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Reply #6960 - Aug 5th, 2021 at 2:36pm
 
Not a masterpiece nor perfect, but this is my first 16 strand round braid sling

First impressions of it; not truly outstanding. Not the design fault but my fault.  I could not get the braid tight enough
on the simple kumihimo disc I made. So the sling is rather sloppy and has oscillations and stretch.
Although I like the round braid design for cords, I think I prefer the other round braid (that
allows a potential core), paracord or that type of cord in case of synthetic, or 4 strand without a core in case of traditional, that I don't need a braiding disc for. So I am not sure I will
continue practicing this type of braid.
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Reply #6961 - Aug 5th, 2021 at 8:11pm
 
For a first try, I think that looks great! I still have yet to try a 16 strand braid with a core. ... no, that is a lie. I tried and gave up Smiley
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Reply #6962 - Aug 5th, 2021 at 11:07pm
 
Agreed.  Looks good.  With 16 strands I still just stick to a herringbone braid.
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Reply #6963 - Aug 7th, 2021 at 12:01pm
 
J wrote on Aug 4th, 2021 at 4:04am:
Hemp sling with a round braid, by hand

Great slings J! I particularly like the 4-strand one. How do you find it throws compared to your others?
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Reply #6964 - Aug 7th, 2021 at 4:51pm
 
iI's a real joy to sling with.  But durability would a problem with longterm usage. It would have to made with a more replaceable release system and wax coating.
To me it  gives less oscillations than a 2 or 3 ply cord of equal diameter therefor I like it better than those. The action is very smooth and feels efficient for a natural design.  I intend to make more natural fibre slings using this 4 strand braid instead of the flat braids or twisted cords.
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Reply #6965 - Aug 7th, 2021 at 6:49pm
 
Built for big rocks, it's got a 6.5" split and reinforced cords either side of the pouch for stability. I'm possibly going to add leather covering too for grip on smooth stones and protection. 37" length.
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Reply #6966 - Aug 8th, 2021 at 12:05am
 
"Magic Sisal"
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Reply #6967 - Aug 8th, 2021 at 12:11am
 
I would love to see a contemporary video of these slings being made. Especially that fiber Balearic since that's what I'm trying to make myself!
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Reply #6968 - Aug 8th, 2021 at 5:43am
 
SerKraus wrote on Aug 8th, 2021 at 12:11am:
I would love to see a contemporary video of these slings being made. Especially that fiber Balearic since that's what I'm trying to make myself!



Here is a tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO4ERyUXdYU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAllExyVw6I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LeMeThTR9Q
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Reply #6969 - Aug 8th, 2021 at 6:10pm
 
Thanks but as I said, contemporary. We have the tools to make newer videos that are clearer and higher-quality.
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Reply #6970 - Aug 9th, 2021 at 6:12am
 
A cup ''boat'' pouch- sling

Tried it out. It works, works, works, works, until... it bites, and it doesn't  Lips Sealed dangerous.
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Reply #6971 - Aug 9th, 2021 at 11:41am
 
My two new slings:

New medium balearic sling, 30" long made out of sisal, works great, nice compromise between the range of my long 40" sling and accuracy of my 18" slings. I haven't burned off those loose fibres yet.

The one bellow the sisal one is 20" short sling made out of black plastic fibres. I really like the modern tactical look combined with the ancient and primitive.
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Reply #6972 - Aug 9th, 2021 at 12:32pm
 
czechslinger1.0 wrote on Aug 9th, 2021 at 11:41am:
The one bellow the sisal one is 20" short sling made out of black plastic fibres. I really like the modern tactical look combined with the ancient and primitive.


I agree with that it looks very good.
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Reply #6973 - Aug 9th, 2021 at 12:46pm
 
Very nice. How much does the 30" weigh out of interest?
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Reply #6974 - Aug 9th, 2021 at 1:01pm
 
JudoP wrote on Aug 9th, 2021 at 12:46pm:
How much does the 30" weigh out of interest?


75g, it is very heavy sling
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