The Slingshot Forums banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
36 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So I have been lurking the forums for a few days and having finally watched every sling shot video I could find I decided it was time to say hi. I am relatively new to making slingshots and my first two are made off from mass produced Daisy/Marksman Frames. It took weeks of searching and testing to finally put together something worthy enough of appearing on here, so yesterday when I received three nasty slaps to my knuckle I decided it was time. Hopefully once I get some pictures and videos online someone can help me figured out why this is happening, maybe the bands are just too powerful for the designs. Well I have rambled on enough, Catch ya'll on the flip side. :]<br>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
<table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
<tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
<tr><td class="quote">Hello and welcome. Nice slingshots you got there. I like the first one, two in one, nice. About the hand slaps i think if you use heavier ammo, or, lighter bands it will be ok. If i am wrong, please,... someone,.... ???</td></tr>
</table>
<span class="postbody"><br>Thanks a bunch, they are not pretty but pretty functional :] The band set is black and the ammo is either 1" rocks or quarter inch steel balls, I am receiving the slaps using my marksman w/ arm brace. I thought hand slaps and miss-fires would be less likely considering its design but some how it keeps happening.</span>
 

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
1,570 Posts
<div>Toksick has it right, improper weight ratio between band set and ammo seems to be the cause of handslaps. lighten the bands, maybe find lighter leather, or get a bit heavier ammo ... experimentation is the fun part <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>welcome to the fan club!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
<br><a href="http://voiceofquran.info/mp3_files/german_quran_mp3/001.mp3" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://voiceofquran.info/mp3_files/german_quran_mp3/001.mp3</a><br>my website! <a href="http://wigglesworthswoodwork.webs.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://wigglesworthswoodwork.webs.com/</a><br>For your spiritual well being ( more important than anything ) <a href="http://muttaqun.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://muttaqun.com/</a>
</div>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
The black band set has already worn a hole just above where the right band connects so I will try a new pouch setup with slightly shorter bands. It does seem that when I increase the weight of ammo the slaps don't happen. I went to shoot a piece of plastic into the trash this morning and ended up whacking my knuckle good so I guess heavy ammo is the answer!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
<embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://youtube.com/v/hwrHXf02Fzw" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><br><br>Cut out the bad spots and tied in a new pouch. No hand slaps now!!<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://youtube.com/v/x3EWUkI3mjk" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><br><br>Haha yup I think I did, thanks tokSick! <br><br>Sorry for length of videos I still have not found a good video editing software. I also captured both of these in high def slow motion on my camcorder but need a DV cable before I can get these on my computer and out to you guys.<br>Hope you enjoy!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
<table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
<tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
<tr><td class="quote">At 3:10 it was a head shot. Looks like you solved your hand splap problem. Have a fun shootin' mate. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
</td></tr>
</table>
<span class="postbody"><br>Oh don't worry, Having lots of fun now :] Thanks again. <br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://youtube.com/v/TA9fRUztFos" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed></span>
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top