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I picked up Destin in Karlsruhe and we drove to Tobias's farm, just 30 minutes away. The sky was still overcast, not great for the high speed camera... but it was bound to clear up later on.<br><br>We set the equipment up - wow, what a camera! A "<strong>Phantom</strong>", made by the US company <strong>Vision Research</strong>.<br><br>A 1000 frames per second at 1280x720 resolution (HD)! I don't really know how much this beauty costs - but I am sure it is worth every penny.<br><br><a href="http://www.visionresearch.com/Products/High-Speed-Cameras/v91/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Check it out on the manufacturer's website</a><br><br>It cleared up right on time, and we did many great shots... smashing particle boards... smashing pumpkins... smashing three pumpkins in a row with the big cannon...<br><br>We also did the test that was suggested here, with "striped" bands. I cut three bands, one untapered, one with a decent 2:3 tapering, and one with a very aggressive 1:5 tapering. Tobias did the shots in full butterfly, the footage is <br>frontal.<br><br>I will now be able to draw up an accel curve of the ball in the pouch. This can hopefully shed some light into the <br>dynamics of tapered bands.<br><br>Arrived back long after nidnight... will edit the first video tonite, hopefully.
 

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looking forward to it, I'm missing my weekly 'fix' of slingshot shenanigans! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> - hope the hand is a bit better now too!
 

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I'll tell you a test I'd like to see done with a slow motion camera... that's the pouch shot with a twist versus no twist.<br><br>Basically it could be a narrow forked slingshot banded in the OTT fashion, or it could even look like a PFS type of slingshot placed in a vise straight up... on one shot the bands are pulled back straight, next shot the bands are pulled back to the precise same place but the pouch is given a 90 degree twist. Slow motion video could be made of the pouch travel and how it reacts... and a ball could be painted white/black to check out whether significant spin is imparted.<br><br>It'd be interesting to me because I personally have noticed no difference in accuracy nor have I experienced less fork or hand hits while twisting the pouch and using a PFS type of slingshot.
 

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odd you should mention that Bill, I had a bit of a revelation myself tonight regarding similar, though purely down to a 'sissy fear of handslaps'<br><br><a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t582-twist-pouched-technique#4885" class="postlink">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t582-twist-pouched-technique#4885</a><br><br>I found it works for me anyway... but I'm the new guy, so I could just be jumping at shadows lol
 

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Great video Joerg. You had great fun, thats for sure <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
 

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That was a fun episode, you guys should make more <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13"><br><br><br>What slingshot did Tobias use? I can't see!
 

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Yes this was a great Day! i like the vid´s from this highend camera!<br><br>@Bill, we made this test for you! and it was very interesting! <br>i shot with my "Fistgrip" and with normal thumb-indexfingergrip ! <br>and with twistet bands! you can see the pouchrelis is a very important thing for the flight path!<br><br>the Fistgrip distorts the trajectory at least<br><br>we made test with tapered bands too, you can see tapering must fit too the weight of the ammo!<br><br>i made a highspeedshot with no accuracy! only for the power and shooting fun, i like this vid, look´s like a shot for freedom <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"><br><br>and i made a no butterfly shot with thumb-index finger grip and no twisted bands, this was also a good flight path.<br><br>Tobias
 

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I really like that video as well ! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> Seeing the cannon in action... scares me thinking about shooting zombie heads with it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">
 
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