I agree with you there mark, those are his thoughts on the matter, I don't have that problem either. This is this guys way of the slingshot and he was nice enough to share it with us. I was going to do something similar to this and post it in the art of shooting forum.
I've seen this before, but have wondered...
at 9:26 Bill is demonstrating OTT shooting, and says that one of the problems with this type of slingshot is you're never sure where your elevation points are.
I haven't noticed that with OTT; can somebody explain what is meant by that?
I just watched Bill's video to learn all the stuff I never figured out as a kid! I think Bill was referring to the side effect of the over-the-top (OTT) bands slingshot having a narrower fork than the through-the-forks design (TTF). At least the OTT slingshot that Bill demonstrated was narrower. I don't know about others, because an OTT slingshot doesn't necessarily have to have a narrower fork than a TTF slingshot. The OTT band routing and anchor point enables narrowness. (Even with a narrower fork, the OTT bands and projectile don't get fouled.)
When the "sighting fork" side of the slingshot lies closer to the centerline of the fork and the "internal ballistic" trajectory of the projectile (its path before it's released from the pouch), as it does in the OTT model, a shooter "must hold" under (hold a sight picture on the target where the target position is in "mid-air" above the fork) to hit anything but very distant targets. "Holding under" like this is more challenging than holding "dead on" or nearly dead-on.
But I'm recently "born again" to slingshots and, other than being an engineer into many types of guns and shooting sports, what do I know?
I haven't owned a slingshot in nearly 50 years but recently bought a slingshot from Wally World to shoot some fishing weights and leader lines over tree limbs that needed pruning (over 50' up, in some cases). I used the light haul lines to pull 550 paracord and a chainsaw chain style survival saw up over the limbs. It worked great! (Got me hooked on sling shots.)
It also worked to prune the trees.
Edited by calinb, 04 April 2015 - 01:44 PM.