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Out of curiosity how did you guys find interest in slingshots? Like your first exposure to it and what made you want to collect or make them?

For me it was honestly Bart Simpson, and later on Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. I freaking loved using it in the games and I wanted to bring that cool factor into reality.

Give me your origin stories!
 

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When I was seven years old, grandpa took me into the yard and said "now be quiet and watch this" . . . He pointed out a gopher poking his head out of the ground a few yards away. Then he pulled out his slingshot and BAM! . . . shot that gopher right in the head! I've been hooked on slingshots ever since.

And now, at 63 years old, I enjoy them more than ever! :)
 

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When I was seven years old, grandpa took me into the yard and said "now be quiet and watch this" . . . He pointed out a gopher poking his head out of the ground a few yards away. Then he pulled out his slingshot and BAM! . . . shot that gopher right in the head! I've been hooked on slingshots ever since.

And now, at 63 years old, I enjoy them more than ever! :)
Did you eat the Gopher?
 

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I was given a Saunders Wing and trap box for the past holidays. Now I'm about six 3D printed frames and three purchased frames into slingshotting and I am looking at cutting and tying my own bandsets. I used to shoot a home made slingshot I made from a branch of the apple tree in my parent's back yard back when I was maybe 9-10 years old. I got into target archery soon after and did not return to slingshots till now. I love that this is relatively inexpensive, yet still allows great creativity and the ability to tinker and experiment. I enjoy 3D printing so this is a very fun outlet for me to play around with.
 

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I always had a Daisy or Marksman wire framed sling with the wrist brace as a kid, but the main thing that got me hooked again was Zachary Fowler as well as this forum and the fact I LOVE working with different species of wood.

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When I was a youngster I had a tree fork slingshot with inner tube bands. Later I bought a Wham-O. That's about all I remember about my early interest in slingshots but, when I was about 75 years old I was looking at You Tube videos when, like Dross80, I ran across Rufus Hussey and was hooked. A little exploring on the internet and I was surprised to find that there were others who were not only interested in slingshots but have taken the art to a whole new level.

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When I was seven years old, grandpa took me into the yard and said "now be quiet and watch this" . . . He pointed out a gopher poking his head out of the ground a few yards away. Then he pulled out his slingshot and BAM! . . . shot that gopher right in the head! I've been hooked on slingshots ever since.

And now, at 63 years old, I enjoy them more than ever! :)
Did you eat the Gopher?
LOL . . . No, grandma and grandpa weren't to keen on having 'gopher' for dinner.
 

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I always had a Daisy or Marksman wire framed sling with the wrist brace as a kid, but the main thing that got me hooked again was Zachary Fowler as well as this forum and the fact I LOVE working with different species of wood.

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I love wood working too, honestly my favorite part of this whole things is the being in nature and working with the various branch species
 

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I wanted to get into archery but didn't have the place for and didn't want to pay for range time googled for an alternative ordered a dankung from Amazon hated it came across simpleshot have the hobby a second chance with a different frame and became hooked. Been shooting for 2 years now
 

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When I was seven years old, grandpa took me into the yard and said "now be quiet and watch this" . . . He pointed out a gopher poking his head out of the ground a few yards away. Then he pulled out his slingshot and BAM! . . . shot that gopher right in the head! I've been hooked on slingshots ever since.

And now, at 63 years old, I enjoy them more than ever! :)
Did you eat the Gopher?
LOL . . . No, grandma and grandpa weren't to keen on having 'gopher' for dinner.
So you guys just axed a Gopher for the hell of it? Damn man that could have been a small stirfy!
 

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Top Shot... the show on History Channel. I wanted to be on it, and didn't know how to shoot a slingshot.... Watched videos from Bing and Tex, learned the basics... added a little of my own knowledge.... Helped in starting the next generation of shooters interested in slingshots and their accuracy potential with videos on youtube... then continued with my own slingshot business
 
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