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Reply #6975 - Aug 9th, 2021 at 2:05pm
 
My usual set of slings I practice with now:
18" short sling
30" medium sling
40" long sling

All three balearic slings
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Reply #6976 - Aug 9th, 2021 at 4:03pm
 
Good craftmanship Czechslinger & Albion.


Here's a shitty pic of a new sling I just finished today in a short time. It's not a high quality fabrication as it is made from scraps.
But, of all natural slings i've made so far, this is the new favorite. While I love hemp for its supple ad soft feel, sisal is probably better in real world conditions.  As it doesn't require wax & its more easily repaired.
Of all fibres it resists abrasion just so well in comparison.

There's another great benefit. Sisal allows me to use a smooth release cord, even as thin as this. It grips so immensely well.

So this sling is made from loose fibres. 4 strand round braid, 30''. The connection to the leather pouch is tight. There's no movement there. That's important in my view. I'd like to think this type of model sling was popular back in the days. While simple it's definitely a high performer. At the least, it will rival any synthetic poly cord sling.  It only weights 20 grams, it's just heavy enough to dry fire. With a sling like this I could definitely reason leaving my poly-cord slings in the closet.  I like that.
The leather is just so slightly cupped due having wrapped it around a ball while wet. This is better than the ''boat pouch'' for sure.


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Reply #6977 - Aug 11th, 2021 at 5:41pm
 
Czech, did you make those? They are very nice by the way. I like that you have three lengths of the same design.

J, while it may appear simple theres something nice about cords made from loose fiber. Not sure why but definitely looks nicer to me overall. How thick/stiff is the leather?
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Reply #6978 - Aug 12th, 2021 at 3:48am
 
It has just the right stiffness / pliability that I seek for this sling, the thickness is about 2.5 mm
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Reply #6979 - Aug 12th, 2021 at 9:02am
 
put a leather pouch and a cracker on my balearic sling
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Reply #6980 - Aug 12th, 2021 at 7:28pm
 
MikeG wrote on Aug 12th, 2021 at 9:02am:
put a leather pouch and a cracker on my balearic sling


That, my good man, is an Apache. Welcome to the dark side.  Wink
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Reply #6981 - Aug 12th, 2021 at 7:49pm
 
Morphy wrote on Aug 11th, 2021 at 5:41pm:
Czech, did you make those? They are very nice by the way. I like that you have three lengths of the same design.


Thanks! I always make my slings myself. Only sling in my collection not made by me is the sith sling from dork
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Reply #6982 - Aug 13th, 2021 at 6:27am
 
Morphy wrote on Aug 12th, 2021 at 7:28pm:
MikeG wrote on Aug 12th, 2021 at 9:02am:
put a leather pouch and a cracker on my balearic sling


That, my good man, is an Apache. Welcome to the dark side.  Wink


it was a balearic before, but it wasnt good for tennis balls, thats why i put the pouch on it (the dark side shoots very well  Grin )
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Reply #6983 - Aug 13th, 2021 at 4:15pm
 
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Reply #6984 - Aug 15th, 2021 at 4:43am
 
This sling is ideal for handgrenades, which are much more effective for hunting fish than lead glandes
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Reply #6985 - Aug 15th, 2021 at 3:12pm
 
can you throw rough/jagged stones with a Y-sling? or do they need to be smooth to prevent catching?
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Reply #6986 - Aug 15th, 2021 at 3:42pm
 
yes, in my opinion it's ideal for bad rocks
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Reply #6987 - Aug 15th, 2021 at 3:47pm
 
this is my current main sling, of somewhat recent vintage.
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Reply #6988 - Aug 15th, 2021 at 3:50pm
 
J wrote on Aug 15th, 2021 at 3:42pm:
yes, in my opinion it's ideal for bad rocks

huh. not what I was expecting. I was imagining putting them in sort of behind the two cords, which in retrospect makes no sense.
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Reply #6989 - Aug 15th, 2021 at 3:59pm
 
crazy long sling, for pirouette slinging. still haven't really got the hang of it
I just spliced some more length into this one, bringing it from 54" to 68". haven't used it at this length yet.
The cords are a 4-strand round braid of heavy waxed thread.
it's tedious, but it resists twisting quite well for how thin it is.
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