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#1 Tony the slinger

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 02:30 PM


Introducing my newest design, the Trout!

 

           A little bit of background for this design: Over the past year, I have been looking at the old classic Whamo slingshots. What makes them so great is their pure simplicity. There is absolutely nothing complex or fancy about them. I wanted to keep that beautiful simplicity, and at the same time make it a bit smaller and compact. 

          This is the design that I have come up with. It has a very similar style of attaching the bands as the old Whamos. The overall size has been scaled down, keeping the same fork shape. I changed the handle to be a bit more comfortable, but at the same time kept it simple. 

 

The variations are either for a TTF for flatbands, or a tube shooter for either OTT or TTF. It is meant to be shot mainly in a thumb brace and finger hook grip style.

 

Each slingshot is handcrafted from High Quality Baltic Birch Plywood, and finished with Boiled Linseed Oil. Bandset included.

 

Of course this design will also be available for custom order, upon request.

Please comment if you have any questions.

 

Only available to the US. 

 

Price: $30 Free shipping

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#2 pult421

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 03:05 PM

The ttf looks cool. The other.. looks like a safety hazard lol. Might wanna demonstrate online how much force those tube areas can take.

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 03:07 PM

I could be wrong..

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 04:05 PM

I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking there wasn't enough wood holding that all in place.

#5 Tony the slinger

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 04:08 PM

All right guys! Thanks for your comments! I will definitely do some more tests. 



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Posted 24 November 2016 - 05:09 PM

I like the pointy end to the handle I'm a big fan of those just in case you need to knock something in the head... you never know... =o

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 03:49 AM

Hi Tony,

i like the design!

Just add a core out of 1/4" G10 and it will be surely strong enough.

Stefan



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 08:10 AM

Hi Tony,

i like the design!

Just add a core out of 1/4" G10 and it will be surely strong enough.

Stefan

 

Hi Stefan,

Thanks for your comment. I like the idea, but the original idea was to keep it simple and affordable, and if I did that, I would have to increase the price.

Once again, I will test the tube shooter extensively for strength.

Thanks,

Tony


Edited by Tony the slinger, 28 November 2016 - 08:12 AM.


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 10:38 AM

Hi Tony,
i like the design!
Just add a core out of 1/4" G10 and it will be surely strong enough.
Stefan

 
Hi Stefan,
Thanks for your comment. I like the idea, but the original idea was to keep it simple and affordable, and if I did that, I would have to increase the price.
Once again, I will test the tube shooter extensively for strength.
Thanks,
Tony
im sure if it looked good with a core.. you can up the price.. presentation is everything. Seen a slingshot similar to yours with the same holes in multiplex.. he had tubes on it.. so its probably ok.

#10 Larry Bourgeois

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 05:15 PM

Hi there Tony. I love your re-creation of the old Whamo style slotted fork. Yours is much improved, as in, Baltic Birch plywood, is Very tough, and your handle part would fit way better than the original, in my view. I do have a question or confirmation for you though buddy. Is that simply a folded (doubled over) section of band in those slots, or do you have a match stick hidden in there somewhere. :) LarryB



#11 Tony the slinger

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 05:18 PM

Hi there Tony. I love your re-creation of the old Whamo style slotted fork. Yours is much improved, as in, Baltic Birch plywood, is Very tough, and your handle part would fit way better than the original, in my view. I do have a question or confirmation for you though buddy. Is that simply a folded (doubled over) section of band in those slots, or do you have a match stick hidden in there somewhere. :) LarryB

Thank you very much, Larry. The slot is actually extremely thin, so that you need simply to stretch the rubber, slide it into the slot and release. It holds the band plenty tight enough.

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:21 PM

Hey Tony I like your concept (but I don't see the convection) and as for the people questioning the strength of the design. Look at the stress point in a Wham-O I don't know about youall but all 8 of my Vintage Wham-Os (1949 to 1971) are shootable condition.

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Edited by SlingshotBill, 27 December 2016 - 09:25 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:25 PM

Hey Tony I like your concept and as for the people questioning the strength of the design. Look at the stress point in a Wham-O I don't know about youall but all 8 of my Vintage Wham-Os (1949 to 1971) are shootable condition.

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Thanks Bill! I like the idea of the old Whamos too!

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:28 PM

I've got a nice single slot frame made by Ash

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