The slingshooter's glove: fact or farce?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mijac, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Mijac

    Mijac New Member

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    So, while shooting I've been injured once or twice; everyone probably has! What my war story is is that,once upon a time, my flipping was a bit late and I shot a stone RIGHT INTO THE WEBBING OF MY THUMB AND FOREFINGER ... So I wa thinking about a glove, just in my spare time, to build a glove with only the thumb, index and middle fingers, with padding on the webbing. I want to design something thin i enough to be shoved into my pocket but would effectively negate handslap and whatever it's called when you shoot yourself in the hand. <br><br><br><br><br><br>Do you folks have any ideas?
     
  2. Yamroll

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    Something like this?<br><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/Zeppo/200.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/Zeppo/201.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I don't use it anymore, but I made that a couple years ago when that part of my hand was getting slapped on the regular. It's just a piece of leather with 2 slits in it for the thumb and forefinger.<br>Affectionately called 'the skirt' because... it's not an overly masculine sort of item.
     

  3. JoergS

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    <a href="http://slingshotchannel.blogspot.de/2011/09/afraid-of-hitting-your-hand.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://slingshotchannel.blogspot.de/2011/09/afraid-of-hitting-your-hand.html</a>
     
  4. Mijac

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    I mean, those designs may be effective, but I was thinking something a little more... Aesthetically pleasing? <br><br>Or dare I say, in the best case scenario<br><br>Badass?<br>Haha, I like something like Joerg's but I'm thinking a glove, not just a vambrace-type thing. At the risk of sounding like The geek that I am; something kind of like Gambit's gloves from X-Men crossed with an archers glove! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br><br><img src="http://coolvibe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/2D-Art-Jeremy-Roberts-Gambit.jpg" border="0" alt=""><img src="http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/18016364/2/stock-photo-18016364-archery-glove-on-hand.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  5. Mijac

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    And wow! I just realized! The big guy himself just commented on my thread! I'm honored <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
     
  6. Mijac

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    Got started on my slingshooter's glove, I have only the back of the hand and 2 of the fingers cut out do far; but I need to get to a leather punch before I can go any further. What I'm thinking would be best would be that large back part on the well... Back of the hand, with 2 full fingers and the thumb as well as the ball of the palm covered but the majority of the palm bare for gripping purposes. I'll keep updating with my progress.<img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m813eoAUy21rcdfdso1_1280.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  7. Raze1138

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    This may seem weird, but my first thought was the gloves Sisqo wears in his video for Thong Song. Covers everything but the Middle, Ring, and Pinkie fingers.
     
  8. Mijac

    Mijac New Member

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    Although I hate to admit it... My finished product does have an extremely stron resemblance to the Sisqo glove!<br><br>Well now I feel a bit silly, but it works! I'll see if I can get a pic of it up soon!
     
  9. Raze1138

    Raze1138 New Member

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    There is nothing wrong with feeling silly. Some days just need it. Not to mention even the brightest ideas can have simple beginnings. Just look at the number of things invented by accident.