wrist sling vs finger sling?
Posted 08 November 2011 - 05:05 PM
Mine is similar to this one but I use different hardware on it as it's old. When I needed a new one last year I just bought some cord and replaced the old.
Scott Archery CBE Feather Vision Brite Strings
Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:58 PM
I like the finger sling. I make mine from para cord. I take the center strands out and use the sheath ( doubled over ) to fashion a loop to slip over my 2nd finger then fashion another loop ( sewn on both sides of the thumb area ) to slip over my thumb. When not shooting I can just let the sling hang on my finger until I want to use it. I sew the cord at three points to create the finger and thumb loops. There are no knots so the sling is very low profile and very comfortable. The best part is it is really CHEAP to make. The para cord sheath also makes great fishing weights.
Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:51 PM
I make mine out of cord, I had a few pictures up here somewhere I'm sure. I'll see if I can find them (but I'm pretty lazy).
Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:37 AM
Here is a pic of what I'm making / using
Okay, nice, but how do you make it. I know it's supposed to be "easy", but since I'm no domestic diva and don't sew, I need instructions and lengths of cordage used....
Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:43 AM
Yeah, pretty simple. Here are some details
Use flat cord so it sits against your fingers
Use single wall heat shrink for the loops (as short as 1/4") - it is soft, fits the curve of your finger, and you can heat it till it is tight but still adjustable.
Use double wall heat shrink for the join (the kind with the glue on the inside) - 3/4 - 1"
Length of cord - try 20" total length to start. I like mine pretty tight (18 1/2) so the bow can't really go anywhere, but if its really short it's a bit more difficult to put on.
Think that covers it.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:21 PM
I struggled for a long time to find a sling I was both comfortable and confident with. Most of them either feel like they're going to slip off, or are too bulky.
Years ago now, I was given a sling by a friend and instantly fell in love.
I've since made a replacement that is the correct length, so doesn't have a big knot in the middle.
The knots are just like d-loop knots:
Make it with a long enough section of cord to loop both sides then tie the loose end together.