Make an Easy Olympic-style Archery Finger Sling You Don’t Have to Retie

We already showed you how to tie a finger sling from a shoelace the way many Olympic archers do. Now we’ll show you something better.

Many world class archers prefer homemade shoelace finger slings over commercial para cord finger slings because wide shoelaces distribute the weight of the bow better on their fingers and are self-tightening. However, unlike a commercial sling, the thumb loop has to be retied every time it is put on. This tutorial shows you how to have the best of both worlds, a wide finger sling that is self-tightening sling and doesn’t have to retied.

Wondering what the heck we are talking about? Check out our first Olympic-style finger sling for bows post for more background on how target archers use finger slings to help them shoot better. We find finger slings to be a great tool, when used correctly, to stop people from snatching their bow upon release.


  1. rafael on May 11, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Thats very nice tutorial thanks. What have you used to hold the loops tho? the little clear-white thingies? 😛

  2. Louis Kneed on May 15, 2013 at 6:39 am

    So simple. I use the exact lace (nice and broad to distribute the weight). I have been looking for a better way to get my fingers in and out of the sling. This will suite me well. Thanks a mil!!!!