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Reply #7710 - Feb 17th, 2024 at 3:47pm
 
Lewis, you're becoming unhinged!! lol

That one looks amazing. I like the transitions on the release cord.
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Reply #7711 - Feb 19th, 2024 at 3:30pm
 
IronGoober wrote on Feb 17th, 2024 at 3:47pm:
Lewis, you're becoming unhinged!! lol

That one looks amazing. I like the transitions on the release cord.

It's not as tedious as it looks. Either that, or I've become more patient. It's the first time trying the high strand count that Jaegoor does. It didn't come out as thick as I wanted, so I'll have to try again.
Yes it transitions to a 4-strand round braid, which makes it rotate better, amongst other reasons.
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Reply #7712 - Feb 19th, 2024 at 5:23pm
 
It takes a lot of experience for this. Looks very successful. Really good job.
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Reply #7713 - Feb 21st, 2024 at 3:00am
 
Best handling sling I’ve ever used in this weight class.

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Twisted and tapered dyneema.
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Reply #7714 - Feb 21st, 2024 at 8:54pm
 
Twisted cord....
I'm betting in another year or two we see a braid.  Wink

That looks sweet brother! Thumbs Up
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Reply #7715 - Feb 22nd, 2024 at 12:46am
 
Hi everyone, first time poster and pretty new to slinging overall. Got into it a few months ago, lately I've been trying my hand at crafting some of my own. This aint the first one I've made, but it is the first one that's got that special sauce. It just feels good to throw with, and I'm miles more accurate with it than some of the others. It's a fairly run of the mill polyprop strap and paracord job, coming in at just over 24". I guess the only somewhat unique additions are that I bind the straps together with constrictor knots to help them hold more of a cupped shape, and I favor a ball end retention toggle (taken from a bungee strap) over a finger loop.

Got some more unorthodox designs I'm itching to try out, so hopefully more pics will be forthcoming!
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Reply #7716 - Feb 23rd, 2024 at 10:46pm
 
Welcome!

The sling design might be "run of the mill".  But it's also one of general designs that could be called simple elegance.  Basic, but very effective!

Do you hold the retention ball between the middle and ring finger?

Can't wait to see your other design ideas! Thumbs Up
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Reply #7717 - Feb 23rd, 2024 at 11:23pm
 
Bike tyre pouch

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Reply #7718 - Feb 23rd, 2024 at 11:54pm
 
Nice!  Once you've had a chance to use it a bit, you need to bump this topic back to the top with your thoughts, https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1698337545.  Or is this something different with the tire vs. the tube?
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Reply #7719 - Feb 24th, 2024 at 5:40am
 
Spamming them out .
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Reply #7720 - Feb 24th, 2024 at 1:52pm
 
Nice slings, Wide Right and Mersa!
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Reply #7721 - Feb 27th, 2024 at 8:49am
 
Another upgrade
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Reply #7722 - Feb 27th, 2024 at 4:05pm
 
Some very lovely slings folks ! Smiley
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Reply #7723 - Feb 27th, 2024 at 5:28pm
 
Eino wrote on Feb 24th, 2024 at 1:52pm:
Nice slings, Wide Right and Mersa!


Thanks!

joe_meadmaker wrote on Feb 23rd, 2024 at 10:46pm:
Welcome!

The sling design might be "run of the mill".  But it's also one of general designs that could be called simple elegance.  Basic, but very effective!

Do you hold the retention ball between the middle and ring finger?

Can't wait to see your other design ideas! Thumbs Up


Yup! Hold it in my palm with the cord between the middle and ring fingers. The retention cord terminates in a simple overhand knot that sits on a small rounded washer which then sits inside the ball. This also adds the little quirk/feature that the entire retention cord has the ability to spin freely on its own axis. I like to think this leads to a cleaner release, but in truth I'm not sure if it actually makes a difference there. Don't  seem to hurt at any rate. It does make it a bit easier to align the pouch right when first picking up the sling, unlike finger loops where sometimes you put them on backwards and have to take em off and flip em, with this you can just spin the whole thing til it lines up properly.

I find the ball toggle works best on short to medium length slings and with a Byzantine-esque throw, which is what I normally do. I add a little backwards windup first--basically pendulum swinging the sling out behind me, before transitioning into a single overhead rotation that releases in a high sidearm. I'm much more accurate doing this the toggle ball than with anything else, but this throw doesn't work as well for me with longer slings. When using a longer sling (say 30 inches or more) I usually do more of a Ballearic type throw with a few pre-rotations, and for that I like a classic single finger loop.

Here's a much better pic of the toggle ball sling, along with an absolutely gorgeous 35" paracord beauty I just got from David The Shepherd!
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Reply #7724 - Feb 28th, 2024 at 5:36am
 
This is the legacy of my ancestors.  And I make these slings to order
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