twist pouched technique

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by 3bears, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. 3bears

    3bears New Member

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    ok gents here's one for you- I've been hard at work tonight knocking up bandsets- and it got me thinking about the old 'twist pouch' technique, the one a lot of guys seem to use with a PFS... the not just put the twist in the band? it would do the same job right?<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-11-14232843.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I've always been a bit wary of my RK pocket sniper , it's prone to be a bugger for handslapping me if I forget to twist the pouch when aiming which really damn hurts in the cold but thins, this is even better, I've yet to take it outside but were talking 50/50 shots slap free! no twist needed with the pouch- I've yet to try it on an upright shooter, but it seems to work wonders on a side shooter for me, just thought I'd share my revelation with you fine gents- of course me being a relative newbie has someone else already discovered this?
     
  2. Flippinout

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    First I have heard of it and will try it tomorrow with my worst hand slapping frames.<br><br>interesting!
     

  3. Kyl

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    Very curious. I'll try that. I bet you could convert that baby to a "through the fork" shooter. If Joerg can tie bands to the small tips of the "Hand Howitzer" surely you can tie them to the outer ears/nipples of your RK/PS. From what I understand, the TTF shooters have much less hand-slap.
     
  4. 3bears

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    well gents, I too this out for a bit of a 'field test' today, I wanted to get an entry in for the UK Gamekeeper 'shot of the month' comp- and I've got to say, beautiful, not even so much as a tickle as far as hand slaps were concerned<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0-5p01QTs0" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0-5p01QTs0</a><br><br>so for me at least, it looks like it works <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  5. Kyl

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    Good shooting man. I liked the video and my wife too. She is starting to be interested in slingshots. I made her a cool shooter but it slaps her hand, so today it will get the 1/2 twist. <br><br>You have put me in a spot. After watching your vid and then looking up pics of the Anglesey coast, now my wife want to go hike the British Isles.
     
  6. snipez1978

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    When I make the rk pocket snipers I can make the for ttf tubes if required I just extend the forks a little. <br><br>And if I look into it maybe able to do the same for flatlands <br><br>Atb rob
     
  7. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Kyl wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Good shooting man. I liked the video and my wife too. She is starting to be interested in slingshots. I made her a cool shooter but it slaps her hand, so today it will get the 1/2 twist. <br><br>You have put me in a spot. After watching your vid and then looking up pics of the Anglesey coast, now my wife want to go hike the British Isles.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>hahaha! pack for wet weather!, though in all fairness it hasn't actually been that bad weather wise this year, last year we had snow by now but I'm still wandering around in shorts 'n' tshirt, temps are still in double figures! i guess the real cold weather might not hit us until later on, nad into the newyear</span>
     
  8. Kyl

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    Same here on the mild weather. It's just now starting to frost, like once a week. <br><br>So, can you hit anything with that sling? <br><br>My wife had to have one after seeing you whirling yours. So we made up a couple and it's kinda like a gun that runs on pop-corn. You never know when it's gonna go off?<br>Big fun though. We need to go down to a gravel bar on the river for infinite ammo and no neighbor's houses.
     
  9. dgui

    dgui New Member

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    The pouch twist or turn is a tried true technique but for side shooters it would seem that since the shooter is turned then no need to turn the pouch.