Afraid of hitting your hand?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by JoergS, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. JoergS

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    "You will hit your hand" is one of the most common statements I get as comments on my videos. It actually happened a few times. A band snapped at the wrong moment, at release, and the ball went slightly off, for example. <br><br>Just for fun, I designed a cuff that protects your hand. This model is for hammer grip style shooting, but of course it can be adapted for the finger support style as well. <br><br>The leather is 6mm cowhide, bought a ton of it on ebay. It is very tough, no slingshot ball can penetrate it. Can't make a full glove from it, it is not flexible enough.<br><br>I can and will optimze this further. Velcro comes to mind, or rubber. <br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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  2. Kyl

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    I like it. Does it have a buckle? It looks kinda medieval. Your schleuder Gauntlet. I wonder if you could attach a sight to the gauntlet? Maybe a set of pin sights like a bow. If the leather is real stiff and touched the frame of the slingshot it might work. A gauntlet of long range accuracy?
     

  3. Oldschool

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  4. Tobias

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    Jörg good idea! it reminds me of the hand guard of the archers.
     
  5. Oldschool

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    Kyl, that is some outfit in your avatar! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>What kind of slingshot is that?
     
  6. dayhiker

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    Looks like a falcon could land on your wrist, too, Joerg! What a hot setup for hunting!