New plastic slingshot

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Tubes, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Tubes

    Tubes weird kid in the corner

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    ImageUploadedBySlingshot Forum1391213836.101891.jpg unknown plastic, feels really good in my hand. Sanded up to 400 grit. And which grip is proper for this type of shooter?

    This?
    ImageUploadedBySlingshot Forum1391213989.103960.jpg

    Or this?
    ImageUploadedBySlingshot Forum1391214073.479445.jpg


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  2. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    Don't shoot the cats!
     

  3. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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  4. Tubes

    Tubes weird kid in the corner

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    Don't worry...we only shoot them with the nerf gun when they get up on the counter. (They are kittens)


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  5. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    Very nice lil shooter!
     
  6. Tubes

    Tubes weird kid in the corner

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    Could so done tell me which grip is proper? Thanks for the nice comments!


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  7. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    What is more comfortable for you?
     
  8. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    I'd advise the top one, called finger braced. The bottom grip is called a choker grip. Charles Morgan (Charles on the SSF/charlesmorgan on youtube) demonstrates the ergonomics of both grips here:
    http://youtu.be/wLC25Sssr-0

    PS: nice fork. Did you make it?
     
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  9. Q45

    Q45 New Member

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    Shoot the cats
     
  10. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Veery nice!

    I like white shooters!

    respect!

    Be
     
  11. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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    Top one is better! Awesome work
     
  12. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    That's really nice. How did you make it?
     
  13. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    What's more comfortable to you? That's the correct grip. I prefer pinch grip but you may like finger and thumb. No definitive answer.
     
  14. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    That's a good looking shooter. :) Like everyone says just hold it however is most comfortable/accurate for you.
     
  15. Tubes

    Tubes weird kid in the corner

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    On this one, probably the one with the vulnerable thumb. On must of my PFSs, I use the thumb grip though.


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  16. Tubes

    Tubes weird kid in the corner

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    Alright, very informative. I'll try it this morning. I cut the whole thing out with a Jig saw, did al the shaping with a belt sander. Sanded by hand.


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    Last edited: Feb 1, 2014
  17. Tubes

    Tubes weird kid in the corner

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    Only if they get up on the counter. (With nerf darts, just a little pain penalty)


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  18. Tubes

    Tubes weird kid in the corner

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    Thanks! Jigsaw, belt sander and sandpaper.


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  19. Q45

    Q45 New Member

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    What is the name of that plastic

    Sent from my SGH-M919N using Slingshot Forum mobile app
     
  20. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Yep, I'm wondering too - is that HDPE?

    As for the grip, I agree with what the others said - it really depends on what feels best to you. I find my grip changes depending on the slingshot. But, with a slingshot that can be shot 'thumb-braced' or 'pinch-grip' like yours, I will usually find myself using the thumb-brace method, it just seems more natural for me. Some slingshots, like the Rambone, will force you to use a hammer-grip. It really just depends on the slingshot.