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Old 02-12-2010, 06:27 AM
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I finally got around to making my first paracord sling. I may have screwed up a little but it was my first attempt. Now I need to go sling some snowballs.



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That's pretty nice. I like the color scheme. For those of you interested in making one of these, it is quite simple. The below link is a tutorial on making one:
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1196026630/0
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Nice!

Also thanks for the link Hubb I've now got some to try this weekend.
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very cool, im makin one this weekend!
thanks for the tutorial hubb.
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I have not tried this one yet, but here is a youtube link on how to make one with a single strand of paracord.

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I finally had a chance to use this sling. Since I am a complete newbie with the sling I stuck "safe" ammo like tennis balls and snowballs. The snowballs worked great but the tennis balls slid out of the sling too early and did not work. I made a fitted leather pouch sling for the tennis balls and that worked much better. I am much better in the accuracy department with the overhand method but I get better distance slinging underhand. As far as accuracy goes I can hit a large wooly mamouth sized target with a tennisball or snowball at thirty yards. I did manage to hit my car, my house (narrowly missing the bay window) and the neighbors house. Here's the link on the directions for the fitted leather pouch sling.

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Sweet. Now I have a new project when down south this year.
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I finally got around to making my first paracord sling. I may have screwed up a little but it was my first attempt. Now I need to go sling some snowballs.



I made 3 of these, my boy's love them!
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Are there any tips as far as sizing them goes? I made a pouch, but I haven't tied the retention cord and made the knot in the other end yet because I wasn't sure how long to leave the cords.
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Are there any tips as far as sizing them goes? I made a pouch, but I haven't tied the retention cord and made the knot in the other end yet because I wasn't sure how long to leave the cords.
This is more than likely going to be based on user preference. I've never found any sort of guide on pouch to cord ratio (assuming that is what you are asking for). If this is your first sling, I would start a little long, then trim the cord as you see fit. It's just gonna come down to whatever works for you.

Also, if this is your first sling, look at staff slings as well. From my experience, these tend to be a bit more accurate than standard slings. Some may argue this, however.
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Whats a "staff sling". ???
Never heard of one???
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Take a look at this Staff sling That I found....

http://www.lloydianaspects.co.uk/wea...taffsling.html

I'm going to try this out....
More then likely going to hit myself in the head with the thing....
DUCK if ya see me, I know not what I do..LMAO
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staff slings are a old seige weapon.it's a stick 4 to 6 feet long .the sling is fastened to one end and a loop goes over the end of the stick.you can throw a fist sized rock or whatever a really long way. do a google search or look on the slinging org site.
it's a great way to utilize your hiking staff as another means of defense
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It would be a fun idea to do the staff sling thing, but the impression I get reading about them makes it sound like they are less accurate at least at fairly close range. I'm sure the staff let's you get some great range though. For the beginner they probably are more accurate but you have less control of release times etc. So an expert is probably better with a regular sling unless extra range is needed.
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