Butterfly vs "normal" draw safety

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

  1. TetleyK

    TetleyK New Member

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    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

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    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.