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Reply #1125 - May 10th, 2021 at 6:33am
 
Mike, the cord on the right in the picture is quite thin. Were I to remake that sling I would make the retention cord thicker near the pouch and then make the split pouch wider on both sides. Then make the side with the thinner cord much thicker at least for the first 6-8 cms coming off the pouch.† Then reduce the cord thickness of the new thinner cord to something about three times thicker than what you have shown in the picture, at least.

I would also work on the transition areas both on the retention to pouch side and the release to pouch side and make the braiding and shape smoother.

So quick summary this is what I would do-

thicker pouch, meaning each side would be equal to the amount of fiber you used in both sides in that one.

Thicker cordage near the pouch transition from cord to pouch. A thicker release cord. Get rid of that whipping on the release cord and use leather stitched on. Basically make it more balearic like although it doesnít have to be made exactly like one.

Most importantly, as was already said, practice, practice PRACTICE!! lol. But if you want my honest opinion on sling making thatís what I would start with.
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Reply #1126 - May 10th, 2021 at 7:52am
 
Morphy wrote on May 10th, 2021 at 6:33am:
Mike, the cord on the right in the picture is quite thin. Were I to remake that sling I would make the retention cord thicker near the pouch and then make the split pouch wider on both sides. Then make the side with the thinner cord much thicker at least for the first 6-8 cms coming off the pouch.† Then reduce the cord thickness of the new thinner cord to something about three times thicker than what you have shown in the picture, at least.

I would also work on the transition areas both on the retention to pouch side and the release to pouch side and make the braiding and shape smoother.

So quick summary this is what I would do-

thicker pouch, meaning each side would be equal to the amount of fiber you used in both sides in that one.

Thicker cordage near the pouch transition from cord to pouch. A thicker release cord. Get rid of that whipping on the release cord and use leather stitched on. Basically make it more balearic like although it doesnít have to be made exactly like one.

Most importantly, as was already said, practice, practice PRACTICE!! lol. But if you want my honest opinion on sling making thatís what I would start with.


Thank you, i am going to try that when i make a next one and compare them. I will practise slinging with a friend today. He will make a video (he has a phone, i dont) and you will finally get the video you have been waiting for.
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Reply #1127 - May 10th, 2021 at 1:33pm
 
MikeG wrote on May 10th, 2021 at 7:52am:
Morphy wrote on May 10th, 2021 at 6:33am:
Mike, the cord on the right in the picture is quite thin. Were I to remake that sling I would make the retention cord thicker near the pouch and then make the split pouch wider on both sides. Then make the side with the thinner cord much thicker at least for the first 6-8 cms coming off the pouch.† Then reduce the cord thickness of the new thinner cord to something about three times thicker than what you have shown in the picture, at least.

I would also work on the transition areas both on the retention to pouch side and the release to pouch side and make the braiding and shape smoother.

So quick summary this is what I would do-

thicker pouch, meaning each side would be equal to the amount of fiber you used in both sides in that one.

Thicker cordage near the pouch transition from cord to pouch. A thicker release cord. Get rid of that whipping on the release cord and use leather stitched on. Basically make it more balearic like although it doesnít have to be made exactly like one.

Most importantly, as was already said, practice, practice PRACTICE!! lol. But if you want my honest opinion on sling making thatís what I would start with.


Thank you, i am going to try that when i make a next one and compare them. I will practise slinging with a friend today. He will make a video (he has a phone, i dont) and you will finally get the video you have been waiting for.


Haha awesome man! Where theres a will theres a way.
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Reply #1128 - May 10th, 2021 at 1:38pm
 
Morphy wrote on May 10th, 2021 at 1:33pm:
aha awesome man! Where theres a will theres a way.


He is going to send me the video tomorrow and you can finally see the video you have been waiting for. We did the slinging under a bridge and shot at some graffiti at 15 meters. (He is not that good and very new to slinging, that is why he didnt hit it that often) I have even shot with different stones, with different weight and shape, to see if i can hit anything.
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Reply #1129 - May 10th, 2021 at 2:07pm
 
I wanted to say, that my friend wants to join the forum, but has problems sending e-mails and he wanted me to ask if there is an other way for him to join.
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Reply #1130 - May 10th, 2021 at 4:25pm
 
My question of the day ...† †Is there a "go-to" tutorial thread on how to braid a Balearic sling?† † I'm familiar with the stand-by Apache and Rockman threads (from the "Guides and Articles/Advice and How-To's" section of the old website archive) but I haven't yet found a similar thread about making a Balearic sling.† †
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Reply #1131 - May 10th, 2021 at 7:47pm
 
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Reply #1132 - May 11th, 2021 at 1:47pm
 
MikeG wrote on May 10th, 2021 at 2:07pm:
I wanted to say, that my friend wants to join the forum, but has problems sending e-mails and he wanted me to ask if there is an other way for him to join.

Person to ask will be Curious_Aardvark but I don't think there is really. What exactly is the problem? He can get a temporary email if he doesn't have an email address.
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Reply #1133 - May 11th, 2021 at 2:51pm
 
here's one made from esparto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wWZJJxYFWo
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Reply #1134 - May 11th, 2021 at 3:01pm
 
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Reply #1135 - May 11th, 2021 at 8:00pm
 
I got some nicer string then I have been using and am wondering what design would be best and what type of braid would make best use of the different colors the dark green is jute not sure what the other stuff is didnít know if I should make a 3 strand braid with the blues or add one green for a four strand braid then eight strand for the cords
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Reply #1136 - May 12th, 2021 at 7:26pm
 
Would beeswax work to improve the durability of string for a sling Iíve seen it used in bowstrings and thought it would be interesting if it worked
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Reply #1137 - May 12th, 2021 at 8:07pm
 
Beeswax would. And its already used pretty extensively by some slingers. Especially with natural fibers I think its worth looking into.
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Reply #1138 - May 12th, 2021 at 8:35pm
 
Cool thanks
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Reply #1139 - May 13th, 2021 at 7:36am
 
How long can you use a sling before you need a new one ?
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