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Message started by joe_meadmaker on Nov 18th, 2021 at 9:41am

Title: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 18th, 2021 at 9:41am
Happy SITHmas!!!

So the Questions topic doesn't get completely overrun, I'll start the topic.  ;)

Who's in this year?  I definitely am.

Can someone pin this to the important topics?

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18th of December update:

Here's the video of the drawing if you want to see it: https://youtu.be/J_-IGuwRbx4.

And here's the list in the correct order.  You will receive a sling from the person listed before you, and send a sling to the person listed after you.  The last person listed will send to the first person.  If there are any questions on who is sending to who, just post a reply.  I will also try to keep the list below updated if we need to make any changes to avoid previous SITH pair-ups.

Balearic3
SAK_Survival
Gaius Marcellus Nerva
joe_meadmaker
Merddyn
Al Paca
Kordwar
NooneOfConsequence
Rat Man
JudoP
hubert
Morphy
SerKraus
MikeG
IronGoober
Slingbasket
czechslinger1.0
vetryan15
MMF
Kick
LightSlinger
TheMightyAslan
CrazyBrave333
Curious Aardvark
dork

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by IronGoober on Nov 18th, 2021 at 9:54am
I will gladly participate.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Kick on Nov 18th, 2021 at 9:55am
I'm in!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by czechslinger1.0 on Nov 18th, 2021 at 10:12am
I'm in, at least I will have an excuse to make more slings!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Nov 18th, 2021 at 11:59am
i'm in

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Nov 18th, 2021 at 12:00pm
i already know what im going to make

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MMF on Nov 18th, 2021 at 12:21pm
I'm in. Excited to give one of my slings away.

For anyone new who doesn't know what this is:
SITH stands for Sling In The Hat. It is a sling exchange. Just like a Holliday gift exchange but the gifts are all slings.

Anyone can participate, regardless of your craftsmanship level. The spirit of the trade is to share designs and ideas, not emaculate or expensive gifts.

If you can make a sling that you are proud of, then anyone who gets your trade will be happy to receive your sling.

This is my first SITH so if I didn't explain it well enough, I'm sure someone else will.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Nov 18th, 2021 at 12:27pm
I guess I should probably send NOOC his 2020 SITH sling (which has been finished for awhile now) before joining the 2021 SITH but Im feeling crazy. Im in!  ;)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Kick on Nov 18th, 2021 at 12:43pm

MMF wrote on Nov 18th, 2021 at 12:21pm:
This is my first SITH so if I didn't explain it well enough, I'm sure someone else will.

Good run down in my opinion :D

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Nov 18th, 2021 at 12:54pm
this will not only be my first SITH, it will be the first time another slinger uses my slings

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by hubert on Nov 20th, 2021 at 8:49am
I'm in

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Nov 20th, 2021 at 9:07am

hubert wrote on Nov 20th, 2021 at 8:49am:
I'm in


jetzt bin ich gespannt  ;D

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by vetryan15 on Nov 21st, 2021 at 4:19am
Im in

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by JudoP on Nov 21st, 2021 at 6:34am
In!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Nov 21st, 2021 at 8:37am

MikeG wrote on Nov 18th, 2021 at 12:54pm:
this will not only be my first SITH, it will be the first time another slinger uses my slings


Thats great man. Im sure whoever gets it will love it. This and probably our new virtual competitions are some of the best things Slinging.Org has to offer

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Merddyn on Nov 21st, 2021 at 10:17pm
I'm in.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 22nd, 2021 at 7:16am
Yeah go on then, my record for things sent has improved this year, and if Morphy's going for my longest delayed sith delivery crown - he's got a year or so to go I think - si why not. :-)

Got some interesting toys to send out.

Now I will point out that international postage costs are at an all time high.

So if money's short, avoid tracked and try and keep your total parcel under 100 grams.

Anyone got a date for last entries ?

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Nov 22nd, 2021 at 10:37am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Nov 22nd, 2021 at 7:16am:
if money's short


well, as a 14 year old, i dont really have a lot of money.
Ill try to follow your advice

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 22nd, 2021 at 10:52am
How about one month for entries?  That would put us at a close date of 18 December.  I think that will allow a sufficient amount of time for folks who don't check in on the forum very often.

I'll also update the first post with the current list and try to keep it updated.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by TheMightyAslan on Nov 22nd, 2021 at 4:13pm
Sign me up! SITH is one of my most favourite times of the year.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by SAK_Survival on Nov 23rd, 2021 at 6:00pm
Im new so don't expect anything fancy, but I'd love to be in.

I think this is awesome!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 23rd, 2021 at 8:37pm
@SAK_Survival - It's all good man.  Everyone started out from the beginning.

I can only speak personally, but I would seriously doubt I'm unique in this point of view.  In the SITH, it's not so important to send the fanciest and most beautiful sling (not that there's anything wrong with those).  What I like is to get is a sling that's close to what the sender likes to use.  I saw in the Introduction that you've been trying out a few designs.  Whichever one you find yourself liking the best, make one for your SITH recipient and they will enjoy it.  ;)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 24th, 2021 at 10:40am
Sound advice :thumb:

The sheer variety of slings that get sent is also one of the joys of the sith.

I've had everything from a simple split pouch 3 strand braid made from masons line, all the way up to Tomas amazing parcel, that had a much admired leather catal hyuk coaster an all leather sling and a really decorative leather pouch sling with paracord.

The important thing is to send a sling that you have personally made.

There is no obligation to send anything more than one sling.

Some of us tend to get a bit carried away.
If you received a multi gift package last year, do not feel you have to do the same this year.

It's purely personal choice :-)
The only obligation is a sling you've made yourself.
Please do not feel any pressure to send anything else :-)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by LightSlinger on Nov 24th, 2021 at 6:27pm
Hey I’m in! Yay!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Kick on Nov 25th, 2021 at 6:50am
I echo the above. I always find it fascinating that such a simple weapon can vary so greatly. The style, the materials (I even have a glow in the dark paracord sling), the methods of construction... I always learn something from a new sling.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 25th, 2021 at 3:10pm
Count me in.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Al Paca on Nov 28th, 2021 at 1:33pm
If it’s not too late, I’d be happy to join.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Balearic3 on Nov 29th, 2021 at 8:15pm
Throw me into SITH mix and I'll come up with something with a Canadian twist.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Rat Man on Dec 3rd, 2021 at 3:30pm
   Last year I made something simple for Ryan just to get my feet wet after a long layoff.  I will be more creative this year.  I'm still not sure what I'm doing but it will be different. 

