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Acho' Atupat Chamorro Sling (Guam) (Read 72984 times)
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Reply #45 - Oct 19th, 2012 at 3:37pm
 
If you're starting in the middle with the pouch then half the battle is already won.

I hope you post some pictures.
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Reply #46 - Oct 19th, 2012 at 4:10pm
 
Yes, the battle is won.  The thing behaved suspiciously like a tangle some times while i made the pouch (15 cords of 6 meter# lenght, clingy jute, pull one and all follow along Cheesy), but now I`m ready to taper the cords and I have full control.

(# I should have cut them 4 meters, they dont double as if a standard split pouch Cheesy)

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Reply #47 - Oct 21st, 2012 at 4:56am
 
My new Acho`Atupat is ready.  45", 5 strand braid, jute.  I had to test fire it at 40 meters, short for this kind of sling.  Oblong stones weighting apprx 230 gram/8 ounce is great ammo for this one, I`d like to try real biconical ammo, that has to be absolutely devastating.  
I don`t think testing it with "underpowered" ammo like tennis balls will be worth the bother, this is a weapon made for war Smiley
I used mostly figure8 though the sling is quite long, that always sendt the ammo out spinning with the pointiest end first.  
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Reply #48 - Oct 21st, 2012 at 4:59am
 
...closer...
I went searching for suitable ammo for it yesterday so I had ammo for it when it was finnished, fortunately I found a few.
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Reply #49 - Oct 21st, 2012 at 5:03am
 
Here it is along with my first Chamorro sling on it`s left side and a genuine Picaru on it`s right.  It obviously help having something to look at when figuring out this kind of sling.
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Reply #50 - Oct 21st, 2012 at 1:16pm
 
Beautiful work timann!
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Reply #51 - Oct 23rd, 2012 at 12:03pm
 
Every time I build a sling I learn something new that is then applied into the next sling. A recent and important evolution for this weapon system, and it is a weapon not a toy is that the Chamorro warrior called the weapon Acho'Atupat. The sling AND stone. The shaped stone without the sling is just a stone and the braided or twisted sling without the stone is just a short fiber rope.  

Stones were carefully crafted and varied in size but overall the sling and stone are best as a matched set. The sling is built around the stone.

I am working on tutorials and they will reside here http://itanohu.blogspot.com/ where I have control of access and content.
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Reply #52 - Oct 27th, 2012 at 10:35pm
 
Netted pouch.

This sling is very light and made from 1 & 3mm Micro Cord.

7 to five to four strand braid for the release cord.

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Reply #53 - Oct 27th, 2012 at 10:54pm
 
Wow!  That one is super pretty!  I love the contrast, and the netting work is gorgeous.
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Reply #54 - Oct 28th, 2012 at 8:31am
 
It`s a nice netted pouch sling.  Nice transition from 5-strand to 4-strand braid.  I guess any sling and any good stone can be Acho`Atupat. 
Or is there limits Wink
At last I got a chance to test my new sling and several oblong stones (I found a few more)at some distance.  It`s  almost spooky to watch those big stones (say 200-250 grams) fly "pointy" end first toward the enemy(, in my case the other end of the soccer field).
I would have to do something quite weird to make them tumble, I think.
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Reply #55 - Nov 4th, 2012 at 12:08pm
 
Tutorial is up. I'll be posting more.

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Reply #56 - Nov 4th, 2012 at 12:27pm
 
You sir, are a scholar and a gentleman. I didn't see anything that looked like it was vague enough to be hard. I can't wait to try making one of these!
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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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Reply #57 - Nov 4th, 2012 at 1:37pm
 
Thanks, Pikåru.  Masi, it`ll be cool to see your first.  I am working on my third and found some nice hints here.  This was a tutorial for using 5 thicker instead of 15 thinner strands, which is indeed a good way to get started. 
I guess I`ll make one like this next, though I begin getting used to mess around with the horrible 15-strand tangle Cheesy
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Re: Acho' Atupat Chamorro Sling (Guam)
Reply #58 - Nov 4th, 2012 at 2:35pm
 
With the thicker cord listed in the tutorial you are actually braiding with 30 strands and instead of adding and trying to blend, you're removing and letting the cords natural plait take in the feathered strand back into the cord. I found the same kind of cord at every craft outlet I've been to. Unless you're in Smallville or perhaps outside of the US it may be more difficult to find however I will gladly send materials to newbies.
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Reply #59 - Nov 5th, 2012 at 12:30pm
 
New sling Micronesian sling posted http://itanohu.blogspot.com
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