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Reply #6990 - Aug 15th, 2021 at 4:17pm
 
Nice slings

Merddyn wrote on 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.


the Y-sling, at least mine, dumps whatever I've loaded into the pouch almost immediately through the split, as I let go of the release trigger. No matter the orientation of the cords, it's equal in all directions. So it never fouls as a result of cord interference.

It's the sling reduced to its most basic form. This one doesn't provide real noteworthy spin action on the projectile. So it's really a simple form of slinging. It gives a very direct throw. The powerstroke is optimal. No need to release early to compensate for any release friction really

It'll sling just about anything just like one can load anything in a smoothbore gun barrel and shoot it. But don't expect a bullet like spin. More like a tumble-spin.
I am restarting to think that it is beneficial for short distance target throwing, lets say 30 meters, maybe 50 meters, and that's where it would really shine in my opinion and actually feels like cheating compared to a regular sling. Only on longer distances I really notice the lack of spiral spin on the projectile, cuts on the range and accuracy of flight path. Due to the lack of stabilizing spin I don't recommend light rocks with this sling. They are more easily beaten off course by the wind. Go 150 g or heavier.
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Reply #6991 - Aug 16th, 2021 at 11:40am
 
short 14 strand balearic
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Reply #6992 - Aug 17th, 2021 at 6:47am
 
Hey there Rockers,
Just thought Id share a pic of a very well used favourite
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Reply #6993 - Aug 17th, 2021 at 7:01am
 
Al Paca wrote on Aug 17th, 2021 at 6:47am:
Hey there Rockers,
Just thought Id share a pic of a very well used favourite

Smooth. Like it!
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Reply #6994 - Aug 17th, 2021 at 8:18am
 
Love it Al Paca. Thats a very well made sling.
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Reply #6995 - Aug 20th, 2021 at 11:07am
 
Al Paca wrote on Aug 17th, 2021 at 6:47am:
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Just thought Id share a pic of a very well used favourite


that looks amazing
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Reply #6996 - Aug 20th, 2021 at 12:32pm
 
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Reply #6997 - Aug 20th, 2021 at 1:13pm
 
J wrote on Aug 20th, 2021 at 12:32pm:
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how does it work ?
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Reply #6998 - Aug 20th, 2021 at 1:44pm
 
it has various names on this site, captive release sling, Y-sling, T-sling, with the letter corresponding to the shape of the pouch. I didn't invent it.
The release cord is captive, meaning it's secured to the retention cord and only drops a few inches on release allowing the ammo to pass out of the sling.
left: sling with projectile loaded
right: sling in released state
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Reply #6999 - Aug 21st, 2021 at 8:12am
 
Made a smiling sling from plastic cord (works very well)
its about 20" wich is the ideal lenght for target shooting (at least for me)
I only had blue string, but will try to get some orange string too (makes it look better)
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Reply #7000 - Aug 21st, 2021 at 8:17am
 
I prefer a flat braid, but the original is a 4 strand round braid (mine is 16 strand at the start, 28 at the pouch,16 after the pouch and 9 at the end)
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Reply #7001 - Aug 21st, 2021 at 8:21am
 
works well with tennis balls, but i didnt test it with stones
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Reply #7002 - Aug 21st, 2021 at 9:26am
 
did some more testing:
the sling works well with all kinds of ammo and is very consistent. It is completely silent. the weight of the sling is 12 gramms.

i think this will be my new edc
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Reply #7003 - Aug 21st, 2021 at 12:53pm
 
Nice MikeG! I also made a smiling sling once, mine was more accurate to the original as it was made of paracord with that four strand round braid, double fingerloop and the pouch being woven split pouch and not braided then a big knot with whipcracker. That sling worked very well but I found my standart balearics to crack louder and work better when not using bad stones. Also the fact that practical paracord smiling slings are so heavy made it not very good for distance slinging. But I want to try to make it out of my standart sisal twine I use for balearics, I think that yould make an interesting sling.


J I tried lots of different styles of sling but never tried the y-pouch. You motivate me to try it on my next leather and paracord sling once I get some leather so I can make the y-pouch. I never really cared for them seeing them as more of a novelty sling but now I really want to try it as it seems that my idea of them was wrong.
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Reply #7004 - Aug 23rd, 2021 at 1:41pm
 
woven split pouch
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