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After I read "<i>she already looks at me as if I am an idiot because I keep some 150 forks in three bags on our balkony...</i>" I rememberd the question that comes on my mind quite often.<br><br>How do you explatin to your wife / (boy|gierld)friend / mother that slingshot shooting is great and that not only idiots and retarted people (joke) do it?<br><br>My wife is somewhat tolerant. She doesn't say too much agains it, but I almost see that she roll her eyes. Even my colleagues don't understand that, but they are quite at least <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
 

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Well i am single but my friends look quite supprised when you say you are in to slingshots/woodworking
 

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My girlfriend is constantly nagging me to make her another hammerhead:p We quite often shoot together outside if it's not too cold too and many times her aim was better than mine.<br>There was absolutely no explaining that I would have to do, first time she saw my slingshots and she just had to try them out.<br>Only time I hear her complain about it is if I get myself hurt or don't pay attention to her for too long when shooting.
 

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I convinced her to practice slingshot shooting <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> the only problem yet is that I will need to make a ss with lighter band set for her ...
 

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My wife likes my hobby...the other hobbys are much more expensive.<br><br>Sometimes it is necessary.....not to tell the (hole) truth <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10">.<br><br><i>"Look, darling I bought some theratube for my fitness workout."</i><br><i><br>"Oh?... You don`t like the kangaroo leather! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"> I wanted to surprise you, making a pair of ballerina pumps for you."<br><br>"I go to cut some branches from our tree in the garden. The weather forecast say tonight will be a stormy night." </i><br><br>Zwillie (married)
 

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<tr><td class="quote">My wife likes my hobby...the other hobbys are much more expensive.<br><br>Sometimes it is necessary.....not to tell the (hole) truth <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_redface.gif" alt="Embarassed" longdesc="10">.<br><br><i>"Look, darling I bought some theratube for my fitness workout."</i><br><i><br>"Oh?... You don`t like the kangaroo leather! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"> I wanted to surprise you, making a pair of ballerina pumps for you."<br><br>"I go to cut some branches from our tree in the garden. The weather forecast say tonight will be a stormy night." </i><br><br>Zwillie (married)</td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>if the truth is the light, it must be okay to bend it!</span>
 

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Cez and Zwille, you are very lucky to have supportive girlfriends and spouses. At first my wife "rolled her eyes" at my hobby. I then showed her Joerg's videos and said, "Isn't Joerg lucky to have a wife who SUPPORTS his hobby? SHE'S the one filming a lot of his videos." She felt a little guilty about that. Later, I started getting into carving slingshots for the first time. When she saw my enthusiasm over taking an old ugly branch and turning it into something beautiful and when she held those beautiful works in her hand, she understood a little better my passion. If there's one thing women understand, it's beauty.
 

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My girlfriend don' t really pay attention as long as i stay out of her kitchen and kitchen stuff. Sometimes she gives a comment about the slingshot i just made but not often. I think it is because she is too gentle to say what i just made looks like crap... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> I just told someone, when i talk to people about slingshots, they look at me like i am a stupid retarded child... like a 1000yardshooter in fact. When i show them how it shoot, some of them change their minds.
 

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At starting with ss,my wife looked at me with a big question mark in her eyes.<br>I told her it´s for me to come down after a shit day.<br>To build them and to shoot with them is relaxing.<br>And a relaxed slingpit is good for her.<br>She like´s the ss i make and her own ss i made for her.<br>Somtimes i will give one away and <strong>SHE </strong>is saying"No please, not this one."
 

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<div>my mom think it´s ok<br>the friend of my mother thinks it is a really good hobby<br>my brother think´s (co2) guns (airsoft) are much much much much much............... ......................................................................... cooler<br>my teachers think it is very good to CRAFT things (slingshots<br>the other pupils think it is very stupid (dumb bastards <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> )<br>my grandma thinks it is good, but i should build a WOODEN STAR <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br>my grandpa thinks it is ok, but he criticize everything (shooting style (CURVE), one fork is 2mm thinner than the other (because i am sawing per HAND))<br><br>so... that´s my family and school<br><br>sorry for so much text <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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<br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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<br><br>"I go to cut some branches from our tree in the garden. The weather forecast say tonight will be a stormy night." [/i]<br><br>Zwillie (married)</td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br>jear.. that is definatly TRUE <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"></span>
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<br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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The little woman in my life doesn't mind my making slingshots (or my bows, blowpipes, throwing stars, etc.) as long as I keep the mess in her kitchen to a minimum, she will be much more supportive when I have a shop and stop destroying her kitchen I am sure.
 

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my mom and grandma say it is good if I am not only at computer and spend some time at slingshots. But they say it would be very good if I spend the same time at school stuff.<br>My friend like slingshots and he has build also some slingshots.<br>The friends of my dad like them and say they are pretty good craftsmanship, they also help me sometimes.
 

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<div>My wife is no longer surprised at anything I do. But I do get the feeling that I'm being patted on the head and told, "That's nice Dear."</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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I see most of you are lucky that people around you support you or at least they understand your hobby. Yesterday I wanted to go outside to cut some forks I had seen and after I told that to my wife, I heard "do you really have to do it <strong>today</strong>?" Read between the lines.. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>But I hope I'll convince her someday <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> Also it's good idea (thanks CarlosR) to show her some Joergs spots.
 

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<tr><td class="quote">I see most of you are lucky that people around you support you or at least they understand your hobby. Yesterday I wanted to go outside to cut some forks I had seen and after I told that to my wife, I heard "do you really have to do it <strong>today</strong>?" Read between the lines.. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>But I hope I'll convince her someday <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> Also it's good idea (thanks CarlosR) to show her some Joergs spots. </td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br><br>You need to work on your "man dodge", when the wife says something like "Do you have to do that today?" Simply reply "Why yes honey, if I don't get it done today I won't be able to shoo off the giant rat I saw under the sink."</span>
 

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Wife just rolls her eyes but doesn't complain too often about ammo, bands or slinhsgots bought. Although one night after I had worked on my catchbox for several hours and wasn't happy yet, she said to me: "don't they sell one that just works?". I had to explain to her that is the reason is called a hobby! I guess slingshots compared to my collection of guitars, ukuleles, tools, etc are no big deal!
 

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<tr><td class="quote">Wife just rolls her eyes but doesn't complain too often about ammo, bands or slinhsgots bought. Although one night after I had worked on my catchbox for several hours and wasn't happy yet, she said to me: "don't they sell one that just works?". I had to explain to her that is the reason is called a hobby! I guess slingshots compared to my collection of guitars, ukuleles, tools, etc are no big deal!</td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br><br>Lol, one of the best I have heard. Good thing you have instruments (their cost dwarfs most other hobbies)</span>
 
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