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Aug 1st, 2023 at 1:56am
 

Iíve got a bit of an idea for a thread, apologies if itís been done beforeÖ

So basically said, it would consist of before and after pictures of our slings. Main reason being, itís cool!

These things we love, use, train with, create, maintain and also break; they all tell a story. I think it would be really neat seeing the useage of our favourite slings.

A helpful benefit of doing this, is people can see firsthand how certain materials hold up, what to expect with use and so forth. Iíve noticed that quite a few people still are unsure on material properties (including myself). It could be a place for people to reference a certain type of sling construction they are interested in.

You could share how often you use the sling, how you made it, what ammo you use with it etcÖ

It would be great to see, and quite informative at the same time. I know some of you long time slingers must have put a good amount of wear on your slings in the past!

Only thing i feel is kinda wrong with it, is that itís similar to the already established ďpics of slings and slingingĒ 500 pages of epicness thatís already there! Just an idea folks. Lemme know what you think  Smiley
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Reply #1 - Aug 1st, 2023 at 6:57am
 
I like this idea, we can compare how different slings wear over time. Could be useful!
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Reply #2 - Aug 1st, 2023 at 8:11am
 
Sounds great! Maybe in just over a decade or so this will be 500 pages of epicness, too...
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, ďThe heads are on the wrong side!Ē Eino looked at him and said, ďYou dummy, those are for the other side of the house!Ē
 
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Reply #3 - Aug 1st, 2023 at 12:24pm
 
Kevlar seatbelt.
Over 100,000 shots
Including fire balls
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Reply #4 - Aug 1st, 2023 at 5:37pm
 
Mersa! Yes! Thatís fantastic, that sling looks like a trooper- what discoloured it? Soot? Dirt? Both?  Grin Grin
Kevlar must be so damn tough, is it easy to work?

Exactly what I had in mind. Thanks
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Reply #5 - Aug 1st, 2023 at 6:01pm
 
Yeah just wax, dirt , dog slobber, salt water, fire , the list goes on and on
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Reply #6 - Aug 1st, 2023 at 7:44pm
 
Mersa wrote on Aug 1st, 2023 at 6:01pm:
Yeah just wax, dirt , dog slobber, salt water, fire , the list goes on and on

Awesome. Nuff said
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Reply #7 - Aug 1st, 2023 at 10:27pm
 
I have one to put in for this.  I'll have to try to find a 'before' picture though.  I know I had one at one point.  Not sure if I still do.
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Reply #8 - Aug 2nd, 2023 at 6:04am
 
This is one of those ideas thats so good Im surprised no ones thought of it before. I have one somewhere around here. Finding it may present a problem. Ill see what I can do.
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Reply #9 - Aug 2nd, 2023 at 8:31am
 
I need to put some more shots on my Jute sling, I know it looks far different now already ahha  Grin

Iím excited to see what people post !
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Reply #10 - Aug 2nd, 2023 at 1:40pm
 
I think Iím goingto retire my favorite tennis ball sling after 3 1/2 years and ~30,000 shots fired. The leather is getting too stiff and it doesnít release cleanly like it used to.  Iíve replaced the cords and finger loop, and the eyelet on the retention side. The pouch has been soaked and dried over and over. Itís been left in pockets in the laundry, and even soaked in a swimming pool. Itís been a very good sling!
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Reply #11 - Aug 2nd, 2023 at 5:44pm
 
Nooc, thatís awesome! Great story to go with it too. Interesting how much the leather stretches around the eyes. I thought it would have pretty much eliminated it, especially if itís just a T ball chucker!
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Reply #12 - Aug 2nd, 2023 at 7:16pm
 
Those are some well-used slings, Mersa and Nooc!
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, ďThe heads are on the wrong side!Ē Eino looked at him and said, ďYou dummy, those are for the other side of the house!Ē
 
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Reply #13 - Aug 3rd, 2023 at 10:05am
 
blargslap wrote on Aug 2nd, 2023 at 5:44pm:
Nooc, thatís awesome! Great story to go with it too. Interesting how much the leather stretches around the eyes. I thought it would have pretty much eliminated it, especially if itís just a T ball chucker!


Wet tennis balls can easily weigh 80g, and leather does all sorts of things when it gets wet. My sling gets soaked regularly:
https://instagram.com/p/Cve6vJfORQH/
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Reply #14 - Aug 3rd, 2023 at 5:38pm
 
NooneOfConsequence wrote on Aug 3rd, 2023 at 10:05am:
blargslap wrote on Aug 2nd, 2023 at 5:44pm:
Nooc, thatís awesome! Great story to go with it too. Interesting how much the leather stretches around the eyes. I thought it would have pretty much eliminated it, especially if itís just a T ball chucker!


Wet tennis balls can easily weigh 80g, and leather does all sorts of things when it gets wet. My sling gets soaked regularly:
https://instagram.com/p/Cve6vJfORQH/


Admittedly I did not realise they got so heavy when they are wet. Iíll have to try lobbing some one day! Very true about leather doing weird stuff when itís wet. All in all though looks like itís served you well haha  Grin
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