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Message started by joe_meadmaker on Apr 17th, 2023 at 2:08pm

Title: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 17th, 2023 at 2:08pm
I'm putting this topic here because if it does happen it will sort of be an "event".† I think the topic will also be easier to keep track of in this board.† And I say "if" it happens because that will be determined by interest.† There are two things that brought this idea to me, so here we go.

During the last SITH, CrazyBrave333 made a sling for CA.† But it never went to him because of CA's unfortunate passing.† CrazyBrave333 ended up sending the sling to me because I was his 'send to' partner.† The attached image is the sling.† Kevlar, seatbelt pouch design.

The second part of the idea came up a while ago in an Instagram conversations (I think).† The idea was to have a sling pass-around.† Basically a single sling would be sent from one forum member to the next until everyone who wants to use it has done so.

Because this sling is probably the last one ever made for CA during his life, I think it's appropriate for it to become the pass-around sling.† Here's my thought on how this would work:

[list bull-blackball]
  • When you receive the sling you should record some kind of video with it.† This doesn't need to be complex in any way.† It can be a single throw as a salute to CA, a balearic 10 ball round, a distance throw, a trick shot, whatever you want.† I'll go first since I currently have it.
  • Everyone who receives the sling can have it for approximately 2 weeks.† Then it's expected that you will send it to the next slinger.
  • Customization or modification of the sling is not allowed.† It's kevlar, so it should hold up fine against incidental damage.
  • Recorded videos can be uploaded here or posted to YouTube (or whatever).† If someone isn't on social media but would still like to participate, no problem.† You can record a video on your phone and make arrangements for me or another member to get the file, and we'll post it for you.† I would be happy to do so.
  • If there are no volunteers lined up to receive the sling next, it should be sent back to me.
  • There is no time limit on this.† As mentioned, I would like to get the sling back if no one else is lined up to receive it.† But if we get a bunch of people, it can circle the world indefinitely as far as I'm concerned.

    That's probably enough for now.† Please let me know if anyone has interest in this, questions, other thoughts, etc.

    ______________________________________________________________

    Participants (a * indicates the participant is done and the sling has moved on)

    joe_meadmaker*
    IronGoober*
    Rat Man
    Mersa
    NooneOfConsequence
    xud9a - call me zud


    Video Links

    joe_meadmaker: https://youtu.be/B4NgEBRA9OA
    IronGoober: https://youtu.be/BEvOA9Kxwcw
    Rat Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2g0cVwl3RA
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  • Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by IronGoober on Apr 17th, 2023 at 4:20pm
    Love it. I'm in.

    We can make a compilation at the "end".

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by Mersa on Apr 17th, 2023 at 6:55pm
    Iím keen too but obviously Iím in Australia so perhaps a little bit of a USA tour first.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Apr 17th, 2023 at 8:53pm
    Awesome guys!



    IronGoober wrote on Apr 17th, 2023 at 4:20pm:
    We can make a compilation at the "end".

    I love this idea!


    @Mersa - No worries brother.† It'll get to you!

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by Rat Man on May 14th, 2023 at 9:27pm
      I would participate. 

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 14th, 2023 at 11:16pm
    @Rat Man - Awesome!


    Sorry guys.  I've just been waiting to see if there was anyone else to jump in.  We've got a few now, so might as well get this started and see what happens!  The (un)official timer for my two week period will start right now.  I'll try to get something recorded this week and send the sling out next week.  Hopefully we'll get some other slingers lined up too.  I'm kind of excited about this.

    IG will be up next.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 22nd, 2023 at 5:51pm
    Well....the first round ends in misfortune.† I was slinging stones at an old pot and the sling broke.† The pouch actually got pulled out from the wrapped cordage that was holding it in place. :-?

    I don't really use seatbelt style slings, but I can't recall seeing that before.

    And a second misfortune happened as well.† I didn't have the damn camera rolling.† I was having trouble getting a hit because I'm not used to the varying weights of random stones.† So I was on my third round when the sling broke.† And for some reason I forgot to start the recording.† I wish one of you guys was here.† I would have had you punch me right in the face for making such a dumb mistake.† I mean, it was a sling breaking and not a successful hit, so it wouldn't have been a great video.† But it would have been something.