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Slingbasket on Dec 3rd, 2021 at 9:26pm
Please add me if I’m not too late!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 4th, 2021 at 9:55am

Balearic3 wrote on Nov 29th, 2021 at 8:15pm:
Throw me into SITH mix and I'll come up with something with a Canadian twist.

Can you make cord from maple syrup ? :whistle:

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 4th, 2021 at 1:51pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 4th, 2021 at 9:55am:

Balearic3 wrote on Nov 29th, 2021 at 8:15pm:
Throw me into SITH mix and I'll come up with something with a Canadian twist.

Can you make cord from maple syrup ? :whistle:

;D

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 6th, 2021 at 12:52pm
Well, I decided to break with tradition and finish mine early this year. Just think… next year some lucky winner could be slinging with the leftover pieces of Morphy’s boot sandals!

Ok, it’s actually made from MY old cowboy boots...  I thoroughly cleaned and oiled the leather, removed the original stitching, and then hand-stitched the original embroidery pattern with a heavier waxed thread that should stand up to a lot of abuse.  Works best with tennis balls, but it’s tough enough to handle jagged rocks.  I took a couple test shots with it and then decided to post an early preview for y’all… because otherwise I’d be too tempted to keep this sling for myself ;D
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Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Dec 6th, 2021 at 3:12pm
Well shoot thats so pretty and so Texan. Nice one NOOC. Whoever gets that is a lucky guy/gal.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Balearic3 on Dec 6th, 2021 at 6:09pm
I'm still trying to figure out basic braiding techniques, let alone risking some invaluable Canadian maple syrup. Some maple sugar may find its way, along with whatever sling I concoct...time will tell!!!  ;)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 6th, 2021 at 9:14pm
Oh man NOOC!  Great looking sling!  But that's like giving someone an unwrapped Christmas present.  ;D

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 7th, 2021 at 12:55am

joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 6th, 2021 at 9:14pm:
Oh man NOOC!  Great looking sling!  But that's like giving someone an unwrapped Christmas present.  ;D


I know it ruins some of the surprise, but hopefully whoever gets it will enjoy the anticipation instead. Besides, it’s for a greater purpose:
1. I now have to follow through and give the sling up instead of keeping it for myself.
2. I threw this photo up on Instagram, hoping to lure a few new participants into SITH (and maybe sticking around the forum too).
3. I’ve given away basically the same sling every SITH for the past several years, so most people who’ve been paying attention wouldn’t be surprised to get an asymmetric tennis ball sling from me… but I especially wanted some of our newer folks who may be less confident in their sling-making abilities to see how a small change like reclaimed leather or some embroidery thread can completely change an otherwise “normal” design into a one-of-a-kind treasure.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by CrazyBrave333 on Dec 9th, 2021 at 3:24pm
I’m in!!!

I never received one last SITH and sling basket had to wait ages for mine (hope he got the package!) so hopefully this year will be better.

I’ll be working in my favourite medium- Kevlar!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by dork on Dec 13th, 2021 at 10:01pm
Did I make it in time? Can I still get in on this.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 13th, 2021 at 10:08pm

dork wrote on Dec 13th, 2021 at 10:01pm:
Did I make it in time? Can I still get in on this.

Absolutely!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 14th, 2021 at 9:29am
so you going to do the draw joe ?
Or do I use the slinging.org baseball cap as usual ?
Vaguely remember videoing the draw last year.

I'd kinda like to see the names come out of your hells angels bike helmet :-)

As of this post we've got 22.
So could either go for straight pair exchange, or 1st sends to 2nd sends to thrid etc
which works best for odd numbers.

So using noocs reasoning.
I will say that I'll be sending an engraved cap paul.
And ONE bonus item chosen from:
Indestructible glow in the dark 'ball'.
disc sling with a disc mould.
hinged glande mould - whatever I get my hands on first, you don't get to pick, lol.
Set of polyurethans aerofoils. 


If I've put up anything else this year that I've forgotten about and you;d like - let me know and I'll add it to the list.

so have a think what you'd prefer:-)

I was slinging the glow balls at the big shipping container the local football club have down on the village rec last night.
Just for fun :-)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 14th, 2021 at 10:35am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 14th, 2021 at 9:29am:
I was slinging the glow balls at the big shipping container the local football club have down on the village rec last night.
Just for fun :-)


pics or it didn't happen :)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Kordwar on Dec 14th, 2021 at 11:32am
I would love to join in if it's not too late!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 14th, 2021 at 12:51pm
Sure thing Kordwar.  There hasn't been any opposition, so I guess we'll keep it open until the 18th.



Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 14th, 2021 at 9:29am:
so you going to do the draw joe ?
Or do I use the slinging.org baseball cap as usual ?
Vaguely remember videoing the draw last year.

I'd kinda like to see the names come out of your hells angels bike helmet

I can.  Unless someone else wants to.


What are everyone's thoughts on the pairing up method?  Stay with the domino method used the last couple years, or break off into actual pairs?  I think pairs is still fine even if there's an odd number.  Just one exchange group will have three people.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by czechslinger1.0 on Dec 14th, 2021 at 1:26pm
I want to send a set of four slings again to some lucky soul. Maybe even five if I find some motivation to do something.

As for the pairing method, I don't really care as long as I get to send my slings to someone!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MMF on Dec 14th, 2021 at 2:46pm
SITH - Sling in the Helmet. Sounds right!

I'm sure either selection method is fine. I think it would nice if you did the selection on video.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by SAK_Survival on Dec 14th, 2021 at 6:19pm
Im new at this, so I apologize if this is a silly questioon. But, how will we be notified of where we will send our sling?

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MMF on Dec 14th, 2021 at 6:21pm
Once you know who you are sending your sling to, you can private message them and get an address to ship to.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 14th, 2021 at 7:15pm

MMF wrote on Dec 14th, 2021 at 6:21pm:
Once you know who you are sending your sling to, you can private message them and get an address to ship to.


That’s ONE method.  You could also read chicken bones, count waves on the beach, or bribe a squirrel.  Those methods are all acceptable, and if you don’t know how to do any of those techniques, just send it to my address.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Dec 15th, 2021 at 7:30am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 14th, 2021 at 7:15pm:

MMF wrote on Dec 14th, 2021 at 6:21pm:
Once you know who you are sending your sling to, you can private message them and get an address to ship to.


That’s ONE method.  You could also read chicken bones, count waves on the beach, or bribe a squirrel.  Those methods are all acceptable, and if you don’t know how to do any of those techniques, just send it to my address.


I have NOOCs address. He lives in Hitchcock Tx. Ill give the details to whoever needs to send an extra sling.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 15th, 2021 at 2:07pm

Morphy wrote on Dec 15th, 2021 at 7:30am:

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 14th, 2021 at 7:15pm:

MMF wrote on Dec 14th, 2021 at 6:21pm:
Once you know who you are sending your sling to, you can private message them and get an address to ship to.


