Setting up your sling
Here is a pic of my old basement, I guess the ceilings were 7′. All the chains are 5′, and use the loop-back technique to eliminate dangle.
For 2010 I made and shipped 402 slings: in 2011 the New Record stands at 407! This puts my running total-to-date (that I have records for anyway) at 1894 slings. I am pretty sure that at any time of the day or night, someone somewhere is in one of my slings, and that always puts a smile on my face!
I’m also excited to tell you all about my next Big Project, www.LeatherSlings.XXX, which is finally a place for sling aficionados to upload their best pics, so long as there is a sling somewhere in the pic! I will be installing some Hook-Up software to let members find each other, hopefully with all the bells and whistles like Video Chat, upload video, keep their own blog, and most important of all – Get Laid! For now I just installed WordPress, the same app that runs this website.
Here’s to another banner year, and remember: if you are not seeing stars, you are not doing it right!
Welcome to my new & improved website, this time using WordPress. I know I need to get some Buy Now buttons fixed, and some pages need more pictures and text. One reason I switched to WordPress from Joomla is the easy integration of the Facebook link, so people can “like” me now. Also, WordPress lets me paste my YouTube url’s and the video’s show up nicely, so be sure to check out my How Its Made segments, upcoming segments should include some How To’s. Another reason I switched to a blog-format is because I would like to write a few things, and this seemed an appropriate place for some of those thoughts, and a blog-format allows people to comment – I’ve always wanted to start a user-upload gallery of pics of guys in their slings. I’d love to find a plug-in that allows me to enter the zip codes of where all the slings I have made went to, so they all appear on a map. My current tally of slings (starting in 2007) is 1,817 as of September 25, 2011.
Also, I am still working on the new template, so the general appearance should improve a bit.
Try to fit your rig out with Snap Links, they are stronger than double-snap fasteners. Double Snap fasteners are cold forged alloy that can break under loads.
I recommend hooks set at 48 inches from side to side (3 ceiling joists) and about 7 feet from front to back. For any of the longer premium slings you can try up to 8′.
Try to make sure excess chain is not dangling from the sling corners!