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nwmanitou
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Decorating Slings
Dec 8th, 2010 at 10:26pm
 
I haven't posted for a looooong while, but I figured I'd share. I'm slowly trying to add more aesthetic appeal to my slings. I'm experimenting using bone and horn beads for the release. Slings are such simple and elegant devices I find it a bit of a challenge to embellish them without hurting their performance. Eventually I might try making one completely out of natural materials, or perhaps tool a design on the leather pouch. Hmm... a braided deer skin sling with an antler bead for the release...

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Re: Decorating Slings
Reply #1 - Dec 8th, 2010 at 10:50pm
 
"It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic,
Of all things physical and metaphysical,
Of all things human and all things super-human,
Of all true manifestations of the head,
Of the heart, of the soul,
That the life is recognizable in its expression,
That form ever follows function. This is the law."
-Louis Sullivan

If it works then it is beautiful already. if you can tell what it should do by looking at it, it is beautiful. Wink
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Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Re: Decorating Slings
Reply #2 - Dec 8th, 2010 at 11:14pm
 
There is beauty in simplicity and that sling definitely falls into that category for me.
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Reply #3 - Dec 9th, 2010 at 8:36am
 
Very nice, nwmanitou!  So the beads and leather wrapping don't affect the function at all?
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Reply #4 - Dec 9th, 2010 at 12:28pm
 
Not that I can tell. I've used slings like this one, however wtih a leather tab instead of beads, for over a decade.
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Re: Decorating Slings
Reply #5 - Dec 9th, 2010 at 12:36pm
 
Hi, nwmanitou;
     Good to see you again.  Taking time to make your slings look better shows that you take pride in your work.  Personally, I like the extra touches. 
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Reply #6 - Dec 9th, 2010 at 3:08pm
 
The good thing about braided slings is that you can make them look good simply by using colored yarn.
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Reply #7 - Dec 9th, 2010 at 3:41pm
 
i love added touches to slings probably because i'm a newb ans it makes no difference to my distance or aim (their always abysmal :p)
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I bet i can sling faster than you run Wink
 
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