Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by JoergS, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    <strong>FAQs</strong><br><br><br><strong><i>Question:</i></strong><i> Do you sell your slingshots?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: No, this is just a hobby. I have no plans to ever go commercial. But I sometimes do raffles, stay tuned. <br><br><strong><i>Question</i></strong><i>: So there is no way I can buy one of your slingshots?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: You can buy slingshots that I have designed for commercial makers, like Dankung, Gamekeeper John, or Milbroproshot. I have given these guys designs for free, to support the sport. You have to go to them directly, though, I don&rsquo;t sell these products and I get no commission either. <br>I have also published several tutorials, usually complete with pdf blueprints. <br><br><strong><i>Question</i></strong><i>: Where do you get your bands?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: I make them at home, from Thera Band rubber mostly. You can download my band manual here: <br><a href="https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B2lOiwtIPanYZjU5MGU4NTktZTlhZi00MTgzLWIyN2QtZDg3MmE0MTdmMWRj&hl=en&pli=1" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Find it on google docs</a><br>And you can find my online band dimension calculator here: <br><a href="http://www.slingshotchannel.com/band_calc.html" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><font color="black"><font color="black"><a href="http://www.slingshotchannel.com/band_calc.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.slingshotchannel.com/band_calc.html</a></font></font></a><br><br><strong><i>Question</i></strong><i>: Where do you buy your rubber?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: Ebay. Search for Thera Band Gold. You can also find it in stores that sell orthopedic supplies, but ebay is usually<br>cheaper.<br><br><strong><i>Question</i></strong><i>: Where do you get your leather?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: Ebay. Search for "leather hide". You can often get leather for free from your local shoe repair store, they have<br>lots of perfectly useable scrap.<br><br><strong><i>Question: </i></strong><i>Where do you find your ammo?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: I buy my steel balls from <a href="http://www.kugel-winnie.de/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><font color="black"><font color="black"><a href="http://www.kugel-winnie.de" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.kugel-winnie.de</a></font></font></a> and I cast my lead balls at home, from scrap lead I buy on ebay. <br><br><strong><i>Question: </i></strong><i>Do you ever use tubular rubber?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: Sure, but I like the much better performance of tapered flat bands. <br><br><strong><i>Question</i></strong><i>: Are you German?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: Last time I checked, yes. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br><strong><i>Question</i></strong><i>: Where do you live?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: Germany, Upper Franconia. <br><br><strong><i>Question</i></strong><i>: What is your job?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: I am a manager in consumer electronics.<br><br><strong><i>Question</i></strong><i>: Do you have an engineering background?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: No, I have a master degree in business administration. <br><br><strong><i>Question</i></strong><i>: Why do you never show braced slingshots?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: I don't like braces. Clumsy, and only needed for poorly designed slingshots. Plus, they are illegal here, got banned in the 70's - some demonstrants smashed up police gear and the press created pressure.<br><br><strong><i>Question</i></strong><i>: Who films your videos?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: My beloved wife Tanja.<br><br><strong><i>Question</i></strong><i>: Have you ever hit your hand?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: Yes. That happened with a very dangerous construction (the rooftop slingshot), and I got sloppy. Never hit my hand with a conventional slingshot.<br><strong><i><br>Question</i></strong><i>: What camera are you using?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: I have a Canon AVCHD camcorder, pimped with a shotgun microphone. I also have a Casio EX-F1 Pro, which can shoot 1200 frames per second (in very low resolution). I use the Casio for the super slow motions, obviously. <br><br><strong><i>Question</i></strong><i>: Why are you no longer using the slingshotforum?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: I got offended there, and did not get the support from the admins and mods that I was expecting. So I left. But it was time to start my own forum anyway. <br><br><strong><i>Question</i></strong><i>: Do you patent your inventions?</i><br><strong>Answer</strong>: No. I have no commercial interests, therefore I do not need patents.
     
  2. SkauneJohan

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    question: which is stronger you or Vin Diesel (I think its leaning towards Jørg)
     

  3. HonzaS

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    You have a very tolerant wife. My wife knows that I'm interested in a slingshots, but not much understanding.<br><br>She would be glad if I not shoot at least in the apartment. I wish it was spring!
     
  4. tokSick

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>HonzaS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">You have a very tolerant wife. My wife knows that I'm interested in a slingshots, but not much understanding.<br><br>She would be glad if I not shoot at least in the apartment. I wish it was spring!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Same problem here. I can make them but i can' t shoot in the house( no garden). It makes me sad to look at my slingshots an not use them. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cry.gif" alt="Crying or Very sad" longdesc="11"></span>
     
  5. pipesmoker

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    i made an ammocather in the garage with an old sheet
     
  6. tokSick

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    Hello Pipesmoker,<br>Ik heb geen garage hier, maar veel weiden. Door het weer nu het is niet plezant. Ik ben ,nu, op the Bullpup bezig om de tijd te verdijven.
     
  7. HonzaS

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    I shoot in the basement, but I not living here alone. I test the slingshots shooting, to a gypsum plate and cetris plate. These are but a lot of big wounds!<br>Sorry for English.
     
  8. pipesmoker

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">Hello Pipesmoker,<br>Ik heb geen garage hier, maar veel weiden. Door het weer nu het is niet plezant. Ik ben ,nu, op the Bullpup bezig om de tijd te verdijven.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>i know<br>the ammocatch is in the garage<br>i have to shoot from outside in to the garage<br>its cold,but if i cant shoot one day.....<br>...i'm not alive <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"></span>
     
  9. Jonab Gama

    Jonab Gama Ἓν οἶδα ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα

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    Good to know, Jorg.
     
  10. Eaglewarrior

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>HonzaS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">You have a very tolerant wife. My wife knows that I'm interested in a slingshots, but not much understanding.<br><br>She would be glad if I not shoot at least in the apartment. I wish it was spring!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I'm retired, have been shooting something or other since I was 5. My wife totally understands ( thank the gods) and realizes that there are other much more deleterious things I could be doing. This IS wife #2, BTW LOL</span>
     
  11. gijsov

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    Hey could you make a slingbow what shoots hard but not to hard to shoot on eatch other i tried something with a ping pong ball thats painfull but fun!!!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">