covemanMember Since 11 Sep 2016
Offline Last Active May 27 2017 10:26 PM
My name is Yannis and as a kid, like most of kids of my time (I' m 42), I just loved slingshots. I spent most of my summer vacations in my grandparents village, at mt Pilio. First thing I always did, when there, was to find the fork that I left drying from previous summer, take my pocket knife and start building my new slingshot, the way my father has taught me to. Endless shooting after that, hanging with the local boys in the woods. When the summer vacations was over, I used to give my slingshot to a friend of mine (my mother never left my to take it back to Athens with me) and choose a fork to let it dry for the next year. I lost interest in slingshots in my late teens, when I almost lost an eye from a broken fork of a commercial bent rod frame (the only slingshot I ever bought). The years pasted by, and due to current unemployment I decided to leave the misery of Athens and move permanently to my grandfathers village and try to start a new life. When my sister came to visit this summer with her family, I decided to build some slingshots for her kids, just to get them off the fake screen life and show them how we used to have fun in their age. They were instantly hooked and I remembered mine good old times. The thing was that I myself was hooked again, and after they left I started searching the web for information about slingshots. First I found some Bill Hay's videos on you tube (thank you sir) and next your wonderful community. I have months to touch my air riffle, I used to practice shooting with, since then and build some frames for myself and friends and I think more are to come.
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- Age 42 years old
- Birthday May 5, 1975
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