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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2017, 07:04:32 PM »
I prefer the Multicam one with the larger grab points

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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2017, 10:00:26 PM »
Congratulations, I'm so stoked for you, that's a great looking product.
I like the chunky waves on the Multicam sling best, but I would have to feel it to really give you a good opinion.
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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2017, 10:46:41 PM »
The one with the larger grab points

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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2017, 11:28:31 PM »
Which profile do you guys like better?
For use: The one with the better grip.
Optic: The lower one, with the bigger curves.

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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2017, 12:45:22 AM »
The big nubs look better than the serration (?), but I'd guess the serrations will work the best.
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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2017, 01:15:14 AM »
So you guys all like the tan one on the MC original the best?

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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2017, 01:33:03 AM »
Yes, all of us  ;D

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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2017, 01:36:45 AM »
Jeez. It's pretty unanimous. I better go with the big nubs! The production ones will be anodized black, but I'm gonna try a few bronze ones too. These samples are Armacoated, just for testing.

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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2017, 02:36:01 AM »
If I were you I'd conduct some testing to see which provides the most positive grip. It doesn't have to be tier 1 dudes, it can be your wife, kids and neighbors. Sure it will be a very subjective test, but I have an expectation that the Tropic one will provide a more positive grip than the MC one, especially with wet or oily hands, mittens etc.

Function > Looks
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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2017, 10:46:14 PM »
Here's the final buckle design. First production run. 6061 T6, Type III Hardcoat Black. We decided to go more aggressive on the side nubs. It slides very well and is excellent to grab. What do you guys think?

Slings are up on the website and have replaced the original slings!

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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2017, 02:45:35 AM »
I'm a fan!
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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2017, 02:58:12 AM »
Very nice, and i think the more agressive edging will work better with thicker gloves /stress situations

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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2017, 10:40:46 PM »
Time for a demo video.  8)

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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2017, 03:52:16 PM »
Here's some better pics...I replaced the originals with some less hasty ones.



MultiCam Collection


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Re: Sling Prototype
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2017, 05:56:51 PM »
Evolution of our slider buckle. Designed from scratch, with over a year of prototypes and testing! Below are a few examples of how the buckle evolved into the production version. Finding the optimal path for the webbing, as well as an ergonomic design that was also aesthetically pleasing took a long time.

V1 - Laser cut plastic and steel, small side scallops, wide webbing path
V2 - Machined aluminum, chamfer added, tiny v-grooves on sides (duracoat black only), wide webbing path
V3 - Machined aluminum, various wide scallops (duracoat finish), reduced size, test logo engraving, new narrow webbing path
V4 - Machined aluminum, increased width and exaggerated scallops, final adjustments for webbing path, hardcoat anodize