Knuckle slap!!!! Urrrr!!!!

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by D. Tiller, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. D. Tiller

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    After every other shot through my slingshot the bands keep slapping my knuckle with lots of force. Can anyone tell me how to stop this from hapening?
     
  2. Slagskimmer Mike

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    <div>This happens to me whenever I use too powerful of rubber for the weight of the ammo. Over the top style frames have a worse reputation for this, but even my cheap wall art Daisy wristbrace ss does this bad now with Trumark black bands on it.<br><br>Either up the size of your ammo or cut some thinner bands next time.<br> A leather glove helps a bit, or just build a ss like Joerg did with the wood surrounding your whole hand.<br><br>I'm still searching for the right balance too.<br><br>What bands do you use?<br>
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  3. <br>The bands are too strong to be oversized ......<br><br>Use times Tobse's or band's hptoqi computer .....<br><br>Otherwise, hand protection, heavier balls, lighter pouch, ribbons or just cut differently .....<br><br><a href="http://slingshots.myfreeforum.org/download/file.php?id=47" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://slingshots.myfreeforum.org/download/file.php?id=47</a><br><br><br><a href="http://slingshots.myfreeforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1832&start=40" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://slingshots.myfreeforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1832&start=40</a><br><br><br>Google Translate!<br><br><br>Die Bänder sind zu stark, zu überdimensioniert ......<br><br>Benutze mal Tobse´s oder hptoqi´s Bandrechner.....<br><br>Ansonsten Handschutz, schwerere Kugeln, leichtere Pouch, oder halt Bänder anders schneiden.....<br><br><a href="http://slingshots.myfreeforum.org/download/file.php?id=47" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://slingshots.myfreeforum.org/download/file.php?id=47</a>
     
  4. JoergS

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    A simple wooden or metal rod, mounted above the hand and pointing straight forwards, will prevent hand slaps 100%. <br><br>Like a stabilizer! The Trumark "Bat" uses one, it works great. <br><br><a href="http://www.slingshots.com/html/the-bat-slingshot.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.slingshots.com/html/the-bat-slingshot.html</a>
     
  5. mhpr262

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    Yes, heavier ammo is the key ... I have also found that when I use light rubber for attaching the pouch (with the wrap/tuck method) it reduces the force of handslaps considerably or eliminates them altogether.<br><br>I use around 5-6 turns of a light TB Blue strip instead of 10 turns of TB Gold strips as some commercial builders do (e.g. Gamekeeper John). I imagine they do it mostly for liability reasons, though.
     
  6. zurdoman95

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>D. Tiller wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">After every other shot through my slingshot the bands keep slapping my knuckle with lots of force. Can anyone tell me how to stop this from hapening?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I was the same when he had just shot i had sore hand i probe to wear gloves but I seemed uncomfortable so I've made ​​this special glove to shoot with slingshot.for me is the most comfortable solution<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=31&u=18229386" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i72.servimg.com/u/f72/18/22/93/86/imag1735.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=32&u=18229386" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i72.servimg.com/u/f72/18/22/93/86/imag1736.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=33&u=18229386" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i72.servimg.com/u/f72/18/22/93/86/imag1737.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=34&u=18229386" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i72.servimg.com/u/f72/18/22/93/86/imag1738.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=35&u=18229386" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i72.servimg.com/u/f72/18/22/93/86/imag1739.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a></span>
     
  7. studer1972

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    cheapo mechanic's gloves allows a pretty good grip and will give good bandslap protection.
     
  8. Arturo Borquez

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    two options to avoid hand slaps, 1) heavier ammo 2) lighter rubber, find the best combination with this two variables for you, I usually "match" the bands to ammo for optimum speed with no slaps, if you are pursuing more speed for a given ammo adding more rubber will reach a limit where it will not add more speed, even worse sometimes, less speed and hand slaps ... maximum speed can be reach with butterfly style but it requires a lot of practice ...
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  9. Hunter

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    All i do is point my forks towards whatever im about to shoot twist the pouch so my thumb is facing the sky.. since ive done this i never ever get band slap or fork hits + it gives the bands a little extra power too
     
  10. Slagskimmer Mike

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    Thanks to everyone on this thread for all these things to try. Even when I think I've found a good combo sometimes I get a wicked slap.

    These ideas will help greatly.