Hello From the US State of Colorado, High in the Rocky Mts.

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by RayRay, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. RayRay

    RayRay New Member

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    Hello Everyone!<br>My name is Ray, and I'm in the US State of Colorado, high in the Rocky Mts.<br> I have been interested in slingshots ever since I was told about David and Goliath. Then at the Age of 7, my Father made me a "Sling" like Davids. Today I am 70 years of age...I may be older but I promised myself that I would never grow up! So far my wife of almost 50 years says I haven't! HAHAHAHA! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br>My sling was all leather with a length of 36" (91.44CM). The pocket was a large piece cut from the tongue of an old pair of his boots. The "Lines" were hand cut lengths of quality leather hardly found today, and then braided. I STILL have it today! I have given it to my Grandson as a keepsake and it is nice and supple and every bit as strong as the day it was made.<br>My Father was a Master with it, and could knock a Dove out of the sky 9 out of 10 times...I COULD NOT! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_evil.gif" alt="Evil or Very Mad" longdesc="12"> All we had to shoot with were nice rounded pebbles that He would often walk in old river beds and pick up all day. I never really did learn to use it to any REAL accuracy...I could get close enough to make somebody or something really MAD...but that was about it.<br>I am so happy I found this site and I want to extend my many thanks to Joerg for creating this delightful website. I hope to be involved as best I can. I am currently in the design stage of a "Hand Bow" based on Joerg's "Gloveshot" slingshot made for folks with weak or damaged wrists, it's been great fun. <br>While I don't have the ability to load a video, I will upload pics as soon as I am finished. Then maybe later I can pickup a video camera, or maybe my Daughter still has hers and I can demo it for you. <br>I ALSO have a suicidal cat with only 6 lives left...so He may get involved too..<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_tongue.png" alt="tongue" longdesc="24">!<br>Thanks, Ray
     
  2. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Welcome! I like this forum so much, because there are people of all ages here. I hope you´ll enjoy it here! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

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    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  4. RayRay

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    Thanks a lot for the warm welcome Guy's! I've been hanging around for a couple of weeks and it was obvious I just had to get involved. I'm sure I WILL enjoy it! And maybe even be able to add something now and again. <br>Thanks, Ray
     
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    Hello and welcome Ray. Glad to have you here. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     
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    Thanks again Guys! I'm pretty excited for an Old Guy...<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
     
  8. Ray

    Ray New Member

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    Hey..

    It's me...RayRay...will now be know as "Ray" I guess...had to re-register with new forum...RayRay is still in use but it wouldn't let me in or recognize my password...it's OK...I'm here that's all that matters.

    have been working on a new gloveshot...almost finished...I really like the feel of it...VERY comfortable. Hope to post some pics soon.

    Cheers!
    Ray