Well it is different not sure if I would trust it's safety though.
What is your safety concern?Well it is different not sure if I would trust it's safety though.
Thanks,Stu, I like this path you're on. It can be followed by anybody, because it doesn't take a lot of expensive tools to make. I, for one, don't want to have to acquire a cabinetmaker's shop just to make my slingshots. Good job, and keep it coming. I enjoy your videos.
Bill,Stu, I have a couple of concerns for safety. But the main one is the pouch release mechanism looks like if it's not seated just right it will flip out unexpectedly.
The sliding pouch release holder is a good idea, and the way you're doing it is KISS... but a little on the dangerous side right now.
By putting the pouch release mechanism through a hole, instead of an open top design... you can pretty much eliminate that problem.
Also, I still don't see why you need both the slingshot AND the release mechanism holder to slide along the stick. By simply attaching a short piece of square OR circular tubing to the end of a regular stick you have a combination thumb hole/ slingshot retaining hole for your hiking type stick. Doing it that way you can use a lot of different slingshots instead of just the one.
Heck the easiest thing to do, is to get a piece of 1" PVC pipe and a "T". Cut the pipe to the length you'd like your hiking stick. Cut one end off the "T".... sand and smooth it for a comfortable feel... And you're all set for a LOT of different slingshots. If it isn't just perfect for a particular shooter you'd like to use... you can use a lighter to soften the "T" holding end and it's easy to form.
If you look carefully at this video you will see the (really not needed) safety notch at the end.Well how does the slingshot on the end stay put what secures it,in the video you just seem to wiggle it a little until it stays put for a second.I just had visions of it flying back and hitting you I was watching with one eye open and the other one closed.