First woven sling I ever made! Polypropylene silk (4mm).
Same sling: pouch size relative to a tennis ball.
Same again. It was actually perfect for slinging golf balls.
My brother in action. He's one of those annoying people who has superb physical coordination. What it took me months to get right, i.e. a good solid underhand style, he picked up in minutes!
First paracord split slings. Friends called them quite rude names because of the form so I call them kinky slings.
cool thing about Paracord is the availability of different colours. Why not make them look attractive? I don't always subscribe to all this "tactical" approach, where everything has to be camo or black.
Woven sling. I'm starting to get quite good at making a nice tight weave :-)
Super simple band sling with Paracord. Works surprisingly well.
Generation 2: T-bar (birch) and tab release
Generation 2: T-bar (birch) and leather tab release.
Gen 2: Woven 5 strand. Polypropylene silk (2.8mm)
Gen 2: Paracord chords, nylon belt pouch.
Gen 2: Paracord, nylon belt pouch, wooden bead trigger.
Gen 2: 5-strand woven pouch, polypropylene silk (2.8 mm)
Gen 2: Leather pouch with birch T-bar. Thongs are square cross-section leather. Had some problems with this one. The release is odd. Maybe I made the thongs too short.
Gen 2: Kinky sling
Nylon pouch and "woodland" paracord. Nylon chord binding.
Leather pouch, paracord string. Punch hole and slit design holds a tennis ball quite well. The release tends to be quite "soft" though. This is probably because the leather is a bit too stretchy.
Gen 2: Leather pouch, black Paracord and nylon string binding. T-bar is rowan. The red leather release tab makes a nice colour contrast with the pouch!
Gen 2: 5 strand woven Paracord pouch.
Gen 1: Doubled three strand braid nylon strings. Leather split pouch reinforced with rivets. This was just an experiment. The nylon had quite a surprising amount of stretch. This, combined with rather flexible pouch leather (from an old pair of leather trousers and not really suitable) makes for a very "soft" release. Looks good, less fun to use though.
Same again in close up. It looks a little like the leather straps are not straight but cut with an "elbow". This is an artefact of the photo and how they cross over each other. Then again, perhaps a design idea, which I may have to pursue!
Gen 2: Kinky sling. "woodland green" Paracord.
A QAD, aka a quick and dirty sling. Made in five minutes using nylon pouch, olive Paracord and small cable ties.
Staff sling: Notched end.
Staff sling: Notched end, tether and release loop (paracord).
Ready to fire!