Are you a Speed Freak? Do you have a desire to see how fast you can fling your ammo? Would you like to be recognized for a feat that is not that easy to achieve? If so we have a club for you, The “SSF 300 Club”. Membership is challenging, but achievable, even for us older members who no longer have the muscles needed to pull 30 pound bands, and anyone who is old enough to be a Forum member should have the needed strength.
Note: The rules are evolving, and may change from time to time. I welcome input on how to make the rules better and fair.
Here's how to become a member.
- Find a bandset/ammo combination that will give 300 feet (91.44 meters) per second or higher velocity.
- Make a video similar to the one in the next post.. You and the Chrony should be visible when the shots are made. After each shot, either zoom to the Chrony readout or move the camera close enough to see the readout, keeping the Chrony in view at all times. The fastest shot must be backed up by at least one other shot within 5% of the same velocity. Please do not edit the video at any point between the first and last shot. It's OK to shoot a lot of shots and remove from each end, but the qualifying shots should be continuous.
- Post the video and full information about the fork, bandset, and ammo. Give the size, type, and weight (if you know it.) of ammunition. If you weigh the ammo, use scales with an accuracy of .01% or better. Include the dimensions, width, taper, relaxed length (fork to pouch tie), and pouch. Also state your approximate draw length.
- The frame may be any form, but rubber must be drawn with one hand only. There are no restrictions on ammo weight.
The Android app "Chrono Connect" has been approved for both Speed Freaks and Power Rangers. To qualify for either Speed Freaks or Power Rangers with this app, please review and follow this tutorial.
The video must show your setup, including measurements from 1st sound producer to target. The 1st sound producer should be far enough from the slingshot that the pouch does not strike the sound producer. The distance from 1st sound producer to target must be entered into Chrono Connect precisely as measured and that distance must be at least 192 inches. Sound sensitivity of the app should be set to the lowest setting which will produce results. It is very important to follow the tutorial and these instructions exactly, as any deviation can result in erratic readings. Setups which do not conform to the tutorial will not be considered for qualification.
Edited by Henry in Panama, 01 April 2013 - 11:36 AM.