First shooter

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by mjnilles, May 11, 2012.

  1. mjnilles

    mjnilles New Member

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    <img src="http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/17/50/65/86/47412612.jpg" border="0" alt="">I used the template for the Patriot design, or something similar. Already I'm wishing the handle was shaped more like the hammer models as I find it awkward to hold and am experiencing some wrist pain after firing. I assume that will decrease as strength increases. I'm still waiting for my theraband to arrive from ebay, so I used the strongest exercise bands I could find, tripled up. Pouch is made from leather I cut out of a welding glove. Thanks for all the great information Joerg!! -M
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    nice,<br>but what you say makes me think you use hammer grip and this isn't a hammer grip design, or am i just thinking wrong??????????
     

  3. mjnilles

    mjnilles New Member

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    I was trying to say that I wish it had a hammer design handle, they seem much more comfortable. This handle is far too wide.
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    aha... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">
     
  5. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hello,<br>You say you use the strongest bands you have found, 3 layers... Did you try with 2 layers? I don' t know how strong you are, the bands are maybe too strong for your pulling force.
     
  6. mjnilles

    mjnilles New Member

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    I did start with 2 layers, but it wasn't strong enough. The band I have are nowhere near as strong as theraband gold. After much practice today, the twinging went away, so all is well. <br><br>Noobish question... Am I not supposed to be holding it hammer style? You confused me there.
     
  7. cbsmith111

    cbsmith111 New Member

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    No, that is not a hammer style slingshot. It is supposed to be shot finger supported. Your thumb and index finger go on those dips between the pointed sides and the fork. It would be very uncomfortable and hard to hold back heavy bands with a hammer grip. The first place I know off the top of my head to point you is <a href="http://www.aplusslingshots.com" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.aplusslingshots.com</a> it should be held similar to how he shows to hold his.
     
  8. brat boon

    brat boon New Member

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    <div>nice</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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  9. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    cbsmith is right it is a finger supported one.<br>If you like hammer grip style Joerg made the best ones i think. I made the Hammerhead and i can tell it is a great one if you like hammer grip.
     
  10. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Take a look at this:<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/2Gam2yA1Wqs" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><br><br>Perry shows a couple grip styles with one of his shooters. The one you've made should be shot similarly. I've made several slingshots in this style, but I've found I much prefer the hammer grip.
     
  11. cbsmith111

    cbsmith111 New Member

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    You really should try both properly before you decide. I thought I liked hammer grip best at first, but when I finally learned to grip finger supported properly I loved it. It is extremely uncomfortable unless you habe the right slingshot and grip it just right. It takes a little bit of practice. Even if you don't have one of his slingshots (which I would highly recommend) I think Perry gives the best demonstration of this grip that I have seen.
     
  12. mjnilles

    mjnilles New Member

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    Wow, Thanks guys for all the info! Yeah, it works much better when held properly, I just wish I knew that before I spent all that time making it. Oh, well, now I'll have one of each. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">