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I think I've just about run out of ideas for making flip shooters. I want to make a new and funky frame design, but it calls for flatbands that are shot like a wrist braced tubular elastic design, sort of through or over the forks, but with no wrist-flip action.
What's the best configuration, or at least what are the good options?

I like Tex's target shooting bracers like the Nova-Star(?)

I also could do something with rear pointing bar forks.

There are many options, but I'm short on experience.

I presume wide and high forks are needed. How wide and how high?

It'll have swivel forks, if that's useful information.
 

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My favorite wrist braced model is the Saunders Wrist Rocket Pro. It has very low, extended, forks and is QUITE accurate. I think that it will be very hard to do a swivel design with extended forks though.
 

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ZDP, the best shooting one is the one on the right (Target Star). All of them could use some tweaking, but the Target Star is the most accurate slingshot that I have ever shot. -- Tex
 

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You have a great analitical mind, Dan . Figure out a simple way to reduce the hand torque you get with a slingshot with high forks.....without having your finger and thumb so close to the forks....I have thought about it a bit and the best idea I can come up with is to figure out a way to attach the forks at a different point on the slingshot grip
sounds weird but I don't know. the impossible intregues me .... I have a drawing of what I mean.. When I find it i'll post it

-Scott
 

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Aaron and Bill, thanks; I have a good idea of what it'll look like now.

Scott, I'm thinking about attaching the forks to the side of the heel of the grip on a swivel. You pull instead of push, but then your elbow and wrist lock and the frame is kept in the hand by a block or plate over the top of the thumb and forefinger or maybe a strap. Try this with a belt:



You'll find it's an incredibly stable position. The elbow and wrist are locked. There is no tremor even under heavy tension. If you put a fork on the heel just in front of where the buckle is and shot it side on like Tex (Bill) does, you'll get a consistent delivery. The only problem is you can't flip it. Bill's Target Star being a proven wrist braced flatband slingshot shot from approximately the same position is a perfect design precedent. I think though that this one does need a swivel, as my non-swivel designs depend on some wrist movement that won't happen here.

Show me what you plan Scott. Maybe it'll work too.
 

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ZDP in the picture you have shown your wrist is rotated to far forward. Try doing pushups with your wrist this way and then try doing pushups with a closed fist.
 

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Fitted to the hand and held like the gloveshot, but the forks are turned in at 90 degrees and extended forward ? With an arm brace for consistent angle when held ? You people make my brain hurt !
 

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Fitted to the hand and held like the gloveshot, but the forks are turned in at 90 degrees and extended forward ? With an arm brace for consistent angle when held ? You people make my brain hurt !
My way isn't quite like that. The forks are on the side, but don't offer fork extension. There is no arm brace, because it makes for a more compact frame, it isn't recessary because of the locked wrist and because braces are illegal in some jurisdictions.

It's hard to explain. If I build it, I'll post it and get it videoed on The Slingshot Channel.
 

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I am looking forward to seeing another one of your awesome creations ! All I can say is hurry up and get er done !
 
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