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Message started by Lightning Jack on Sep 12th, 2021 at 2:06pm

Title: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Lightning Jack on Sep 12th, 2021 at 2:06pm
What is the longest sling and the shortest sling that you are able to use that you have made?

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by MikeG on Sep 12th, 2021 at 2:14pm

wrote on Sep 12th, 2021 at 2:06pm:
What is the longest sling and the shortest sling that you are able to use that you have made?


1,5 meters is the longest 25cm is the shortest (folded)

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Lightning Jack on Sep 12th, 2021 at 2:19pm
My longest is 55 inches and my shortest is 13 inches
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Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by czechslinger1.0 on Sep 12th, 2021 at 2:34pm
My longest ever sling is 2m, made out of 1mm dyneema cords for slinging glandes extremely far(ranges exceeding 400m with lead and just barely 400m with clay).

Shortest sling is 10 inches(25cm), extremely short sling with max range of 70m(which is still not bad, I can throw with hand only about 40-50m may and it is quite useful in closed spaces just like a pistol!)

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 12th, 2021 at 2:51pm
The longest sling I've made is about 52 inches (132 cm).† The shortest normal sling I've made is around 28 inches (71 cm) long.† But my shortest sling was part of a multi-pouched sling, and that was 24.5 inches.† I have slings that are shorter, but they were all made by others.

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 12th, 2021 at 3:11pm
longest sling I'm comfortable using would be about 42 inches.
I can use longer, but there's very little point :-)

Around 16 inches is the shortest I've used.
used as my 'putter' when playing sling golf :-)

Everyday sling is around 30-32 inches.   

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Rat Man on Sep 12th, 2021 at 3:24pm
When I first started slinging I made some ridiculously long slings... seven, eight, nine feet.  I was experimenting.  I've also made some very short slings just for fun.... maybe twelve or fourteen inches.  I know some of the guys here like short slings.  I don't have any use for a sling shorter than 24".  My ideal length is 38". 

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Lightning Jack on Sep 12th, 2021 at 4:28pm
@Rat Man, your ideal length is close to mine which is 35Ē

@CA Iíve always wanted to try sling golf just never had the chance to yet

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Blnkfrst Nolstnam on Sep 12th, 2021 at 8:54pm
My longest currently is 62Ĺ" but I haven't had much luck with shorter slings but I just posted a video of me throwing at a old rusted barrel to YouTube shorts with a roughly 43" sling could use the support got a thumbs down from some asshole lol  :-/   
https://youtube.com/shorts/_OCSROYlEFI?feature=share

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by CrazyBrave333 on Sep 12th, 2021 at 11:58pm

KB wrote on Sep 12th, 2021 at 8:54pm:
I just posted a video of me throwing

Yeah no good for the thumbs down mad - had lost of power!

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Blnkfrst Nolstnam on Sep 13th, 2021 at 11:38am
CrazyBrave333
Yeah no good for the thumbs down mad - had lost of power!
Thanks, I think "LOST† POWER"
Lmao that's Y I got a thumbs down...

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 14th, 2021 at 9:30am
@blnkfrst
You measure slings from the centre of the pouch to the retention loop.

I think you've been watching the paracord chap.
He always measures wrong :-)

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Morphy on Sep 14th, 2021 at 7:55pm
Longest is 72 inches or so and shortest around 16-18.

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by jw on Sep 14th, 2021 at 8:58pm
My longest is a king tut pouch that is small from linen/hemp and is 46 inches long from middle of finger loop to bottom of folded pouch  and shortest  is a 18 inch kumihimo round braid mason line king tut

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Kick on Sep 15th, 2021 at 4:01pm
143.5cm/56.5 inches is my longest. Made from one piece of paracord and that long because that's how long the paracord was when I got it :D I use it for tennis ball throwing for dogs.

https://youtu.be/8nJyT1KNjLU

It's surprisingly comfortable and really fun.
I actually don't know about shortest.

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Sir Missalot on Sep 16th, 2021 at 9:36am
Longest is right thumb to left elbow, and shortest was a folded hanky.

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by JudoP on Sep 16th, 2021 at 7:41pm
18" to 52"

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Sir Missalot on Sep 17th, 2021 at 11:19am
Naw, I'm a little guy.  14 to 48.  I don't usually measure slings in terms of distance, but in fingers, spans, spreads, cubits and fathoms based on my body proportions.  It's easier to remember and faster to measure, because the kids are always running off with my tape measure.

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Sir Missalot on Sep 17th, 2021 at 11:27am
not really fathoms, as that's exact... wingspans.

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Blnkfrst Nolstnam on Sep 19th, 2021 at 10:50pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Sep 14th, 2021 at 9:30am:
@blnkfrst
You measure slings from the centre of the pouch to the retention loop.

I think you've been watching the paracord chap.
He always measures wrong :-)


No its not the one in the video but yes that is how I measure them as well from the center of pouch to my finger (retention loop) I was not sure I had that name right thanks for confirming without me asking lol
u know u guys on here help with things with out even knowing that u r even doing it awesome...
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Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Blnkfrst Nolstnam on Sep 19th, 2021 at 11:17pm
@ jw

I was about to try using Mason line for a braided probably be a simple braided split pouch tho I want one of those tight clean looking Egyptian styles but it looks kind of tough and for some reason I feel intimidated by it but I will try to do it eventually...   
but what I was gonna ask before I distracted myself was how does the masonery line preform would u recommend it or got any notes I should keep in mind I am planning on using half masonry and half trout line cause they r both about the same thickness and similar if not the same but colors look nice and bright together... 

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by jw on Sep 20th, 2021 at 8:19am
Not quite sure what you mean by perform but the mason line works very well and itís very strong so you donít need a bunch of stands so it ends up being relatively light plus itís waterproof  as for the Egyptian slings they arenít super difficult they just take a while and tightening the warps can be a bit tedious but you should definitely try it

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Blnkfrst Nolstnam on Sep 22nd, 2021 at 3:03pm
@ jw

Yeah thats about what I meant by preform was does it work fairly easily I thought it might try to unravel since it is only twisted and not like a braided line or anything, but I definitely will try my hand at making one u know any good links with  tutorials on making Egyptian style

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by jw on Sep 22nd, 2021 at 3:14pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttqhH_W8264&t= http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1505851909
http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/howtos/tut2. http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/howtos/pegloom.htm
The two ones lowest are from tj potters website which goes in and out but they are good tutorials the top one is a tutorial from saroshís channel

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by jw on Sep 22nd, 2021 at 3:33pm
http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/howtos/tut2tighten.htm
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pM4qah0Ijwk
http://slinging.org/forum/yabbfiles/Attachments/Report_Manchester_published_20180110_lr.pdf
Couple more

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by Blnkfrst Nolstnam on Sep 22nd, 2021 at 3:39pm
@ jw

Lol I appreciate it but I was looking to narrow my search for a good one not broaden it   ;D. Honestly thank you brother have a good one

Title: Re: What are the longest and shortest slings you have made?
Post by jw on Sep 22nd, 2021 at 4:43pm
If looking to narrow your search go off of saroshís or tj potters if it is currently up

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