A hammer grip "pickle fork shooter"

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by JoergS, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    A gent with the nickname "dgui" designed a so-called "pickle fork shooter", essentially a simple board cut frame with really low and narrow forks, OTP attachment. It shoots because of the flipstyle effect. Much like a stickshot, but without the need for a paracord loop.<br><br>I always liked the simplicity of the design, plus the effectiveness. However, I am a firm believer in the superior power of the hammer grip shooting style, simply because it allows you to draw out stronger bands. <br><br>So I combined the low, narrow fork with my favorite hammerhead handle. Carved it out of a single piece of European Dogwood (cornus sanguinea). <br><br>It shoots fantastic, of course you have to flip it (automatically happens with strong bands). <br><br>I must say that some day, I will have to make myself a knife with that handle. It is simply the most comfortable design I came up with (so far). <br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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  2. shawnr5

    shawnr5 New Member

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    Very cool. I like this hammer grip you've designed as well. It made the X-Shot quite manageable.
     

  3. dgui

    dgui New Member

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    I like it, very unique, looks like it could also be used as a jabbing weapon right to the head of an attacker.<br><br>Another Great Design !
     
  4. JoergS

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    dgui, welcome to the forum! Great to have you.<br><br>I hope you don't mind that I adopted the concept and name from your design. I have to say that the frame shoots very good, one of my current favorites!
     
  5. dgui

    dgui New Member

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    Great! I am flattered a bit everytime someone has their own take on The PF. And now there's The Pickle Fork Hammer and it will likely pound everything in sight in your hands.
     
  6. Oldschool

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    Dgui, your videos have improved my shooting skills 100 percent. Keep posting! Great work Joerg!
     
  7. newconvert

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    joerg,<br>hope you and dgui dont mind but i am also a fan of both of your work, i an in the process of making a version of this pfs, i am just curious about the dimensions of the forks and crown of this beauty. mine will be in manchurian mahogany
     
  8. pipesmoker

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Oldschool wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Dgui, your videos have improved my shooting skills 100 percent. Keep posting! Great work Joerg!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>can you post me a link?</span>
     
  9. fiskey81

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    dgui your videos helped my shooting as well, and i gotta give it to you the pfs is an incredible slingshot. i fabricated a few of them out of flattened grey conduit pvc and they shoot like a dream. the pfs is now my all around daily shooter, and i would like to personally thank you for your ingenuity