That’s ONE method.  You could also read chicken bones, count waves on the beach, or bribe a squirrel.  Those methods are all acceptable, and if you don’t know how to do any of those techniques, just send it to my address.


I have NOOCs address. He lives in Hitchcock Tx. Ill give the details to whoever needs to send an extra sling.


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Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Al Paca on Dec 17th, 2021 at 8:41pm
The wait is killing me. Hurry up already!!! It's already lunch time in Australia...

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by JudoP on Dec 18th, 2021 at 12:27pm
I always preferred the domino method, that way you interact with two different people rather than one.

Either way, looking forwards to the draw!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by SerKraus on Dec 18th, 2021 at 7:24pm
Count me in!  ;D

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Gaius Marcellus Nerva on Dec 18th, 2021 at 7:31pm
I’m in too!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 18th, 2021 at 8:04pm
Some last minute entries.  You guys are in!

I'll be pulling names very soon.  Hopefully I'll have a video of the drawing up in a couple hours.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Dec 18th, 2021 at 8:47pm

joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 18th, 2021 at 8:04pm:
Some last minute entries.  You guys are in!

I'll be pulling names very soon.  Hopefully I'll have a video of the drawing up in a couple hours.



:D

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 18th, 2021 at 10:04pm
And here we go.  Here's the name drawing.  I will also add the link to the first post of this thread, along with the updated name list, so everything is easy to find.

https://youtu.be/J_-IGuwRbx4

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Gaius Marcellus Nerva on Dec 18th, 2021 at 10:13pm
It took you exactly two hours. Just like you said, a couple hours. ;D

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 18th, 2021 at 10:20pm
I swear that was not planned.  I didn't even notice.  ;D

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Dec 19th, 2021 at 8:45am
Wait, Hubert?? Wow!   :D :D :D

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 19th, 2021 at 9:11am
glad for the update at the end of the video - sent balearic3 a parcel not that long ago :-)

I watched the video, rather than look at the list.
Much more fun that way :thumb:

Don't think dork and I have ever exchanged - so that's cool :-)

And I have to mention it - I never envisaged you without hair joe !

Also, thanks for doing it this year :thumb:
Appreciated.

Not sure ayone's going to get anything before christmas - certainly none of the internationals will arrive, even if people are super organised (don't look at me lol)
 

So if you could all contact the person you're sending to and get their addresses.
Let the Sling Exchange commance !

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 19th, 2021 at 9:18am
so a couple of tips for sending international parcels.

1) never declare the actual value on the customs form. Most countries will charge import tax on anything much above £10 and they will charge you a 'fee' for the privilege of so doing.  So keep your values UNDER 10 euros/dollars/pounds.
1a) always tick the box for 'gift. There is a higher 'notax' limit on gifts than on commercial packages.

2) describe contents as: childs toy or shephrd sling.
Don't get creative - the last thing you want to do is to get the customs people interested enough to open the parcel. And while I know of no country where slings are illegal, it doesn't hurt to just make sure :-)

3) if you want to pay extra for international tracking - it's usually not that much more (£2 extra in the uk).  DO NOT PAY FOR internationally signed for !
That is a lot more expensive and completely pointless. 

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 19th, 2021 at 9:28am
Also I like to know which country is sending to which.


Balearic3 - canada
SAK_Survival - michigan
Gaius Marcellus Nerva - minnesota
joe_meadmaker - Pennsylvania
Merddyn - indiana
Al Paca - australia
Kordwar - pennslyvania
NooneOfConsequence - texas
Rat Man - new jersey
JudoP - england
hubert - germany
Morphy - texas
SerKraus - florida
MikeG - germany
IronGoober - california
Slingbasket - south carolina ?
czechslinger1.0 - czech republic
vetryan15 - northern maine
MMF - Utah
Kick - fiinland
LightSlinger - california
TheMightyAslan - uk
CrazyBrave333 - Australia
Curious Aardvark - england
dork  - wisconsin

Right then lets have a mini-competition.

1) furthest internation sling travel
2) furthest internal  sling distance for america.

We've got two slings going between the uk and australia and one from oz to the states.
So that's going to be close.

I have absolutely no clue where most american states are - so no idea on who's got the longest there.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Dec 19th, 2021 at 9:52am
Vet is Maine, IG is California

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 19th, 2021 at 10:08am
lol yeah - found them all but one now, you'd think I'd know the people I've actually sent stuff to - but nope.
Plus tend to save addresses under actual names, not usernames - I mainly remember usernames lol

Forunately most people list on on their profile :-)

I have a vague feeling serkraus isn't in the states, but probably wrong lol 

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 19th, 2021 at 10:26am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 14th, 2021 at 10:35am:

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 14th, 2021 at 9:29am:
I was slinging the glow balls at the big shipping container the local football club have down on the village rec last night.
Just for fun :-)


pics or it didn't happen :)


well you've seen the video - unless I can get a really compact lightweight tripod - no way to improve on the handheld quality.

But after a lot of being chewed, thrown, bounced off corrugated metal - fun because you never know which direction they will richocet at.
I still have them both and they currently look like this.
A little worn and muddy, but still pretty much undamaged.
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Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 19th, 2021 at 10:32am
one interesting matchup.
judop to hubert.

probably the uk's best sling braider, sending to - probably - the worlds best sling braider :-)


Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by SerKraus on Dec 19th, 2021 at 11:50am
I’m the Florida Man! :D

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MMF on Dec 19th, 2021 at 12:03pm
I'm in Utah right now but I move a lot. I was planning on being in Wyoming now but the weather convinced me not to.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 19th, 2021 at 3:31pm
Just realised - I'm getting one from australia :-)

last sling I got from down under was one of Aussies.
Unless I've forgotten one - more than likely.

it's been a  while :-)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 19th, 2021 at 7:18pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 19th, 2021 at 9:11am:
And I have to mention it - I never envisaged you without hair joe !

Lol!  Yeah, that's why I have to sport such an awesome beard.  Because the top of my head doesn't grow any hair.  ;)

And it was no problem at all doing the drawing.  Kind of fun actually.


Also, if anyone was curious about the slings that were hanging on the back of the couch, those are the SITH slings I've received to date.  They were from walter, Mersa, and hubert.  It seemed fitting to include them in the video.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 20th, 2021 at 7:27am
I was curious, I was :-)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Al Paca on Dec 21st, 2021 at 3:59am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 19th, 2021 at 9:28am:
Also I like to know which country is sending to which.


Right then lets have a mini-competition.

1) furthest internation sling travel
2) furthest internal  sling distance for america.

