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Do you prefer light/dense cord for making a sling?
Oct 18th, 2021 at 5:26am
 
This topic mightíve been brought up a long time ago, but I am curious about everyoneís opinions.

I use both a soft camping cord and a hard camping cord, the width of the two is about the same, at around 0.4cm. I donít brace them, I use a variant of the sheepshank knot to make the pouch.
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Re: Do you prefer light/dense cord for making a sling?
Reply #1 - Oct 18th, 2021 at 7:13am
 
.4 mm? Wow that is super thin. I like both paracord and certain stiff cords for different things. Thicker cord I prefer for side arm and thinner for fig 8.
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Reply #2 - Oct 18th, 2021 at 8:35am
 
I prefer both in the same sling like the one Iíve recently made
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Reply #3 - Jan 19th, 2022 at 7:40am
 
Morphy,
My bad, I meant 0.4cm.
I also like experimenting with different cords, however I find that sometimes stiff cords leaves calluses on my fingers.
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Re: Do you prefer light/dense cord for making a sling?
Reply #4 - Jan 19th, 2022 at 1:21pm
 
I experimented a lot and I prefer sisal type fibre cords with a diameter of around 4 mm, modular sling so I can easily replace cords. I usually do a 4 strand round braid or if I am in a hurry, a 3 strand braid made from loose fibres. These cords are very light and don't require a lot of fibre to make and I can carry plenty of spares. A day of constant hard slinging is usually enough to make the release cord worn out, with all the abrasive stones I use. I really like a smooth release cord end over any type of retention knot/toggle and I feel sisal allows me to do this best. I think this feature in slings probably improved my accuracy the most.
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Re: Do you prefer light/dense cord for making a sling?
Reply #5 - Jan 20th, 2022 at 8:17am
 
    I prefer thinner cords.  Most of my slings are braided.
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