Fork Tip Dimention Question

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Saderath, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    I was wondering, does the thickness of the fork tip play a role on hand-slaps and the speed of a shot, because of the friction that is caused from the fork tip to the bands before and after the acceleration stops?
     
  2. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    interesting question if it will give more or less handslaps.<br><br>i don't think it will reduce acceleration of the ammo. as seen on the high speed camera vids, the ball is not in touch with the pouch anymore, when bands making that "waves".
     

  3. I don't think so either MaddyMax, Joerg made that carbon fiber micro shooter that still breaks bottles and the forks on that thing are silly tiny.
     
  4. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>mikehunt042084 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I don't think so either MaddyMax, Joerg made that carbon fiber micro shooter that still breaks bottles and the forks on that thing are silly tiny.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>sorry, i don't understand. wanted to say, that the width/thickness of forktips doesn't have anything to do with the acceleration.</span>
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    he agrees with you, just like me
     
  6. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    That's a weird thing, the consensus is very light ammo with strong band is a bad combination (stored energy/transferred energy>> 1) , I also found that hand slaps occur more frequently when you delay the shoot ?? It's my perception ...
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    there is something with wide forks, they do course more handslaps
     
  8. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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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">there is something with wide forks, they do course more handslaps</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>yes, thats right. pouch has less way to come back in the same time span.</span>
     
  9. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    so that's why, thanks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  10. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">so that's why, thanks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>yep, the wider the forks, the quicker it is flicking back and hits harder. after leaving the fork, the bands tense a second time because of the weight of the pouch.</span>
     
  11. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    you just gave me two more IQ points
     
  12. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">you just gave me two more IQ points</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>if i'm dumb, the opposite just happend. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"></span>
     
  13. Arturo Borquez

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>MaddyMax 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">so that's why, thanks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>yep, the wider the forks, the quicker it is flicking back and hits harder. after leaving the fork, the bands tense a second time because of the weight of the pouch.</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>yes, and the bands own weight ... </span>
     
  14. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    So that's why I was getting so many handslaps on my hammerhead even if I flip it! On the other hand narrower forks have more chances to get forkhits, which I have experienced lately with my finger support style shooter... <br>I think I will have to build a birdcage/snailshell style slingshot, or Tobias' "The Bull"