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Reply #75 - Sep 6th, 2012 at 8:53am
 
Balaeric slinging has a pretty huge variety. You can see some here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNimz7JCTiI&feature=related

Generally Balaeric style has multiple slow rotations more 'behind' you than side arm.

You are pretty much on about helicopter though.
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Reply #76 - Sep 6th, 2012 at 8:48pm
 
Thanks for all the responses. You were right, I was confused.
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The accursed sisal. . . Upside?
Reply #77 - Sep 7th, 2012 at 3:24am
 
Hello all, I've read through all the posts that the search came up with when"sisal" is input, wanted to say that to put out there that I'm not being lazy and asking instead of working, and masaiakasaueous(sorry man, I am sure I just absolutely butchered your sn) I think it was, mentioned not messing with sisal unless you just like the other properties, I looked and searched, looking for any mention of dunstable properties, to no avail, so I favored I would ask, ogee got a boat load of it (couple thousands meters) and if it has properties that make out truly worth using, I would think knowing them would make me able to vary the style of sling/ technique that I use, so I can take advantage of those qualities, and asking will save a lot of time over using a couple thousands meters to make mediocre slings, that could be decent slings with a little bit of information


Thank you in advance for dealing with my ignorance
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Re: The accursed sisal. . . Upside?
Reply #78 - Sep 7th, 2012 at 7:52am
 
That's awesome that you have that much sisal. Go for a balaeric style sling (google it if you don't know what they look like). They are really simple to make, you can make them a bunch of differnt lengths, and a well made one looks great.

3 main options with sisal. One, If it's really even and not too fuzzy braid it as is.

Two, as you are braiding, untwist the inch or so of cordage being braided and braid tightly (This is my preffered method. It makes it look cleaner).

Three, Soak the cordage and seperate the sisal into fibers and take the longer fibers and make a totally traditonal style baleric sling.
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Re: The accursed sisal. . . Upside?
Reply #79 - Sep 7th, 2012 at 8:06am
 
Picked it up at home depot, I might have to try the untwistin, though, just to make sure I'm understanding properly, you are basically de constructing the sisal and braiding the fibers alone, an inch or so at a time, right? Doesn't sound to bad, will have to try it. But what sets sisal apart from, say hemp? Or whatever other twine you can think of (other than price and how hairy it.is lol)
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Reply #80 - Sep 7th, 2012 at 12:16pm
 
Call me Masi. Wink

Sisal is stiff, wiry, and abrasion resistant. That makes it unlikely to develope twist over time, the pouch can be "cupped" and it won't lose its shape, and the end of the sling is unlikely to wear through. This also means it's unsuited to complex braids, kinks and bends are hard to get rid of, and sisal is hard to cut. Try simple braids, or using sisal to reinforce the tail end of the sling and stay away from Peruvian braids.
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Reply #81 - Sep 7th, 2012 at 7:41pm
 
Haha, ok, thanks masi.
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Rifled spin?
Reply #82 - Sep 9th, 2012 at 8:37am
 
So I have been trying to to make my throws have this perfect spiral lately.  I should have guessed it would be more elusive than I hoped!
   My rocks definitely spin most of the time with the forward point of my rock leaning to the right and the tail to the left( I am right handed).
Basically how do I straighten this out and are there different kinds of spins for different purposes?
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Re: Rifled spin?
Reply #83 - Sep 9th, 2012 at 3:34pm
 
I use a relatively stiff cord set so they don't twist in windup. When I cast my thumb is closest to my head and my palm faces my target..


YMMV Good Luck.
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Re: Rifled spin?
Reply #84 - Sep 9th, 2012 at 4:27pm
 
What style do you use? it seems like some sort of overhand
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Re: Rifled spin?
Reply #85 - Sep 9th, 2012 at 4:52pm
 
jlasud wrote on Sep 9th, 2012 at 4:27pm:
What style do you use? it seems like some sort of overhand

A very relaxed 8 with very large slow motions to keep cord from twisting ... I think a greek single loop into a side arm with a thumb up delivery would also work.
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Re: Rifled spin?
Reply #86 - Sep 9th, 2012 at 4:58pm
 
In theory any style that ends in your palm facing the target,and with parallel cords and correct ammo will get you a rifle spin. To be simplistic.
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Reply #87 - Sep 13th, 2012 at 9:54am
 
Hey, I think I figured out why the shots were spinning crooked! I use figure 8, heli, byzantine and when i was releasing the stone, my arm was not perpendicular to the ground( 20 degrees or so).  Now I wonder if I could twek it to use as a curve ball!!!!! anybody here mess around with that kind of idea before?
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Braiding advice needed: the split
Reply #88 - Sep 12th, 2012 at 12:30pm
 
I have braided about half a dozen slings by now. I love their historic touch and feel. The finger loop and the main cords are no problem. I can do all the basic braiding patterns by now, but there is one thing I just cannot seem to get right, and that is the split where the retention cord goes out into two pieces to form the pouch and where those pieces come back together.

When I look at these pictures of a beautiful sling
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1232817549/57#57
I can see that each part of the pouch is almost the same thickness as the retention cord. How is the extra material picked up? Also, the pouch halves are lying neatly side-by-side while all individual stands somehow keep weaving in and out of the braid leaving no obvious trace of how the split was made.

I have myself come up with a number of ways of making the split and picking up material, but I am just not entirely satisfied with any of them. If anyone could help me with this it would be much appreciated. Something like an advanced braiding tutorial maybe?

I have pictures of the splits I have braided so far if people are interested in seeing them.

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Re: Braiding advice needed: the split
Reply #89 - Sep 12th, 2012 at 1:32pm
 
Yes, could you post them please? So we can see what you don't want  Wink  What material do you use? Cords/strings or raw fibers?
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