoor wrote on Mar 6th, 2021 at 5:43am:
For self-explanatory you talk quite a bit.  😂 Sorry that had to be.  😁 Wasn't meant to be angry.


Yes by self-explanatory I meant my "self" explains.  ;)

Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by David Morningstar on Mar 6th, 2021 at 11:34am

Good tutorial! I used a paracord needle that I picked up recently, I like it. The tail end is threaded so you can screw your melted end right into it and it holds perfectly.
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Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by Kick on Mar 6th, 2021 at 12:56pm
Good stuff Morphy!

Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by Morphy on Mar 6th, 2021 at 2:32pm
Thanks all  :)

David it looks great and frankly Im a little disappointed I never thought of the hollow needle lol. Thanks for that!

Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Mar 6th, 2021 at 3:31pm
Unless I missed it in the tutorial, there is “one weird trick” to getting tight tabs:

Make it like Morphy’s.
Boil some water then remove it from heat and let it stop boiling. 
Put the tab in the water and the paracord will shrink slightly and tighten up. 

Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by IronGoober on Mar 12th, 2021 at 3:33am
Here is my method. It requires an extra length of cord to weave the tab, a crochet hook and needle/thread (optional).

It's attached to this new sling.
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Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by Sir Missalot on Mar 18th, 2021 at 12:31pm
Would finishing it off with two half hitches with the loose end work well enough, or would it be better to whip the loose end to the standing part of the retention cord for even pull on both cords?

Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 18th, 2021 at 4:26pm
given that louis pons uses shredded plastic bags as part of the 'cracker' on his release cords.

I don't think paracord is going to upset anyone :-)

Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by IronGoober on Mar 18th, 2021 at 8:50pm

Sir Missalot wrote on Mar 18th, 2021 at 12:31pm:
Would finishing it off with two half hitches with the loose end work well enough, or would it be better to whip the loose end to the standing part of the retention cord for even pull on both cords?

Either way would work fine. I just don't like whipping because I can't do it right and it always eventually unravels on a release cord.

Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by Morphy on Mar 19th, 2021 at 10:46am

IronGoober wrote on Mar 18th, 2021 at 8:50pm:

Sir Missalot wrote on Mar 18th, 2021 at 12:31pm:
Would finishing it off with two half hitches with the loose end work well enough, or would it be better to whip the loose end to the standing part of the retention cord for even pull on both cords?

Either way would work fine. I just don't like whipping because I can't do it right and it always eventually unravels on a release cord.


One wrap then sew through the main cord, wrap sew, wrap sew.

Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Mar 19th, 2021 at 12:08pm
I terminated this one with a simple knot, then gave it a coat of silicone... it’s not going to come undone
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Title: Re: Making a Simple Sling Tab- Tutorial
Post by IronGoober on Oct 25th, 2021 at 12:20am
Here is a method that I'm liking more and more. It keeps the tab inline with the release cord and twists much less than my 2-ply method.

Basically, you make some loops, braid them down about 2 or 3 times, and then weave in another piece of cord to make a tab that has 3 "warp" cords.
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