Accidents and Fork hits

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by LANUZZI, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. LANUZZI

    LANUZZI New Member

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    Rubberfriends,<br><br>comming from shooting a couple of minutes ago - I have to say it went not really well today. Today was the day of the fork hits.<br><br>You can not see very clearly the hit at my Dankung Panther. It is from a 14 mm marbel. No question about what I made wrong: I did not flip it enough<br><img src="http://i47.servimg.com/u/f47/17/57/93/10/foto10.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>what concerns me me miles more is the following:
     
  2. LANUZZI

    LANUZZI New Member

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    <img src="http://i47.servimg.com/u/f47/17/57/93/10/fot10.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I have hit my "W" 5th Gen two times with a really heavy impact. The good thing is - that I still got all my fingers and the self centuring does still work very good. But I am really disappointed by my shooting result. This situation was obviously very dangerous and I do not know what I did wrong. I shoot with 12 mm steel balls and the bands are optimised for this size. Perhaps I had my focus point to deep and my target was too close to the floor?<br><br>Thanks for your thoughts
     

  3. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Maybe you hold the slingshot angled too much. Maybe you hold like this --/ intead of --|. Just a guess.
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hey,<br>I know when i twist the pouch 90% i have no fork hits.
     
  5. DaveSteve

    DaveSteve New Member

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    IMHO<br><br>Looking at you 'W' I think that you held your frame too much forward what makes the fork height lower.<br><br>The same could have happened to your Panther. <br><br>I can imagine that you're so concentrated to flip your slingshots that you hold them from beginning on too much forward ( what lowers the fork height)<br><br>Your flipping motion probably is also slower than than your band speed.<br><br>The flipping motion comes somewhat natural from releasing the bands. <br><br>Just hold it straight upwards and relax and release. Good look. <br><br>I hope you will have better days ahead.
     
  6. LANUZZI

    LANUZZI New Member

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    Thanks a lot for your comments. Hopefully this was only the "Day of the fork hits" and anything will run better now.<br><br>@ Dave: ur right, I am really conzentrated to flip from the beginning. perhaps I made it more difficult by targeting something that was near to the flor...<br><br>It seems that it was just not a good day <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_pale.gif" alt="pale" longdesc="26">