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Reply #930 - Dec 10th, 2017 at 10:58am
 
@walter; oh it was aurelio, excuse me. Now to find the second video.
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Reply #931 - Dec 18th, 2017 at 12:47pm
 
Any one have details about a sling that can make a bull whip
cracking sound.
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Reply #932 - Dec 19th, 2017 at 9:01am
 
I find the best crackers I've made have these properties (in this order):

1. A thin and flexible end of sling
2. A 'brush' of loose fibres at the end
3. A thicker middle which tapers down
4. Relatively short
5. Split pouch for easier movement through air

The best cracking sling I've made was a 25'' nylon braided split pouch- it had all of the above characteristics. Even with relatively little effort or an empty sling it can be surprisingly loud.
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Reply #933 - Dec 19th, 2017 at 9:18am
 
There was a video on this site at one time of a member named Matthais who made a sling from lead cored wire or cordage of some type. It was pretty normal except for the increased mass. It would crack like you wouldn't believe. Maybe someone can find it? I have no idea how.
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Reply #934 - Dec 19th, 2017 at 10:45am
 
I remember that, though that was a bit ago, so it’s probably buried under tons of other posts by now.
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Reply #935 - Dec 19th, 2017 at 5:54pm
 
Morphy wrote on Dec 19th, 2017 at 9:18am:
There was a video on this site at one time of a member named Matthais who made a sling from lead cored wire or cordage of some type. It was pretty normal except for the increased mass. It would crack like you wouldn't believe. Maybe someone can find it? I have no idea how.


It was a lead wire core. To say it had a loud crack is a bit misleading. It actually sounded like rolling thunder  Smiley
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Reply #936 - Jun 22nd, 2018 at 11:07am
 
I managed to reach my current age without knowing anything about knots beyond what's required for footwear, so I'm quite proud of that.

However, I have now reached a point where knowledge about knots has become critical. So to get straight to the point:

What knots are used to attach a cord, rope, twine, or string to a pouch, and how do you make them? Names would be useful. (I've learned the "bowline" lately, but what other ones are useful for slings?)

Thanks!

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Reply #937 - Jun 22nd, 2018 at 2:14pm
 
Euclid wrote on Jun 22nd, 2018 at 11:07am:
What knots are used to attach a cord, rope, twine, or string to a pouch, and how do you make them?


The very first sling I made (and I still use it to this day with no problems) was made from two lengths of paracord and a slighshot pouch, one of the big ones that Barnett slingshots use. I used slipknots to attach to the pouch, another slipknot for the retention cord to go around my middle finger and then just an over-hand knot for the release cord to hold onto. It's about as simple as a sling can get and has served me well.
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Reply #938 - Jun 22nd, 2018 at 3:45pm
 
@ Euclid... a lot of it is personal preference, but general principles are to look for knots that are reliably secure and use minimal cordage to perform the intended function  (unless you’re being intentionally decorative).  After that, you can also look at how easy it is to untie, which may or may not matter to you.  But if you really want to learn knots, look at asemery’s posts

If you only ever learn one knot, you correctly chose the bowline. It’s secure, easy to untie, and uses the least amount of cord relative to other ways to tie a similar loop.

I prefer barrel knots instead of overhand knots for my release cord knots, because they don’t slip or change position as easily on slippery cords

If you want a good knot reference on your phone, download the knots3D app.
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Reply #939 - Jun 30th, 2018 at 9:34am
 
Thanks guys, I'll try a few variations.
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Reply #940 - Jul 2nd, 2018 at 4:48pm
 
Morphy wrote on Dec 19th, 2017 at 9:18am:
Maybe someone can find it? I have no idea how.


Easy, I have it in my favorites : http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1123105011
I only have to find this lead core to send one to C_A that has been waiting since 2005 that someone make him one...
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Reply #941 - Jul 28th, 2018 at 6:48pm
 
Ive got a question about picking up a new style.

I’ve really honed my fig-8 (especially for distance) — pretty much every shot is in nearly the same plane and it’s mostly vertical accuracy problems.

Today, I was playing around and was experimenting with a simple sidearm — start from a resting position, pull the loaded sling up and forwards, go around your head, then release sidearm. I was surprised at how accurate I was, even though 90%+ of my practice has been fig-8. Of the ~25 shots or so, every single one went forward in more or less the intended direction. It seems like it’d only take a week or so of daily practice to get half decent at it.

It’s as if my fig-8 skills have somewhat translated to the new style. Do any of y’all notice this? Is it just because I’m much more familiar with slinging than I used to be?
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Reply #942 - Jul 29th, 2018 at 1:00am
 
The more you sling the more you discover.
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Reply #943 - Jul 30th, 2018 at 7:31am
 
You’re def getting better at throwing overall.
I use different slinging styles for different results. I can throw harder and further with a low sidearm but accuracy is almost unbeatable with figure 8 in my experience
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Reply #944 - Aug 5th, 2018 at 6:50pm
 
I was wondering if there is a specific place where sling making and other tutorials are posted?
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