Pimping a generic store bought slingshot.

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by AnsalJoseph, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. AnsalJoseph

    AnsalJoseph New Member

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    We all come across those distinctive, cheap slingshots by Daisy or Marksman. You know the ones with the yellow tubes at places such as Wal-mart. Well, just for fun, what are some things we can do to soup them up? I have two, and never really use them, so i was just trying to find a way to reignite my interest in them and give myself a little project.<br><br>Be creative <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>"Thanks and bye bye" -Jörg
     
  2. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Do you have the wrist-braced models? If so, you could do a cool paracord wrist piece to replace the cheap factory plastic. Also FIMO clay would make for a good replacement grip. You can mix multiple colors and get some cool patterns going. You can get FIMO at crafts places like JoAnn etc. You definitely want to replace the factory bands after they break with something better. Try out some TheraBand tubing from ebay in different weights to see what you like or even try some flatbands. They can be mounted to tube shooters like these by binding them tightly to the forks for about an inch or so with rubber bands or (better) narrow strips of the same material you use for the bands.<br><br>Btw, welcome from a fellow AZ resident. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     

  3. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    I "pimped" both a Saunders Hawk and a Dankung "Warrior".<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/60CDL0nq984" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/O7iTpFdim3U" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><br><br>Paracord wrapping works good, but the ultimate modding is a new handle and a lowered fork.
     
  4. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    Thank you Joerg for the videos...they helped me a lot.