The Butterfly shooting style

Discussion in 'Various other stuff' started by JoergS, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. JoergS

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  2. DukaThe

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    Your butterfly is like two of mine butterflyes <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     

  3. epichawk

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    Have you ever hurt yourself doing this? It looks kinda dangerous
     
  4. John S

    John S New Member

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    ... I've hurt myself shooting that way lol
     
  5. epichawk

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    Ouch. I could imagine what that would feel like <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">
     
  6. Antraxx

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    thats definetly NOT my style <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>maybe it´s practise, but i have the feeling it´s more about power then precision...i don´t have a good feeling for the shot anymore.<br><br>you went to zhat shooting contest in the states...were there people using the butterfly for targetshooting?
     
  7. smoke

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    It looks like he would hit his head.
     
  8. petersonOD

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    Looks dangerous. I tried this the other day but was too scared. I am slowly working on it. Baby steps, baby steps.
     
  9. Cuthbert Allgood

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    this was the first time i ever saw butterfly style , on this video.. now half my slingshots are rigged to shoot this way
     
  10. zamarion

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    im wondering how do i need to cut my thera band for this style because im pretty sure it can hit me but i do feel the need to try it out and also does this style decrease the accuracy of your shot?
     
  11. felipegreboge

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    if this hits the face its a " bye bye"
     
  12. von_z2

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    <div>There is no danger of hitting yourself unless you do something stupid. Just pay attention, draw, and release. I tried this for the first time and was just as accurate but noticed a huge increase in power.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>"non impediti ratione cogitationis" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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  13. 48Chris

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    Hi guys, This method has great potential for power. As Joerg loves powerful slingshots, a lot of his experiments entail heavier bandsets and ammo in this position. However, don't let this focus confuse you into thinking its unprecise. Precision is a question of lots of practice and good mechanics. Thorsten uses full butterfly and he has great precision and accuracy which appear to be his main focus. Chris
     
  14. stej

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    In fact I think that butterfly can bring more accuracy if you master it. Look for example at this pic: <a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=62&u=17729622" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i16.servimg.com/u/f16/17/72/96/22/formto10.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>You can see that the forks are canted a little bit more - the bottom side goes forward. It means that there are uneven forces that pull the ammo. I think, but can't prove that if Tobias would shoot with anchor point e.g. around his mouth, the length where ammo is pulled is much shorter and that would cause more significant inaccuracy. <br><br>Does it make sense? Anyone - agree/disagree?
     
  15. JoergS

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    Butterfly shooting is very accurate. But you need practice, as there is no anchor point.
     
  16. CEZ

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    You won't shoot your face using this style, even my girlfriend shoots butterfly style. <br>I did once shoot a steelball in my finger in butterfly.. Let's just say that finger/thumb support forks don't go good with butterfly:D
     
  17. CJC

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    Butterfly style is always the way I shoot I think its easier.
     
  18. slawek

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    How many rubber i need use to get same power like butterfly but shooting "normal" style ? just wondering, since i think its too hard for me :p any one know? some comparison would be nice bcoz i dont have anything to calculate shoots power and some ppl on this forun can do this, Joerg? :D
     
  19. MaddyMax

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    you can't beat a long acceleration with just using more rubber on short draw length. sure you would get a bit more power but it's not recommended. draw weight would be much harder to pull and handslaps hurt more because of lost residual energy.

    the band calculator should tell you the best ratio:

    http://www.slingshotchannel.com/band_calc.html
     
  20. The Master of Butterfly shooting is Absolutely

    Arthuro

    Look @ his Videos!

    Joe