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    Working with fling it

    Are the smaller sizes of fling-it splicable? 1.4mm seems crazy small, how hard is it to splice? Should I buy a bigger size if I want to splice loops in the ends? I've been playing with 1.8mm diameter dynaglide and its not as hard to work with as some have made it sound.

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    isn't it called zing it? or am I having a brain fart

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    i have 1.75mm lashit(grey version of zingit) and it is harder to splice than amsteel 7/64 but it isn't too bad, haven't worked with dynaglide so can't compare sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiredhiker View Post
    isn't it called zing it? or am I having a brain fart
    There is such a thing as Fling-It. It is an orange hollow braided spectra based cord. From all reports, it is much harder to splice than the dyneema based Zing-It/Lash-It.

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    I had a little harder time with lash-it/zing-it compared to Dynaglide. I found all of them easier than Amsteel. Dynaglide has to be the easiest stuff I've ever worked with.

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    I had no trouble splicing 1.75mm zing-it using a large needle - my only previous experience had been making a pair of whoopies in 1/8 amsteel blue.

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    Jeep, It is posssible. You'll need a smaller diameter splicing tool, a good pair of eyes or glasses, and some patience.
    But any hollow core braid is spliceable, even some of the fishing line is spliced, with the right tools.
    I use the same techniques as normal, and some smaller diameter wire bent over to form my splicing tool.
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    Fling-It is nearly impossible to splice. It's made a little differently than Lash-It / Zing-It. Fling-It is pre-stretched, so it's a much tighter weave than the other two, and far more difficult to splice. If you've not purchased the Fling-It yet and plan to splice, avoid it entirely. Either of the other two similar options are fine for splicing. I use either of the smaller two guitar strings bend in half to splice the smaller stuff with (B or E string).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    I use either of the smaller two guitar strings bend in half to splice the smaller stuff with (B or E string).
    Guitar strings. That is a good idea. I've been using florist wire, but it get brittle and breaks at the bend after a while. Guitar strings would likely be a little more expensive, but would last alot longer.

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    I just have to wonder if the strings off of my Cello would work for splicing the 1.75mm stuff? I have spliced 2.2mm Dynag;ide using 20 gauge wire and also used some wire made from fishing leader material, both worked great.

    I think I will stay with Dynaglide and Lash-it like type lines, and let the fling-it stuff alone. HYOH0

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