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I had a few forkhits since I got my fish hunter then last week decide to fix the forktip with a little sandpaper and its nice and smooth now.Then i put 2 different bandset on but still cant hit my target ,balls just flying all over the place. I have a guess that the forktips must be waxed maybe???Other then that no idea at all. I shoot the same way as did before nothing has changed about that the bands are cut correctly.Thanks; Jaydee
 

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Ray!
Me too I am at the border of being afraid to let the pouch go cuz I believe the ball will go outside the catchbox.This is a factor sure, but before had no problem shooting it and I just got an other slingshot and i shoot good with it then the fish hunter I have for 6 months now suddenly unusuable There must be a other reason
 

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It seems stable to the eye cant see any movment on forks its made of plywood yes .I'll try one more time with dif bandset and try the flip style method as I do hold the slingshot sideways like Chinese people but I never flipped it before and still never had any problem only now.After I 'll try to wax it.This catty Allready consumed many bandset Melchior and now it has a Tb gold 2cm/1.5 cm by 15 cm long useable surface.As said before I never had a problem like this and only got forkhits very few times in the firsts few months.I normaly use 3cm/2 cm and 15 long then at 9 meters I could not see where the ball flys so I reduced it now It can be seen it goes to the left allways or the bottom the others just fly around !!lol And I still get bandslap on my pointing finger its interesting cuz with stornger bandset (8mm steal)I did not get .hmmmm
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Thanks for the replys guys!
I've changed the bandset again a little stronger 3 cm/2 cm by 15 long. It went well this time until I tried to consciously flip it then I just heard the ball zzzzzz next to my head so the problem seems to be that subconscious I flip it to the left as I hold my slingshot sideways so thats why lot of my shots went on left side before. It seems that my fliping technique is not good .When I watched to hold the slingshot steady it went all good so for me, dont need oi flip it!
I had a great time now I shot until my pouch broke then continued with the slingshot from Mr hawk with tubes on and it was great as well.
I will put the weaker bandset back on tomorrow and see what it will happen .I believe now heavyer slingshot are better to aim and you have more control over them .then the ones with less weight.
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On narrow forks I hold the catty at a forward angle (I refer to it as "pre-flipping"). This has totally eliminated fork hits on even the narrowest of forks and I don't have to worry about trying to flip the fork forward upon release. I posted these pics in another thread, but I couldn't find it, so here they are again. THe first pic is a typical (roughly) 90 degree (between forearm and fork) hold. Pic 2 shows the pre-flip hold, and pic 3 is a side view of what the hold looks like. Give it a try. It may work as well for you as it has for me.


edited to add: Shot consistency is dramatically imporved with this hold as well.
Thanks looks to be good idea I will give it a try.
 
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