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Dankung Toucan Or Flippinout Maxim Champ


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#1 rfittsy

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:11 PM


I am not sure what slingshot to buy the dankung agile toucan or the maxim champ from flippinout slingshots.
Does anyone know any advantages/disadvantages in these slingshots?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:15 PM

Both great choices. Hard to pick. Which one do you like the looks of best ?

#3 rfittsy

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:25 PM

I think the toucan looks better with the stainless steel and para cord wrapped, but the maxim champ has great fork tips.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:26 PM

Go with Nathan's. That champ is gonna be hard to beat. Especially when compared to s crap metal.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:49 PM

My choice would be the maxim champ.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:54 PM

coin toss

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:49 PM

Champ. Agree with the tips. Love the feel of it in the hand for shooting.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:57 PM

I would have to concur with the majority thus far.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:16 PM

I would have to concur with the majority thus far.


Totally unbiased opinion of course . . .

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:56 PM


I would have to concur with the majority thus far.


Totally unbiased opinion of course . . .


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#11 Henry in Panama

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:02 PM

I don't have a Maxim, but I do have a Toucan. The Toucan looks a lot more comfortable than it is. It's only about 1/4 inch thick and the thumb groove has too little radius. It puts pressure on the inside of my thumb with any bands except fairly light, say 10 pounds or less. It becomes painful to shoot after about 10 shots with looped 1842. I'm not saying that everyone will have the same experience, but I do recommend that you try to find one and shoot it a bit before buying. On the plus side, it is easy to hit with, the tit on the corner of the fork is a good aiming point.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:32 AM

I'm sure both are great, but I've shot the toucan a bunch. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1349598728.928043.jpg

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:02 AM

nasty mark on your thumb there pop ,, stray steel shot ?? :P
im personally drawn towards the dankungs as i love the look of the steel , but on the other hand i have never shot a maxim so i don't know how they perform.
your best bet is to buy both :D

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:54 AM

I slammed my thumb in a door. I haven't shot myself since I was a kid

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:27 AM

Go with Nathan's. That champ is gonna be hard to beat. Especially when compared to s crap metal.

I'd probably go with the Champ as well .
Having said that, Dankungs are alot of things but they're not scrap metal. I have four of them (one made from titanium) and find them all to be well-finished, quality products.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:05 AM


Go with Nathan's. That champ is gonna be hard to beat. Especially when compared to s crap metal.

I'd probably go with the Champ as well .
Having said that, Dankungs are alot of things but they're not scrap metal. I have four of them (one made from titanium) and find them all to be well-finished, quality products.

Just talking a little smack, there, MJ... I'm American, therefore I buy American. I don't trust Dan Kung, his metal, or it's mettle. Don't know the guy, but I've seen his work and it never looks comfortable. Never... Again, I am an opinionated Floridian. Take it or leave it. Buy American!



Edit:Or Australian, or English for that matter. Milbro's steel is easy to trust. They still like us a little over there.

Edited by capnjoe, 07 October 2012 - 10:09 AM.


#17 NaturalFork

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:09 AM

I agree with the whole "buy American" ideology. Not to mention that Nathan is a stand up individual and does a ton of great things for the sport. I however also own a few dankungs and like previously stated they truly are GREAT sling shots. So again... it is up to you in the end.

#18 rfittsy

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:46 AM

i went with the maxim champ but ill probably end up getting the dankung later on aswell.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:00 AM

i went with the maxim champ but ill probably end up getting the dankung later on aswell.


That would have been my suggestion. One can't have too many slingshots :)

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:07 PM

I'm sure both are great, but I've shot the toucan a bunch. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1349598728.928043.jpg


Hey! That Toucan looks just like mine.




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