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#1 Sean

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:47 AM


First Flat top shooter I've made.


This one is made from Baltic Birch, 1/4 inch thick. I've banded it with 1745 tubes,
and one of Irfan's fine pouches. Looking forward to getting out with it today and
throw some stones at a tomato can.

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#2 reecemurg

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:40 AM

lovely !!!!
geat job !

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:48 AM

Very nice Sean, that looks LEGIT! ...- . .-. -.-- -.-. --- --- .-.. ... . .- -. - .... .- - .-.. --- --- -.- ... .-.. . --. .. -

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

Thanks fellas. :)

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:39 PM

Looks good, what did you finish with? Love the color.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:56 PM

Now That Looks Good!

The FlatTop Shooter is Faster than an ordinary slingshot frame.

Good Job On That One.

#7 Sean

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:03 PM

Thanks Jake and Darrell. It's finished with a
Danish Oil, Walnut stain.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:03 PM

never seen one like that before,looks interesting.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:45 PM

Awesome job, Sean. That's a very nice looking piece!

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

Had a great time shooting it today, put a couple hundred stones through it at a can.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:31 AM

Now That Looks Good!

The FlatTop Shooter is Faster than an ordinary slingshot frame.

Good Job On That One.


That thing is intriguing. Do you point that downrange at the target, or shoot with it held more parallel to your body? I’d love to see it drawn full. That attachment method looks cool. Was it hard to thread the tubing through the black sleeve?

Why is it faster than a traditional fork?

#12 Sean

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:31 AM

Smashtoad, did you happen to view lightgeoduck's video? Here he shows a pretty good draw going.

http://slingshotforu...l-shooting-vid/

I draw it about the same, and use a point of aim with it. I did find the first one I made a bit fiddly and
time consuming. I had to drill larger holes, as the tubing I was feeding through the wood was larger. Yes,
I had a bit of a time feeding the 1745's through the protective sleeve tubing but a string and some rubbing
alcohol did the trick.

I would have to leave it for Dgui to comment on the single band being faster, as I just don't know. I will
tell you this though, I had a blast shooting rocks through it yesterday and it's a very easy shooter to make.
I seem not to have any problems with fork hits while some others do, and I'm really not consciously doing
what I would consider any different than videos posted. Good luck if you decide to try one. :)

Sean




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