I ordered up one of these things as quick as I could and was not disappointed. But, with just about anything else I have, I needed to customize it a bit. First, I wanted to trim the fork tips a little for a couple of reasons: 1) because I very rarely use bands wider than 1 1/8", and 2) to center the tube groves in the fork tips.
I ended up taking off about 1/8" from the inside of the forks.
Next, the areas for the finger/thumb brace were a little slick and boxy for me, so rough and rounded, check.
Lastly, I like having a hole for the lanyard, but the handled felt too long and clumsy. I cut away the rest of the handle that wasn't making contact with my hand and drilled a small hole to glue in a small nail to serve as the lanyard hole.
Add some orange plumber's line lashed onto the handle to keep from loosing it in the woods...and done.
After all the cutting and filing I can tell you that this material is tough...like bomb-proof tough. I have no doubt that this slingshot will last for a very, very long time. Thanks.
Edited by TSM, 11 December 2014 - 12:38 PM.