The Athlon Sideshooter

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  1. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    The Athlon Sideshooter<br><br>Beech Wood frame<br>Red Meranti palmsweal<br>Iroko frontplate<br><br>I put a lot of thought into this design, to harmonize every feature i wanted to add. <br>I hope you like it! thank you!<br><br><a href="http://www.slickpic.com/s/5YYTYj2jDYMYMh/Athlon/photo#2883576" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/5YYTYj2jDYMYMh/2883576/800/p/2883576.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.slickpic.com/s/5YYTYj2jDYMYMh/Athlon/photo#2883529" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/5YYTYj2jDYMYMh/2883529/800/p/2883529.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.slickpic.com/s/5YYTYj2jDYMYMh/Athlon/photo#2883531" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/5YYTYj2jDYMYMh/2883531/800/p/2883531.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.slickpic.com/s/5YYTYj2jDYMYMh/Athlon/photo#2883532" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/5YYTYj2jDYMYMh/2883532/800/p/2883532.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.slickpic.com/s/5YYTYj2jDYMYMh/Athlon/photo#2883534" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/5YYTYj2jDYMYMh/2883534/800/p/2883534.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.slickpic.com/s/5YYTYj2jDYMYMh/Athlon/photo#2883535" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/5YYTYj2jDYMYMh/2883535/800/p/2883535.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
     
  2. Arturo Borquez

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    Very very nice ... you never stop surprising us ... beautiful wood ... may I ask<br>how you obtain that nice "mate" (very smooth but not shining) termination ...
     

  3. tokSick

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> That' s a unique one. I, specially, like the " not too high/not too low" fork. I am sure you got a great felling when shooting with that kind of grip.<br>Beautiful, man, beautiful!!!
     
  4. Saderath

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Arturo Borquez wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Very very nice ... you never stop surprising us ... beautiful wood ... may I ask<br>how you obtain that nice "mate" (very smooth but not shining) termination ...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thank you Arturo! It is bathed in raw linseed oil I have yet to varnish it but i have to let it dry really well first.</span>
     
  5. Arturo Borquez

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Saderath wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Arturo Borquez wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Very very nice ... you never stop surprising us ... beautiful wood ... may I ask<br>how you obtain that nice "mate" (very smooth but not shining) termination ...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thank you Arturo! It is bathed in raw linseed oil I have yet to varnish it but i have to let it dry really well first.</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I like that look as it is ...</span>
     
  6. 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>
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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> That' s a unique one. I, specially, like the " not too high/not too low" fork. I am sure you got a great felling when shooting with that kind of grip.<br>Beautiful, man, beautiful!!!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Yes, that forks are just fine as you said ... and that grip is a way better than my Freddy Krugger monster, a semi-hammer grip with three finger stabilization (with the fang) <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> ...</span>
     
  7. MaddyMax

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    a nice harmless wooden toy it seems. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br>i like this design a bit more as the fang's because of the less extreme "claw" at the bottom and because it looks more like a "normal" slingshot shape (just my taste) with the comfort of the fang.
     
  8. Flipgun

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    <div>I like this. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
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    <br>Failed perception is when you have a gun, I have a slingshot and you think you are the only one that is armed. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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  9. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>good work<br>
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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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  10. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Looks cool, nice work!
     
  11. slingpit

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Flipgun wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I like this. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
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    <span class="postbody"><br>+1</span>
     
  12. zwillie

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    I often thought that there can´t be a new design in slingshots.<br>Everything should be made.<br><br>Good to see that I´m wrong.<br>I´m always surprised of such good designs.<br>Very good work.
     
  13. BC-Slinger

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    Absolutely beautiful, this is a design style I have wanted to try. Kinda fascinates me to see specific side slinging models.
     
  14. Saderath

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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>
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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> That' s a unique one. I, specially, like the " not too high/not too low" fork. I am sure you got a great felling when shooting with that kind of grip.<br>Beautiful, man, beautiful!!!</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>All my designs have the same distance from my fingers/thum so i can easily adjust my aim/stance when switching from one ss to the other.</span>
     
  15. Saderath

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Arturo Borquez wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Arturo Borquez wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Very very nice ... you never stop surprising us ... beautiful wood ... may I ask<br>how you obtain that nice "mate" (very smooth but not shining) termination ...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thank you Arturo! It is bathed in raw linseed oil I have yet to varnish it but i have to let it dry really well first.</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I like that look as it is ...</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I also like the feel and look of the wood but i varnish my ss because i noticed durt on them aether from the pouch or my sweaty hands from working on another one <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"></span>
     
  16. Saderath

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    Thank you all for your comments! I feel honored...
     
  17. mojo

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    ... rightful ! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br>I like the "balance" of symmetric / asymmetrical and the wood mix is a great choice ! Very good design and work ! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  18. stej

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    That slingshot is really unique. I like it as it looks. And the combination of wood tastes good. <br>As for the grip - I've tried finger support lately and I can't understand how you can shoot with that. The slingshot is so loose in the hand. Hammergrip is much better for me <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  19. Saderath

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    <tr><td class="quote">That slingshot is really unique. I like it as it looks. And the combination of wood tastes good. <br>As for the grip - I've tried finger support lately and I can't understand how you can shoot with that. The slingshot is so loose in the hand. Hammergrip is much better for me <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>With this kind of grip i can pull much heavier bands and aim/release faster. And yes the slingshot is much looser in the hand but you get used to it after a while.</span>
     
  20. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <div>I like it!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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