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Original "Flatband" Starship

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I recently sold my collection of Vintage Slingshots. Some I gave to close friends, others were sold and a few were donated. I still have a few left. I found this big boy lurking around under my workbench. Over the years I've made around 8 of these. This one is my favorite. Before I became ill, I was able to achieve 498fps with this monster using a "Superfly" Draw. Bands were doubled Black Theraband, ammo was 5/16" steel balls, bands were not heated but outdoor temps were in the high 80's. I don't remember the cut of the bands but they had to be a pretty drastic taper for that kind of speed.I can no longer shoot because of bone on bone elbow arthritis. I can't extend my arm. If I was able to, I know I could easily get well over 500fps with the right band and cut combo. This was a fun Monster to shoot! BTW "Superfly" draw is a full Butterfly Draw with the addition of a Starship for extra band elongation and speed. FUN!!!!

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Gary, fantastic Starship but sorry to hear of your elbow troubles brother, having a bit of that myself but mostly when I’ve been carving forks with my Mora blade, not bothered so much by shooting……yet, but I don’t get a lot of shooting time, too busy carving, lol.

Hope it gets better for you

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