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Member Since 17 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active May 28 2017 04:09 AM

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In Topic: Modern vs. Traditional

28 May 2017 - 04:08 AM


Is there any merit to modern slingshots vs. the more traditional which most users seem to prefer on this site? By modern slingshots, I'm referring to SS with multiple tubes, arm braces, etc.  Or are these newer innovations, just gimmickry?  In archery for example, the compound bow has remarkable advantages to a traditional bow and though I completely understand that many have a personal preference for the traditional, I'm just trying to get a better understanding of what features appear to have technical merit, over what are traditional preferences in the SS realm.   :question: 


We are using modern slingshots here. From carbon to 3D printed to armbraced, tapered, etc.


Why use multiple tubes or rely heavily on armbraces if I can get the same result (for target shooting and with strong wrists) with a pocketable slingshot?

In Topic: Oh so close to a my first 33' card cut

28 May 2017 - 01:21 AM

That's it! Congrats! :wave:

In Topic: Olive flatband shooter

27 May 2017 - 01:11 PM

Rocking grains! Love em!

In Topic: My Take on Pult's Hyrule Hustler I present "The Darth Maul Hustler...

27 May 2017 - 01:10 PM

Hi David,


I enjoy the evolution of your craftsmanship skills. It's a smart gradient of picking up the tools and topics just as well the materials. Can I say it's a cool slingshot? Yes! But what I do like the most is the way you add features to your work. You're exploring materials, attachments, complex outlines and refined shaping in a strategic manner. It's just amazing to check out the discipline in your progress.


Hats off in front of the progression! I'm impressed.

Have a nice weekend,


In Topic: Oh no, another " I'm shooting low" Post

27 May 2017 - 01:00 PM

Hi Bill,

  • Gamekeeper John uses small 3/8" ammo with high powered bands to elevate point of impact. The maxed out bands will keep a flat trajectory.
  • Keep in mind, a fraction of an inch at the shooter's anchor point has a huge influence at target. The length of a neck, position of the cheek, chin etc. Anatomy counts.
  • Smaller fork gap as already noted.
  • Look for a different aiming reference.

You can build up muscle memory for correction by using a two target method:


Draw an inch sized target on a larger paper. Aim it as OPTIMAL for you. Do not compensate or calculate just aim at the target and go for a tight group. Once you have a couple rounds draw a new target directly above your existing one. Make this new target OFFSET from the original one. Use the distance between your group average and the original target as a reference. Aim at the new target and check how it works. This way you can recognize the amount of correction you have to take. Once you have this distance and you fine tuned the two target method it's time to practice the offset without references. Start aiming at the original target and lift the frame into final position. Over time you will do this smoothly, almost unconscious. Quite didactic solution but you can keep control over the process and keep the confidence as well.


Just an option to give try :)


Best regards,


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