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I have some webbing I am going to chop down alittle and make slings out of, I was wondering how much webbing it takes to make a waterknot with sufficient tails? I was thinking 36 inches would be enough for a standard shouldersling, about 23 inches.


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I am wondering how much I should get for a single shoulder sling and a double should sling. I want some tied, I already have 9 sewn.

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I just did this myself. I wanted to make a tied runner that was the same length as my sewn ones. My sewn ones are ~24" so that makes them 48" long if cut. I went with a 6' length of webbing. That left me with 7" tails when measured from the water knot. 7" is longer than the recommendations I've seen. I put an overhand knot on each tail, and the runner feels sexy on my shoulder.

6' of webbing to make a 2' runner seems like a waste, but it's still half the price of a sewn one. And I think it will be nice to have the webbing available when setting up an anchor on lead.

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I have two five-foot pieces, on 9 foot, and one 15 foot that do me very well. The 5 footers are the singles, 9 the double, and 15 foot I've never used yet, but I'm guessing it will eventually come into use as something other than a tether for my dog.


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usually 5 feet of webbing will make a two foot sling.


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Great, looks like 5 feet it is!


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