Bare handed slingshot

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by purpleslice, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. purpleslice

    purpleslice New Member

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    Anyone seen this before?

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMjDm87-b-8&feature=share&list=PLB9D48854B1602E6F&index=15[/ame]
     
  2. nijam

    nijam tiro loco

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    I make this a lot also I trow arrows using this style
     

  3. nijam

    nijam tiro loco

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    also using a similar technique you can use a harpoon without a speargun
     
  4. smallbore

    smallbore New Member

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    nijam, This looks potentially dangerous, any tips for doing it safely?
     
  5. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    It's not that dangerous, I shot that setup for a while(just didn't hit often.)
     
  6. EyAlter

    EyAlter New Member

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    With this technique the fork hits hurt a lot.
     
  7. BoyntonStu

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meae-vWJ7KU[/ame]
     
  8. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    ouch image a fork hit...
     
  9. Mixerman

    Mixerman New Member

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    pfshooter

    I learned everything I know about bareback shooting from pfshooter. Check him out on YouTube. Its tough to get the knack but rewarding when you do.
     
  10. purpleslice

    purpleslice New Member

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    Yes I have been watching pfshooter's videos on youtube, the simple "pouch tweak" seems to prevent launched balls from hitting the hand/forks. I will be ordering some 2040 tubes for Chinese slingshots and likely getting some nice slingshots too. I am handy in making rubber band guns but doubt I will be making any steel shaped or forged slingshots out as I have no tools or resources.
     
  11. nijam

    nijam tiro loco

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    just be careful don't shoot pointy ammo and don't use old or damaged bands
     
  12. Malleus

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    I tested this method out last year after watching romanianshadow's videos, it works well for heavy ammo. Tried it with a light tube shooting marbles, hit my hand a few times that way but it was my own fault for not concentrating. Never hi tmy hand using the heavy bands

    I want to try shooting small pana style darts this way too, I'll definately concentrate doing that. :)
     
  13. FilthyRusty

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    I have also been watching alot of pfshooter on youtube havent quite got the knack yet would be really awesome if a few with good technique could post a few vids....Hint Hint :D
     
  14. Mixerman

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    Tips

    The tweak is important and pfshooter demonstrates it well. Something I struggled with was understanding where the sweet spot was in the frame hand. Once you find it and stop hitting your hand, keep practicing till it becomes an instinctual position. If I think too hard about it I sometimes hit my hand still. I like masking tape balls for safe ammo.
     
  15. Mixerman

    Mixerman New Member

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    Softshooting

    Get softshooting down first. (thumb up) once you master that move onto partial butterfly
     
  16. FilthyRusty

    FilthyRusty New Member

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    so you basically just shoot as if you were shooting a pfshooter thankyou i will give this a try:)
     
  17. Malleus

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    I find the tweak very difficult because I use a single band with a pouch tied to a length of cord, same as romanianshadow, so my cord is often twisted anyway. I just flip my hand out of the way, it feels more natural.