We've got two slings going between the uk and australia and one from oz to the states.
So that's going to be close.


My sling sent today. It has a journey of 16,443 kms ahead of it.
Happy slinging Kordwar and a merry Christmas/Sithmas to the rest of you!!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 21st, 2021 at 7:27am
10,217 miles.
that's going to take some beating !

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by CrazyBrave333 on Dec 21st, 2021 at 3:20pm
Time to get to work! I’m very excited, I LOVE the idea of SITH.

This year I have all the materials so I won’t drag it out like last time…

Watch this space CA!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by IronGoober on Dec 22nd, 2021 at 12:31pm
Please check your messages (top of the page) for exchanging shipping addresses. 

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Dec 22nd, 2021 at 1:04pm
SerKraus, PM sent.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 23rd, 2021 at 2:56pm
I couldn’t find the 2020 SITH after 30s of searching, so I’ll post here…
Got my package this week for last year’s exchange! Well worth the wait! Thanks Morphy!
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Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 23rd, 2021 at 11:13pm
Agreed 100%.  Beautiful stuff.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Dec 24th, 2021 at 6:06am
Glad it made it there safe and sound.  ;)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Gaius Marcellus Nerva on Dec 24th, 2021 at 11:50am
Yesterday morning I went out to get the mail from the day before and my SITH sling package came! Thank you SAK_Survival! Also thanks for the extra surprise.
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Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 24th, 2021 at 12:56pm
Ooh, nice kurkri !
Did you make it Morphy ?

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Rat Man on Dec 24th, 2021 at 3:12pm
    I'll say that's well worth the wait!  Great score, NOOC!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Dec 24th, 2021 at 3:27pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 24th, 2021 at 12:56pm:
Ooh, nice kurkri !
Did you make it Morphy ?


No, I wish.  :)

It was apparently made by a guy in Pakistan or Nepal or some other country that I cant remember. I got it probably 12 years ago or so. It was made by a guy that makes them for the locals for daily use and then sells extras online. I love large knives but rarely use them once I buy them so occasionally give them away when it seems appropriate.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 27th, 2021 at 11:34am
It's got a much larger handle than the typical nepalise kurkris.
On account the Gurkhas tend towards small with small hands.
Super tough bastards, hard as nails, just small :-)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Dec 27th, 2021 at 11:44am
Its a massive blade as NOOC can attest and has an affinity for cutting whoever owns it.  ;)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 28th, 2021 at 9:27am
Sling from Gaius Marcellus Nerva.

Thanks man! :thumb:
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Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Gaius Marcellus Nerva on Dec 28th, 2021 at 3:40pm
Your welcome Joe!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 29th, 2021 at 12:01am

Morphy wrote on Dec 27th, 2021 at 11:44am:
Its a massive blade as NOOC can attest and has an affinity for cutting whoever owns it.  ;)


Tis but a flesh wound.   Very sharp… so sharp that no single piece of upholstery-grade leather (or the thumb placed outside of it) can stop it 🤣

The handle is a nice size for my hand, and once it gets a kydex sheath it’ll be a really great chopper!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 30th, 2021 at 9:30am

joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 28th, 2021 at 9:27am:
Sling from Gaius Marcellus Nerva.

Thanks man! :thumb:


Nice looking sling :thumb:
so what's the extra bit of cord for on the release cord.

I like the thinner cord for release, makes sense. Only reason I can think of for the extra bit would be to slow it down.
But I can see it being really annoying as well.

So what's it for ?

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 30th, 2021 at 11:15am

joe_meadmaker wrote on Dec 28th, 2021 at 9:27am:
Sling from Gaius Marcellus Nerva.

Thanks man! :thumb:


looks like my third sling

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 30th, 2021 at 11:19am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 30th, 2021 at 9:30am:
so what's the extra bit of cord for on the release cord.

I'm not certain.  My first thought is that because of the very thin release cord, extra cordage has been left so the receiving slinger can make adjustments if desired (change the knot, convert it to a tab, etc.).

On that note, I am probably going to adjust it.  The release knot isn't quite where I like it to be with the grip I normally use.  But it will be very simple to move it.

Maybe Gaius can chime in if there is another reason for the longer cord.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Gaius Marcellus Nerva on Dec 30th, 2021 at 11:27am
Yes I left a little for adjustment. On the one I have that is just like it I cut it almost all the way off. It’s one of my experimental designs, not the prettiest looking, but it performs well. And the colors don’t match at all…

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 30th, 2021 at 11:46am

Gaius Marcellus Nerva wrote on Dec 30th, 2021 at 11:27am:
It’s one of my experimental designs


i still dont understand why you send an experimental sling design. Make something that works perfectly, instead of an experiment

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 30th, 2021 at 11:57am

MikeG wrote on Dec 30th, 2021 at 11:46am:
i still dont understand why you send an experimental sling design.

To get feedback from another slinger.

Also, "experimental" doesn't mean it's not a fully functional sling, just that the maker might be looking for ways to improve it.  I know I've made very few slings (probably none) that I determined could not be improved in any way.  I think every sling I make is an experiment, at least to some extent.  Whether it's testing a new braid, a new pouch, different cordage, etc.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Gaius Marcellus Nerva on Dec 30th, 2021 at 12:40pm
It’s a fully functional sling and it does work perfect, I really like the design of it and wanted to know what other slingers thought of it. It is only experimental in the way that the entire idea of it is different than any other sling that I’ve ever made and seen.

Also I improved the design a little when I made joe’s compared to the original

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 30th, 2021 at 1:37pm

Gaius Marcellus Nerva wrote on Dec 30th, 2021 at 12:40pm:
functional sling


I dont have a problem with you, but i hate the words "functional sling/high performance sling". That usually implies, that no work was put into the making of the sling. You clearly put some thought in the sling, but is there really not a better(looking) way to make it ?

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Gaius Marcellus Nerva on Dec 30th, 2021 at 1:53pm
Of course! These are just the only colors I had for this sling, and I wanted it to be as close to the original as possible.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 30th, 2021 at 1:55pm

Gaius Marcellus Nerva wrote on Dec 30th, 2021 at 1:53pm:
These are just the only colors I had for this sling


and you couldnt buy other colors ?

