A few naturals from FlippinOut

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Flippinout, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Flippinout

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    I have been tinkering with hybridizing natural forks.<br><br>The first frame is made from Sumac and was cut in half along the longitudinal plane and a lamination of black cherry was inserted. It is a fabulous shooter!<br><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--Qykkz3TjYE/TnujrHA02QI/AAAAAAAAAXY/Dqo2jVlgmhU/s512/IMG_3213.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1oEMtvkFxTM/TnujeuUtd2I/AAAAAAAAAXQ/XXC0KExk6Sw/s512/IMG_3215.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br>The next is a Dogwood fork that is nearly perfect in symmetry. I added ebony fork tips pinned with brass rods and the butt cap is made from American Bison Horn with a tri-laminate of two exotic woods and micarta. It too, is an amazingly great shooter<br><br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Cy6kWiML6fA/TnuimvGjX-I/AAAAAAAAAWk/JsWoYYg_oh8/s512/IMG_3262.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WmmZgzS0UsA/TnuihNbG25I/AAAAAAAAAWc/1q6VN0RzhBM/s640/IMG_3263.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x8EjwQlrFQs/TnuiFUcumRI/AAAAAAAAAWM/pv04d1TZl1M/s800/IMG_3270.JPG" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. Tobias

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    Nathan, i like the first one much! is it a desing for hammergirp?
     

  3. Flippinout

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    No, it is designed for fork support. The natural curve accentuates the forks ability to point to the target and when held fork supported keeps the bands very close to the hand for intuitive shooting.
     
  4. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    Yeah, these are artworks lol, Not slingshots to be taken lightly>>
     
  5. Flippinout

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    They can certainly be classified as artworks, but they are highly functional artworks.<br><br>FlippinOut Slingshots are built from the ground up to be potent shooters.<br><br>Perhaps someday, these slingshots will become known in similar realms as a Parker Shotgun- not only the finest craftsmanship, but made to get its intended job done with class and precision.<br><br>They are simply slingshots! Intended to launch projectiles downrange.
     
  6. Tobias

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    like the natural because they are unique.<br>have you ever considered a hammer grip slingshot to build ?
     
  7. Flippinout

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    Yes I have. I have many, many prototypes but am not pleased with any of them. Perhaps it is because I don't shoot hammer grip.<br><br>The best ones I have made look very similar to Joerg's style of slingshot and originality is important to me.<br><br>It is still a work in progress and your interest helps to spur the creative process.<br><br>Thank you!
     
  8. Tobias

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    I switched to the hammergrip when I got my Howitzer! since this day i can´t shoot with fork suport.
     
  9. Antraxx

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    i like that you put some work into your productphotos.<br>nice backgrounds and very natural light. they are not as sharp as they should be (for me) but it´s a nice deifference to all those "same color background" shots.<br><br>your cattys (since i opened the other thread <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> ) are outstanding. i have one of your models already on my wishlist <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  10. JoergS

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    Well, the best hammer grip slingshots look like nothing at all when you hold them in your hands.<br><br>The most effective hammer grip slingshot is the one you don't see - just two short fork arms poking out an inch or so above the fist.<br><br>Regarding the handle, I like thin throats and big palm swells. But the lead launcher handle is excellent, too.<br><br>I never understood the "original design" and "cloning" issue. A slingshot is much too basic for that kind of talk. It is the materials and the workmanship that make the difference. Same with firearms - a Chinese mass produced side by side shotgun basically uses the same design as a classy masterpiece from one of the great masters. Still the differences are obvious.
     
  11. Flippinout

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Antraxx wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">i like that you put some work into your productphotos.<br>nice backgrounds and very natural light. they are not as sharp as they should be (for me) but it´s a nice deifference to all those "same color background" shots.<br><br>your cattys (since i opened the other thread <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> ) are outstanding. i have one of your models already on my wishlist <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thank you and I could not agree more on the sharpness of the photos. I have my photo assistant to thank for that lack of crisp, sharp images. He is my 4 year old son who managed to spill apple juice on my lens. After many, many cleanings, the lens is just not quite right. I think it time to invest in a new lens, as top quality photos are necessary to display the quality of the slingshots.<br><br>Just let me know when you are ready for a FlippinOut Slingshot and I will be more than happy to create one to your specifications.<br><br>Nathan</span>
     
  12. Flippinout

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>JoergS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Well, the best hammer grip slingshots look like nothing at all when you hold them in your hands.<br><br>The most effective hammer grip slingshot is the one you don't see - just two short fork arms poking out an inch or so above the fist.<br><br>Regarding the handle, I like thin throats and big palm swells. But the lead launcher handle is excellent, too.<br><br>I never understood the "original design" and "cloning" issue. A slingshot is much too basic for that kind of talk. It is the materials and the workmanship that make the difference. Same with firearms - a Chinese mass produced side by side shotgun basically uses the same design as a classy masterpiece from one of the great masters. Still the differences are obvious.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Well, that is good to hear. I suppose I have an excellent model ready to go. It has a narrow throat, full palm and very low forks. Very comfortable and very easy to shoot well. I shall continue the evolution of that design, as it is quite nice.</span>
     
  13. Antraxx

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    you are lucky that the lens survived it, but i think (depending on it´s price of course) there is no option, eighter sending it to the manufacturer for cleaning, or replacing it.<br><br>well, i´d gladly come over and take the pictures of your catapults for your homepage...if there weren´t those few thousand miles in between <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">