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Reply #6525 - Feb 25th, 2021 at 7:01pm
 
Hey everyone here's a split pouch paracord sling I made. I made a tutorial on how to make it if you want to try this design. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tXyXCEDDds
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Reply #6526 - Feb 25th, 2021 at 7:35pm
 
Nice work- and welcome to the forum!
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Reply #6527 - Feb 25th, 2021 at 8:49pm
 
Road Dog wrote on Feb 25th, 2021 at 7:01pm:
Hey everyone here's a split pouch paracord sling I made. I made a tutorial on how to make it if you want to try this design. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tXyXCEDDds


Great first post! Welcome! Have you tried it out yet?
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Reply #6528 - Feb 25th, 2021 at 10:38pm
 
Morphy wrote on Feb 25th, 2021 at 8:49pm:
Road Dog wrote on Feb 25th, 2021 at 7:01pm:
Hey everyone here's a split pouch paracord sling I made. I made a tutorial on how to make it if you want to try this design. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tXyXCEDDds


Great first post! Welcome! Have you tried it out yet?


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Reply #6529 - Feb 26th, 2021 at 2:28am
 
Oxnate wrote on Feb 25th, 2021 at 10:38pm:
Morphy wrote on Feb 25th, 2021 at 8:49pm:
Road Dog wrote on Feb 25th, 2021 at 7:01pm:
Hey everyone here's a split pouch paracord sling I made. I made a tutorial on how to make it if you want to try this design. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tXyXCEDDds


Great first post! Welcome! Have you tried it out yet?


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Yea, true. Guess I missed that one. Thanks for the heads up Oxnate.

Yea, anyways,  I look forward to watching the video. Sorry, Road Dog, been a bit busy, didnt have time to watch it just yet.  Looks great though.  Wink
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Reply #6530 - Feb 26th, 2021 at 3:40am
 
Welcome! Great sling and tutorial. How long have you been slinging?
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Reply #6531 - Feb 26th, 2021 at 6:07am
 
Finally finished my pita fibre sling from fibres sent over by Luis. I went for a hot pink dog poop bag tail Cheesy It's not the cleanest and there's definitely things I learnt along the way for next time, but I'm fairly happy with how it turned out.
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Reply #6532 - Feb 26th, 2021 at 4:18pm
 
Kick wrote on Feb 26th, 2021 at 6:07am:
Finally finished my pita fibre sling from fibres sent over by Luis. I went for a hot pink dog poop bag tail Cheesy It's not the cleanest and there's definitely things I learnt along the way for next time, but I'm fairly happy with how it turned out.


Way better than I wouldve done. I still have not tried a twisted raw fiber sling. As far as I’m concerned PITA stands for Pain in the Ass lol. God bless you guys that can make those work lol.
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Reply #6533 - Feb 26th, 2021 at 9:43pm
 
@Kick That looks good! The pouch in particular is really even. I can't seem to keep mine even, I'll do it for a few inches, but then when I need to splice in more fibers, it always makes the braid have a bump from the sudden increase in width. I'm not sure the trick to make it even. AlbionSlinger and JudoP both seem to have it figured out, but I haven't yet.  Each sling I make looks better than the last, but nothing like those two's slings.  I like the tassel on the end. I've tried doing it, but can't seem to make the final knot stay in place.
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Reply #6534 - Feb 28th, 2021 at 5:06am
 
Update on the netted sisal sling. I have thrown more with it and I can say its use is not limited to only perfect ammo.
I think this is one of my new favorite designs, because its traditional, compact, natural, light and simple. I put it on a better scale. The sling only weighs 11 grams. Yet 200 gram rocks are a joy to use with it, the sling feels very efficient, and with some care I can even use a rotor style and 200 gram rocks without problems, even though the sling is light and thin. The increased efficency over a 50-100 gram heavy sling is very noticeable. This means I can sling the same rock as fast as a heavier sling of the same length, but with less effort, less effort means a more controllable and accurate swing to me.

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Reply #6535 - Feb 28th, 2021 at 9:13am
 
A  playful variation on my standard asymmetric sling.  The main differences are:

1. Stitched boot leather from my old cowboy boots. I reinforced the stitching with leather glue, but I don’t know how the “Frankenstein” leather will hold up at the seams yet.

2. Double finger loops.

3. Tabbed release.
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Reply #6536 - Feb 28th, 2021 at 12:19pm
 
@NOOC How does it feel? any different during use?

@J I like the simplicity of your netting method. I started making a netted sling, but it looked terrible and was getting too complicated. Yours is great. Simple and effective.
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Reply #6537 - Feb 28th, 2021 at 4:11pm
 
It was just made in a pinch. I have been trying to figure out how that Mexican made that netted sling in that Discovery episode where he slung a clay ball at a dolls head and I can't seem to figure it out. They say they made their example in only 30 minutes. He seemed to use twisted cords as well and maguay fibres, or something like that, which is similar to sisal, and a series of netting knots. But whenever I use netting knots and natural fibres, it gets too bulky. I tried all kinds of ways. The splicing method seems to work if I take care to splice it properly. The end result seems to be the same. A very light and simple sling from raw material. I got another coming from self harvested Yucca. It's a natural design that should rival paracord for its efficency I think. When you reverse twist the sisal cords as tight as you can its actually quite stiff for its meager width.

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Reply #6538 - Feb 28th, 2021 at 4:59pm
 
@IG I gave only taken a few shots with it so far. The cord length is slightly different than I am used to because of the way the tab and finger loops are tied off, so the timing is slightly different for sure. The boot leather is stiffer and heavier than my normal upholstery-grade leather, and the seam down the middle may affect retention because of the raised leather where the pieces overlap.

All in all, it throws very similar to my other slings. I can’t tell you whether the double finger loops or tab make any difference at all yet.

As far as my visceral response to throwing with a Franken-leather boot sling... I really like it a lot. I think that’s mostly because it reminds me of Morphy’s boots Grin
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Reply #6539 - Feb 28th, 2021 at 10:23pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Feb 28th, 2021 at 4:59pm:
As far as my visceral response to throwing with a Franken-leather boot sling... I really like it a lot. I think that’s mostly because it reminds me of Morphy’s boots


I literally thought that was the reason you made it.

@J That is funny, I watched that documentary and was trying to make a netted sling for the same reason, that they said it only took 30 minutes. They said it was just simple knots, so I'm assuming they already had the string/twine made.  I'm looking forward to your new design.
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