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Hello from California
Sep 8th, 2021 at 9:56am
 
Hi Everyone,

Great to be here. One of my hobbies is whip making (got too many) and I stumbled onto slings. Iím fascinated with the braiding/slinging. So far based on the excellent instructions here Iíve made multiple test duct-tape slings and converted the ones I liked over to leather. Next up will be some braided slings.
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Re: Hello from California
Reply #1 - Sep 8th, 2021 at 10:08am
 
Welcome from South Carolina!  Oh, you're going to love the different braided and braided/woven slings we work with here!
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Reply #2 - Sep 8th, 2021 at 12:09pm
 
Howdy from North Texas.
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Reply #3 - Sep 8th, 2021 at 1:57pm
 
Welcome from Pennsylvania!
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Reply #4 - Sep 9th, 2021 at 2:18am
 
Howdy from South Texas!

I made a couple of paracord whips, and the lessons I learned made me a better slingmakerÖ but Iím still a pretty lousy whip maker Smiley

Please post lots of photos as you experiment with sling designs.
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Re: Hello from California
Reply #5 - Sep 13th, 2021 at 5:51pm
 
Greetings Happy,

I'm walking backwards to next Crees mas,

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Reply #6 - Sep 15th, 2021 at 2:57pm
 
Welcome from Finland!
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Reply #7 - Sep 15th, 2021 at 8:02pm
 
Hello hello! I wud luv 2 c the whips u've made.
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Reply #8 - Sep 15th, 2021 at 11:00pm
 
Yo from New Jersey!
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Reply #9 - Sep 16th, 2021 at 12:35am
 
Heya from Australia!

Yeah I'd love to see some whips too - keen to see your first braided sling!
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Re: Hello from California
Reply #10 - Sep 18th, 2021 at 5:56pm
 
So, there's a sling called a 'whip sling' an old member made some years back:
https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1123105011/0

I want one Smiley
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Reply #11 - Sep 21st, 2021 at 7:00pm
 
Hmm.  CA you really got me curious now. That whip sling looks just like the form I use on my signal whips. It looks like a Balearic core with tapered plaiting on the outside.  I'm going to give this a try. 

Debating though if I should change the design and plait up to the split pouch, stop and start an individual plait for each split. Stop again and continue the rest of the sling/whip.

That or I can run a continuous plait down the entire sling including the pouch to the release.

I'll work on a prototype in the next coming weeks. If I like what becomes of it I'll post pictures. If I really like what I see and how it works, I'll send you a message CA for what 2 colors you like Wink

This ain't slinging but here is a demo of my Boy using two of my custom 8ft snake-whips. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP0Wla-VonU

The sling won't be that long of course but I'd be modifying it to my micro-whips which are 5ft long. Equivalent to a 30" sling from pouch.
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Reply #12 - Sep 22nd, 2021 at 1:24am
 
Welcome
Looking forward to seeing your take on whip sling
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Reply #13 - Sep 22nd, 2021 at 4:21am
 
I definitely want to see video of it cracking Cheesy
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Reply #14 - Sep 26th, 2021 at 3:15pm
 
Ok so here we go. This is my first ever braided sling. I'm messing with 2 design concepts right now for a sling whip.

Design 1 is 95% complete I have not attached a cracker or a fall yet to this thing yet, I just was eager to test it out first.

All I did was braid a Balearic and to each strand incorporate a few lines of "lead core fishing line." As you can see this is a very rapid way of making a sling whip.

It slings fine but I do have a concern. I actually managed to shallow scrape/cut my self across the right of my neck to shoulder during the follow through. If I attach a Fall and Cracker it has me a bit worried something moving at the speed of sound would slice bad.  I've made bullwhips with kevlar falls and crackers that can cut through soda cans with ease. Suggestions? I was slinging Balearic form. Maybe a slinging technique that doesn't have such a follow through?
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