Friday, March 15, 2013

New Sling Trigger...the Monkey Fist

Slingmoore handle-rods, beads and monkey first triggers
The Scene:  You and your sling atop a mountain of egg-shapped and sized rocks on the shore of an ocean with no other soul in sight.  It's sling time.  You load, rev-up and fire.  One after the other... all goes well until an overhead release brings your trigger bead down hard and BAM!  You can't even find the pieces.  Is your sling day finished?  No... you just tie an overhand or two as a trigger and continue but with more caution and decreased power.   So if you end up with a knot anyway, why not just start with one?  Enter the monkey-fist trigger stage right.   The monkey-fist is a bead-sized knot that provides the same amount of grip as a bead but can take whatever impact you can dish out.  A small innovation that requires several minutes of extra knotting, and lots of extra cord, but it's nice to not have a great slinging session blown because of a broken trigger.  Whatever your trigger preference check out our Warehouse for the sling that works best for you.  Happy slinging.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Slingmoore's First Sling Convertible

Sling Convertible with Mt. Kanchenjunga
in the background...
Born of a love for both the power of the long sling and the accuracy of the short... Slingmoore presents it's first Sling Convertible.  The short draw is about half that of the long.  In the longer configuration, the stays have an extra handle and trigger in the middle of the stays.  In the short configuration the longer handle and trigger tuck away  just above the pocket as shown here.  It's not available yet as I think it still looks a bit wonky.  Plus the handle and trigger occasionally slip out and tangle like long hair during a super-cell thunder storm.  But these are minor kinks in an otherwise good direction.  So stay posted for further advancements.  In the meantime, if you can't wait to sling check out our Warehouse, an up-to-date stock of all our available slings with leather types, cord colors and lengths and of course handle and trigger types.  Start slinging... or if you already are slinging... sling moore.