About 75 years ago, a old Black Man in Illinois showed me how to make a slingshot. Here is the style that he showed me. It is a very old African style, so so much for thinking that the OTT is something new. This is how I made my Flips back then, later when I got my first Victor I stopped making this style, Back then though, I would spend hours making one similar to this. I would back then wrap all the way down to the crouch and sometimes even cover the handle. No problem getting free red rubber blown out inner-tubes then. I just made this one up this morning with scrap I had on hand, so the black is kind of hard to see the wrap and and the wrap pieces were not as long as i used to use, but you get the idea. I left the wraps stuck out so you could see them and also tried to show the flip whittled like it looked when I was a kid. No grooves and the ends were fixed by rubbing on concrete.
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