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 30th, 2021 at 3:12pm
MikeG, u need to chill. It seems that u have an attitude about this, for no reason. U can talk to people in a different tone

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Dec 30th, 2021 at 4:03pm
I think ive actually seen several slings like this before. Its always good to try new things. I think, in all honesty, Ive yet to make a sling that was entirely optimized. Everything is experimental until you decide its finished and Ive just never quite hit that point yet. Theres always that nagging feeling that something could be just a little better.  ;)  I totally get the mindset Gaius.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Gaius Marcellus Nerva on Dec 30th, 2021 at 4:15pm
The closest place to me that might have similar materials is 45 minutes away from me. I never make special trips to get slinging supplies. Especially to only make one sling. The only thing that I’d even change is have orange microcord instead of black.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Gaius Marcellus Nerva on Dec 30th, 2021 at 4:17pm
Oh, also here is the original:
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Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Jaegoor on Dec 30th, 2021 at 5:44pm
Sorry. Aber nichts ist an dieser sling neu. Was ist experimentel daran? Wirklich schön ist auch nichts daran. Funktional? Eine kurze Zeit wird sie funktionieren. Viel arbeit haben sie nicht investiert. Waren es mehr als fünf Minuten? Oder zehn.? Ich Frage für einen Freund 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) Sonnenbrillen für morphy. :P
Sorry dafür das ich meinem schlechten Ruf gerecht werde. Aber ich sage gerne was ich denke. Es ist auch wirklich nicht boshaft gemeint. Ich weiß auch nicht wieviel Erfahrung sie haben. Ich arbeite mit Kindern und Teenager. Ich sehe was sie leisten können wenn sie es wollen. Ich zeige ihnen gerne Ergebnisse für einen Vergleich .
Wichtig ist jedoch das der Empfänger sich darüber freut. Ist das der Fall ,so sind meine Worte bedeutungslos. Das senile gequatsche eines alten Mannes. 8-) 8-)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MMF on Dec 30th, 2021 at 8:21pm
Look what I got! The seatbelt slings look simple but they are well made (and stylish). Clearly the maker has some experience crafting and using these. The braided sling looks like a Rockman. Three slings! Thanks vetryan15!
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Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MMF on Dec 30th, 2021 at 8:31pm

Jaegoor wrote on Dec 30th, 2021 at 5:44pm:
Sorry. Aber nichts ist an dieser sling neu. Was ist experimentel daran? Wirklich schön ist auch nichts daran. Funktional? Eine kurze Zeit wird sie funktionieren. Viel arbeit haben sie nicht investiert. Waren es mehr als fünf Minuten? Oder zehn.? Ich Frage für einen Freund 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) Sonnenbrillen für morphy. :P
Sorry dafür das ich meinem schlechten Ruf gerecht werde. Aber ich sage gerne was ich denke. Es ist auch wirklich nicht boshaft gemeint. Ich weiß auch nicht wieviel Erfahrung sie haben. Ich arbeite mit Kindern und Teenager. Ich sehe was sie leisten können wenn sie es wollen. Ich zeige ihnen gerne Ergebnisse für einen Vergleich .
Wichtig ist jedoch das der Empfänger sich darüber freut. Ist das der Fall ,so sind meine Worte bedeutungslos. Das senile gequatsche eines alten Mannes. 8-) 8-)


One day, I will make a sling that will impress you. Mark my words! :)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 30th, 2021 at 9:12pm
Is this really necessary?  Acting like this in the SITH? No nees to nitpick other people and attack them.

MikeG, this is your 1st one, you participated in. YES, its about  the person who recieved it, being happy. No one cares if its experimental, your attitude will get u in trouble here, possibly banned.

Jaegoor, u havent participated in 2 years, what is your reason to come in and stir up more trouble? For an old man, you  have been acting a lot like a child recently, and causimg drama. Grow up. We allow beginners in on this. It is what it is. I would expect more from u, but your attitude has really soured alot of pwople on this forum. I am getting tired pf having to play the adult here. There are rules here U BOTH need to follow em.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 30th, 2021 at 9:13pm
Glad they got there

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 31st, 2021 at 12:10am

Jaegoor wrote on Dec 30th, 2021 at 5:44pm:
Ich arbeite mit Kindern und Teenager.

You, and the kids and teenagers, are welcome to join the SITH.

I don't thing you understand what the SITH is about.  It meant to see what other members on this forum are making and slinging with.  It's not a contest to make the best and most efficient sling.  Whether the maker of the sling spent 5 minutes or 5 days is irrelevant.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Dec 31st, 2021 at 12:12am
Nice looking slings MMF!  :thumb:

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Jaegoor on Dec 31st, 2021 at 3:53am
Nun. Sie schreiben das sie es müde sind einen erwachsenen zu spielen. Vielleicht ist das der Unterschied. Sie spielen einen erwachsenen. Ich bin erwachsen.
Ist Sith ein Wettbewerb? Nein. Habe ich auch nie so verstanden. Es gibt wirklich eine Menge die sich viel Mühe geben. Andere tun das offensichtlich nicht. Ich möchte das was mir jemand schickt auch benutzen . Bei der gezeigten Sling hätte ich persönlich große Sicherheits bedenken. Darf man das sagen? Ist das beleidigend? Ja man sollte es unbedingt sagen. Nichts ist schrecklicher als totes Lob. Ist es beleidigend? Nein . Es ist nicht beleidigend. Denn ich beurteile einen Gegenstand. Ich verurteile nicht denn Menschen der es machte. Das ist etwas was sie mir unterstellen. Übrigens kann man eine Unterstellung ebenfalls als Beleidigung verstehen. Verstößt dies gegen regeln des Forum?
Etwas ist natürlich möglich. Das ich ihre Einstellung zur Sith nicht verstehe und auch nicht teile. Was für mich gilt, gilt dann auch für sie. Sie verstehen meine Einstellung ebenfalls nicht.
Kann ich das alles was ich sage beurteilen? Ja. Das kann ich. Ich reflektierte mich selbst. Und ich verfüge über genug Erfahrung und Fähigkeiten um meiner Aussage Gewicht zu verleihen.
Ihre Urteil über mich haben sie bereits gefällt.
Ich werde die Kinder fragen ob sie zukünftig teilnehmen wollen. Ich kann es mir nicht vorstellen. Schließlich werden sie von einem nicht erwachsenen alten Mann trainiert, der immer nur Ärger macht. ::) ;D ;) :P 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 31st, 2021 at 6:06am

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 30th, 2021 at 9:12pm:
MikeG, this is your 1st one, you participated in. YES, its about  the person who recieved it, being happy. No one cares if its experimental, your attitude will get u in trouble here, possibly banned.


The first and last one i participate in. If no one cares if its experimental, why do i ? Now explain to me, why my attitude will get me in trouble, because if it will, you are the problem and not my attitude. If i cant say what i think is the right thing to say, why should i care about being banned ?

