Rick Scoles designed the Slinger because couldn't find a banjo strap that he really liked. Rick wanted a strap that distributed the weight of the banjo evenly on his back and that was cut wider to ease the burden on his shoulder. The initial design was just a leather loop, notched to fit the banjo. He added an angle to the pattern to make the strap ride a little flatter and to fit more snugly against his back. The result was a simple strap with a revolutionary approach to holding the instrument in place. It simply holds the banjo's weight like a hammock.
The Slinger comes in Standard (basic black, leather and cloth) and Deluxe (padded black, all-leather) and is made in America.