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· Resident Nutcase
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Ultimate gloveshot vid.

Before I learned latex sucks in the cold, I built a similar one that used a T handle. The forks folded over and rested on the hand and not wrist. Good for gloved hands, but latex not good in cold anyhow.

Anyway, who needs a slingshot at all? Just gloves, some powerbands and some ammo!:

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.
 

· Resident Nutcase
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Jorg, just a suggestion of course but the kid is trying to emulate you! Why not let his design remain his? Its a great design. Or, invite him to put HIS video on YOUR site?

Or, if you do build it (improve it), get the kids address and send it to him so he can make another vid, featuring a "jorg" build. Kids are easily influenced by lifes experiences. Having a "Jorg" slingshot would make him a neighborhood hero.

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!

Jörg
 

· Resident Nutcase
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Anyone would love one of your slingsots. Him especially tho, he put a lot of thought into it I see. Design failures are just part of the activity. I dont mind them because I get to study exactly why they do not work, and so problem solving becomes easier. Sometimes more valuable than the successes! For your vids I'd like to see how you made the release and what storebought stuff we can use if no shop is available. I only have hammer, wrench and benchvise, hacksaw. Amazing what one can build with these few tools.

W.

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.

Regards

Jörg
 
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