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 31st, 2021 at 6:11am

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 30th, 2021 at 9:12pm:
There are rules here U BOTH need to follow em

Where can I find the rule that I am not allowed to express my opinion

And because i dont see a good reason to stop now: You dont act like an adult, you are doing the opposite. Indirect threats and calling others childish without even trying to understand what they told you is just pathetic


vetryan15 wrote on Dec 30th, 2021 at 9:12pm:
For an old man, you  have been acting a lot like a child recently, and causimg drama


dont pretend that he didnt have a good reason to. I can relate to everything he said recently, thats not the case for you and some of the others here

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 31st, 2021 at 8:57am
Excuse me, all i said was be nice, and follow the rules. If u cant do that and act like an adult, then why even join a forum. If u are only goingto be mean.

There is NO reason for drama on this forum.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 31st, 2021 at 9:35am

MikeG wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 6:11am:

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 30th, 2021 at 9:12pm:
There are rules here U BOTH need to follow em

Where can I find the rule that I am not allowed to express my opinion

And because i dont see a good reason to stop now: You dont act like an adult, you are doing the opposite. Indirect threats and calling others childish without even trying to understand what they told you is just pathetic


vetryan15 wrote on Dec 30th, 2021 at 9:12pm:
For an old man, you  have been acting a lot like a child recently, and causimg drama


dont pretend that he didnt have a good reason to. I can relate to everything he said recently, thats not the case for you and some of the others here


MikeG…  this is not a good look for you.  As soon as you lose your cool… you lose the argument. Vet is right: You are acting childish.  You’re better than this.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 31st, 2021 at 9:45am

MMF wrote on Dec 30th, 2021 at 8:31pm:

Jaegoor wrote on Dec 30th, 2021 at 5:44pm:
Sorry. Aber nichts ist an dieser sling neu. Was ist experimentel daran? Wirklich schön ist auch nichts daran. Funktional? Eine kurze Zeit wird sie funktionieren. Viel arbeit haben sie nicht investiert. Waren es mehr als fünf Minuten? Oder zehn.? Ich Frage für einen Freund 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) Sonnenbrillen für morphy. :P
Sorry dafür das ich meinem schlechten Ruf gerecht werde. Aber ich sage gerne was ich denke. Es ist auch wirklich nicht boshaft gemeint. Ich weiß auch nicht wieviel Erfahrung sie haben. Ich arbeite mit Kindern und Teenager. Ich sehe was sie leisten können wenn sie es wollen. Ich zeige ihnen gerne Ergebnisse für einen Vergleich .
Wichtig ist jedoch das der Empfänger sich darüber freut. Ist das der Fall ,so sind meine Worte bedeutungslos. Das senile gequatsche eines alten Mannes. 8-) 8-)


One day, I will make a sling that will impress you. Mark my words! :)


Why bother MMF?  The best way to impress Jaegoor is to hold up a mirror so he can see himself.

Jaegoor… maybe try participating in a SITH before criticizing others who actually do participate.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:05am
Ok, i understand, you dont want to understand anything because you think you are better. You dont take me seriously, because i am younger. Instead of telling me to stop, look at yourself. Vet, my english is not perfect, it might sound harsh sometimes, but i tried to stay polite and didnt want to insult anyone. Your english is better than mine, but you werent able to stay polite, if you dont want to respect me, why should i ?


NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 9:45am:
The best way to impress Jaegoor is to hold up a mirror so he can see himself.

And you dont think that this is childish ? You are not better, stop pretending that.

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 9:45am:
Jaegoor… maybe try participating in a SITH before criticizing others who actually do participate.

there is no reason for him, he wouldnt get any benefit from it

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 9:35am:
As soon as you lose your cool… you lose the argument
So vet lost ?
?[quote  ?author=143535343F353C393534293F2B2F3F34393F5A0 link=1637246460/115#115 date=1640961340]You are acting childish.  You’re better than this.[/quote]
and this is proof, that you dont want to take me seriously. Tell me, why am i acting childish ? I dont, but you will never be able to understand it, you dont want to. You have a opinion and you will never change it (isnt that what children often do ?), you arent able to change your opinion, because you think you are always right and everyone that doesnt agree with you is wrong. If you dont want to take the things i say seriously, dont talk to me, because i wont take you seriously

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:05am
This might be the first SITH thread thats become an argument. This isnt what this is meant to be.

MikeG, sometimes constructive criticism is fine but all too often your criticisms just start fights. Jaegoor the same goes with you. Ask yourselves if what your saying is really needed in a thread like this before you bother posting. It wasnt necessary in the Palestinian thread and it's not here either.

For those who dont understand the concept of the SITH and im specifically talking about you two here, its to receive slings from members around the world. THATS IT. There is no other reason. Its not about sending the best slings, its not about telling them why their sling is not good enough or how it could be better and frankly, no one here seems to have a hard time understanding this but you two.

You dont need to voice every criticism that comes into your head.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:08am

Morphy wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:05am:
its not about telling them why their sling is not good enough or how it could be better


so nobody gets anything, because a bad sling wont be used and the maker wont know that its bad

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:12am
I didnt lose my cool. Iam calm. I don't get upset with arguments on the internet.  If u want respect, u need to give respect before u can recieve it

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:18am

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:12am:
If u want respect, u need to give respect before u can recieve it


you finally understood what i told you

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:18am
seems like you can learn something from me

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:20am
No, i knew that way before u were even born

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:28am

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:20am:
No, i knew that way before u were even born


why dont you act like that if you already knew it. And this is a good example for you not taking me seriously because of my age. That doesnt change anything and you just want to make everyone hate me. If you are an adult (i have doubts about that, but lets pretend that you are) stop acting like this and show me how i should act

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:29am

MikeG wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:08am:

Morphy wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:05am:
its not about telling them why their sling is not good enough or how it could be better


so nobody gets anything, because a bad sling wont be used and the maker wont know that its bad


People realize their slings can be better. Ive seen many members send what might be termed less than ideal slings to others and then as time goes by their skill level naturally progresses.

Mike, I honestly get the sense that your original intent wasnt to be rude. I think you are coming off as rude now but there may be a language issue here and an age issue.

Thats why Im taking the time to tell you this. So please hear me when I say these people that sent bad slings and got better with time did not need MikeG, Morphy or Jaegoor to criticize their sling for them to get better. It happened naturally with time and practice. Just as it always does.

People are not stupid. They dont look at their slings and say "Hey this is the greatest sling ever". But its a process. And add to that we all have limited time to do things so not every sling we make is going to be amazing.

Just relax man. Relax and let people send what they send. If they want to get better they will. If not or they dont have time to send really intricate stuff thats totally ok as well! SITHmas is a happy time of year. Lets keep this thread happy. Thanks.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:32am

MikeG wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:28am:

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:20am:
No, i knew that way before u were even born


why dont you act like that if you already knew it. And this is a good example for you not taking me seriously because of my age. That doesnt change anything and you just want to make everyone hate me. If you are an adult (i have doubts about that, but lets pretend that you are) stop acting like this and show me how i should act


All i ever said, was be nice. Not sure why u dont understand that concept. If u act like a child, i will treat u like one. Read the rules here, which when u signed up. U were supposed to.

