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Reply #15 - Sep 12th, 2004 at 10:24pm
 
Looks good. How well do you like the wooden handles? Do you like them better than finger loop and why?
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Reply #16 - Sep 13th, 2004 at 5:05pm
 
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Thanks. Well I've always used a toggle on my slings. I've tried using a wrist strap years ago, but did not like it. The toggle works well for me, I get no finger strain using it. The toggles are 3/8" dowels and about 1 and 3/4" inch long. They cross my middle and ring finger in use. I haven't seen anyone else using them which suprises me abit seeing how easy they are to make and use.

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Reply #17 - Sep 13th, 2004 at 6:37pm
 
I think the dowel idea is super!   BUT I wasn't smart & coordinated enough to keep my middle fingers crooked around the dowel at the same time I released the knot with my forefinger and thumb.

I pitched the whole sling a couple times, so gave up on the dowel. Embarrassed

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Reply #18 - Sep 13th, 2004 at 9:43pm
 
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    I hear you, don't feel bad, most people throw the whole sling a time or two, but after that they are able to work it pretty well. We do alot more complex tasts everyday, (like driving for example), and it becomes second nature to us. My release technique is thumb only, the rest of the hand maintains the same position. Anyway it's cool that you have at least given it a try.

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Reply #19 - Sep 16th, 2004 at 4:20pm
 
I'll have to give the dowel idea a try next time I have to make a sling.
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Reply #20 - Sep 16th, 2004 at 4:26pm
 
In lieu of a concho style grip with relax trigger release.........using a 3/4 inch dowel with carved finger grips and leather thong release works well also as it is close to the style that many already use.
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Reply #21 - Sep 16th, 2004 at 8:38pm
 
The toggle has an advantage from an "OSHA" safety standpoint.   If the free end of your sling gets tangled in something bad, you can drop the toggle and get away.  A finger or wrist loop could drag you into the hazard.

A toggled sling is also probably faster to put into action.

Finally, the retained cord on a toggled sling is probably easier to keep in a set location.  It's pinched between two finger joints.  This should give more consistent slinging.

I think I'll try the toggle again & see if I can master it.

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Reply #22 - Sep 16th, 2004 at 9:21pm
 
yeah i might try it. All i would have to do is tighting the loop on the dowel. No big modifcatin to my sling
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Reply #23 - Sep 17th, 2004 at 4:46pm
 
mgreenfield & Gun

Good luck trying the toggle on your slings. Hope you like it. I think that you notice a marked difference in the amount of finger strain.

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Reply #24 - Sep 17th, 2004 at 5:53pm
 
MG......you now have me rather involuntarily envisioning Don Quixote attacking windmills with his sling....only to get one caught in it's blades and I watch him flailing around and around.....OSHA's never around when you need 'em!


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Reply #25 - Sep 18th, 2004 at 9:15pm
 
I got a toggle on the retained cord to work fine this time.  My toggles are 1.5" of 3/16" wood dowel.  I hold the toggle right at the base of my ring & bird fingers &  let the retained cord exit my hand between those fingers.   It may be giving me a little extra snap even.  No clue why this might be.   Thanx the suggestion again.  mgreenfield
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Reply #26 - Sep 18th, 2004 at 9:22pm
 
cool, I still haven't got a 3/8 dowel but know i see there is some extra range so i will get right on it.
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