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Reply #1110 - May 7th, 2021 at 2:11am
 
Morphy wrote on May 6th, 2021 at 4:18pm:
MikeG wrote on May 6th, 2021 at 4:50am:
Is it possible to make a strong sling from thin and weak cord, without needing many strands ?


No. I mean the term strong is relative and if you are starting with weak cord and few strands you are by definition not going to be making a strong sling.

If you want to rephrase that and say is it possible to make a "useable" sling then yes, you can although the durability and safety is questionable. Neither of which I would really gamble with when spinning a stone around your head.

Your cord doesnt have to be super strong but you do want it within a certain range of safety.

Mind if I ask what prompted this question?


I had the question, after one of my slings with thin cords got destroyed and i wanted to know, if thin cords can work well on a sling.
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Reply #1111 - May 7th, 2021 at 10:05pm
 
MikeG wrote on May 2nd, 2021 at 11:50am:
If you sling 100 meters with rocks, how far can you sling with clay or with lead?

The release comes into play here, as if the projectiles are flying sideways then the added density and aerodynamic shape of glandes won't improve things as much they should.
Lead is ~4 times as dense as stone, and a with a well designed shape I'd say they double your range at the very least. I haven't experimented much with clay projectiles, but they definitely fly further than your average stone due to the better aerodynamics.
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Reply #1112 - May 8th, 2021 at 8:13am
 
Going back to the leather thickness question.......
Thick leather isn't always stiff.
Thin leather isn't always fragile.
I'm experimenting with vegetable and chrome tan.
Chamois leather is incredibly thin and stretchy but "quite" hard-wearing. If it gets wet it goes stiff as it's dried but oil applied makes a huge difference. So far I have tried olive,walnut,linseed and camellia oils and aveeno (oat based) body lotion and baby lotion.
Results are mixed and interesting.
What I'm saying is use what you have.... Leather from a chair, a boot, a jacket and experiment  you never know what will work for you.
And...... Despite my love of leather and experimentation I still like my seatbelt sling best !   
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Reply #1113 - May 9th, 2021 at 10:54am
 
How much more power can you get with a small sling (about as long as your forearm) compared to throwing with your hand?
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Reply #1114 - May 9th, 2021 at 11:00am
 
If you are Albion, a truckload! I have not used anything below 18", but haven't been able to get as much speed as a longer sling. I'll have to test this.
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Reply #1115 - May 9th, 2021 at 11:28am
 
My new split pouch sling.
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Reply #1116 - May 9th, 2021 at 11:30am
 
It has the perfect lenght for me.
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Reply #1117 - May 9th, 2021 at 11:30am
 
It's made from jute and i used almost every trick i know and it feels great and has very good range.
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Reply #1118 - May 9th, 2021 at 11:36am
 
The range i get is 150 meters, wich is 50-60 meters more, than my normal balearic and egyptian slings.
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Reply #1119 - May 9th, 2021 at 11:39am
 
how can i make the sing better ?
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Reply #1120 - May 9th, 2021 at 11:45am
 
MikeG wrote on May 9th, 2021 at 11:39am:
how can i make the sing better ?


The best thing to do is practice until the slinger is better Grin

There are good slings and great slings, but skill usually trumps everything else.
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Reply #1121 - May 9th, 2021 at 11:49am
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on May 9th, 2021 at 11:45am:
MikeG wrote on May 9th, 2021 at 11:39am:
how can i make the sing better ?


The best thing to do is practice until the slinger is better Grin

There are good slings and great slings, but skill usually trumps everything else.


I wanted to know what i could change about the design.
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Reply #1122 - May 9th, 2021 at 11:49am
 
Have you got any suggestions ?
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Reply #1123 - May 9th, 2021 at 11:35pm
 
MikeG wrote on May 9th, 2021 at 11:49am:
Have you got any suggestions ?


I donít think youíll like what I have to say Mike, but here it goes...
The best thing to do is get out and use it. Youíll learn what you like and donít like, or something will show premature wear and youíll learn from it.  Youíre using a very traditional base design thatís been refined over thousands of years, so the design ďimprovementsĒ are going to be reduced to personal preference and opinion. Thatís something I canít decide for you, so just go use it.
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ďMy final hour is at hand. We face an enemy more numerous and cunning than the world has yet seen. Remember your training, and do not fear the hordes of Judas. I, without sin, shall cast the first stone. That will be your sign to attack! But you shall not fight this unholy enemy with stones. No! RAZOR GLANDES!† Aim for the eyes! May the Lord have mercy, for we shall show none!ď† -Jesus the Noodler
 
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Reply #1124 - May 10th, 2021 at 4:59am
 
MikeG wrote on May 9th, 2021 at 11:39am:
how can i make the sing better ?

What Nooc said Cheesy I've used slings that are very well made Balearic split pouch slings made from fibres with expertly woven on leather and I've used my ugly as sin paracord and slingshot pouch sling. The differences I think can sometimes be over played. If the sling can hold and release the ammo cleanly, then it's great. Already that will make it better than a lot of slings I've made and used (well tried to use).
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