Slingshot isn't working anymore

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by WeaponsOfElection, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. WeaponsOfElection

    WeaponsOfElection New Member

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    Dear Readers
    A friend of mine made a sling snot with wide ish forks but a reasonable width with a duct tape pouch. He said the slingshot has been shooting back wards and he was thinking it was to do with his flip because when he first used it it worked. It would be appreciated if u could give me some advice
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  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    well, tell us more!

    what kind of bands and ammo does he use?

    how does he hold the slingshot?

    flipping isn't bad, i always flip, it is even necessary in some cases. so i don't think that is the problem
     

  3. Brazilviking

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  4. WeaponsOfElection

    WeaponsOfElection New Member

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    The slingshot has a duct tape pouch thera band black made from duct tape
     

  5. Thera band black made from duct tape??????

    Send some pictures!


    Joe
     
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  6. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    I had to laugh when I saw the title of this thread! It was just something I never expected to hear, being that slingshots are not exactly complex devices! :D
    Sounds like he has a problem with the duct tape pouch causing 'return to senders.'
     


  7. "Return to sender". :eek:


    Adress unknown!:D

    :confused: :confused: :confused:


    Joe

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  8. Brazilviking

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    I think you will have ti give a little more information AND also post a picture of it...
    I don't know how to diagnose without a proper examination, you know?:D
     
  9. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    Too heavy ammo for too light rubber !!! RTS granted and maybe bad release ?? send the pictures ... I hope you didn't hurt yourself ...
    Cheers
    Arturo
     

  10. No Arturo,

    not enough post stamps on the ammunition or the wrong adress! :D. :eek:

    So it cant find the right way! :D :eek:


    Joe

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  11. WeaponsOfElection

    WeaponsOfElection New Member

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    Here is a photo of the duct tape slingshot with a very large pouch. He shoots the marbles u can see in the photo and he holds it hammer grip
     

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  12. I think the pouch is to hard!

    It dont open as when it's new!

    Make new bands and a leather pouch from leather thickness about 1mm and it will work!

    Take the band calculator to make the right bands!

    Look at the threats atatching bands!

    And cutting bands!


    Joe

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  13. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    Maybe the pouch is too slippery. Leather goes better.
    But talking about the fork.... What is behind that duct tape? Solid wood? Plastic? Pencils? It wont last forever. I would start all over.... Maybe a natural fork? Recycling stuff?plywood?
    It's very funny to build a slingshot!
     
  14. WeaponsOfElection

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    solid oak is under the duct tape ill tell my friend to scrap the slingshot make a new one thnx guys for all of your help