Monday, December 22, 2014

Slingless...

Today, an oddity. I find myself slingless.  I exchange slings all the time, trade sell and occasionally give away my slings, if it's a truly worthy cause...but usually I don't give up my own sling until I have crafted a superior replacement.  But today was different.  I was spending a delightful afternoon with a friend of mine who is a train conductor.  Though not a slinger in practice or name he is clearly a slinger at heart. Then I realized due to his profession, that he often finds himself in open empty country with piles and piles of perfectly weighted rocks.  And this was the last straw.  Without a word I pulled out my last sling and handed it over, saying (i already said without a word didn't I?)  "I think you need this."  And, in the spirit of Wesley in the princess bride he gave me no blubbering or bribe attempts to courteously  refuse, he simply said, "I think I do."  Sling on bro!  May the open country on either sides of your track be ever filled with inspiring targets. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Slinging in a raquetball court

Bouncy balls in a racquetball court is a childhood dream.  But these little spheres were not designed for the high velocity impacts of the mighty sling.  We destroyed two of them in five minutes.  Keep slinging and remember, nothing says "I have no clue what to get you for Christmas" more than the gift of a sling.









Saturday, December 6, 2014

Limited editions

These guys are goin on sale soon.  Glazed ceramic handle beads, double black stays, and extra rivets for pocket shaping perfection...and that wasn't even a sentence.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Double riveting prevents pocket creep


The double tuck pocket design slingmoore unveiled last year had an untended result.  The angle of the pocket-folds near the stays would tend to slowly open like an oxford shirt collar.  The double riveting fixes that problem, you know, just in case you're sharpened aesthetic senses be too easily bruised whilst chucking large projectiles.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Little slinger loads like a Benjamite.

videoHere's my second-born demonstrating his fast-load sling skills.  Of special note are how he slides his hand down the stays to nest the handle and trigger quickly while holding the ball above, and the great distance he slung it. Also he is using slingmoore's very own sling with stays shortened using the modified sheep shank shown a few posts ago.  Nothing like a sling to transform a boring morning in a hotel into a slinging paradise.  Keep slinging.








Monday, October 20, 2014

Shortening Your Long Sling

This knot looks like only Gordian himself could tie it, but it's simple and can turn your long range chuck monster into a short range accuracy machine.  Here's how to tie this modified sheep shank.

 
First, take a bite of cord, a bite is an open loop. 


Repeat until three loops adorn both sides of your warrior fingers trained for battle.


From one side, tie a simple hitch over all the bites of cord.


Then do the same from the other side, so that the two hitches are back to back.


After tightening from both sides, and a bit of fanagaling, the knot (which is just a modified sheep shank) looks like this on one side, 


...and looks like this on the other.


And of course you need to do the same to the other stay.  And just like that it's like you have a different sling.  I tested this knot slinging, and it didn't come out, but that doesn't mean it won't, so check it before you sling.  And as always make sure you are throwing soft projectiles or that you are totally alone.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

This rivet setter...

...makes my former rivets look like spray painted vandalism... Compared to this mastetpiece.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Spring 2014 Slings

Polished Kalimpong chocolate brown leather...double tucked sewn pocket...new comfortable  handle.  And...it slings like a cannon.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Slinging at the camera

It's hard to find volunteers for this, but not impossible.  The guys running the paragliding in the background told me I could fly with a new pilot for a discount.  Discount paragliding...hmm...  kind of like amateur dentistry...

Friday, May 16, 2014

comfortable handle

Without the double fisherman knot on top, this beaded handle is much more comfortable...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

another direction?

Here at Slingmoore we are currently experimenting with a sewn version of the spring double tucks.  Many questions remain as to the longevity of such an innovation.  But one thing's for sure... it looks awesome!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Ballistic Crochet

Recently my experiments have turned to projectiles.  In favor of not jamming up the slingmoore with crochet patterns and hook sizes, I opened up a second blog to track the progress of these non-lethal beauties.  In case you're wondering, we aren't selling them yet, but that will soon follow.  The current price of footbag-like items in the US makes one think that NASA was in charge of pricing, that is, astronomical.  I will guarantee you this, if we ever sell projectiles, they will be CHEAP.  Because how often to you find things that you've slung?  Never right?  So if you're interested, check us out at BallistiCrochet.