I HATE WHEN PICTURES TURN OUT LIKE THIS.
So I just received the TrueBlood by Joey Jfive Lujan in the mail today. I was going to wait until I got the feel for the slingshot before I posted a review, but I think know what he was trying to do here, and this will be a quick one. First of all, I tend to stay away from ttf slingshots because they are usually big and blocky, not really pocket carry friendly. Since I live in Alaska, I usually take small game when opportunity presents itself. So, for this review, I chose to put it up against something that people may carry, and use for hunting which is the sps by performance catapults. The first picture, I just wanted to show the craftsmanship. Much can be said about this, and I am very impressed, I love the looks of this dang frame!
In the second picture, I wanted to show the thickness of the frame. Highth and width, are not as important when pocket carrying as the thickness of the frame, and that's what I'm trying to show here. I'm trying to get a feel for it, and I'm already carrying it around the house in my pocket. The thickness of this slingshot is an excellent feature.
In the 3rd and 4th picture, of course I am showing the highth and width of the slingshot, which are comparable to the sps.
In the 5th picture, I wanted to show the width of the fork tip. as you can see it can use more powerful single flatbands than the sps. There is an aiming dimp on the fork for aiming. Since this is a smaller frame, I can bring the aimpoint right to where I want it to be, and hit the target. With larger frames I need to either cover the target or adjust my anchor point.
The reason I was so ready to write an impressions review, is because 1. I dont shoot ttf 2. I dont shoot pinch grip. This slingshot was foreign to me at first, but I started holding it and shooting it. This slingshot is small for a ttf, and being small it needs to be shot only one way, so that you can have a lot of contact with the frame for improved accuracy, and that way is with the pinchgrip hold on the frame. It's pretty awsome if you ask me once I figured out how to hold the slingshot.
In the 6th picture, shows the pinchgrip, and how it needs to be held near the forks
In the 7th picture, shows how your middle finger and ring finger need to wrap around the grooves near your knuckles
In the 8th picture, shows how your pinky should be positioned. Because of the size of the slingshot, and being a ttf and all, this is how the slingshot should be held.
The hook at the bottom of the slingshot really grabs your hand, you can acutally draw the slingshot without much grip in your other fingers.
I've always considered ott to be the best for hunting small game because you can comfortably pocket carry a lot of power. This slingshot design allows for a good pocket carry, and with a ttf frame! I don't shoot ttf, but this is going to be a good shooter, and I will continue testing for the next few days. Once I got used to shooting this trueblood, I realized that he was going for another pocket carry, but in ttf. As you guys know, he's the maker of the LBS which has seen success. I think this slingshot has the potential to make a lot of people happy, way to go Jfive, thanks bud!
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