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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:22 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQSnDHDWSHQ[/youtube]

A slingshot with 4 forks? Not!

48" long, weighs about 750 Grams.

Very easy to draw with foot on front fork.

Very versatile and adaptable to shooter's shooting position.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:38 am

750 Grams
OMG!! :wink:

That's a pretty clever design you know. It has very little parts yet seems to work just fine
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Unread postAuthor: spudmanb3 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:19 pm

Very clever indeed. It seems to me to be a cross-slingshot, all it needs is a stock and a cocking styrup.

Oh, and by the way, you look exactly as I imagined you did. I have an image in my head of everyone, based on their screen name and avatar and usually it is nothing like I imagined when I really see them.
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Unread postAuthor: Gaderelguitarist » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:11 pm

This reminds me of the rubber band powered, dart launching pistol that I made back in the day that catapulted me into spud guns.

I love the versatility of the setup.

I have an image in my head of everyone, based on their screen name and avatar and usually it is nothing like I imagined when I really see them.


As we all know, Poland Spud is as bug-eyed as his avatar from all of the nonsensical semi-auto designs he sees on this forum. :D
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:27 pm

I wonder if the Slingshot-on-a-Stick 45" draw considered a butterfly?
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Unread postAuthor: saefroch » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:30 am

Your design there reminds me of a recent investment I made. A brilliant design, and your slingshot-on-a-stick is an awesome application. As I've had some experience accidentally crushing things with my clamp, I can second that once you start apply force to the adjustable forks, they will not move.

If I ever decide to make myself a high-powered slingshot, I'm making one based on this design. Brilliant!

EDIT: And it just occured to me that with this design, it's theoretically possible to get a draw length significantly greater than your height. :D :D
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:56 am

saefroch wrote:Your design there reminds me of a recent investment I made. A brilliant design, and your slingshot-on-a-stick is an awesome application. As I've had some experience accidentally crushing things with my clamp, I can second that once you start apply force to the adjustable forks, they will not move.

If I ever decide to make myself a high-powered slingshot, I'm making one based on this design. Brilliant!

EDIT: And it just occured to me that with this design, it's theoretically possible to get a draw length significantly greater than your height. :D :D


I look forward to seeing your high powered slingshot.

Here is my latest investment:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vkBrdzW88I[/youtube]

If anyone is interested in this idea, you know what to do.

Thanks
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Unread postAuthor: saefroch » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:19 pm

bonytonstu wrote:Here is my latest investment:

If anyone is interested in this idea, you know what to do.


Shameless self-promotion :D
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Slingshot on a Stick Easy Draw to 48" (122 cm)

Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:38 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhun_plZQ0I[/youtube]

Slingshot on a Stick Easy Draw to 48" (122 cm)

I find that by using the leverage while pulling the rubber with the stick as an aid is much easier than a conventional draw.

In addition, the strain is off you except for holding the pouch.

Try it.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:10 pm

<s>Is there a reason why all of these things aren't just updates to one collective "Slingshot on a stick" thread? I can't really see each update needs to be an individual thread...</s>

EDIT: No longer relevant, threads merged.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:26 pm

Topics merged.
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:45 am

Summing up slingshots:

A slingshot is basically a fork, elastic, and a pouch.

A slingshot rifle/bow is the above plus a trigger.

A slingshot on a stick is a rifle without a trigger.

The advantage of the Stick is its ability to butterfly draw beyond the wingspan of the individual with leverage.

Another advantage is that a different set of muscles are employed.

Once drawn, the pull tension is relieved by bracing your hand at the end of the stick.

At that point, your aim is steady and your fingers holding the pouch releases the projectile.

I have never had a fork hit with the Stick design.

Is anyone willing to try it?
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Unread postAuthor: ste hughes » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:07 am

insanely clever!

well done! 8)
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:12 pm

Cork Bumper and Fork Hit Tell Tale

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If the rubber or the pouch ever hits the corks, they should be knocked away.

Never happened.
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:02 am

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These photos show my new fork for the Slingshot on a Stick.

Notice that the pouch cannot hit the bottom of the fork, since I draw it above the Stick.

The corks make great bumpers to protect the rubber.

Everything is cheap, easy, adjustable, and strong.

Shoots very well.
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