"You know you're Slingshot Crazy When..............

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Flatband, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Flatband

    Flatband New Member

    Well, I've known it for quite sometime, but now it is set in stone and there is no doubt-you be the judge:<br><br>November 20th(2 weeks ago) I was brought to the Emergency room of the hospital with I thought a quick cut out of a big pimple-wrong! Huge infection and immediate surgery. Got out on Thanksgiving but here's the crazy part. While upstairs in my room I got a hold of some blue tourniquet bands that were left on the table of the I.V. cart. I checked them out and they didn't have all that much stretch so they were probably synthetic. That didn't stop me though. I figured they would be strong enough to propel some rolled up little paper wads if I could come up with a workable slingshot. The only decent things I found,were the lunch untensils of which the spoon looked to be the best. It would be a single fork,single band flip type shooter. I rigged it up using paper tape and the length of blue band tying the band at the waist of the spoon.No room for a catch box so I took the little trash can out of the bathroom and tried to shoot paper balls into it. Did you guys ever try to shoot only using one band and paper balls as ammo? AIN"T EASY!!! At least I was shooting! It was then that I thought to myself "Gary you are insane". Here I am hooked up to an I.V.,have a big hole in my back side( not the one from God )the other one which was all infected, I can hardly walk,when I sit I scream, and yet I'm trying to shoot a makeshift slingshot in a hospital room,and laughing like a little kid doing it!!!! What is up with that? Mental evaluation next? Hah! Flatband <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

    LOL You are an inspiration to the sport Flatband <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>Some people say I need a mental evaluation for sanding down slingshots at work ( and shooting as well come to think of it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> ) <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> But for making and shooting at the hospital... priceless <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br>Get well sooner rather than later if your still recovering <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">

  3. Ahavy

    Ahavy New Member

    good way to take the better from the situation <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> I like the spirit