Hello from Oregon!

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by Gimbal, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Gimbal

    Gimbal New Member

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    I discovered Joerg some months ago on Youtube and I have been hooked ever since! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>My first (well actually second) slingshot. I glued some 3/4" cabinet grade plywood together and went to work. It came out ok. <br><br>Double Thera Band gold off ebay. Bands are about 8" active length, tapered. I'm used to shooting my bow, so I set it up for a similar draw length of about 37".<br><br><img src="http://www.cascadeaccess.com/~rtdodd/Slingshots/sm%20SAM_0356.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://www.cascadeaccess.com/~rtdodd/Slingshots/sm%20SAM_0359.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://www.cascadeaccess.com/~rtdodd/Slingshots/sm%20SAM_0358.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://www.cascadeaccess.com/~rtdodd/Slingshots/sm%20SAM_0360.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://www.cascadeaccess.com/~rtdodd/Slingshots/sm%20SAM_0362.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://www.cascadeaccess.com/~rtdodd/Slingshots/sm%20SAM_0366.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I don't know if you can see in the photos, buy I've hit the frame down in the fork area a couple times. All I can figure is poor pouch release form. Learning curve I guess <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"> Plus it's mighty disconcerting coming that close to my hand! But ever since I have made sure to have ammo in the center of my pouch and no issues since.<br><br><br><br>Anyway, love all your videos Joerg! Especially the build details! There are some really good posts on here from others as well. Lots of good information <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>I can't hit much of anything yet. So duck if you see me! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> Practice!!<br><br>Cheers,<br><br>Tim<br><br>aka "Gimbal" around the internet
     
  2. Gimbal

    Gimbal New Member

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    ...I just noticed in the last photo above that my bands have slipped left! Re-band time <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10">
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    hello gimbal<br>nice slingshot<br>
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hello and welcome Gimbal.<br>Very nice slingshot you made there, nice work.<br>About hitting the fork when shooting; i have read somewhere on the forum that if you twist the pouch 90 degrees when you shoot, it will not happen.<br>Greetzzzzzzzzzzzz.
     
  5. HonzaS

    HonzaS New Member

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    Hello, welcome.<br>Nice slingshot.