    So I'll probably be a little bit longer on my turn while I get some kevlar cord ordered and repair the sling.† Although now I'm a little worried about it holding together.† Has anyone ever used glue or something like that for added strength where the cords and pouch meet?† Also to note, some of the stones I was slinging were pretty big, but not to a crazy point.† I would guess most were between 100 and 200g.† A few may have been a little heavier, but not by much.
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    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by Mersa on May 22nd, 2023 at 6:10pm
    Looks like itís an easy repair.
    If you really wrench down on the tie offs this shouldnít happen.
    New materials can be slippery but pure force will counter act that .

    I had almost an identical sling from crazy brace .  Iím sure itís not too bad if you just reuse the cord thatís on the release. . Should be enough there. Glue can help but I donít use it personally.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 22nd, 2023 at 7:57pm
    Oh yeah, I'm not concerned with the repair.† And I also don't think there was anything fundamentally wrong with the sling.† I think it was a weird fluke.

    I ordered some kevlar.† I've been wanted to get some anyway.† The little piece for the tie is only about 7 inches long.† I'd be worried about getting it pulled down tight enough if trying to reuse it.† I bought a roll on Amazon so it should be here later this week and I can get back in business.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 25th, 2023 at 9:32pm
    Kevlar came in and the sling has been repaired.† I'll give it another try this weekend.† Hopefully the tie I made holds up and I can get a recording done.† And this thing can get on its way.

    Also another update.† One if the things I listed in the first post is that the sling shouldn't be customized.† I'm removing that.† The sling has already been repaired and I also added a little bit of hemp on the finger loop to make it smaller (as can be seen in the last image).† It seems silly to restrict anyone from tweaking things a bit if they want too.  So have at it!

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by Rat Man on May 28th, 2023 at 4:54pm

    joe_meadmaker wrote on May 22nd, 2023 at 5:51pm:
    So I'll probably be a little bit longer on my turn while I get some kevlar cord ordered and repair the sling.† Although now I'm a little worried about it holding together.† Has anyone ever used glue or something like that for added strength where the cords and pouch meet?† Also to note, some of the stones I was slinging were pretty big, but not to a crazy point.† I would guess most were between 100 and 200g.† A few may have been a little heavier, but not by much.


      Your repair is complete and I'm sure it's fine but yes, when making a Seatbelt Sling I always use glue on the whipping that holds the cords to the pouch.  Usually I use a hot glue gun because I have a tendency to glue myself when I use a super glue but super glue works just fine too. 

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by IronGoober on May 28th, 2023 at 10:39pm
    Hmm. I don't usually glue the whipping and haven't had any issue with it coming loose, but I haven't put a TON of shots through them either, and all of my seatbelt slings are usually for distance, so they don't have a huge amount of force on them.  Glad you could repair it, Joe.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 29th, 2023 at 9:37pm
    The whipping didn't come loose.† The pouch was literally just pulled out from under it.† Really weird occurrence.


    Either way, our first entry is in!

    https://youtu.be/B4NgEBRA9OA

    IronGoober was the next call, so the sling will be on its way to him this week.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on May 31st, 2023 at 9:28am
    And we're underway!  The sling was just dropped off at the post office and on its way to IG.

    I'm going to add two lists to the first post.  A list of everyone who is participating, and another one for the video links.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by IronGoober on Jun 4th, 2023 at 5:36pm
    @Joe, where did you get your kevlar cord to repair it....same thing happened to me!! Except this time it was the release cord that came off.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by Mersa on Jun 4th, 2023 at 5:43pm
    You guys throw to hard ;D

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jun 4th, 2023 at 6:01pm

    IronGoober wrote on Jun 4th, 2023 at 5:36pm:
    @Joe, where did you get your kevlar cord to repair it....same thing happened to me!! Except this time it was the release cord that came off.

    Oh my!† Maybe this pass-around is doomed.† ;D

    This is what I bought: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X52LV6Q.† The 400 lb, 500 feet.† Figured I would get a long spool for other slings.

    If you don't want to get that much, I can absolutely cut a length off the one I got and send it to you.  Just let me know.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by IronGoober on Jun 5th, 2023 at 11:08am
    I was able to salvage the old piece of whipping. Just used pliers to make it tight. I don't think it'll come loose again. When I do that with my dyneema seatbelt slings, it never slips, so I think this'll be ok now.

    I bought some 3mm and some 1mm cord to make some of my own kevlar corded slings, now. How thick do you think the cords are on it? 5mm? I could just go get some calipers...

