right fork hits.

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Hatchet7, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Hatchet7

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    Hello everyone,<br><br>Until about a week ago I was using a long forked slingshot. However, It was putting to much strain on my wrist so I shortened the forks 9.5 cm in length, and the space between them is 5 cm. For a couple of days I was shooting with it with no problems, but now just about every shot hits the right fork. And it's always the right fork, never the left. I've tried adjusting my technique every way I can think of, with no success. The pouch was a tiny bit wonky, so I fixed that, but it did nothing. I'm getting really frustrated, because I just don't know how to correct it.<br><br>Any help is appreciated!<br><br>Hatchet7
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Turning the pouch can help, if you have checked if the slingshot is good in you hand that is the only solution i can think of
     

  3. 1000yardshooter

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">Hello everyone,<br><br>Until about a week ago I was using a long forked slingshot. However, It was putting to much strain on my wrist so I shortened the forks 9.5 cm in length, and the space between them is 5 cm. For a couple of days I was shooting with it with no problems, but now just about every shot hits the right fork. And it's always the right fork, never the left. I've tried adjusting my technique every way I can think of, with no success. The pouch was a tiny bit wonky, so I fixed that, but it did nothing. I'm getting really frustrated, because I just don't know how to correct it.<br><br>Any help is appreciated!<br><br>Hatchet7</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Flip the fork</span>
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Ps. It can also be that your bands are uneven in length
     
  5. Onod beat me to it, I was going to say your bands are probably uneven.
     
  6. Hatchet7

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    Onnod: what do you mean by turning the pouch? <br><br>So, if I always hit the right fork, that means that the right band is shorter then the left? I'll lengthen it and see what that does.
     
  7. Hatchet7

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    I've just lengthened it, and it hasn't done anything. I'm certain that the ammo is centered in the pouch correctly. Maybe I should try shortening the left band.
     
  8. ghost0311/8541

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    What kind of ammo are you shooting
     
  9. Hatchet7

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    I shoot rounded stones.
     
  10. Are perhapse the stones too large for the pouch you are using?
     
  11. Hatchet7

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    The pouch is 8 cm horizontally, and 4.5 cm vertically. The stones I use a typically the size of a small marble, sometimes smaller. Is that to large?
     
  12. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>you should look to the attachment<br>it have to be on the one side as long as the other side</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  13. pipesmoker

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    i think your pouch is to big
     
  14. Hatchet7

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    Lars: do you mean the band length? I think the bands are of equal length, There might be a couple of millimeters difference.<br><br>Pipesmoker: Oh, okay. How big should it be?
     
  15. slingpit

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    Try to shoot a steel or lead ball.<br>So you can see where the problem is. Fork or ammo.
     
  16. Hatchet7

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    Slingpit: would marbles work? I don't have any steel or lead balls. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  17. slingpit

    slingpit Slingshot addicted

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    Marbles are ok.<br>I had forkhits with stones too. I don´t shoot with stones any more.
     
  18. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i mean that you draw back and turn the pouch to the left or right so that it spins as it goes back, this should prevent forkhits
     
  19. Lars

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    <tr><td class="quote">Lars: do you mean the band length? I think the bands are of equal length, There might be a couple of millimeters difference.<br><br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>no,<br>if it is not evenly attached the ball does not fly straight<br><br>(not straight attached = does not fly straight)</span>
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    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  20. Lars

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    <tr><td class="quote">i mean that you draw back and turn the pouch to the left or right so that it spins as it goes back, this should prevent forkhits</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>yes that is an not straight shooting effect to</span>
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    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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