"I thought maybe gloves could help my grip, so my sling doesn't twist as easy."
I"m not trying to hog the thread, just trying to help. I picked this out of your conversation. If your sling wants to twist, maybe you have mismatched bands. There should be even pull on both limbs.
Try this...Lay your fork down face first on something flat. Fold your pouch exactly in half (so the band holes line up)and slowly lift the pouch straight up over the center of the fork. Watch the fork tips, does one come off the deck before the other? Pick the rig up stretch the bands 4 or 5 times then do the same test again. Some of this band latex is bad for being uneven. Just trying to help..Stay with it you'll figure it out, and good luck.
SJAaz... You nailed this one!
I thought about what you said, my mind was blown. I knew almost immediately that you had solved my problem. I get off work at 630am and was dying to run home and test this out.
I started this thread right after one of my hand slap ordeals, so I knew this was the time to check.
Uneven bands... I never thought... they we close but not. Tied unevenly at the pouch.
It explained everything. The fact that it wasn't happening all the time but was consistent once it started. It started after I changed bands!
I checked 20 band sets that I had premade. 3 were uneven. I make a lot at a time and was just being careless.
I tried the bad bands. That was absolutely it. Hand slap. Hand slap and I had to twist my forks to square up. When I squared up the hand slap went away but my accuracy was off.
I'm hyped right now. Wow!
Thanks for the help everyone. Thanks again SJAaz.
This forum is the best.