lingr. I got the stuff in the mail 2 days ago and learned how to do this today.Nice Hombre. I need to learn how to do that.
This is the specific link on youtube that I watched and learned from. I have some screen shots I snipped too so I could look at stop action pics for a better idea what the knot should look like.
Oh, if you make a sling, it will probably be non adjustable so make it longer than the between the posts distance. My posts are 24" apart. I made the sling 28" and it is tight. 2-3 more inches would help...dangit, no matter how I say it it still comes out wrong.
Some words of advice: Don't do as I did...These instruction videos automatically assume you know some things about paracord crafting. The ones I have watched always say something like..."You should already know how to...". Like a Cobra Knot or what they call an overhand knot, which it aint. You should read some written instructions that have pictures. Also stop and back up the videos and hear what is being described and then look at the freeze screen shots. THEN, as in the Triple Cobra Weave Sling video when the narrator says...I am making this sling 42" long...think about what it is he is measuring for. Since most sling studs are (on my long guns) 24" apart why does he need a 42" sling? Fat boys like me need the extra length. Winter clothes need extra length.
An easy way to figure out your length is measure your mounted (On the Gun) adjustable sling and make the non adjustable one to that length...the length you will use it most at.
Just remember, this is going to be a stiff sling. Picture the wide shoulder piece on your regular sling, if your sling has one and that's how stiff and wide this is...Close to 2" wide and 3/8" thick. You won't be able to wrap yourself into it like a nice leather strap sling. These slings are doing second duty here. Most sites call them Prepper Projects...stuff to grab if you have to bug out. You will need a couple hundred feet of paracord to make the sling i posted. I had to tear the whole thing apart because I only gave it 4" of slack. Now I know why the sling in the video is 42" and not 28". If the sling is going to be usable it has to be long enough TO BE used.Know what I mean?
Now I have several shorter pieces, which unless I do some fancy splicing, are only good for chopping down farther and making bracelets and necklaces out of them. It always helps to read the instructions but even the instructions sometimes leave out pertinent information.
Now, go have fun.