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"Southern Flip Style"
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I keep hitting my left fork at the top when I'm shooting. It's so bad sometimes I have chipped the wood. I shoot fine for a while and then I start and sometimes can't seem to stop shooting bad. I am shooting an over the top, flatband pocket shooter. It helps sometimes to increase my grip pressure and to angle the forks forward more. Any suggestions???? It makes me so frustrated!!!
 

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"Southern Flip Style"
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Thanks everyone!!! I'll check on everything. I'm sure it's just me. I've done this off and on for years when I shoot. I still die a little everytime I ruin a flip.
 

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EUREKA!!!! Thanks for all the ideas and help with my fork hitting problem. I tried them all and more still had problems until I hit on what seems to correct the problem for me. Let me share what I've found and maybe it might help some others with a simular problem. First, I noticed that I only would shoot the left fork (I am right handed ~ I hold the slingshot in my left hand and draw with my right just like archers do.) The slingshots that I'm using are cut from board lumber and range from "pocket shooter" size to large. Increasing the window width (distance between the forks to no less than 2 1/2" helped considerably but it didn't stop fork hits for me. What stopped fork kits for me was to adjust the way that I hold the slingshot. All fork hits stopped when I began using what I call "sandwich" squeeze grip. My index and thumb go up along the forks as usual, and then INSTEAD of trying to grip the handle like a gun, I squeeze with a flattened grip into a flattened palm. So in essence my middle, ring and little fingers are flattened on the grip (NOT curved around the grip) and are squeezing the handle into a flat palm. Everything lines up like the layers of a sandwich. This lines everything up and "locks it in" for me. I have completely stopped fork hits. Fork hits were caused by me gripping with curved fingers and then in effect "curling" like using a dumbell weight to the right as I shot. It was imperceptable and happen the moment of release. Hope this helps some of you like it did me. If it does I would be interested in hearing from you. Happy Flippin'!!!
 
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