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As I seem to lose quite a few leads I am thinking of making my own. They will be the Field Trial Pro slip lead type as they are flexible, hard wearing and suit my needs

I can source everything I need apart from the braid which needs to be 5mm for the reasons above. I have tried different thicknesses and 5mm is the best for me.

Anyone know where I can get the right material from?

I have bought a couple of samples from the net (unseen) and they aren't what I want.

I would prefer olive colour (probably why I can't find my lost leads!) but other colours considered

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I use 6mm sash cord , it is white and therefore easier to find if dropped.

Also if you use a 3/4 tap washer as the stop the 6mm fits nicely to give good grip.

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On 01/05/2022 at 11:47, ilovemyheckler said:

As I seem to lose quite a few leads I am thinking of making my own. They will be the Field Trial Pro slip lead type as they are flexible, hard wearing and suit my needs

I can source everything I need apart from the braid which needs to be 5mm for the reasons above. I have tried different thicknesses and 5mm is the best for me.

Anyone know where I can get the right material from?

I have bought a couple of samples from the net (unseen) and they aren't what I want.

I would prefer olive colour (probably why I can't find my lost leads!) but other colours considered

 

 

put

5mm static cord or 5mm accessory cord into google and it will bring up lots of hard wearing climbing cord.  I find the sheath on the climbing cord works really well as a slip lead - hard wearing and slips well.  I use an old 10mm static rope (no stretch) for mine.

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