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Reply #6855 - Jun 12th, 2021 at 9:19am
 
Does this also count for slings with a fluffy cracker/brake but which don't have a tapered release cord?  Or only for tapered release cord slings?
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Reply #6856 - Jun 12th, 2021 at 10:21am
 
You have to try that.  Other factors also play a role.  For example ... How crazy is your shot.  Another observation.  If your sling is very long you don't need this brake.  A braking effect is already achieved through the length alone.
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Reply #6857 - Jun 12th, 2021 at 10:27am
 
About bending the line backwards. This also happen without a fluffy brake, correct? Due to the inertia of the release end?
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Reply #6858 - Jun 12th, 2021 at 11:03am
 
czechslinger1.0 wrote on Jun 12th, 2021 at 4:34am:
Nice, I love balearic slings, is it 40" folded or unfolded? That is a tight looking braid which is good.


40 folded.
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Reply #6859 - Jun 12th, 2021 at 1:43pm
 
This sling throws far. The length from extended arm to other shoulder with ~1.8 mm waxxed hemp cords. I can reach 200 meters with stones (flat ground, sea level), but only with my version of Greek style and a wide grip I can get the right angle for release due to the extreme thin cords

EDIT: Changed the release tab to a smaller double overhand knot. Gives a much better release.
The tab was way out of proportion in terms of weight compared to the release cord
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Reply #6860 - Jun 12th, 2021 at 2:58pm
 
Jaegoor wrote on Jun 12th, 2021 at 3:14am:
Albion I am impressed. Looks like Cordaillot. 😂 How did you do it? I like to shoot stones like the one in your picture with it. In fact, they can also be found in the original. And is it a slingshot for you? 🔝

It is made by weaving over toothpicks, and the warp is counter-propagating. I used a different weft for each side of the bed. I like how efficient the method is.
I like to sling 150g stones with it, but I am amazed that it can also throw up to ~250g as well without any real problems. The cords twisting during the throw just doesn't seem to be an issue. It is my favourite sling design.
The double finger-loop and replaceable cracker is working a treat as well.  Wink
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Reply #6861 - Jun 12th, 2021 at 5:05pm
 
You definitely succeeded.  I don't like weaving with chopsticks that much.  But that's such a personal thing.  I like shooting with this model too.  It's a simple design but very functional
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Reply #6862 - Jun 18th, 2021 at 9:49am
 
This is a sling I made from paracord using the tutorial for the tematl in the tutorial section four strand round braid the cords are pretty stiff I messed up and made the pouch kinda small
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Reply #6863 - Jun 18th, 2021 at 1:50pm
 
That looks good! Looks big enough for lead ammo at least Cheesy
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Reply #6864 - Jun 18th, 2021 at 2:19pm
 
just made this sling for target practice with tennis balls
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Reply #6865 - Jun 18th, 2021 at 2:40pm
 
MikeG - Did you use loose fibers or cords?  If cords, did you add more strands to fatten the sides of the pouch?
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Reply #6866 - Jun 19th, 2021 at 4:02am
 
Sir Missalot wrote on Jun 18th, 2021 at 2:40pm:
If cords, did you add more strands to fatten the sides of the pouch?


Yes i did
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Reply #6867 - Jun 21st, 2021 at 9:22pm
 
I made this out of jute kinda like a Balearic but messed up the pouch based on the only tutorial I found you apparently splice in more stuff after you start the split pouch  and I messed up the splice endings on the release cord the ends were poking out
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Reply #6868 - Jun 22nd, 2021 at 12:15pm
 
I think it's great looking sling! Yes you are supposed to splice in more strands after starting the split for it to be considered a "true balearic sling" by some standarts(beware that this standart is not universal). If you braid it tight enough you can just cut of the ends poking out, the tightness of the braid will hold it together.

I think you did very well and it looks like a pretty good balearic.
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Reply #6869 - Jun 22nd, 2021 at 12:30pm
 
czechslinger1.0 wrote on Jun 22nd, 2021 at 12:15pm:
I think it's great looking sling! Yes you are supposed to splice in more strands after starting the split for it to be considered a "true balearic sling" by some standarts(beware that this standart is not universal). If you braid it tight enough you can just cut of the ends poking out, the tightness of the braid will hold it together.

I think you did very well and it looks like a pretty good balearic.


Thanks gonna make another one with sisal and do it properly this time
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