That could be an interesting legal consideration in some locations. I'd definitely call it a "braced" slingshot, but since it braces against the hand rather than the wrist, I wonder how it would be viewed in places where wrist braces are illegal?I guess that would be considered a Wrist Brace? Very Cool!Flatband
I think it would let you use stronger bands than standard slingshots if designed well. The reason for this is because the pull would be against the strongest muscle in the forearm, the brachioradialis. A standard slingshot puts stress on one of the weakest forearm muscles, the flexors.
You know, I think this has potential. Aaron is right, the muscle that hold this is very strong. Plus, the Fork could really be low as there is no knuckle that you may hit, the profile is flat.
For strong bands, the brace has to be sturdy and also I think the grip itself needs to be far more solid. Something thick, maybe even with Fimo around it. I will spend some time thinking about this.
I just love fresh ideas!
Warhammer, I will of course name the kid as the inventor, just as I keep stressing that the original "W" idea was given to me by Bill Herriman. I only enhanced it.
And I may give him a slingshot, although he seems to young for a seriously strong version, and in any case I won't do it without the prior consent of his parents. But first, I need to make one and see if it is really any good. What you never see on my channel is all my failures, but on every success there comes two or three defeats.