Pimp yo' slingshot!

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by 3bears, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. 3bears

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    I know may folk will cringe at the title lol...<br><br>I just feel I have to share this <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>the TruMark tapered tubes seemed a little too bright for the black paracord wrap, and as it's a dull time of year I decided to liven things up a little- on the plus side it's made the thing damn near impossible to mislay lol <br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-11-13203934.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>the tubes are just a whisker heavier on the draw but seem to have a lot more 'snap' on the offload, just wondering what kind of experiences people have had with them?
     
  2. Kyl

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    Sweet. I like the colors. I need to try those bands. I like tubes because they are robust and seem to withstand the rigors of shooting rocks. I have just returned from a very difficult hike/camp. 1800 feet (550 meters) of elevation in 1.4 miles (2.25Km) and I sure didn't want to be carrying steel balls. So I took a slingshot with TB black tubes, cut to full butterfly length.
     

  3. 3bears

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    i saw the pics, i just wish it was like that over here!<br><br>if these tapered bands are any good, I know TruMark do a set oh 'heavy' bands in black, I might well pick up a set of them for my outdoors kit.<br><br>working at a desk for past several years has left me with some pretty feeble wrist strength on my left side, and to be hones I can see how the 'thera' of the thereaband comes in- it's good exercise lol I've already develop a good bit more strength and stamina to my draw in a couple of months, to the point where I'm cracking out my old Bow again, then hopefully by the spring, my back will be fixed, I'll have some decent strength in my arms again and I can see about getting a Longbow made <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  4. brainleak

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    Nice job, It's inspired me to the do same to my Cougar. I'm thinking of a variation on the wrist strap. I have a fair amount of paracord laying around (I'm thinking blue and black.)Waiting for the Blue to get here. It shouldnt be too difficult to make a cobra wrap wrist strap. How did hide the ties? I tried a couple different ways and I've not had a ton of success yet<br><br><img src="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/Brainleak/IMG00028-20111115-0026.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F56/EHTS/G4PBP7RD/F56EHTSG4PBP7RD.MEDIUM.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  5. Kyl

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    3bears, Have you thought about making your own bow? Years ago I read these books (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Traditional-Bowyers-Bible-1/dp/1585740853" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Traditional Bowers Bible</a>)and after about two years of the whole idea gestating in my mind I started whittling on some sticks. It took about 3 or 4 tries to produce a decent looking shooter, but very rewarding.<br><br>So my wife walks by as I'm checking the posts last night and she sees your pimped out Cougar and "ooh pretty" and "who's that". "Oh that's 3bears" I say, "He's in Wales." "Oh yea, that's the colors of the welsh flag"..."Huh".<br>So she pulls up a pic of the red dragon and says "see". So we start Googling pictures of Anglesey. Mostly of the coast. That's some very lovely scenery. I told her I'd seen a picture you had posted with yourself whirling a sling and standing over the shore. I couldn't find the post. Do you remember where it is?
     
  6. JayG

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    I whittled out a few bows several years ago, lost them in a house fire and never seem to have time to build a new one now. I had a 50/55 pound hickory bow that was really nice to shoot. After a year or so it started following the string a little bit, but still shot hard enough to take deer. Tried a laminate once, the lower limb exploded after a few shots! Found out the epoxy I used didn't have very good flex strength. (and it was the recommended glue from the bow shop!) Never tried another after that.
     
  7. 3bears

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>brainleak wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Nice job, It's inspired me to the do same to my <br>Cougar. I'm thinking of a variation on the wrist strap. I have a fair <br>amount of paracord laying around (I'm thinking blue and black.)Waiting <br>for the Blue to get here. It shouldnt be too difficult to make a cobra <br>wrap wrist strap. How did hide the ties? I tried a couple different ways<br> and I've not had a ton of success yet<br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>it's funny you should say that. I'm quite into my ropework too lol<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-10-24215545-2.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I made myself this last summer and have now had to make another 3 for friends<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-11-15195951.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><br><br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Kyl wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">3bears, Have you thought about making your own bow? Years ago I read these books (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Traditional-Bowyers-Bible-1/dp/1585740853" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Traditional Bowers Bible</a>)and after about two years of the whole idea gestating in my mind I started whittling on some sticks. It took about 3 or 4 tries to produce a decent looking shooter, but very rewarding.<br><br>So my wife walks by as I'm checking the posts last night and she sees your pimped out Cougar and "ooh pretty" and "who's that". "Oh that's 3bears" I say, "He's in Wales." "Oh yea, that's the colors of the welsh flag"..."Huh".<br>So she pulls up a pic of the red dragon and says "see". So we start Googling pictures of Anglesey. Mostly of the coast. That's some very lovely scenery. I told her I'd seen a picture you had posted with yourself whirling a sling and standing over the shore. I couldn't find the post. Do you remember where it is?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>*sigh* Kyl you're a very bad man, putting ideas like this in my head lol, I was just going to buy a cheap takedown recurve, but the prospect of making your own really does appeal to me too, I'm racking up these projects now! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>I think this is the picture you're after with my 'old school biblical' sling? <br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/218220_10150185397663482_823008481_6923378_585577_o.jpg" border="0" alt=""></span>
     
