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Mar 9th, 2004 at 7:00pm
 
Has anyone here read the book The Sling: for sport and survival by Cliff Savage?

I am curious about the terms he uses ("socket". "hurler" etc) as well as his identity of course.

Also I find interesting that his sling design features a cut-out diamond in the center.

Any thoughts?

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Reply #1 - Mar 10th, 2004 at 1:18am
 
I've got the book. It is very general and covers the basic info about slings. It's printed in black and white with line drawings. I can't remember how much I paid for it.
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Reply #2 - Mar 10th, 2004 at 12:41pm
 
I got mine through Paladin Press; I think it's the only book on slinging alone, 64 pages BTW.
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Reply #3 - Mar 10th, 2004 at 2:07pm
 
Douglas,

I also have a copy of the book.  I have used slings with a diamond cut-out in the center for years.  I saw that pattern originally in a book on outdoor skills by Clyde Ormond.  Like a slit, the diamond can help the sling to conform around the rock to some degree.

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Reply #4 - Mar 12th, 2004 at 1:46pm
 
I made a sling like that once. The opening was too large.  Embarrassed The little stone fell straight through the hole when I started the windup.  Undecided
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Reply #5 - Mar 12th, 2004 at 3:52pm
 
Hey Douglas,

I picked up my copy about two weeks ago.  Its not bad overall.  I am going to try and make a tree mold like the one illustrated on page 65.  Like Scott pointed out the diamond is to help the leather form to the ammo.  If you would like I have an article on slings from a magazine named The Backwoodsman  I would be happy to scan a copy and email it to you.  It shows mostly the diamond cutout and has a nice explanation of the design.
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Reply #6 - Mar 13th, 2004 at 2:46am
 
hey.. I also want to see it .

Can you please send it to the forum too?
.. if itīs allowed  Wink

//Ulrica.. who also want that book Wink
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Reply #7 - Mar 13th, 2004 at 2:31pm
 
I wonder what the origin of this diamond cut-out is.

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Hey Douglas,

I picked up my copy about two weeks ago.  Its not bad overall.  I am going to try and make a tree mold like the one illustrated on page 65.  Like Scott pointed out the diamond is to help the leather form to the ammo.  If you would like I have an article on slings from a magazine named The Backwoodsman  I would be happy to scan a copy and email it to you.  It shows mostly the diamond cutout and has a nice explanation of the design.

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