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Slingshot Glossary and Slang


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#41 Ben_the_Bear

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:00 AM

Thanks Flatband! This is great help to a nemb like me.

#42 tradspirit

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:45 AM

Excellent and useful! Thanks!

#43 buckarue

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:12 AM

You forgot one. Oh **** = when a wild shot goes through the drywall or hits a light bulb.

#44 Charles

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:37 AM

You forgot one. Oh **** = when a wild shot goes through the drywall or hits a light bulb.


Or when a ricochet smashes the glass over the photo of your girlfriend .... now "ex-girlfriend" ...

Cheers ...... Charles

#45 AJW

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:27 AM

I have one more word for your glossary, it's Flatband.

Definition: A great ambassador for slingshots.

#46 Flatband

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:28 PM

Thanks AJW- I LOVE EM!!!!! :king:

#47 Ghost Tracker

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

I'm new to the forum & late to this party but am doing my own required reading (I have issues with rookie folks who don't understand the concept of "search"). The abbreviations flying around were slowing my learning-curve down considerably. Thanks, Flatband, for being an expert while still being considerate of us who don't (yet) know the lingo. This thread is a great help & (IMHO) should be required reading before most silly questions are asked! Thanks to all who contributed. GT

#48 vingius

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

I'm newbie and foreign in this forum, and many are the words that I can not seem to make sense, my translation is literal, such as "cant" to me means "slang" or "hypocrisy" but not "angle", I became crazy

Thank you, Master, asylum can wait me again ... or not.


#49 mopper

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:59 AM

A great write up. Maybe "Over The Top" and "Through The Fork" should be listed with their commonly used abbrevaitions OTT and TTF in brackets.

 

Do we already have "frame/fork hit", "twisted pouch", "flip style" and "speed bump effect"?



#50 Flatband

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

Looks like I'll have to add some more Mopper-Good job Bud! Flatband



#51 footloose

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

Glorious flatband.

 

Can you add Catapult (Catty) (the UK term for a sling) for the benefit of all?

 

Sorry to be picky but is it possible to put these terms into alphabetical order for a print out (I'm assuming you have a d-base)?

 

To the organisers - this deserves a special place in your tabs - is possible?

 

Thanks a mil, footloose


Edited by footloose, 26 January 2013 - 05:32 PM.


#52 greywolfoli

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

brilliant very helpful for us newbies to the sport!



#53 orangebob

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

How can I get one

#54 KITROBASKIN

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 06:11 PM

Did I miss it?  Can someone tell me what an SPS slingshot is?  Thanks for the opportunity to ask.



#55 KITROBASKIN

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:48 PM

After looking it up with the Google search engine, turns out SPS is a model of slingshot, something like Stratagem Performance Slingshot.

Also, if any of you are wondering what spalted wood is, it appears to be wood that has been affected by fungal organisms, causing changes in coloration and pattern in the wood, prized by some for its beauty. It is said that before working spalted wood, it should be put in a microwave oven and/or(?) soaked in boiled linseed oil (BLO) to prevent inhaling/ ingesting fungus spore which could have an adverse effect on one's health.

Am I the only one who uses an Internet forum to talk to himself?

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:28 PM

Missed this one Kitro-sorry Bud. Jim at Performance Catapults has a few wonderful models. Besides the SPS, he has the EPS -Element Pocket Shooter He also at one time had the ETS-Element Target Shooter. I think he also has a line of slimmer versions. They are all quality frames. Jim was the first one to come up with the idea of a "Bullet proof" frame. He uses all types of exotic woods and sandwiches a slab of metal in between them for strength.Great concept. Visit Performance Catapults and take a glance at some extraordinary slingshot work.



#57 KITROBASKIN

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:52 PM

After trying the forum search bar days ago I should have tried to Google it, figured SPS was like a PFS--- a type of slingshot instead of an actual model. It must be well known and appreciated because I've seen it refered to many times. Flatband, thanks so much for starting and maintaining this thread. Now if we could only get you over to candlepowerforums.com to help with that big, steaming pile of pancakes. They use so much lingo for the model designations and technical stuff it's funny.

#58 sultanpuss

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:38 PM

Wow that says it all. 

 



#59 tristanjones

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:19 AM

This is going to help the newbies out a lot! Thanks

Tristan

#60 snessim

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:18 PM

thanks for posting this, very useful!






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