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Reply #7590 - Oct 19th, 2023 at 9:08am
 
Looks great, JabezRiosDeSabato!
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Reply #7591 - Oct 21st, 2023 at 1:31am
 
Had some rope left over, made more slings out of this rope. here is a spread of all my slings so far. Intend to sell one or two and disseminate the art of slinging.
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Reply #7592 - Oct 21st, 2023 at 9:06am
 
Looking good!

How well do the spliced rope slings work? I have some polypropylene rope and I was contemplating if I should try to make one.
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Reply #7593 - Oct 21st, 2023 at 4:44pm
 
I show you some Balearic sling made by me. Many hours of work to make a unique artisan piece
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Reply #7594 - Oct 21st, 2023 at 4:50pm
 
Other one
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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #7595 - Oct 22nd, 2023 at 6:45pm
 
Eino wrote on Oct 21st, 2023 at 9:06am:
Looking good!

How well do the spliced rope slings work? I have some polypropylene rope and I was contemplating if I should try to make one.


They work quite well. I used some cheap Amazon Dyneema rope for it. At first, it is quite slippery, and rocks and whatnot may slip out easily, but after a good time slinging it starts to wear and it seems to grip better. The only precaution is that splicing it at first can be very aggravating.  Overall I do recommend it because of its simplicity.

Pros :
Easy to make
Fairly cheap
Quite durable (Dyneema is very strong)
Cons :
not fireproof
inferior to a Balearic sling made of the same material

Forever I will prefer the style of Balearic style but the style of the rope splicing is very simple and Objectively similar performance to Balearic. The Balearic preference is completely subjective to me.

if you want it to crack nice and loud you need to make a cracker to add on the end.
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Re: Pictures of Slings and Slinging
Reply #7596 - Oct 22nd, 2023 at 7:33pm
 
JabezRiosDeSabato wrote on Oct 22nd, 2023 at 6:45pm:
Eino wrote on Oct 21st, 2023 at 9:06am:
Looking good!

How well do the spliced rope slings work? I have some polypropylene rope and I was contemplating if I should try to make one.


They work quite well. I used some cheap Amazon Dyneema rope for it. At first, it is quite slippery, and rocks and whatnot may slip out easily, but after a good time slinging it starts to wear and it seems to grip better. The only precaution is that splicing it at first can be very aggravating.  Overall I do recommend it because of its simplicity.

Pros :
Easy to make
Fairly cheap
Quite durable (Dyneema is very strong)
Cons :
not fireproof
inferior to a Balearic sling made of the same material

Forever I will prefer the style of Balearic style but the style of the rope splicing is very simple and Objectively similar performance to Balearic. The Balearic preference is completely subjective to me.

if you want it to crack nice and loud you need to make a cracker to add on the end.


Addendum:

if you tie a cracker onto the end of the sling, try not to make it longer than 5 inches, or else it might complicate the release.
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Reply #7597 - Oct 23rd, 2023 at 10:34am
 
JabezRiosDeSabato wrote on Oct 22nd, 2023 at 6:45pm:
Overall I do recommend it because of its simplicity.

Thanks for the info! I think I'll make one sometime. Smiley

oscarluengosoria wrote on Oct 21st, 2023 at 4:44pm:
I show you some Balearic sling made by me. Many hours of work to make a unique artisan piece


Beautiful slings, oscar!
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Reply #7598 - Oct 23rd, 2023 at 4:51pm
 
A 24" sisal Balearic sling I made using the Archaic Arms tutorial.

This was my first time working with sisal and it was a fun project. The only way I strayed from the tutorial instructions was using twine instead of loose fiber (loose fiber braiding is still a bit intimidating to me but I'll give it a try one day haha). I soaked/dried the twine prior and I also loosened up the twine a bit by untwisting each piece before braiding with I believe helped make the sling come out cleaner.

Here’s a short video of the sling in action: https://youtu.be/6KFqpi9F_S4
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Reply #7599 - Oct 23rd, 2023 at 8:05pm
 
Looks great Andy! good work. Nice splice on the end too.
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Reply #7600 - Oct 23rd, 2023 at 8:06pm
 
Oscar, your slings are just works of art. I would be afraid to use one for fear of destroying part of it!
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Reply #7601 - Oct 23rd, 2023 at 9:26pm
 
Definitely some beautiful slings getting posted!  Smiley
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Reply #7602 - Oct 23rd, 2023 at 10:51pm
 
Great sling, AndyC! Smiley
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Reply #7603 - Oct 24th, 2023 at 3:54am
 
These balearic slings are so beautiful. Well done all.
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Reply #7604 - Oct 24th, 2023 at 4:54am
 
Morphy wrote on Oct 24th, 2023 at 3:54am:
These balearic slings are so beautiful. Well done all.


Indeed, loving the look of these balearic slings.
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