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Message started by El_Jefe on Aug 22nd, 2021 at 11:13pm

Title: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by El_Jefe on Aug 22nd, 2021 at 11:13pm
Decided to experiment with simpler knots and less cordage
4 strand round braid for the  cords
And 2 strand snake knot for each side of the. Pouch .

Each section is ended off with a simple overhand knot .
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Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by El_Jefe on Aug 23rd, 2021 at 5:56am
https://youtu.be/HaT3B-tqc1Y

Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by Curious Aardvark on Aug 23rd, 2021 at 11:40am
That's different. I like the little golf ball holder in the middle :-)

Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by Sir Missalot on Aug 23rd, 2021 at 1:43pm
nice!  elegant in its simplicity.  Now I have to learn the snake knot.

Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by MikeG on Aug 23rd, 2021 at 2:49pm
i like the idea, but i dont think it is as stable as a flat braid or a woven pouch.
It would  be cool if you could compare it to a more traditional pouch

Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by Sir Missalot on Aug 23rd, 2021 at 3:16pm
True, but I'd think the extra loop in the center prevents the lips of the pouch from opening too widely and the consequent slip-through.

Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by Rat Man on Aug 23rd, 2021 at 4:32pm
Nice looking sling.  Please post smaller pictures.  I fixed this one for you. Thanks.

Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by MikeG on Aug 24th, 2021 at 5:19am

Sir Missalot wrote on Aug 23rd, 2021 at 3:16pm:
True, but I'd think the extra loop in the center prevents the lips of the pouch from opening too widely and the consequent slip-through.


if the projectile is caught between the pouch and the loop in the center, it would be released to late. That would make the sling less consistent. (just my opinion, i didnt test the design, because i dont have paracord)

Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by MikeG on Aug 24th, 2021 at 5:47am
I have watched your video and would like to give you some tips.
1. Try lifting the sling over your head (this is scary at first, but you'll get comfortable with it.)

2. dont lift your leg, push your hip towards the direction you want the stone to go.

3. keep your sling parallel to the ground.

4. a 45° angle will give you the optimal range.

5. learn to put a rifle spin on your ammo.

If you follow these tips (and i dont suck at teaching ;D ) you can easily get ~100 meters

Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by El_Jefe on Aug 25th, 2021 at 2:56am

MikeG wrote on Aug 23rd, 2021 at 2:49pm:
i like the idea, but i dont think it is as stable as a flat braid or a woven pouch.
It would  be cool if you could compare it to a more traditional pouch

I have the same  concerns as you , like if my spin is too fast , the centrifugal force would cause the snake knot to roll inwards , that's why I added the golf ball holder for some stability

Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by El_Jefe on Aug 25th, 2021 at 3:02am

MikeG wrote on Aug 24th, 2021 at 5:47am:
I have watched your video and would like to give you some tips.
1. Try lifting the sling over your head (this is scary at first, but you'll get comfortable with it.)

2. dont lift your leg, push your hip towards the direction you want the stone to go.

3. keep your sling parallel to the ground.

4. a 45° angle will give you the optimal range.

5. learn to put a rifle spin on your ammo.

If you follow these tips (and i dont suck at teaching ;D ) you can easily get ~100 meters


1. Do you mean the helicopter technique ?
2.ok Roger that .
3.  Don't quite understand that one please clarify .
4. Roger that
5.it seems most of them are spinning out of the pouch when I release..I could be wrong ... Any good videos on this ? Cheers!

Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by MikeG on Aug 25th, 2021 at 5:59pm

El_Jefe wrote on Aug 25th, 2021 at 2:56am:

MikeG wrote on Aug 23rd, 2021 at 2:49pm:
i like the idea, but i dont think it is as stable as a flat braid or a woven pouch.
It would  be cool if you could compare it to a more traditional pouch

I have the same  concerns as you , like if my spin is too fast , the centrifugal force would cause the snake knot to roll inwards , that's why I added the golf ball holder for some stability


The problem is not that it falls through the pouch, it could make the shot release to late and it would fly to the left or if you use your stile above your head and injure yourself or someone else.

Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by MikeG on Aug 25th, 2021 at 6:01pm

El_Jefe wrote on Aug 25th, 2021 at 3:02am:

MikeG wrote on Aug 24th, 2021 at 5:47am:
I have watched your video and would like to give you some tips.
1. Try lifting the sling over your head (this is scary at first, but you'll get comfortable with it.)

2. dont lift your leg, push your hip towards the direction you want the stone to go.

3. keep your sling parallel to the ground.

4. a 45° angle will give you the optimal range.

5. learn to put a rifle spin on your ammo.

If you follow these tips (and i dont suck at teaching ;D ) you can easily get ~100 meters


1. Do you mean the helicopter technique ?
2.ok Roger that .
3.  Don't quite understand that one please clarify .
4. Roger that
5.it seems most of them are spinning out of the pouch when I release..I could be wrong ... Any good videos on this ? Cheers!


For 3 i mean that the sling should move horizontally when you release the stone.
A rifle spin is when your ammo spins in the air and flies point first ( doesnt work that well with round stones )

Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by Kick on Sep 5th, 2021 at 2:33pm
I would argue that the release doesn't have to be perpendicular to the ground. I find a slight angle, coming down as I release can help with getting power. Channing shows this on his YouTube channel (Practical Paracord).

Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by MikeG on Sep 5th, 2021 at 5:03pm

Kick wrote on Sep 5th, 2021 at 2:33pm:
I would argue that the release doesn't have to be perpendicular to the ground. I find a slight angle, coming down as I release can help with getting power. Channing shows this on his YouTube channel (Practical Paracord).


I find it easier to get a rifle spin with that release

Title: Re: Using snake knot for the pouch .
Post by Morphy on Sep 7th, 2021 at 2:22pm
Nice man! Almost reminds me of the smiley sling from Practical Paracord. It looks like it works good. Maybe the ammo was not as perfect as it could be and that was affecting distance? Also I agree with Kicks comment that you could put more of your weight behind it. But thats not a criticism, i rarely care to sling for power. Sometimes its more fun just to sling casually.

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