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Message started by RhonanTennenbrook on Jun 27th, 2024 at 9:28am

Title: Interesting slings for trade
Post by RhonanTennenbrook on Jun 27th, 2024 at 9:28am
Hi everyone,

The slings I make are made fully out of Dyneema fishing thread. I currently make 0,75 mm and 1,2 mm Dyneema thickness braided slings with netted pouches with my own "button" release mechanism. I based my design on an old tutorial from the old slinging.org website (by Matthias Borstad, https://slinging.org/26.html) with several design changes of my own.

I would love to trade my slings for interesting slings from all over the world. I'm deeply interested in historical designs and reproductions and natural materials. I would love beautiful Balearic, Egyptian, South American, leather, etc. slings in exchange for one of my own slings.

I can answer any questions regarding any part of the design of my slings and can adhere to any dimensions within the design restrictions of my slings.

Kind regards
Rhonan TennenBrook
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Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jun 27th, 2024 at 11:11pm
Beautiful slings!  :)

Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by ScantPalaver on Jun 28th, 2024 at 2:05am
What's the smallest one?  I've been trying to imagine what an EDC sling would be like, but have generally been coming up blank.  You see examples like this from Pan Slings, https://youtu.be/_UDip-kRlmw?si=ELstQ0a-cUIYKKGr, where wrapping around your wrist ends up kinda bulky and disorganized.  I also figured since you wouldn't want to be carrying around ammo, and assuming the sling was small to make it easy to carry, gravel-sized rocks is what I figured would be used.


Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by RhonanTennenbrook on Jun 28th, 2024 at 5:01am
The smallest sling in the picture above is actually the longest. It was a custom one for a long range sling with a small pouch.

You don't actually need a small pouch to have a sling you can wrap around your wrist. The sling below is the first Dyneema prototype for the slings above. The pouch is bigger than the biggest one in the picture above. I just wrapped the entire sling around my wrist, fed the release end through the loop, tucked it underneath, and then spread the netted pouch to cover all of the wraps.

However, I don't think my new slings would work well wrapped around the wrist. The new slings are braided MUCH tighter, the cords much stiffer, and they would probably not be comfortable worn around the wrist.

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Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by ScantPalaver on Jul 1st, 2024 at 10:32am
Would you be willing to make a tutorial or guide?  I have some kevlar and UHMWPE string I've been wanting to use, but so far the only thing I can think of would be to bundle them up and do a twist braid like Archaic Arms does in his how-to video.

Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by RhonanTennenbrook on Jul 1st, 2024 at 5:20pm
I did link the original guide in the first comment above.
https://slinging.org/26.html

You can experiment with that and see what sort of sling you come up with.

Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by ScantPalaver on Jul 1st, 2024 at 6:08pm
Oh...whoops...:-[.  Thank you for repeating yourself!

Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by RhonanTennenbrook on Jul 3rd, 2024 at 1:05pm
New sling finished.

Full pouch, release knot mechanism, 76-77 cm long, 12-13 g.

I will probably be taking a slight break from braiding slings, but please do propose trades if your are interested and have something nice to offer.
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Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 3rd, 2024 at 8:56pm
Hi RhonanTennenbrook.  I resized your images for you.  If you can, please resize your images smaller before posting them.  It will prevent them from being gigantic on the screen.  We have instructions for Windows and Mac posted here: https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1676672557.  If you have any trouble with the process, I'll be happy to try to help you.

Cheers man!

Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by ScantPalaver on Jul 3rd, 2024 at 10:56pm

joe_meadmaker wrote on Jul 3rd, 2024 at 8:56pm:
I resized your images for you.


Is there a way to see them at the original?  I'm trying to follow the same guide Rhonan did, and kinda been looking at his braiding and knotwork for the parts I'm struggling with.

Thank you!

Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 4th, 2024 at 12:01am
Sure.  What area do you need to see?

There's definitely a value in seeing certain things in a high resolution.  But if that's the intent, it's a good idea to crop it down to a more specific area so we don't have a posted image that's 4000 pixels wide.

Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by Stabyhoun on Jul 4th, 2024 at 3:37am

RhonanTennenbrook wrote on Jul 3rd, 2024 at 1:05pm:
New sling finished.

Full pouch, release knot mechanism, 76-77 cm long, 12-13 g.

I will probably be taking a slight break from braiding slings, but please do propose trades if your are interested and have something nice to offer.


I would like to trade one of my slings, If you are interested.

Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by RhonanTennenbrook on Jul 4th, 2024 at 11:15am

joe_meadmaker wrote on Jul 3rd, 2024 at 8:56pm:
Hi RhonanTennenbrook.  I resized your images for you.  If you can, please resize your images smaller before posting them.  It will prevent them from being gigantic on the screen.  We have instructions for Windows and Mac posted here: https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1676672557.  If you have any trouble with the process, I'll be happy to try to help you.

Cheers man!



Hi hi.

I apologize. I will keep that in mind for the future.
Thank you for resizing my photos.

Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by RhonanTennenbrook on Jul 4th, 2024 at 11:17am

ScantPalaver wrote on Jul 3rd, 2024 at 10:56pm:

joe_meadmaker wrote on Jul 3rd, 2024 at 8:56pm:
I resized your images for you.


Is there a way to see them at the original?  I'm trying to follow the same guide Rhonan did, and kinda been looking at his braiding and knotwork for the parts I'm struggling with.

Thank you!



Dude! If you want, I can send you a zip with loads of high resolution photos. I even got some good ones I haven't posted. Some even of the braiding process for the sling.

I'm also more than happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the slings. :)


Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by RhonanTennenbrook on Jul 4th, 2024 at 11:20am

Stabyhoun wrote on Jul 4th, 2024 at 3:37am:

RhonanTennenbrook wrote on Jul 3rd, 2024 at 1:05pm:
New sling finished.

Full pouch, release knot mechanism, 76-77 cm long, 12-13 g.

I will probably be taking a slight break from braiding slings, but please do propose trades if your are interested and have something nice to offer.


I would like to trade one of my slings, If you are interested.



Hi hi

The sling in the last images is actually a custom one already spoken for for trade.
I would gladly make you a custom sling if you want.

I suggest you try out the button release mechanism. I'm really proud of it and I think it works great. I also have some beautiful buttons ready for use in a sling.

I'm also waiting for some beautiful multicoloured blue dyneema in 1.2 mm I ordered. I would like to make a sling out of that.
What sort of slings would you have to trade?


Title: Re: Interesting slings for trade
Post by ScantPalaver on Jul 6th, 2024 at 7:04pm

RhonanTennenbrook wrote on Jul 4th, 2024 at 11:17am:
Dude! If you want, I can send you a zip with loads of high resolution photos. I even got some good ones I haven't posted. Some even of the braiding process for the sling.

I'm also more than happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the slings. :)


Rhonan, I'm not sure if you've seen it, but I sent you a PM with a  few of my experiences trying to make a net sling.  I appreciate the offer of extra pictures and will happily take you up on that, as well as any input you have on the trickier parts like that start and end of the pouch.

Thank you!

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