  8. Kyl

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    Really like the pic, man, very nice. My wife asks if you can hit the water from there. <br><br>You should buy the cheap take-down. Every body needs one of those. I bought my wife an old Bear '76er take-down, 35#, in red, white & blue.<br>(<a href="http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=498986&page=1" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Bear '76er</a> ) <br>I have always thought an ultra-light, take-down would be sweet. I haven't shopped for bows in years. I'd be curious to know what bow has caught your eye?<br><br>For me, making my own bow was like an Associates Degree. It took about 2 years of studying/thinking/reading before I cut the first curl of wood. Then I made several mini-bows, for practice, Like 2.5 - 3 feet long, just to get an idea how the wood behaves. Then I made one ok shooter, then a couple of duds. Not duds so much but but one broke under pressure and my attempt at a low weight long bow was a bad idea. Long bows have to be high weight to be efficient, and mine barely flipped the arrow harder than you could throw it. Ha! Then after months of consideration I started my first "successful" bow. A Black Locust, flat/pyramid, self bow, 55# @ 29" and a good shooter. I'll post a pic but I find it very hard to photograph a bow. Mine's look rather plain looking, so from up close it just looks like a stick and from back far enough to see the whole thing it still just looks like a stick. Here's the handle anyway.<br><img src="http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/5011/blacklocustbow.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>Nice rope tweezling by the way. I need to pick up some techniques like that. My wife is a big time string tweezler. I call it that just to tease her. She spins wool and weaves and knits and crochets. She's making me a new hat right now. She makes me one about every year. I even bought her a llama so we could harvest the fuzz. It was a retired packing llama from a local guide service. He's been dead a couple of years now but we probably have 40-50+ pounds of washed and carded llama wool.<br><br>Oh, wait here's a pic of my "Pimped Panther"<br><img src="http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1180/pimpedpanther.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  9. 3bears

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    <tr><td class="quote">Really like the pic, man, very nice. My wife asks if you can hit the water from there. <br><br>You should buy the cheap take-down. Every body needs one of those. I bought my wife an old Bear '76er take-down, 35#, in red, white & blue.<br>(<a href="http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=498986&page=1" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Bear '76er</a> ) <br>I have always thought an ultra-light, take-down would be sweet. I haven't shopped for bows in years. I'd be curious to know what bow has caught your eye?<br><br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I'm not sure! there's is a fair drop off from the cliff to the sea, I can certainly put them over the edge, but as for how far they make it clattering down the face, no idea lol<br><br>as for bows, it's a very 'niche' sport here, not at all lie over in there, bow hunting has been illegal here since '89, so as it's only target shooting that can be done there isn much of a call for the it. my uncle is in the Bow shooting club down in Malvern Worcester, I've been a few times with him over the summer, he has beautify made longbow- 60lbs @28", I'd really like one but they are a bit big and conspicous, all I'm after is a small inexpensive takedown I can pack away when I have an afternoon out- suggestions most welcome <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  10. Kyl

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    That Martin, Jaguar looks pretty sweet or maybe a cheap Samick, but I'm cheap. I've never given more than $125 for a bow. I'd probably just watch Ebay and find a deal on a used one. Maybe a Bear or a Pearson?<br><br>I am a fan of the Whisker Biscuit. I have several. The Guy that invented them lives just over in the next town. Super nice fellow. He has a small archery shop <a href="http://www.right-on-target.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">(http://www.right-on-target.com/)</a>. <br><br>My father and I go to South Dakota, pheasant hunting, every couple of years. One year we met a woman who hunted pheasants with a bow! Very impressive. Seems like a good way to loose arrows.
     
