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Reply #6360 - Jan 17th, 2021 at 4:07pm
 
Wish I still had that orange one. It was an outstanding piece for me
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Reply #6361 - Jan 17th, 2021 at 7:08pm
 
Love that orange one. Very nice.
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Reply #6362 - Jan 18th, 2021 at 9:16am
 
Ya I really gotta make another one!
Ugh discipline lol
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Reply #6363 - Jan 18th, 2021 at 2:45pm
 
Another made-of-1-single-cord paracord sling design, below the previous design. This has a wider pouch
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Reply #6364 - Jan 18th, 2021 at 3:21pm
 
Many different widths and configurations are possible, for example here is a pouch optimized for lead projectiles , marbles or golf balls, clay or small smooth stones up to 100 g
It can be assembled and dissassembled from a piece of cord in less than 10 minutes
much better than a plain noodle.
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Reply #6365 - Jan 18th, 2021 at 4:37pm
 
You can also just make this deisign in into a standalone pouch. I used natural cordage here.
The advantage of a standalone pouch is that if the release cord wears out, you can twist or braid in a new one.
I will show that in a few minutes
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Reply #6366 - Jan 18th, 2021 at 5:23pm
 
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Reply #6367 - Jan 19th, 2021 at 6:15am
 
Nice, I love the glande too,!
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Reply #6368 - Jan 20th, 2021 at 9:36am
 
Ok Jaegoor, Im going to try your way. 10cm down, and a long way to go! I might be finished some time in the year 2023.
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Reply #6369 - Jan 20th, 2021 at 11:01am
 
24'' manila apache sling.

The manila fibre was soaked/disassembled from rope, braided dry then the finished sling was soaked and dried under tension, which is my standard process for sisal fibre slings.

Compared to the sisal the soaking/drying under tension of the final sling has had a smaller, but still noticeable effect. The sling is more pliable and 'flowy' than before the process, but to a lesser extent than sisal is when treated the same way. I honestly don't know whether flowy or more stiff is better in a sling. I feel stiff may have better safety with large irregular ammo, and may be more responsive to pouch angle, but flowy feels really nice, maybe it is better with lighter ammo.
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Reply #6370 - Jan 20th, 2021 at 2:41pm
 
You're gonna have too many to know what to do with soon. Do you twist the fibers in the same direction?

I was confused looking in detail at some balearic slings, it seems like the fiber is always twisted clockwise and counterclockwise on either side of the braid, which means that each strand would have alternating twists... When I tried that, it didn't work. I had to keep the same direction of twist.
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Reply #6371 - Jan 20th, 2021 at 3:30pm
 
J, I really like the concept of a 1 strand sling, and you have made some nice designs. I think that one with the short, wide pouch would look great made from loose fibre. Also an interesting concept having a pouch separate from the cords.

NooneofConsequence, that looks like a good start! What material are you using?

Judo, that is a very nice looking sling! What do you use for the cracker?
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Reply #6372 - Jan 20th, 2021 at 3:35pm
 
IronGoober wrote on Jan 20th, 2021 at 2:41pm:
You're gonna have too many to know what to do with soon. Do you twist the fibers in the same direction?

I was confused looking in detail at some balearic slings, it seems like the fiber is always twisted clockwise and counterclockwise on either side of the braid, which means that each strand would have alternating twists... When I tried that, it didn't work. I had to keep the same direction of twist.


Oh I reached the point of having too many slings a looong time ago Tongue

The twist always goes in the opposite direction to the braid as it comes across. This way the fibres always line up lengthwise down the cord.

Each strand does indeed have alternating twist direction as it moves from left to right and back. When braiding a strand over from right to left it has an s-twist, and when going left over to the right it has a z-twist.

http://www.nordicneedle.net/guides/stitching-materials-guides/threads/s-vs-z-twi...
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Reply #6373 - Jan 20th, 2021 at 7:02pm
 
Albion Slinger wrote on Jan 20th, 2021 at 3:30pm:
Judo, that is a very nice looking sling! What do you use for the cracker?


Thankyou  Smiley
Dyneema fibre, though it's probably overkill for this. The release cord is barely tapered so I'm not expecting much on the cracking front. Still it's the second time using this material in the cracker and I want to practice braiding it in.
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Reply #6374 - Jan 20th, 2021 at 7:14pm
 
Quite an experimental one for me. I bought some backpack strap (polypropylene) and wanted to make a sling with it. Aiming for a lightweight all weather sling. The disadvantages are the strap material is quite slippery, and doesn't like being cut (all the weave/weft just slides out if you cut it, and lighter sealing is broken by flexing the edge).

I used an aussie pouch with a short extra piece stitched in between which is then connected to the cords. Because of the width of the strap I chose to use doubled paracord to whip on to (helps reinforce pouch stability in any case). The cords are bound on with artificial sinew and measure about 35''.

I've finally had a go at the double finger loop I hear many on here rave about and so far really like the feel of it. It's quite versatile like this, it naturally synches tight on the fingers, you can also use a single finger in the middle bit and it will simply wrap around also synching around the finger as you pull. If anyone wants to do this fingerloop it's really easy to remember because the fancy bit is just an overhand knot but not tightened.

Also added a kevlar cracker, have to see how much of a crack I can get out of paracord!
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