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#1 RatSlucker

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:05 AM


I need help, my wrist is too weak and it bends backwards as I pull TBG, any advice? NO, I will not step down to weaker bands since I already did and it did not help, I guess some wrist exercises? I need to be ready for this rat season.... Thanks
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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:21 AM

A lanyard will take a lot of pressure off your wrist. I'm assuming you are referring to the hand that holds the slingshot. Good luck!!!

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:38 AM

Can you post a pic or something, I tried a semi lanyard and it did not work, please show picture. Thanks
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Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:14 AM

I'm sorry, but I don't use a Lanyard, but I'm sure someone will post one. I shoot a very small slingshot, so there is very little pressure on my wrist. I hope you find a solution to your situation.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:02 PM

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 03:22 PM

Lol not my arms, my wrists, and thank you Tag for your advice.
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Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:00 PM

lanyards are good. a shoe lace, paracord bracelet, many ways to do it, just find what works with your bands/tubes pull weight and for you. 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:06 PM

Ok good to know, but sadly I have to made a hole on my catty :( anyways, thanks you guys.
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Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:14 PM

Ok good to know, but sadly I have to made a hole on my catty :( anyways, thanks you guys.

can you post a pic of your slingshot or tell us what kind it is ?


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 05:29 PM

Get a wrist-braced slingshot. It will help you big time! 



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 05:47 PM

Check with Honorary Pie....  he has quite a limp wrist but he still shoots pretty good!!  :banana: 



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:45 PM

How much band are you shooting?



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:55 PM

31apsw8lX-L.jpg Gotta go gyroscopic Rat.  Inside six months you'll be Popeye...   :)



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:46 PM

Do reversals to build up your wrist strength. Olympic archers use them for similar reasons.

Take your slingshot, and without ammo, bring it to full draw. Hold it for 15 seconds and let down. Wait 30 seconds and repeat. Start with 6 repetitions. If you can't hold for 15 seconds, shorten your draw by a couple of inches until you build up some strength.

Build up to 30 seconds at full draw and 12 repetitions. The purpose is to build up isostatic strength in you wrist at the shooting position.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:25 AM

How do you hold your catty BTW? 


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:40 AM

@ Zaboo It's almost exactly like the ones from top pic, but more personal :), @ flipgun my band set up is 1" to 3/4" taper, by 8", 7-6" left active. Yes, that is a weak wrist :(, I hold my Catty with my left, http://img-aws.ehowc...86484125_XS.jpg and with this hold > http://melchiormenze...mallfinger2.jpg @ Matt

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:45 AM

Yeah... thumb brace finger wrap the hold (melchior... image) - if you struggling even with that - get a wrist-supported type slingshot. Loads of fairly inexpensive ones around from Barnett etc. Though you'd possibly need to swop the bands out for nicer ones. A lot of guys are praising the Trumark red tapered tubes ... 


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:55 AM

Those pics weren't taken by me, and are not me btw.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:59 AM

Cordag! That's too long of a time for me lol, I need to go clean up my backyard from pests.
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:00 AM

Aw, come on mate, I don't want to change using meh beautiful slingshot!
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