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THWACK!

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Tying TTF flatbands onto narrow forks -

13 March 2017 - 12:23 PM

I found it difficult to attach flatbands TTF to a narrow-forked slingshot, because the flatband would be pinched out of shape by the rubber band securing it, because the fork is made with a gap for use with tubes. The gap/slit is the problem.

 

My daddy used to say, "Son (he called me "son" - I didn't have a name until he was sure I wasn't a girl), as you go through life, remember that your main purpose is to fill as many gaps as possible".

 

Pursuing that advice, it became apparent that if I filled the gap/slit on each fork, the rubber band would have more surface area to secure the flatband properly.

 

I'll attempt to attach a few images to demonstrate that after all, daddy was right. 

 

I used the rounded tips of a "Popsicle" stick as the gap fillers.Attached File  IMG_0271.JPG   112.96KB   33 downloadsAttached File  IMG_0270.JPG   151KB   26 downloadsAttached File  IMG_0276.JPG   45.05KB   24 downloadsAttached File  IMG_0277.JPG   49.87KB   24 downloadsAttached File  IMG_0274.JPG   133.94KB   23 downloads

Furnish the title...

11 March 2017 - 05:28 PM

I've considered calling this image "This Coke is smoked!!"

 

What would  be YOUR caption????Attached File  IMG_0257.JPG   167.55KB   18 downloads

 

 

Sorry, darn thing loaded sideways  :banghead:  :banghead:   It actually is hanging from it's tab.

Gullet/esophagus question for our esteemed vendors

05 March 2017 - 11:15 PM

A question to our slingshot manufacturers: What would be, in your opinion, the minimum throat distance of a slingshot for TTF with flatbands use?

 

Much appreciated!

 

THWACK! 

Corner fence catchbox w/o a box : )

23 December 2014 - 04:34 PM

Ok, it's not actually an ammo catchbox, perhaps more accurately dubbed an ammo-stopper-dropper-thingy, a/k/a ASDT, south of the South Pole.

 

It's simply any available bar or rod or dowel, cut to the proper length, to go across a fence corner; and in front of the bar, attached a bit further away from the bar, something like paracord, to which one lynches his target, Hangman's Noose optional.

 

One towel is placed over the bar, and perhaps held in place with binder clips, and another towel is simply spread out on the ground under the target. The ammo has never contacted the wooden fence because the bar towel absorbs all the impact.

 

Enjoy!

 

El THWACK!

 

 

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Are You Short-Changed? THWACK!'s Solution

21 December 2014 - 03:19 PM

1o meters (33 feet) is the standard competitive distance to shoot a slingshot at a target of 3.9" in diameter.

 

But what if you don't have the minimum 33' distance available in which to practice? "THWACK!'s tip o' the tongue" math solution is here to save your day and your sanity, at least to some extent. 

 

Let's say that I have (and I do in fact, although I've said "I do" too many times) only 25' of linear distance available. To shoot a 3.9" wide target at this relatively shorter distance won't really help me reach my goal of shooting well at 33'. So, we need to do some proportioning - the question being, if I only have 25' of distance available, what size diameter target should I be shooting at?

 

Let's follow the math:

 

  First, set up the equation to find "x", the unknown size of the target at which to be shooting

       33'/3.9"   =   25'/x"    Now, cross multiply to arrive at

 

      33'x" = 3.9" x 25', which becomes  33'x' = 97.5

 

     Now we divide both sides of the equation by 33' to isolate "x" :   

 

     This becomes, effectively, x = 97.5/33, which, after you divide the 97.5 by 33, yields a 2.95" target,    

 

So now the target size you need is proportionate to the distance you have available. So make a traget of  2.95" in diameter, or, even better, if you want to develop some really keen shooting skill and you ascribe to the expression "small target, small miss", make your target even smaller.

 

Happy Holiday,

THWACK!

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