slingshot practice

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Arturo Borquez, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    Yesterday after the crossbow vid I did some slingshot practice with steel rods and steel balls of different weights. I tried to do it as "instinctive" as I could, the hits were with rods <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> and I missed all the steel balls <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"><br>the vid is <a href="http://youtu.be/hSQbwTWHdlE" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HERE</a>
     
  2. tokSick

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    Hello Arturo,<br>You are now more accurate with the rods, that' s cool. You will loose less money than if you buy steel balls <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> . For those who say that you can' t be accurate with rods and that it don' t fly strait you proved they are wrong.<br>Thanks for sharing.
     

  3. Arturo Borquez

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    That's true I shoot better with the rods, I was picking randomly the ammo and shoot as fast I could (avoiding aiming to much), it seems that I release more cleanly the rods ... and the little BB rods are BULL EYE !!! ... maybe I feel now more confident with rods ??
     
  4. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    My guess would be that its easier and faster to center the rods in the pouch...<br><br>Nice shooting anyway, and nice vid! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  5. slingpit

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    I didn´t try to shoot with rods,but it´s still on the list.<br>Nice shooting.
     
  6. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    nice vid, i am wondering who disliked it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">
     
  7. Arturo Borquez

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Hello Arturo,<br>You are now more accurate with the rods, that' s cool. You will loose less money than if you buy steel balls <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> . For those who say that you can' t be accurate with rods and that it don' t fly strait you proved they are wrong.<br>Thanks for sharing.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Not to say that rods are more accurate, to me are the same (or better) you have to be used with it ... <br><a href="http://youtu.be/WdoS08iX9JU" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ROD VS BALL</a> ... no more vids ...</span>
     
  8. tokSick

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    That' s right on the target <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"> . I love the sound when you hit it. <br>I got a question; Is the weight of the steel B's same as the rods?
     
  9. Arturo Borquez

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">That' s right on the target <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"> . I love the sound when you hit it. <br>I got a question; Is the weight of the steel B's same as the rods?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Hi tolSick, no the rod is about 9 grams and the ball is 11mm so 5,3 gram I guess ... (values calculated) </span>
     
  10. Good shooting! I think the reason for your accuracy being greater with the cut rods is the grip in the pouch, since you're used to shooting them the hold might be off for round ammo.
     
  11. Arturo Borquez

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>mikehunt042084 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Good shooting! I think the reason for your accuracy being greater with the cut rods is the grip in the pouch, since you're used to shooting them the hold might be off for round ammo.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>yes I believe so, rods are more easy to grip and the rods I use are screwed so less chance to slip ...</span>
     
  12. tokSick

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    I thought it was the difference of weight. I asked because if i change the kind of ammo when shooting, i got to take some shots to get used to it. I must tell, i am not a good shooter compare to most of you guys <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10">
     
  13. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Wel you are quite a shot toksick, poor little can
     
  14. tokSick

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  15. Arturo Borquez

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I thought it was the difference of weight. I asked because if i change the kind of ammo when shooting, i got to take some shots to get used to it. I must tell, i am not a good shooter compare to most of you guys <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10">
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I always shot mixed ammo ... but you are right you must "learn" the difference ... my challenge it become as "instinctive" as I can, feeling the aiming (don't watch the ss when shooting, only the target) </span>
     
  16. I shoot the same way Arturo, my dad always called it point shooting. I learned it originally for use with pistols and shotguns but I have been applying it to shooting my slingshot as well. And as for the difference in weight it does effect the flight of the projectile over range as the heavier ammo will drop more in flight.
     
  17. tokSick

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    I guess i got to shoot more and learn the instinctive way. It can be because i am a really nervous person and when it is about feeling things i don' t have the same perception as most of people. Making and shooting slingshots "soothes" me( don' t know if it is the exact term,... google translate, you know it...).
     
  18. I understand you Toksick, the trick with point shooting is not thinking really. Another reason it is called point shooting is when you first lift a slingshot (or bow, pistol, etc) to shoot your hand is already doing most of the work. You just point at the target and shoot. It might help with your nervousness to turn off the computer (your brain) and just go for it.
     
  19. Arturo Borquez

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I guess i got to shoot more and learn the instinctive way. It can be because i am a really nervous person and when it is about feeling things i don' t have the same perception as most of people. Making and shooting slingshots "soothes" me( don' t know if it is the exact term,... google translate, you know it...).</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Me too, shooting "soothes" me, but recording vids makes me a lot nervous ...</span>
     
  20. tokSick

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    That' s why the " no more vids" in your previous post <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> .<br>That' s sad, i like to see you shooting in your beautiful place.