Butterfly vs "normal" draw safety

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by TetleyK, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. TetleyK

    TetleyK New Member

    I'm not sure if this has already been asked, apologies if it has. If it has could someone please point me in the right direction (yes, I do know how to use the search but the results of all my searches didn't give me the answer I was looking for).<br><br>So the main injuries that one seems to get when using a catapult is hand injury when the projectile hits you hand and face injury when either the limbs break on the catapult or the band(s) come loose.<br><br>Now it would seem to me that if you draw to the chin or ear as an anchor point, if the bands come loose or a fork/limb breaks then the acceleration back towards your face stops a little before the face allowing the bands/broken fork to tumble and possible hit you.<br><br>However, if you are using the butterfly draw then the acceleration doesn't stop until near your draw hand, meaning that the band/broken fork is less likely to hit your face.<br><br>To put it another way, whilst using the butterfly draw and a band snaps or a fork breaks, then the offending flying object is pulled past the face rather than being pulled towards your face.<br><br>Does this sound reasonable?<br><br>Any ideas about how this could be tested?<br><br>TetleyK
  2. Tysonspapa

    Tysonspapa New Member

    hm u could saw a notch in ur fork <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_tongue.png" alt="tongue" longdesc="24"><br>no really, even if u draw normal, the fork is still fast enuff tov hurt you, even if its not accelerated any longer.<br>it could be tested with a weak fork, by mounting the pouch somewhere and pulling the fork.