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jun 5th, 2023 at 12:47pm
    I think 5mm is a safe bet for the cord thickness.

    What I'm really hoping to do is make a braided sling with hemp or some other fiber, and then gradually substitute in the kevlar at the end of the release cord like some of the guys here have done.  I think that look so cool.  And it makes sense to add the strength at the end of the sling.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by IronGoober on Jun 6th, 2023 at 5:16pm
    It works well! I have done that by copying Archaic Arms and used dyneema to good effect. I bet Kevlar would be a bit easier in some respects because if has better friction.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jun 11th, 2023 at 1:40pm
    Just now  getting to this. Count me in too.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jun 11th, 2023 at 3:57pm
    Right on!† We got an another!† :D


    And just to mention, there won't ever be a closing date for this.  If anyone wants to do a video with this sling, just leave a post and you'll be added to the list.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by IronGoober on Jun 11th, 2023 at 10:49pm
    Who's next, Joe? I have some footage, I wanted to get more, but I might just use what I have.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jun 11th, 2023 at 11:43pm
    If you want to get some more recorded, go for it.  I put the intended time period as 2 weeks, but that's really just a guideline.  Getting some awesome videos definitely takes priority.  If you don't have what you want yet, it's all good.


    Rat Man is the next US participant.  I'd say sent it to him.  Then it can go to Nooc, and then off to Mersa.  We can obviously adjust that in a way that makes sense if any others join in.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 25th, 2023 at 9:03pm
    Any updates on this?  Just curious.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by IronGoober on Jul 25th, 2023 at 9:45pm
    I filmed something...not super happy with it though. I'll post it anyway.† It's funny, I was just opening up the video to edit it when I checked this thread...

    Rat Man, you want to PM me your shipping address?

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 25th, 2023 at 10:49pm
    All good buddy.  If you want to take another shot, go for it.  I'd rather you get the hit you want.  We're not filling up with volunteers for this thing anyway.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 13th, 2023 at 8:40pm
    Coming your way, Rat Man!

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by IronGoober on Aug 30th, 2023 at 9:43pm
    Did you receive the sling yet, Rat Man?

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by IronGoober on Oct 9th, 2023 at 12:57am
    finally put mine together.

    https://youtu.be/BEvOA9Kxwcw

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 9th, 2023 at 10:35am
    Awesome! :thumb:

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 28th, 2024 at 4:40pm
    And Rat Man's video is live!† This is awesome!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2g0cVwl3RA


    Next up will be NooneOfConsequence, then the sling will make its long trek to Mersa.† If anyone else wants to be added to the list, just leave a reply and let me know.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by IronGoober on Jan 28th, 2024 at 5:34pm
    I feel like I just leveled up by getting to see Rat Man sling.

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by xud9a - call me zud 👍 on Jan 28th, 2024 at 8:45pm

    IronGoober wrote on Jan 28th, 2024 at 5:34pm:
    I feel like I just leveled up by getting to see Rat Man sling.


    Know just what you mean ig.

    Please will you add my name to the list.

    If and when the sling gets to me I will take it back to where Alex took me for a walk and gave me guidance on slinging and shoot my video there.

    Cheers.

    👍😁

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 28th, 2024 at 8:56pm

    xud9a - call me zud 👍 wrote on Jan 28th, 2024 at 8:45pm:
    I will take it back to where Alex took me for a walk and gave me guidance on slinging and shoot my video there.

    That would be amazing Zud!† You are certainly most welcome to join us.† Now that we have someone in the UK on the list, maybe some others there will jump in and the sling can make a UK tour the same as it's doing its US tour right now.


    And 100% agree IG.  Even if no one else wanted to do it, this sling pass-around would have still been worth it just to see Rat Man sling.  :)

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by xud9a - call me zud 👍 on Jan 29th, 2024 at 8:23am
    So glad you see it that way Joe.

    I think a UK tour is an excellent idea and it would be great if it meant UK slingers got to meet up.

    Something I know Alex was keen to see happen.

    😁👍

    Title: Re: Sling pass-around with Curious Aardvark's last sling
    Post by Rat Man on Feb 8th, 2024 at 2:55pm
        Just for a little general information, the lake I'm slinging into in the video is Lake Rene, the tiny lake I'm fortunate enough to live on. 
        I found the c_a Memorial Sling very well made and smooth and easy to use. 

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