Grow up and be nice.

U dont understand the whole point of SITH, whichnwe are trying to help u, but u dont want it, acting like u know it all

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:33am

Morphy wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:29am:
age issue

my age was never an issue and you should stop saying this.
Its not even about the SITH anymore, you dont take me seriously, because you think you are better, you are not, my age doesnt change that and if i can realise this, why cant you ?

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:43am
You would probably rather have me judge your words for being young than not. If you prefer I respond to you as I would a grown man who has once again started a flame war on a thread where one didnt exist I can do that as well?

Are we done yet? Have we ruined this thread enough? Did we raise the standards of slinging enough for you or would you prefer to keep going? If you are done I would like to return to a normal SITH now.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:44am
Mike… I will repeat what Vet said: you need to chill

In a private message with Vet this morning, I said:

“I predict Mike will try to deflect and point fingers at you for calling him childish… just like a child would.”

Sadly you have proven me right.  If you don’t want to be treated like a child, then act like an adult.  My recommendation: walk away and don’t say anything on here for a day or two and come back when you are more calm.


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Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:49am
what is the problem with my age ? Is it bad that young slingers exist ? Am i to young to have an opinion ? If that is the case, i dont want to be part of this forum.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:50am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:44am:
Mike… I will repeat what Vet said: you need to chill

In a private message with Vet this morning, I said:

“I predict Mike will try to deflect and point fingers at you for calling him childish… just like a child would.”

Sadly you have proven me right.  If you don’t want to be treated like a child, then act like an adult.  My recommendation: walk away and don’t say anything on here for a day or two and come back when you are more calm.


So thats what i am to you, just a child

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:04am
I don’t know anything about you except what I read on the forum Mike.  The problem is maturity and specific behaviors, not age or labels that define a person.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Gaius Marcellus Nerva on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:06am

MikeG wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:08am:

Morphy wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 10:05am:
its not about telling them why their sling is not good enough or how it could be better


so nobody gets anything, because a bad sling wont be used and the maker wont know that its bad


Are you implying that my sling is bad? I didn’t make my sling to look pretty. I made it because of how the sling works, and I wanted to share that with more slingers, so I decided to participate in the SITH.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:12am

Gaius Marcellus Nerva wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:06am:
Are you implying that my sling is bad?


i was surprised, that you didnt make a more  complex sling. You clearly have the skill to make very good slings and im very sorry, if i was rude, i did never intend to insult you

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:14am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:04am:
not age

and why do you talk about my age so much ? and why do you not answer my questions ?

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Gaius Marcellus Nerva on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:22am
I could have made a more complex sling, but I really think the concept of this sling is very interesting and I wanted other slingers to know about it.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:24am

Gaius Marcellus Nerva wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:22am:
I could have made a more complex sling, but I really think the concept of this sling is very interesting and I wanted other slingers to know about it.


Thats not a bad thing to do, but did you do it as well as possible ? If you did, i cant say anything negative about you

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Gaius Marcellus Nerva on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:29am
When I made it I improved the design as much as possible that I could think of without changing the design too much. I suppose I could have gotten some orange microcord to use instead of black but I didn’t really need to go to town for anything and I wanted to send the sling as soon as possible.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by MikeG on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:34am

Gaius Marcellus Nerva wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:29am:
When I made it I improved the design as much as possible that I could think of without changing the design too much. I suppose I could have gotten some orange microcord to use instead of black but I didn’t really need to go to town for anything and I wanted to send the sling as soon as possible.


if you put thought into it and joe likes the design, i cant criticise anything. In that case, well done

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:53am
right can we get back to the actual exchanging of slings now :-)

And happy new year :-)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 31st, 2021 at 12:49pm

MikeG wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:14am:

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:04am:
not age

and why do you talk about my age so much ? and why do you not answer my questions ?


Mike, I don’t know what everyone else thinks.  I’m just one person on this forum, but in my opinion, of course you are welcome here no matter your age.  There is nothing wrong with being young, and you should enjoy it. Just please be courteous to others. As you get older, you learn more, but you also learn how little you know.  I’m sure we can all learn from you and vice versa.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Jaegoor on Dec 31st, 2021 at 12:51pm
Ein frohes neues Jahr. Etwas Zeit bleibt noch.

Ich habe immer gerne an der Sith teilgenommen.
Es gibt jedoch Gründe warum ich es nicht mehr tue.
Diese wurden nie erfragt.
Mit Meinungsfreiheit haben hier einige ein Problem.
Übrigens. Respekt verdient man. Man bekommt Respekt nicht einfach so.
Meine Achtung zu bekommen ist gar nicht so schwer. Einen Spiegel brauche ich dafür nicht. Achjae vielen Dank für diese nette Beleidigung. Es zeigt mir, das sie gar nichts von mir und auch nichts über mich wissen. Bedenkt man, wie lange ich bereits in diesem Forum bin und bedenkt man, das ich einige sogar persönlich kenne, dann ist diese Aussage ziemlich armselig und traurig. Kein wirklich gutes Statement.
Aber sei es drum
Kommt gut rüber ins neue Jahr
Falls ihr nicht schon dort seid. ;D

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 31st, 2021 at 12:52pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 31st, 2021 at 11:53am:
right can we get back to the actual exchanging of slings now :-)


Yes please!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Kordwar on Jan 3rd, 2022 at 4:53pm
My package from Al Paca has arrived! All the way from Australia to Pennsylvania. Enclosed was a couple magnets and a beautiful sling that I am excited to try out

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Jan 3rd, 2022 at 5:45pm
Very nice work!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 3rd, 2022 at 6:46pm
Sweet looking sling!  :)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by CrazyBrave333 on Jan 4th, 2022 at 12:53am
Yeah that looks a beauty!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 4th, 2022 at 7:32am
I do like a good shepherd sling :thumb:


Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 4th, 2022 at 12:39pm
Kordwar’s SITH has arrived!

Sling, printed staff sling head, and a… flint striker?  Looks like I have to go start some (safe, legal) fires now!  Thanks Kordwar!

@Ratman, I made yours before the drawing… I still need to modify it to your specifications, then I’ll drop it in the mail.


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Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Kordwar on Jan 4th, 2022 at 1:07pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Jan 4th, 2022 at 12:39pm:
Kordwar’s SITH has arrived!

Sling, printed staff sling head, and a… flint striker?  Looks like I have to go start some (safe, legal) fires now!  Thanks Kordwar!


