My first slingshot??

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by 5000marios, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. 5000marios

    5000marios New Member

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    Well, it's not actially my first slingshot. I had the fork, and I just created the band and tied it on the fork. Anyway, after some time of using the slingshot, I have found two problems. First,my left arm (the one I was holding the slingshot with) hurt between the thumb and the index finger. And second, the pouch is a little bit slippery and I can't shoot properly. Any solutions for the problems? <br><br>P.S. For the second problem I thought of attaching something to pull the pouch back, but the problem is that the ammunition would fall on the ground. Any way to prevent it from falling? I tried to show what I thought of doing in the following picture =p<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3&u=16206138" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/16/20/61/38/slings10.png" border="0" alt=""></a>
     
  2. bnorman

    bnorman New Member

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    Well, considering you are about to get information from "bnorman the blunderer", just *think* about what I say here, then give it a day or two for some of the expert shooters to ladle up their servings.<br><br>Do you have a hole in the pouch about 60% the diameter of the ball you are shooting? That helps to keep the ball in the pouch. Your pouch should be wide enough to wrap all the way around the ball. That lets you snag the pouch on each side so that the ball is captured behind your thumb and finger, or two fingers if you don't use your thumb. The material should be thin enough to easily conform to the ball. Thick slabs of hide don't do well to hold the ball.<br><br>Pain between thumb and finger on holding hand could mean you are stretching them too far apart (sling yoke too big for your hand), or you are using the web to take all the force. You might be a good candidate for one of the "hammer grip" styles, which puts more of the pressure farther down your palm.<br><br>bnorman
     

  3. Artifex

    Artifex New Member

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    Is there any chance that we could see a photo of the slingshot you're using? That might help us more specifically diagnose the problem.
     
  4. 5000marios

    5000marios New Member

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    @bnorman thanks what you said helped me a lot! <br>@Artifex I am afraid I can't do that since I have lost the wire with which I connect my camera/mobile phone with the laptop, thanks for the interest though
     
  5. ABH

    ABH New Member

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    Attach a magnet for steel balls depending on size
     
  6. ABH

    ABH New Member

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    Put it in the center of the puouch, and if you are not shooting steal put a dry leather pouch