Your first sling?

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by neckbiter613, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. neckbiter613

    neckbiter613 New Member

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    <div>I remember my first sling my dad got it for me when I was 6 lol because that's a good age to give the oldest brother of 3 a way to hurt his brothers. No just kidding I didn't do that (Dad would have killed me lol) but here it is the Crosman Benjamin Cylindrical .20 Pellets <img src="http://www.big5sportinggoods.com/photos/product/standard/4782420S163514/slingshotting/benjamin-cylindrical-20-pellets-box-of-500.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>I still have it and I was wondering what everyone else's first was</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  2. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hello and welcome neckbiter.<br>I never had a slingshot when i was child. I' ve made my first one a year ago, when i discovered the slingshot channel. I am 40 now..
     

  3. neckbiter613

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    <div>Wow that's crazy do you happen to have a picture of the slingshot and thanks I'm glad to be here <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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  4. tokSick

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    <img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YYAkftwn4ZY/Tyw179iL5aI/AAAAAAAAAG4/o3U5i3erjHM/s512/HammeRed%2520%25289%2529.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>This is the first "decent" one i made.<br>I can' t find the picture of the very first one and i can' t take a picture,i think i throwed it away. It is maybe somewhere between all the things i keep but never use.
     
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    <div>Wow how do u even make a slingshot that cool</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  6. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    this was my first one:<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=115&u=17316359" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i31.servimg.com/u/f31/17/31/63/59/imag0236.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br>but i turned it in to this:<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=116&u=17316359" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i31.servimg.com/u/f31/17/31/63/59/imag0237.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br>
     
  7. neckbiter613

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    <div>Does it still work onnod?</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  8. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    of course it does!!
     
  9. neckbiter613

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    <div>It's cool to be somewhere where everyone has the same passion as you do <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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  10. H.N.F

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    i got my first when i was 8 a milbro with the old black sqare elastic
     
  11. neckbiter613

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    <div>H.N.F. :<br>Lol I haven't seen one of those in well since my dad showed me his</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  12. tokSick

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>neckbiter613 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Wow how do u even make a slingshot that cool</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Thank you... but i am way better making slingshots now. Not as good as a lot of real artists in this forum <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"></span>
     
  13. studer1972

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    Marksman 3040 folder. Nice slingshots, tokSick & onnod!
     
  14. Firelad

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    I got my first slingshot when i was 6 or 7, my dad bought me one at a gift shop in Michigan I believe.
     
  15. Crappiedude

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    I still have my first one but which box it is in would be anyone's guess. My grandfather kept it in his tackle box. It was made from plywood with strips of inner tube secured with what looked like sinew. The pouch appeared to be a portion of old boot leather. <br><br>When he passed away, my grandmother gave me his tackle box (which I still have 30 years later). The only things I took out to use were this old fillet knife and the sling shot. <br><br>The first time I ever put a pebble in the slingshot and drew it back, one of the bands snapped and I was slapped in the face. Several weeks later I found myself replacing the tube in one of my bike tires so I got my father to help me replace the bands with some newer rubber.<br><br>About my third shot, somewhere near mid draw the fork on the left snapped off. It's been in a box ever since. <br><br>Now I wanna find it and copy it just to build it like he did.... I smell a project brewing....
     
  16. neckbiter613

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    <div>Crappiedude: glad to know my curiosity sparked a project haha</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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    It really is something I want to make. I remember very clearly breaking the old brittle piece of wood. It hurt my feelings to know I'd destroyed something of his. I was ashamed or something. I feel like its kind of honoring him to build a new copy of his.
     
  18. tokSick

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    Nice story and nice project Crappiedude. Can' t wait to see what kind of model it was and how you will bring it back to life.
     
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    It was very oddly shaped and not very ergonomic to hold honestly. My grandfather had much more massive hands than I do even now. The body was a peice of about 5/8" plywood shaped almost in a V and the portion near the base of the forks was about 4" wide. I'm not 100% sure how it was meant to be held but maybe ill figure that out when I do it.
     
  20. tokSick

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">It was very oddly shaped and not very ergonomic to hold honestly.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I recently discovered that the simplest slingshots are the best for shooting in general( my opinion, of course).</span>