  11. Kyl

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    3bears, Have you seen these? <a href="http://www.stringsight.com/index.html" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link - String Sight</a>
     
  12. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    My Cougar is in the process of being pimped. I will edit in pics this weekend after I decide how to finish it...
     
  13. brainleak

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    Finally picked up some TBG, Still didnt get the proper color of paracord I wanted. I bought a blue but it was a Navy blue that you couldnt tell the difference between black and blue. So the lanyard will have to wait til the new lighter blue arrives. Thanks to Joerg and the Band Calc made making these bands VERY easy<br><br><br><img src="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/Brainleak/IMG00048-20111125-2007.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  14. DesertMonitor

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    Hi 3bears, nice "pimping" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">.<br><br>By the way, the picture is awesome <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_surprised.gif" alt="Surprised" longdesc="4">.<br><br>Kyl nice pimping two, very classic <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">.<br><br>I wonder, does a metal slingshot has any advantage on a wooden one?<br><br>(It's me, Itay form Israel, i changed my username)
     
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    <tr><td class="quote">3bears, Have you seen these? <a href="http://www.stringsight.com/index.html" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link - String Sight</a>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>oooooh now that looks interesting.... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
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    <tr><td class="quote">Hi 3bears, nice "pimping" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">.<br><br>By the way, the picture is awesome <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_surprised.gif" alt="Surprised" longdesc="4">.<br><br>Kyl nice pimping two, very classic <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">.<br><br>I wonder, does a metal slingshot has any advantage on a wooden one?<br><br>(It's me, Itay form Israel, i changed my username)</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>hey dude!! i didn't know you could change your user name! how come you've changed it? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
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    <tr><td class="quote">Hi 3bears, nice "pimping" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">.<br><br>By the way, the picture is awesome <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_surprised.gif" alt="Surprised" longdesc="4">.<br><br>Kyl nice pimping two, very classic <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">.<br><br>I wonder, does a metal slingshot has any advantage on a wooden one?<br><br>(It's me, Itay form Israel, i changed my username)</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>hey dude!! i didn't know you could change your user name! how come you've changed it? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>well, <br><br>i wanted to use something that represent my passion- the desert, so i choose the name of this magnificent beast, that realms from my town to the far parts of the desert.<br><br>I think using my privet name was fine, but then in the internet we have all these options <a href="http://uremicons.com/index.php/v/lizards/URemicons-lizard-012.gif.html" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://uremicons.com/index.php/d/1679-2/URemicons-lizard-012.gif" border="0" alt=""></a></span>
     
  18. 3bears

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    <tr><td class="quote">Hi 3bears, nice "pimping" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">.<br><br>By the way, the picture is awesome <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_surprised.gif" alt="Surprised" longdesc="4">.<br><br>Kyl nice pimping two, very classic <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">.<br><br>I wonder, does a metal slingshot has any advantage on a wooden one?<br><br>(It's me, Itay form Israel, i changed my username)</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>hey dude!! i didn't know you could change your user name! how come you've changed it? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>well, <br><br>i wanted to use something that represent my passion- the desert, so i choose the name of this magnificent beast, that realms from my town to the far parts of the desert.<br><br>I think using my privet name was fine, but then in the internet we have all these options <a href="http://uremicons.com/index.php/v/lizards/URemicons-lizard-012.gif.html" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://uremicons.com/index.php/d/1679-2/URemicons-lizard-012.gif" border="0" alt=""></a></span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>very true lol!<br><br>as for metal vs wood, i suppose its what you think looks good really I cant see it being much a case of what will and wont take the strain anymore, now we have things like multiplex woods and laminates</span>
     
  19. Kyl

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    Thanks Itay, I don't know if a metal slingshot has any general advantage. Wooden ones are light and easy to carve and grow on trees. Metal ones are cool looking, have a nice heft and set off the metal detector. I like them both and I like the multimedia approach too, multi-wood, steel, aluminum, brass, plastic, rubber, leather and glue all rolled into one. Ha!<br><br>Maybe you should start a new thread and ask everyone. Hopefully you will get at least ten different answers.<br><br>3bears, have you looked at the slingshots they have for sale at DeatExtreme?<br> For the price I might have to check out a couple of them. Maybe the Camo unit or the one in stainless steel with a red handle? I am curious about the pin sights on the camo unit. It also has a place to attach a flashlight mount. I know it's all tacti-cool but I'm intrigued by the idea of night shooting. I wonder if you painted the sight pins with G.I.T.D. paint? For $6.50 I think I'm gonna give it a go.