Eagle of sniper

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by dayday059, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. dayday059

    dayday059 New Member

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    I recently ordered this slingshot. <br><br><br><br>( not my pic but exactly the same, didnt feel like uploading my own pic )<br><br>Does anyone have experience with an eagle of sniper slingshot<img src="https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQRWh40w0Yh1hnsy2xzRNWABjs_gmXL_dPJPQqvCf9wILRz5_MP5Q" border="0" alt="">
     
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    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    I hate to be the bearer of (potentially) bad news, but...these are copies of Dankung's Sniper slingshot. The Dankung is made of aluminum and should be strong and safe. Some of the Eagle of Snipers have been made of abs plastic or zinc alloys (zinc with some aluminum, copper, and other stuff mixed with it) and can snap and be dangerous. Recently I've seen them listed as being magnesium-aluminum alloy and sold at much higher prices (even higher than Dankung). The problem is I don't know if they've really been improved or if they're just trying to convince people they have been improved.<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"> Some will say that any questionable slingshot should be thrown away or hung on the wall for decoration, while others say you will probably be safe if you stick to light bands and, of course, wear impact-resistant glasses, as you ALWAYS should when shooting ANY slingshot. I can't advise you either way. You'll have to decide which road you want to follow for yourself, but just be aware of the possible safety issue.
     

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>pelleteer wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I hate to be the bearer of (potentially) bad news, but...these are copies of Dankung's Sniper slingshot. The Dankung is made of aluminum and should be strong and safe. Some of the Eagle of Snipers have been made of abs plastic or zinc alloys (zinc with some aluminum, copper, and other stuff mixed with it) and can snap and be dangerous. Recently I've seen them listed as being magnesium-aluminum alloy and sold at much higher prices (even higher than Dankung). The problem is I don't know if they've really been improved or if they're just trying to convince people they have been improved.<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"> Some will say that any questionable slingshot should be thrown away or hung on the wall for decoration, while others say you will probably be safe if you stick to light bands and, of course, wear impact-resistant glasses, as you ALWAYS should when shooting ANY slingshot. I can't advise you either way. You'll have to decide which road you want to follow for yourself, but just be aware of the possible safety issue.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>i got one of those "stainless steel" slingshot from ebay when i first started. it survived looped theratube yellow and a couple of forkhits. i still have it but i dont really use it anymore cuz i did not really like it, i never tried stronger bands but it did just fine with what i used.</span>
     
  4. dayday059

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    Yeah when i bough it it said it was made a zinc. I messaged the person to ask if it was safe and all and he said " sure its good as the real one " Good i only paid 7 bucks for it. Thanks for telling me.
     
  5. pelleteer

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    Idk if I'd say it's just as good as a Dankung, lol, but at least you got it cheap. It may turn out okay, but you just never know with these brittle alloys, that's what worries me about them. The main thing is to know the potential weaknesses of a slingshot before you start using it so you can take proper precautions and use it accordingly. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
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    <font color="black"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: normal"><font face="Cambria">Wow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> now I am concerned about this one I have<br>on the way?</font></span></font><br><br><br><font color="black"><font face="Cambria"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: normal"> Wooden Handle Stone Sribes Catapult Hunting Outdoor Slingshot</span></font></font><br><font color="black"><font face="Cambria"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: normal">from Banggood.com </span></font></font><br><br><br><font color="black"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: normal"><font face="Cambria">I did not think I could go wrong with metal,<br>I wonder if I could test it in some way away from my face?</font></span></font>
     
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Truth Hunter wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <font color="black"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: normal"><font face="Cambria">Wow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> now I am concerned about this one I have<br>on the way?</font></span></font><br><br><br><font color="black"><font face="Cambria"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: normal"> Wooden Handle Stone Sribes Catapult Hunting Outdoor Slingshot</span></font></font><br><font color="black"><font face="Cambria"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: normal">from Banggood.com </span></font></font><br><br><br><font color="black"><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: normal"><font face="Cambria">I did not think I could go wrong with metal,<br>I wonder if I could test it in some way away from my face?</font></span></font>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I wouldn't worry too much over it. I just realized I left out a very important bit of info in my replies to dayday (sorry, dude), which is that the main concern I have over unknown metal slingshots is specifically about fork hits. Stainless steel and some aluminum alloys are tough enough to absorb an impact from a fork hit without suffering structural failure. Zinc-based alloys can be quite brittle and are not nearly as tough as these other metals. As a result, if you get a nasty fork hit, you are likely to see cracks in the metal that may not be immediately apparent but will dangerously compromise the integrity of the slingshot, or you could even have outright fractures of the metal. The reason I suggest light bands is to minimize the impact force of a potential fork hit. Also, if a fork hit does occur and a crack forms, the light bands won't put as much stress on the forks (more stress=greater chance of crack becoming fracture and fork failing). I hope this clears things up a bit. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"></span>