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Message started by Happydrow on Sep 8th, 2021 at 9:56am

Title: Hello from California
Post by Happydrow on Sep 8th, 2021 at 9:56am
Hi Everyone,

Great to be here. One of my hobbies is whip making (got too many) and I stumbled onto slings. Iím fascinated with the braiding/slinging. So far based on the excellent instructions here Iíve made multiple test duct-tape slings and converted the ones I liked over to leather. Next up will be some braided slings.

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by Sir Missalot on Sep 8th, 2021 at 10:08am
Welcome from South Carolina!  Oh, you're going to love the different braided and braided/woven slings we work with here!

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by Greenjay on Sep 8th, 2021 at 12:09pm
Howdy from North Texas.

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 8th, 2021 at 1:57pm
Welcome from Pennsylvania!

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 9th, 2021 at 2:18am
Howdy from South Texas!

I made a couple of paracord whips, and the lessons I learned made me a better slingmakerÖ but Iím still a pretty lousy whip maker :)

Please post lots of photos as you experiment with sling designs.

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by xud9a - call me zud 👍 on Sep 13th, 2021 at 5:51pm
Greetings Happy,

I'm walking backwards to next Crees mas,

Cheers,

Zud


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Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by Kick on Sep 15th, 2021 at 2:57pm
Welcome from Finland!

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by MMF on Sep 15th, 2021 at 8:02pm
Hello hello! I wud luv 2 c the whips u've made.

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by Rat Man on Sep 15th, 2021 at 11:00pm
Yo from New Jersey!

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by CrazyBrave333 on Sep 16th, 2021 at 12:35am
Heya from Australia!

Yeah I'd love to see some whips too - keen to see your first braided sling!

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 18th, 2021 at 5:56pm
So, there's a sling called a 'whip sling' an old member made some years back:
https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1123105011/0

I want one :-)
Will trade glande moulds :-)

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by Happydrow on Sep 21st, 2021 at 7:00pm
Hmm.  CA you really got me curious now. That whip sling looks just like the form I use on my signal whips. It looks like a Balearic core with tapered plaiting on the outside.  I'm going to give this a try. 

Debating though if I should change the design and plait up to the split pouch, stop and start an individual plait for each split. Stop again and continue the rest of the sling/whip.

That or I can run a continuous plait down the entire sling including the pouch to the release.

I'll work on a prototype in the next coming weeks. If I like what becomes of it I'll post pictures. If I really like what I see and how it works, I'll send you a message CA for what 2 colors you like ;)

This ain't slinging but here is a demo of my Boy using two of my custom 8ft snake-whips. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP0Wla-VonU

The sling won't be that long of course but I'd be modifying it to my micro-whips which are 5ft long. Equivalent to a 30" sling from pouch.

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by Mersa on Sep 22nd, 2021 at 1:24am
Welcome
Looking forward to seeing your take on whip sling

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by Kick on Sep 22nd, 2021 at 4:21am
I definitely want to see video of it cracking :D

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by Happydrow on Sep 26th, 2021 at 3:15pm
Ok so here we go. This is my first ever braided sling. I'm messing with 2 design concepts right now for a sling whip.

Design 1 is 95% complete I have not attached a cracker or a fall yet to this thing yet, I just was eager to test it out first.

All I did was braid a Balearic and to each strand incorporate a few lines of "lead core fishing line." As you can see this is a very rapid way of making a sling whip.

It slings fine but I do have a concern. I actually managed to shallow scrape/cut my self across the right of my neck to shoulder during the follow through. If I attach a Fall and Cracker it has me a bit worried something moving at the speed of sound would slice bad.  I've made bullwhips with kevlar falls and crackers that can cut through soda cans with ease. Suggestions? I was slinging Balearic form. Maybe a slinging technique that doesn't have such a follow through?
v1_incorporated.JPG (444 KB | 8 )

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by Happydrow on Sep 26th, 2021 at 3:32pm
Ok so here is the start of V2 with my analysis of Matthias design that CA pointed me too. It's a different approach from my V1 incorporated weight.

On my bullwhips I use a steel BB core that is not practical for slings. On a sling I realized you don't need to braid the lead weight fishing line into a core. Just make your finger loop. Then cut multiple strands of the lead line. Measure your length to your pouch. Partition and split the individual lines. Mark all points and tape together (I use hockey tape). And voila you have a complete core. The rest will be plaiting said core to the desired thickness and design. 30% faster to make and just as strong.

Don't have time this week but will begin plaiting the core next week and update you guys then.
v2_no_braid_core.JPG (942 KB | 8 )

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by Kick on Sep 27th, 2021 at 8:48am
Excited to see how this turns out and even more excited to hear it :D

Title: Re: Hello from California
Post by IronGoober on Oct 9th, 2021 at 10:36pm
Yeah! Seconded! I'm excited to see how this turns out.

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