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Reply #6570 - Mar 6th, 2021 at 9:25am
 
Just to give an idea how stiff Luis' short Balaeric sling is here up north with 5C, and thats a 440g rock for size comparison
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Reply #6571 - Mar 6th, 2021 at 9:28am
 
Is that yours?
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Reply #6572 - Mar 6th, 2021 at 9:29am
 
I bought it from him
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Reply #6573 - Mar 6th, 2021 at 9:31am
 
J wrote on Mar 6th, 2021 at 9:29am:
I bought it from him


Lucky man. Bet that works great.  Cheesy Shocked
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Reply #6574 - Mar 6th, 2021 at 9:32am
 
It's a disaster with tennisballs when its so stiff. But there's hardly any twist in the cords when you rotor a 400g rock. It's fun
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Reply #6575 - Mar 6th, 2021 at 1:50pm
 
Wow that is very stiff! the one I got from him is very supple and not at all rigid. I think he must of worked the fibre wet or soaked the sling afterwards.
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Reply #6576 - Mar 6th, 2021 at 2:54pm
 
I think the temperature difference causes it somewhat. I bought it in the summer. It gets pretty hot there where he lives I think. Now it's winter here, the fibres contract. If I keep it inside the house for a few days it becomes a lot more supple. Normally my slings are in the shack.
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Reply #6577 - Mar 7th, 2021 at 12:33pm
 
J wrote on Mar 6th, 2021 at 9:25am:
Just to give an idea how stiff Luis' short Balaeric sling is here up north with 5C, and thats a 440g rock for size comparison


I am waiting for mine to arrive. It's been five days but it's felt like an eternity. I'm keeping it a secret until it arrives. Nobody in my household knows!  Grin
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Reply #6578 - Mar 7th, 2021 at 3:09pm
 
These Slinge i made are awesome.
Middle one 20 g Outer one 40g
70cm
Perfect fit 80-130gr rocks very stable and responsive
Tight 3 strand flatbraid, polyester, 2 finger-fingerloop, smooth release cords
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Reply #6579 - Mar 7th, 2021 at 4:08pm
 
SerKraus wrote on Mar 7th, 2021 at 12:33pm:
J wrote on Mar 6th, 2021 at 9:25am:
Just to give an idea how stiff Luis' short Balaeric sling is here up north with 5C, and thats a 440g rock for size comparison


I am waiting for mine to arrive. It's been five days but it's felt like an eternity.   Grin


LOL man do I know that feeling well!
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Reply #6580 - Mar 7th, 2021 at 7:29pm
 
That's really quite remarkable stiffness. Did you break it in thoroughly as it could gain a bit more pliability over time?

I wonder if it's a humidity/temperature differential rather than absolute that causes this?

For example if it's braided in the summer on Menorca then is transported to a relatively cold, humid northern European country the braid swells and stiffens up. However, if it was braided in said cold/humid country in the first place there wouldn't be any additional swelling.

All my fibre slings have been braided in the UK and I've not seen any different behaviour using them on the balearics. Though it would be a lie to say that I was really trying to detect any change!
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Reply #6581 - Mar 8th, 2021 at 9:10am
 
It's becomes very pliable when I take it inside a warm house for a few days.
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Reply #6582 - Mar 8th, 2021 at 1:42pm
 
Morphy wrote on Mar 3rd, 2021 at 4:09pm:
czechslinger1.0 wrote on Mar 3rd, 2021 at 1:23pm:
xud9a - call me zud 👍 wrote on Mar 3rd, 2021 at 9:28am:
Way better than my early tries  🍌👍

Same for me, those are really nice slings




And here is what my new balearic sling did to 1,5cm particle board:


Damn that must be a heavy sling...shattered that board on impact.


HMG-yes that is now your new nickname from me- very nice work. How do you like the skinny split pouches? Ive never quite got the knack for them but some people are deadly using them. We had a member that was here for years, really a staple of this forum for a long time whose name was Dan. He loved those skinny splits. Skinny tarred bankline if I remember correctly. He was quite good with them.

It was mostly trial and error. These were some of my prototypes. My final design - of which the only two in existence have been given to my friends - has a far thicker pouch.

I think on the next sling I make I'm going to try splicing material in before the pouch to try and flesh it out.

As for shooting them, I have had trouble with lighter stones; they seem just to fall out. Heavier stones however, just like tennis balls, seem to fit the pouch size and traction far better.
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Reply #6583 - Mar 8th, 2021 at 1:45pm
 
J wrote on Mar 6th, 2021 at 9:25am:
Just to give an idea how stiff Luis' short Balaeric sling is here up north with 5C, and thats a 440g rock for size comparison


Other than being free from twisting lines, is there any other benefit to using stiffer slings? I have only ever used paracord and lighter jute slings so I'm fairly curios. 
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Reply #6584 - Mar 8th, 2021 at 2:44pm
 
I had some cleaner releases with stiffer slings, but that is highly individual. Also i found it easier to control pouch orientation. I would recommend experimenting on your own and finding what suits you. Everyone likes their slings a bit different.
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