Hello from Japan

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by naohiko, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. naohiko

    naohiko New Member

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    Hi all. My name is Naohiko posting from Fukushima Japan.<br><br>Recently I made a new slingshot using a natural branch of beech tree and fitness band.<br>I used to use stationary rubber bands but they tend to tear very quick so I've been looking for new material and found out fitness rubber bands are very durable as well as inexpensive. at first I use whole width of the band.It was too tough to pull yet not so fast like I had imagined. <br><br>then I cut the band in narrow shape. This is light to handle, easy to aim targets, very accurate, and also interesting to know that this narrow band is more powerful than full width. I reckon the narrow one is more elastic and can transmit the pulling power better. But not really sure yet.<br><br>That's all my story.<br><br><br>
     
  2. tokSick

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    Welcome naohiko <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     

  3. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <tr><td class="quote">Hi all. My name is Naohiko posting from Fukushima Japan.<br><br>Recently I made a new slingshot using a natural branch of beech tree and fitness band.<br>I used to use stationary rubber bands but they tend to tear very quick so I've been looking for new material and found out fitness rubber bands are very durable as well as inexpensive. at first I use whole width of the band.It was too tough to pull yet not so fast like I had imagined. <br><br>then I cut the band in narrow shape. This is light to handle, easy to aim targets, very accurate, and also interesting to know that this narrow band is more powerful than full width. I reckon the narrow one is more elastic and can transmit the pulling power better. But not really sure yet.<br><br>That's all my story.<br><br><br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Welcome to the forum! When you get the chance post some pics of you slingshot for us to see <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_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"><br><br>Japan... Land of Godzilla...<br>How is the radiation levels over there? Very high?</span>
     
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    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  5. naohiko

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    [/quote]<br>Welcome to the forum! When you get the chance post some pics of you slingshot for us to see <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_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"><br><br>Japan... Land of Godzilla...<br>How is the radiation levels over there? Very high?[/quote]<br><br>I have posted videos in youtube. If you want to watch them, search my user name romipen2 then you can see my slingshot.<br><br>about the radiation, It's not fatal in short period in most area. In the long term, there is not enough scientific evidence to judge. we will become human guinea pigs to give scientists case study.
     
  6. zamarion

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    welcome to the forum enjoy your time and i will most certainly check out your channel
     
  7. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <span class="postbody"><br>Welcome to the forum! When you get the chance post some pics of you slingshot for us to see <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_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"><br><br>Japan... Land of Godzilla...<br>How is the radiation levels over there? Very high?[/quote]<br><br>I have posted videos in youtube. If you want to watch them, search my user name romipen2 then you can see my slingshot.<br><br>about the radiation, It's not fatal in short period in most area. In the long term, there is not enough scientific evidence to judge. we will become human guinea pigs to give scientists case study.[/quote]<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/0rPf7cfgiP0" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><br><br>Hey there you are! Nice to meet you and nice slingshots! So doomed to be guinea pigs... I suggest leaving the area if at all possible... Canada is nice... except I heard all the radiation came over the sea to us <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">. I remember hearing Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims that ate white rice were more affected by the radiation than the brown rice consumers, something to do with brown rice having more minerals... Ever heard of that?<br><br><br><br>Do you actively monitor the levels ? I personally wouldn't want to look if I was there!...<br><br>Peace and blessings from Canada btw, nothing but good intentions from my end, hope I don't sound like an ass. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10"> I'm going through your videos now... they are pretty great man! the arc mountain is fantastic!</span>
     
  8. cbsmith111

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    Nice slimgshot. That's an interesting band attachment method. Do you just wrap the band around the fork tips and then tie it in the back? I've never seen that before. I might try it just to see how it shoots like that. Kudos on the English by the way.
     
  9. naohiko

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    Even me, I' not sure how did I tie it! Just wrapped and wrapped till it fixed firm. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_question.gif" alt="Question" longdesc="17"><br><br>I used two codes. One is thick orange color made of nylon. Another is narrow white cotton code.<br><br>First, I made a knot in orange one, wrapped rubber band around it then tied the end rubber with white code.<br><br>Next, drilled a hole on the fork tip, put the orange code through it and tied around.<br><br>Third, wrap the rubber band around the tip and tied it with orange code using the white one.<br>
     
  10. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    So, no leather pouch! I like my leather but really whats the point if this works so well.
     
  11. naohiko

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    I'm afraid of radiation though more afraid of becoming pennieless homeless in strange country. Canada maybe nice place but I can hardly imagine the life there.
     
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    seems that our friend has invented a new style<br>the naohiko pouchless style<br>shoots damm well!!!<br>credits to you man!!
     
  13. zamarion

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    <tr><td class="quote">So, no leather pouch! I like my leather but really whats the point if this works so well.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>i think the leather improves the lifespan of your bands <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> especially if you use rocks</span>
     
  14. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <tr><td class="quote">I'm afraid of radiation though more afraid of becoming pennieless homeless in strange country. Canada maybe nice place but I can hardly imagine the life there. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Don't worry about that , in canada we take care of our citizens with welfare, the most penniless you can be here is about 600$ a month from the govt for doing nothing but " looking" for a job.<br><br>Come on down, how old are ya? I have a sister who needs a husband <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> I wouldn't worry much about the radiation if you can't do anything about it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br><br>O, also in canada we have many teenagers and young adults that are so entitled by their parents that they refuse to work, so there is plenty of jobs available for immigrants that actually are willing to work. We go through many ppl at my work, but the only ones that have quit yet are canadian born, the immigrants are not stupid enough <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"></span>
     
  15. cbsmith111

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    I'm sure that North American countries are very different culturally, but I bet you would be surprised how similar the basic lifestyle is.
     
  16. naohiko

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Ryan Wigglesworth wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <br><br>Don't worry about that , in canada we take care of our citizens with welfare, the most penniless you can be here is about 600$ a month from the govt for doing nothing but " looking" for a job.<br><br>Come on down, how old are ya? I have a sister who needs a husband <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> I wouldn't worry much about the radiation if you can't do anything about it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br><br>O, also in canada we have many teenagers and young adults that are so entitled by their parents that they refuse to work, so there is plenty of jobs available for immigrants that actually are willing to work. We go through many ppl at my work, but the only ones that have quit yet are canadian born, the immigrants are not stupid enough <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>Canada sounds very nice country. I have never thought of going there for actual living though it could be one option for my future. Thanks for your kind suggestion and information.</span>
     
  17. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Honestly though after watching some of your vids showing some of Japan... I wouldn't leave if I was you <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br><br><br>Hey check this out : <a href="/t1156-around-the-world-slingshot-trade-who-wants-in">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t1156-around-the-world-slingshot-trade-who-wants-in</a><br><br><br>Maybe I can convince you to participate with us?
     
  18. Leroyfrog

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    Hey Naohiko.<br><br>My name is Hollis. I really like you slingshot. Very simple and effective.<br>I lived in Tokyo for a couple of years, and hope to go back sometime soon. I can't wait to make my own slingshot.