Got to love flatbands slings, I have a Blue Skeen model he made for me in Cocobola, the finish is like glass. Tough to do with Coco. Great shooter as well.
I bought one of the NSA Commemoratives on eBay. Mine has a plainer finish than yours, but it feels great and I am sure is a great shooter, but since it is numbered #1, I'm going to hang it on the wall. I also acquired one of Gary's Ergos in a trade and it is a great shooter and has the fantastic glass-like finish. I highly recommend his work.Santa came twice to my house, and his name is Gary.
I make no secret of the fact that my preference in slingshots runs to naturals and vintage forks, I find that the simple beauty of these forks holds a far greater allure than any high tech material or design. These iconic slingshots hold a place free from technological advancement, a place of childish joy, where things are allowed simply to be fun. No need to knock down walls, or shatter ballistic armour. A wooden fork, some rubber and a scrap of leather, a keen eye and a hand full of marbles were all that was required....Well today I received one of those iconic shooters from Gary "Flatband" Miller. His take on the classic Wham O Sportsman, The NSA Slingshot.
There is little that can be said about the quality of Gary's work, exceptional being one term that applies. Made of multiplex recycled from a bedframe, one of Gary's first from this material I believe. I wish I had a camera that would do justice to the finish on this frame, but alas I must make do with my cell...I didn't make it to the mailbox until nearly dark so I was not able to do any shooting with it, other than take afew shots at a half seen pizza box some 20 yards from my back door, only to hear the pleasant thunk as the marbles struck home....
Thank you Gary this is a gift I truely treasure a classic in every sence of the word.