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#1 funk3ymunky

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:23 PM


So the other day I made a pickle fork shooter, I couldn't shoot it straight away though as when I'd finished it was too late in the evening to shoot and then I left it at my friends (reecemurg) house so couldn't shoot it for another day, but today I got it from his house and then went into my garden to shoot it. I'd shot a pickle fork before but not had any luck with it but then Reece shot my pickle fork I'd made and it shot fine so after seeing him shoot it I thought this design might be a bit easier to shoot. When I got home with it I set up a can in the garden and shot it (twisting the pouch knowing that I have to do this with PFS) but suddenly I felt a sharp pain on my thumb, a few seconds later realising I got a fork hit and hit my thumb. But then I decided to try it again (twisting the pouch also) this one went fine but with the next one I did (again twisting the pouch as always) I got another fork hit, this time luckily not hitting my thumb! Anyway so my question is why do I keep getting fork hits, out of about 5 shots, 3 of them where fork hits?! I've also posted pictures below of the PFS ect.

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#2 Natty Fork

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:28 PM

Are you flipping it forward as you shoot? or are you trying to shoot it like a TTF slingshot?

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:41 PM

Hey Andy, There are a couple of things you could do,

1) point the fork towards the target, so the fork it tilted.
2) tweak the pouch up.

These can all be found on pfshooters youtube channel, very easy to follow videos :)

Cheers Luke

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:58 PM

Are you flipping it forward as you shoot? or are you trying to shoot it like a TTF slingshot?

No I haven't been flipping the fork but I thought you weren't suppose to do that?

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:59 PM

Hey Andy, There are a couple of things you could do,

1) point the fork towards the target, so the fork it tilted.
2) tweak the pouch up.

These can all be found on pfshooters youtube channel, very easy to follow videos :)

Cheers Luke

Thanks Luke, I'll look at his videos now, I have seen some of his videos before but haven't seen the tutorial ones :D

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:04 PM





Here are two videos from pfshooter (DGUI). Notice how he mentions pointing the forks towards the target and tweaking the pouch up a few degrees. Give it a go and see what works for yourself. Me personally, I flip forward sometimes but other times I just point with the forks.

Any more questions, I will try to answer for you Andy. I'm usually on chat or pm me

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

Dgui has the best instruction and demo on this. Check his videos and be amazed!

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:07 PM

Well there you go. Thanks LB. Posted at the same time.

Edited by treefork, 28 July 2012 - 03:08 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:20 PM

yup... now you don:t need to flip it,, but you do need to angle the forks forward...

and though it might be a scary thing to do, especially after already hitting your thumb,, you should inch your finger/thumb closer to the forks a litttllllle more.


Great pics... it helped seeing how you set up, and easier to understand where you are coming from.


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Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:13 PM

Got to lay it down till the bands almost touch your hand and twist the pouch.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:56 PM

I find "The tweak" to be ESSENTIAL in shooting PFS
I find wacking my thumb with a steel ball to be ESSENTIAL in remembering to "Turn and Tweak"


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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:38 AM

yup... now you don:t need to flip it,, but you do need to angle the forks forward...

and though it might be a scary thing to do, especially after already hitting your thumb,, you should inch your finger/thumb closer to the forks a litttllllle more.


Great pics... it helped seeing how you set up, and easier to understand where you are coming from.


LGD

hit the nail on the head!

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:40 AM

I find "The tweak" to be ESSENTIAL in shooting PFS
I find wacking my thumb with a steel ball to be ESSENTIAL in remembering to "Turn and Tweak"

hmmmmm, nice Jake, ive never tweeked, gonna have to tweek very soon.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:32 PM

Darrell taught me everything I know about shooting a fickle pork.
Dgui's/pfshooter's vids are like Bob Ross' videos. Smooth, easy, "happy little trees."
Painting by numbers is the best way to put it.

I just got a thumb and fork hit in one. 11.56 pm tonight. It feels great....

Edited by capnjoe, 05 August 2012 - 10:06 PM.


#15 All Buns Glazing

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:24 AM

damnit - I gotta go make a PFS now.

My lovely wife and I were shopping the other day, and I stopped at the utensils, and was scrutinising the bamboo spoons and egg flips.
"Is there a slingshot in there somewhere?" she said.

Ya just gotta marry the right one, boys. :)




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