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Don't think I saw this, ignore this post if it's already included.

Plinking - informal shooting, typically at non-standard targets such as cans, logs, bottles, or other homemade or naturally occurring targets.
 
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I looked through this terminology post, but did not see what we call Pitch and Yaw? Unless I missed it. Apparently "Canting" = Roll (and so I have been misusing the term up until now). I suspect I have a problem with Pitch; ie, when the slingshot is held gangsta, the top fork might be a scootch closer or further away from the target than the bottom fork, from shot to shot. Folks have advised me to use a mirror or a video to check, but I would like to know what this error is called, now that I figured out that's not canting.
 

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I looked through this terminology post, but did not see what we call Pitch and Yaw? Unless I missed it. Apparently "Canting" = Roll (and so I have been misusing the term up until now). I suspect I have a problem with Pitch; ie, when the slingshot is held gangsta, the top fork might be a scootch closer or further away from the target than the bottom fork, from shot to shot. Folks have advised me to use a mirror or a video to check, but I would like to know what this error is called, now that I figured out that's not
If we dump "vertical" axis and call it "perpendicular" (to the slingshot), then this should be "yaw"?
 

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I never heard a slang word for a fork not held perpendicular to the ground or one for a fork tilted a bit backwards or forwards. The only one I know of is Cant. I guess we could take from the airplane lingo and use Yaw-Roll.
 
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I never heard a slang word for a fork not held perpendicular to the ground or one for a fork tilted a bit backwards or forwards. The only one I know of is Cant. I guess we could take from the airplane lingo and use Yaw-Roll.
I can't shoot any of my slingshots without a bit of cant ...

Archers have been using the same word for years for people who lean their bow while aiming and shooting.

A right handed archer (bow in left hand) typically tips the upper limb to the right.

Cheers,

Smoketown
 

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I never heard a slang word for a fork not held perpendicular to the ground or one for a fork tilted a bit backwards or forwards. The only one I know of is Cant. I guess we could take from the airplane lingo and use Yaw-Roll.
It seems to me that if a slingshot is held full gangsta, that is 90 degrees cant. But then if, as the OP described, the line between the upper and lower fork is not at right angles to the shooter's line of sight, that sounds like yaw to me, from the airplane analogy.
 

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I never heard a slang word for a fork not held perpendicular to the ground or one for a fork tilted a bit backwards or forwards. The only one I know of is Cant. I guess we could take from the airplane lingo and use Yaw-Roll.
I can't shoot any of my slingshots without a bit of cant ...

Archers have been using the same word for years for people who lean their bow while aiming and shooting.

A right handed archer (bow in left hand) typically tips the upper limb to the right.

Cheers,

Smoketown
To prevent the arrow from falling to the left, off the hand, I guess.

Mike
 
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