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Reply #15 - May 1st, 2021 at 7:38am
 
This long sling looks like quite a performer.
Looks like a round braid for the cords and a flat braid for the long split pouch
https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/E_Am-4073

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Reply #16 - May 3rd, 2021 at 12:29pm
 
I made a flat braid split pouch sling, out of 3 gutted paracord strands, folded in halve to make 6, with the split pouch long like above and flat and equally wide as the sling straps, like my previous designs, but now simply with a longer split, like above.
I gutted the paracord to reduce weight and stiffness of the end result. Leaving the innards in makes it too bulky. 

The versatility of it is amazing, the sling now has the ability to sling any rock 50-500g reliably. No need to swap slings.

The flat nature of my sling allows me to use the zero-longitudinal oscillation grip. This grip seats the projectile very securely even in a long split pouch, because there are no longitidunal oscillations that we are familiar with when we use cord seperation in the hand. So no stone slippages yet, even in such a long split pouch.

The flat cords also are very twist and tangle resistant. No real issues with pouch orientation using the tight grip. Spiralling without cord seperation is not an issue.

The full fist grip allows tremendous grip and power, yet the the smooth release cord allows a very slick release from the hand.

The sling is very silent upon release, no infamous paracord swish, or loud whip crack. I love the silent sling.

The only price to be paid for all of this is a loss of some efficency and velocity, compared to a simple sling from a single line of paracord. But I'm glad to make that trade.
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