Blisters and sore wrists.

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Hatchet7, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Hatchet7

    Hatchet7 New Member

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    Hello everyone,<br><br>I've just started catapulting, and I've got a catapult with rubbers that I find really hard to draw back. By the time I get it half way to my chin my wrists buckles, the catapult digs into the space between my thumb and index finger quite painfully, and I've already popped a blister below my pinky finger.<br><br>Should I get easier rubbers, or just get used to these ones? <br><br>Thanks,<br><br>Hatchet7
     
  2. 1000yardshooter

    1000yardshooter New Member

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    You should get lighter bands or as you say easyer rubbers or you could gey a wrist brased slingshot the will help
     

  3. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>you should make an lower fork</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Lighter bands would do much better
     
  5. Bert the Welder

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    Start lighter. Your wrist will get stronger the more you shoot. Then move up to stronger bands. Could practice pulling back while watching TV to exercise. With the bands/rubber drawn back a bit, push your wrist with the SS in it forward. Don't need to pull the bands all the way back. Just enough to work your wrist and forearm.
     
  6. tokSick

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Bert the Welder wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Could practice pulling back while watching TV to exercise. With the bands/rubber drawn back a bit, push your wrist with the SS in it forward.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>That' s a great idea, i' ll start to do it. Not that i really need it for my left hand( the one i hold the slingshot with) but i broke my right wrist some years ago. My forearm was in a 30° angle they had to put it back straight and use pins to secure it.I was not able to use it for almost one year.</span>
     
  7. zwillie

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    <tr><td class="quote">put it back straight and use pins to secure it</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Pins in the forearm aren`t allowed in Germany.(while shooting slingshots)<br>Armrests are strictly banned hier. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"></span>
     
  8. tokSick

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  9. Bert the Welder

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br>But would a SS that bolts directly to his forearm be OK?......Hmmmm.......
     
  10. slingpit

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Bert the Welder wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br>But would a SS that bolts directly to his forearm be OK?......Hmmmm.......</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Then he is a Cyborg and Cyborgs are also forbidden in Germany. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt="Rolling Eyes" longdesc="14"></span>
     
  11. tokSick

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    You mean, a 'Slingborg' don' t you? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  12. zwillie

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  13. AnsalJoseph

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    <div>Seems a little to intense..lol<br><br>i dont think the problem is bands, its probably a bad slingshot or two small, a bigger surface area for gripping will be easier and have less strain.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  14. tokSick

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    I think, the best way to have an idea is to see you shooting( pics or vid). Otherwise it is hard to give you an opinion or an advise. But like the other members, i think you better try soft bands to begin, check out if you bands/fork are even and if your slingshot fits to your hand.
     
  15. Bert the Welder

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    <tr><td class="quote">Seems a little to intense..lol<br><br>i dont think the problem is bands, its probably a bad slingshot or two small, a bigger surface area for gripping will be easier and have less strain.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Sure could be. Everyone will have a preference as to size and shape. Try different ones and see what feels good in your hand. Good excuse to build more SS's! But practice and/or strengthening exercises will help. Blisters.....well that just takes time to toughen up your skin.</span>
     
  16. Bert the Welder

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>slingpit wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Bert the Welder wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br>But would a SS that bolts directly to his forearm be OK?......Hmmmm.......</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Then he is a Cyborg and Cyborgs are also forbidden in Germany. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt="Rolling Eyes" longdesc="14"></span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Cyborg-en ist verboden! nachtmile! <br>( how's my German?!?!? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt="Rolling Eyes" longdesc="14"> )<br><br>I guess my next avatar would be verboden too......</span>
     
  17. Hatchet7

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    Thanks everyone for replying!<br><br>AnsalJoseph: I don't think my slingshot is to small as I have really small hands, and I can grip it quite easily.<br><br>I've been thinking about all your replies, and I think that the sore skin between my finger and thumb was because the prongs were to long, so that when I pulled the rubbers back, the whole thing tries to 'flip' in my hands, and that part of my hand was preventing it, causing soreness.<br><br>My bands were also 25 mm wide, which according to my research, is far to wide.<br><br>So, I've cut my prongs shorter, and my bands narrower (15 mm). I'll let you know if it works!<br>
     
  18. With you getting blisters it seems like the pressure of the draw is too high (it should be in your palm if I am right, still new to slingshots but that's where's bows sit) which could be your forks too high or also your handle too long (changing either will change the ballence, you could make the forks or the handle longer), but it could also be the finish on your shooter, the shape of it, a lot of things. Hope I helpe but like normal I probably just caused like 15 other questions lol.
     
  19. Flipgun

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    <div>What do you have?</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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