Do you use more slingshots actually?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by stej, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. stej

    stej New Member

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    I have several slingshots that I like because. They feel good in my hand. Now I have a new one from cherry fork and also one from Dankung just arrived.<br><br>I tried them both and also shoot with my older slingshot and I can't hit the target. I think it's because I have to get used to the slingshot and quick changing goes against it.<br><br>Furthemore I think naturals shoot with hammergrip are not so accurate, because if the handle is rounded then I can't hold it in the same way every time. It's turned around to one side so one band side is shorter and the other more loose.<br><br>So the questions: Do you think it is true that hammergrip and natural naturals is not a good choice? Finger/thumb support probably helps stabilize the slingshot in the hand..<br>And: do you change your slingshots often? If yes, is your accurracy still good?
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    well, it depends, hammergrip are with me not as accurate too but i have some dead on natural pfs which perform just as good as my favorite, a multiplex pfs which i use allmost every time unless i am testing something.
     

  3. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    a rounded handle in a more or less "asymmetric" ss will tend to turn when applying draw force, that's is unavoidable ... using finger stabilization correct this torque effect ... I shot hammergrip style but my handle is somewhat squared and "symmetric" centred, that minimize the turning effect ...
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hello stej,<br>I got a friend who can shoot hammergrip with three layers bands. When i shoot with his slingshot i shake so much i could not hit a can at two meter, too much draw weight for me. He is deadly accurate with it. I shoot better sideway and fingers support.<br>I have to change often my slingshot because i give them to friends most of the time.<br>I always take some shots to get used to the new one.
     
  5. stej

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">well, it depends, hammergrip are with me not as accurate too but i have some dead on natural pfs which perform just as good as my favorite, a multiplex pfs which i use allmost every time unless i am testing something. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Did you show your pfs? I always wanted one but I'm not able to hit anything and fork hits are quite often even when twisting pouch <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Arturo Borquez wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">a rounded handle in a more or less "asymmetric" ss will tend to turn when applying draw force, that's is unavoidable ... using finger stabilization correct this torque effect ... I shot hammergrip style but my handle is somewhat squared and "symmetric" centred, that minimize the turning effect ...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Yes, I have a boardcut for hammergrip and it feels comfortable. You inspired me to rasp the natural much more and create a board cut <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <br>I got a friend who can shoot hammergrip with three layers bands. When i shoot with his slingshot i shake so much i could not hit a can at two meter, too much draw weight for me. He is deadly accurate with it. I shoot better sideway and fingers support.<br>I have to change often my slingshot because i give them to friends most of the time.<br>I always take some shots to get used to the new one.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I wish I could shoot with fingers support.. Everytime I try it, i perform very badly.. Maybe I need more patience..</span>
     
  6. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>stej wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">well, it depends, hammergrip are with me not as accurate too but i have some dead on natural pfs which perform just as good as my favorite, a multiplex pfs which i use allmost every time unless i am testing something. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Did you show your pfs? I always wanted one but I'm not able to hit anything and fork hits are quite often even when twisting pouch <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Arturo Borquez wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">a rounded handle in a more or less "asymmetric" ss will tend to turn when applying draw force, that's is unavoidable ... using finger stabilization correct this torque effect ... I shot hammergrip style but my handle is somewhat squared and "symmetric" centred, that minimize the turning effect ...</td></tr>
    </table>
    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Yes, I have a boardcut for hammergrip and it feels comfortable. You inspired me to rasp the natural much more and create a board cut <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <br>I got a friend who can shoot hammergrip with three layers bands. When i shoot with his slingshot i shake so much i could not hit a can at two meter, too much draw weight for me. He is deadly accurate with it. I shoot better sideway and fingers support.<br>I have to change often my slingshot because i give them to friends most of the time.<br>I always take some shots to get used to the new one.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I wish I could shoot with fingers support.. Everytime I try it, i perform very badly.. Maybe I need more patience..</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I usually do some exercises related to the overall posture with a full body size mirror aiming some point in the room (at different heights) ... that helps me to check the relative positions of my anchor point, the fork tips, the relative (equal) length of both bands, and the grip (90° relative the bands) ... repeating this exercise several times your body "memorize" the different postures for each aiming point ... then when you do "real" shooting you'll be almost done, so some little corrections will be learned related to the different distances and ammo weight ... </span>
     
  7. pelleteer

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    I think natural Y forks are much easier to shoot finger braced. I like the hammer grip, but you definitely need a handle designed for it (oval or rectangular to prevent turning in the hand). I can shoot some of my naturals in the hammer grip because the bottom of the fork fits my hand well enough to keep it from turning, but not all of them.
     
