another similar subject on slingshots as a sport?
1) okay, like ive said in the past, slingshots have to be promoted as a target sport first. it can be done indoors and outdoors. it should be piggybacking along with some existing target shoot competitions like in archery and firearms, just a range to the side displaying what can be done with a proper set up and some practice.
2) slingshots made of metal, micarta, exotic woods, HDPE, and various materials are nice, but you also have to show people that you dont need to own some slingshot with a laser sight or titanium wristbrace with a light attached, its not a freakin rifle ! you cant compare the two! you have to start them off with a good ol fashioned natural as proof that it can be done on the cheap.
3) gun control and local economy situations is what also does determine who picks up a slingshot. youre more likely to pick up a slingshot as an alternative if you are limited in owning a firearm due to either regulations, laws and finances. those who do have firearms and money will usually pick up a slingshot for nostalgia or just for something different.
4) explain the difference between a sling and a slingshot to people.
5)organization, ruling body, or what ever you want to call it, is nice but you cant think of one just quite yet when theres a tourney or two being formed without such a thing.
speaking of- maybe there should be a tourney under the sponsorship of a vendor like in the days of past. for example a tourney sponsored by daisy/marksman/crosman or a tourney in the local area sponsored by , lets say, simple shot, A+, or predator . but that may never happen because slingshots arent their 24/7 job. so until a major retailer or business helps, in a consistant matter, it will remain grass roots.
Edited by Imperial, 20 March 2017 - 02:08 AM.