It's a hand forged bottle opener! But it could probably be used as a flint striker as well. I used to make full hand handle ones but evidently the keychain ones were the ones everyone liked and I was alone in liking the full size.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by CrazyBrave333 on Jan 4th, 2022 at 4:57pm
That looks so cool!!!

It’s good to see the thread back on track! Keep the love going all!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Al Paca on Jan 4th, 2022 at 11:55pm

Kordwar wrote on Jan 3rd, 2022 at 4:53pm:
My package from Al Paca has arrived! All the way from Australia to Pennsylvania. Enclosed was a couple magnets and a beautiful sling that I am excited to try out


So glad that it arrived. Happy slinging and a happy new year to all.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Al Paca on Jan 4th, 2022 at 11:56pm

CrazyBrave333 wrote on Jan 4th, 2022 at 4:57pm:
That looks so cool!!!

It’s good to see the thread back on track! Keep the love going all!


Couldn't agree more CB333, leave the ugly stuff out of our community!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 5th, 2022 at 12:07am

Kordwar wrote on Jan 4th, 2022 at 1:07pm:

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Jan 4th, 2022 at 12:39pm:
Kordwar’s SITH has arrived!

Sling, printed staff sling head, and a… flint striker?  Looks like I have to go start some (safe, legal) fires now!  Thanks Kordwar!


It's a hand forged bottle opener! But it could probably be used as a flint striker as well. I used to make full hand handle ones but evidently the keychain ones were the ones everyone liked and I was alone in liking the full size.


That makes more sense…but I’m still going to have to try using it as a striker ;D

It’s a huge improvement over the only other bottle opener in my house, which is a bit on the heavier side :)
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Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 6th, 2022 at 10:47am
Tried out my SITH 2020 and 2021 slings today…

https://youtu.be/k9_mb4Sq_eA

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Jan 6th, 2022 at 1:26pm
Very cool NOOC. Only thing missing is to start a fire with the bottle opener and some flint and then pop open a cold beer while the fire gets going.  8-) Kordwar, what do you think?  ;)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Kordwar on Jan 6th, 2022 at 3:04pm

Morphy wrote on Jan 6th, 2022 at 1:26pm:
Very cool NOOC. Only thing missing is to start a fire with the bottle opener and some flint and then pop open a cold beer while the fire gets going.  8-) Kordwar, what do you think?  ;)


Sounds like a good night to me!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 6th, 2022 at 6:36pm

Morphy wrote on Jan 6th, 2022 at 1:26pm:
Very cool NOOC. Only thing missing is to start a fire with the bottle opener and some flint and then pop open a cold beer while the fire gets going.  8-) Kordwar, what do you think?  ;)


It’s already on the to-do list! ;D

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jan 8th, 2022 at 1:00am

Kordwar wrote on Jan 6th, 2022 at 3:04pm:

Morphy wrote on Jan 6th, 2022 at 1:26pm:
Very cool NOOC. Only thing missing is to start a fire with the bottle opener and some flint and then pop open a cold beer while the fire gets going.  8-) Kordwar, what do you think?  ;)


Sounds like a good night to me!


A good night indeed! I didn’t start a fire, but I did confirm it will throw sparks.
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Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Rat Man on Mar 3rd, 2022 at 3:04pm
    NooneOfConsequence sent me this snazzy leather pouched sling plus the Texas mug.  Thanks much. The stitching on the pouch is awesome.
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Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Mersa on Mar 5th, 2022 at 5:28pm
Nooc slings are fantastic with tennis balls . One solid full proof design I’m definitely behind. Nice limited edition one with that stitching!!

I’m years to come that’s one of those rare antiques of the slinging community.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by TheMightyAslan on Mar 7th, 2022 at 12:06pm
Anybody heard from Lightslinger? I think he's been offline since the name drawing. I must have been on the SITHmas naughty list this year boys. ;D

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by IronGoober on Mar 7th, 2022 at 10:49pm
@TheMightyAslan

Sometimes users just don't check this site for many months. If  you still want a sling, PM me and I'll get one to you.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on Apr 21st, 2022 at 11:10am


Obviously I lucked out and got Hubert and this beauty is what he sent me.  There was a lot of trouble with shipping and it ended up going back to him at least once in the process.

Ive said for years now that Hubert is the best slingmaker out there and after recieving this and looking at the beauty and quality I am even more certain of that statement.

Thanks Hubert!!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 21st, 2022 at 1:40pm
Crazy beautiful!  :o

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Mersa on Apr 22nd, 2022 at 4:41am
So awesome

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by vetryan15 on Apr 29th, 2022 at 5:32pm
So lucky u are, i havent received mine yet.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by JudoP on Apr 29th, 2022 at 6:15pm
Beautiful

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by czechslinger1.0 on Apr 30th, 2022 at 5:06am

vetryan15 wrote on Apr 29th, 2022 at 5:32pm:
i havent received mine yet.


Don't worry, they are on the way.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Al Paca on Apr 30th, 2022 at 8:10am
I’ve not received anything either. Must have been a naughty boy when the elves were watching.

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by TheMightyAslan on May 2nd, 2022 at 11:12am
I never got mine either, I've only just seen goober very kindly offered me one and now since travelling internationally, starting a new job, catching covid and breaking my nose since my last post I now better understand how life can get in the way sometimes   ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Morphy on May 3rd, 2022 at 5:03am

TheMightyAslan wrote on May 2nd, 2022 at 11:12am:
I never got mine either, I've only just seen goober very kindly offered me one and now since travelling internationally, starting a new job, catching covid and breaking my nose since my last post I now better understand how life can get in the way sometimes   ;D ;D ;D


Yikes!!

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Curious Aardvark on May 20th, 2022 at 7:11am
Well I've neither sent or received one yet - so, you know, it's still early days :-)

And yeah, Uwe/Hubert is, in my opinion the worlds best braided sling maker.
Jaegoor would probably argue, but then, is there anything he won't argue about :-)

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by JudoP on May 25th, 2022 at 4:16pm
Received a lovely package of 3 slings from Ratman today. They look great as far as I know this 3 arm asymmetric is a totally original design that I can't wait to try. I'm also looking forwards to trying the twin pouch sling!
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Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by Rat Man on May 29th, 2022 at 1:16pm
    As long as your projectiles are similar in size and weight the double barrel sling will give you a reasonably tight shot group.  You can also use both pouches as one to throw larger projectiles like a baseball, snowball, etc..

Title: Re: SITH - 2021
Post by czechslinger1.0 on Jun 2nd, 2022 at 8:49am
I just recieved a sling package. But guess what. It was my sith entry for vetryan. Thanks czech postal services!

I will try to send it again. Maybe I made a mistake when writing the adress.

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