  8. DaveSteve

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>stej wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I have several slingshots that I like because. They feel good in my hand. Now I have a new one from cherry fork and also one from Dankung just arrived.<br><br>I tried them both and also shoot with my older slingshot and I can't hit the target. I think it's because I have to get used to the slingshot and quick changing goes against it.<br><br>Furthemore I think naturals shoot with hammergrip are not so accurate, because if the handle is rounded then I can't hold it in the same way every time. It's turned around to one side so one band side is shorter and the other more loose.<br><br>So the questions: Do you think it is true that hammergrip and natural naturals is not a good choice? Finger/thumb support probably helps stabilize the slingshot in the hand..<br>And: do you change your slingshots often? If yes, is your accurracy still good?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> <br><br>Hey stej, my accuracy is the same with hammer grip or finger/thumb support. It just needs practice and the right slingshot frame for you. <br><br>A natural with a round grip is not very good for hammer grip. It may help to wrap the part you grip with para cord. A lower fork might help too. <br><br>Sure you have to adjust your aim ect. if you use a Dankung for example and then the 'moorhammer'. These are totally different frames. <br><br> I tried several frames and I came up with my own design. I can use the hammer grip or finger/thumb support. It works great for me and I need only one <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>Check it out. <br><br><a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t2365-santik-slingshot-for-hammer-grip-or-finger-thumb-support#24536" class="postlink">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t2365-santik-slingshot-for-hammer-grip-or-finger-thumb-support#24536</a></span>
     
  9. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    I actually use 3 ss with different frames. The smaller frame is my favorit.But only for putting in the pocket.<br>While changing the frame, i need 2-3 shoot´s for finding the new position.<br>For me it´s more difficult changing between shooting with 2 or 3 layers.
     
  10. stej

    stej New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>DaveSteve wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>stej wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I have several slingshots that I like because. They feel good in my hand. Now I have a new one from cherry fork and also one from Dankung just arrived.<br><br>I tried them both and also shoot with my older slingshot and I can't hit the target. I think it's because I have to get used to the slingshot and quick changing goes against it.<br><br>Furthemore I think naturals shoot with hammergrip are not so accurate, because if the handle is rounded then I can't hold it in the same way every time. It's turned around to one side so one band side is shorter and the other more loose.<br><br>So the questions: Do you think it is true that hammergrip and natural naturals is not a good choice? Finger/thumb support probably helps stabilize the slingshot in the hand..<br>And: do you change your slingshots often? If yes, is your accurracy still good?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> <br><br>Hey stej, my accuracy is the same with hammer grip or finger/thumb support. It just needs practice and the right slingshot frame for you. <br><br>A natural with a round grip is not very good for hammer grip. It may help to wrap the part you grip with para cord. A lower fork might help too. <br><br>Sure you have to adjust your aim ect. if you use a Dankung for example and then the 'moorhammer'. These are totally different frames. <br><br> I tried several frames and I came up with my own design. I can use the hammer grip or finger/thumb support. It works great for me and I need only one <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>Check it out. <br><br><a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t2365-santik-slingshot-for-hammer-grip-or-finger-thumb-support#24536" class="postlink">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t2365-santik-slingshot-for-hammer-grip-or-finger-thumb-support#24536</a></span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I have just seen the frame and I'd like to try that. Can I find a blueprint somewhere? That would be great <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>pelleteer wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I think natural Y forks are much easier to shoot finger braced. I like the hammer grip, but you definitely need a handle designed for it (oval or rectangular to prevent turning in the hand). I can shoot some of my naturals in the hammer grip because the bottom of the fork fits my hand well enough to keep it from turning, but not all of them.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Honestly, I still don't know how people can shoot naturals with finger brace. My thumg somehow slips away from that. Maybe I need more practising.<br><br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>slingpit wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I actually use 3 ss with different frames. The smaller frame is my favorit.But only for putting in the pocket.<br>While changing the frame, i need 2-3 shoot´s for finding the new position.<br>For me it´s more difficult changing between shooting with 2 or 3 layers.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Right now I switched from /some/ bands to TBG and I can't imagine to shoot with 2 layers. One is still enough for me <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  11. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>stej wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">well, it depends, hammergrip are with me not as accurate too but i have some dead on natural pfs which perform just as good as my favorite, a multiplex pfs which i use allmost every time unless i am testing something. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Did you show your pfs? I always wanted one but I'm not able to hit anything and fork hits are quite often even when twisting pouch <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>no i haven't, i was going to but i didn't have my camera. i don't twist my pouch, i only flip.</span>