To wrist brace or not to wrist brace

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by jordthered, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. jordthered

    jordthered New Member

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    I dont see alot of people using wrist braced slingshots (even though that is all that you can buy in our local sporting goods store here in Texas) and i was wondering do those of you in other parts of the world use these style of slingshot.
     
  2. John S

    John S New Member

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    I personal do not use wrist braces simply because I make most of my slingshots. One or two that I have have homemade wrist braces that aren't foldable so they are kind of bulky. If you make a small compact slingshot it probably won't need a wrist brace. I will hopefully load a pic of one that I made that is pretty small and a brace would be impractical.
     

  3. charlesgmorgan

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    In many cases a tight lanyard around the wrist or a strap from the forks, around the back of the hand, and down to the base of the handle will do instead of the traditional wrist brace.<br><br><br><br>Cheers ...... Charles
     
  4. joshturier

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    i personally don't use them anymore, partly because you have to use the rubbish bands that come with them and also if you shoot a regular slingshot enough you build up wrist strength pretty quickly and you don't really need the wrist support.
     
  5. JoergS

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    I really don't like braces. They look ugly, and aren't needed on a well designed frame. They also make the slingshot kind of bulky. <br><br>They are also illegal in Germany. Would I have braced slingshots if they would be legal? Sure, just to have a complete collection. Would I like them and shoot them often? No, I don't think so.
     
  6. McMilchreis

    McMilchreis New Member

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    I dont have a problem with braces only with the slingshots which are available for it. They are pretty ugly and have a high fork. I bought a slingshot like it without braces cause they are forbidden in germany like joerg says. And i hate to shoot with it. I take of the rubber and put it on my flatband shooter.<br>So i think the braces are really helpful for crappy slingshots. But nothing compares to a well made flatband shooter or a well made tube frame.
     
  7. Јузер Нејм

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    Not to wrist brace <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">. Well, only if you have some kind of wrist injury that limits yours wrist, otherwise, no.
     
  8. Јузер Нејм

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    Lanyard is wery practical, especialy in woods or mountain terrain. Holds slingshot and make it imposible to slip from your hand when you shoot. So it cannot be lost (if you are aut in the bushes and chasing some small animal or bird for lunch) in some stream or down some steep clif or so... And you can make it of few meters of paracord which is very useful in camping and survival situations.
     
  9. DanielBenford

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    If you have designed your slingshot to fit your hand and preferences then there is little need i feel.
     
  10. Joe

    Joe New Member

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    Wrist braces can get in the way. Id recommend building wrist strength and doing it manually
     
  11. Joe

    Joe New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>jordthered wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I dont see alot of people using wrist braced slingshots (even though that is all that you can buy in our local sporting goods store here in Texas) and i was wondering do those of you in other parts of the world use these style of slingshot.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> I like to just use a laniard or something of that nature.</span>
     
  12. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    If your wrist and forearm are strong, who needs a brace... I have a few with brace, they are not as good as the ones without i find. Too bulky and fucks with the aim a little.
     
  13. 3bears

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    since discovering the 'pinky finger hole' I've gone right off wrist braces i'll be experimenting with tight lanyards in the morning though lol
     
  14. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>3bears wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">since discovering the 'pinky finger hole' I've gone right off wrist braces i'll be experimenting with tight lanyards in the morning though lol</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> I still haven't experienced this pinky hole... The first board cut I make will have one, since you seem to like it so much, it must be worth something... POST 150 FOR THE WIN! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> WOOOOTY <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"></span>
     
  15. petersonOD

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    I don't mind a wrist brace. I don't think it makes people a newb for using them either. They are fun.
     
  16. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Ryan Wigglesworth wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>3bears wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">since discovering the 'pinky finger hole' I've gone right off wrist braces i'll be experimenting with tight lanyards in the morning though lol</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> I still haven't experienced this pinky hole... The first board cut I make will have one, since you seem to like it so much, it must be worth something... POST 150 FOR THE WIN! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> WOOOOTY <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"></span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>it's hard to explain really I'd never really though about it until I'd started on the DanKung slingshots, and the grip seemed so, well <i> right</i> maybe it's why I never got on with my Fish Hunter, it just didn't seem to fit- my grip style, and it allows me to maintain a grip with a much greater consistency which in turn led to a MASSIVE increase in accuracy I found. seriously get a pinky hole lol</span>
     
  17. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood New Member

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    i think the wrist brace slingshots take away from the skill factor
     
  18. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>bj000 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">i think the wrist brace slingshots take away from the skill factor</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I dunno, it you cant aim, you cant aim lol- though I've only really found them any use for a heavy draw band takes a lot of the strain away I tend to draw aim and shoot all in one go, I don't try and hold it and aim except if I have a wrist brace slingshot</span>
     
  19. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood New Member

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    I have one wrist braced but i never use it. i find it bulky and annoying..
     
  20. Oldschool

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    Wrist braces are uncomfortable for me and too bulky.