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I made a ttf slingshot, and i am having trouble shooting it. It is extremely inaccurate and hard for me to shoot. I tried hitting a balloon amd couldnt hit it. Then i got my antler slingshot and hit it second try.
So i made another ott slingshot ( will be posting pictures soon ) and took the bands off the inacurate slingshot and pit it on the new ott. I hit a clothespine off the clothesline first shot.

The only differences i can see is ott or ttf and i was using the same band. I have nothing against ttf and i really like them.

So what could be the reason in inaccuracy?

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one thing that may help for aiming purposes, that makes total sense to me and that I've seen @Bill Hays do, is he

draws a line in pen at the fork tips, in the center of the flat bands, to use as an aiming reference. ( much like using the

bands themselves when shooting OTT and keeping the top band superimposed over and in line with the bottom band )
 

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As mentioned above, keep slinging the ammo!

There are probably thing you are doing successfully on the OTT side that can transfer to TTF shooting.

Shooting a paper target of any kind is often helpful when changing a shooting technique or setup. If you can hit a clothespin, you are probably grouping your shots. The paper can help you figure out where the group is with the TTF vs. where it is with the OTT set-up.
 

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Answering the original question, and as many forum members observed, "What makes a slingshot more accurate?" - the shooter!

The only thing that can make a slingshot more accurate is you, through practice, practice, and more practice.

Also agree with what KawKan said - shoot paper. While it is fun to shoot cans, targets of opportunity, and random oddments, paper will show you exactly where you are hitting (or not hitting). I think it was Billy Sing (or maybe even Abdul the Terrible) who observed "Paper don't lie."
 

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It could just be your bands are inconsistent - assuming you didn't change those on the TTF - may simply be a setup issue.

Great advise from everyone though :)
 

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One thing that helps me to be more accurate with one slingshot over another is reference points on the frame that allow me to grip it the same every time. I like to have a corner or point on the left side of the frame that settles into the gap at the base of my first and middle finger. If a frame has that I can maintain a repeatable grip so the frame is aligned the same from shot to shot. Just my $0.02 :)
 

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Great advice already! I don't know if you are in the habit of flipping the wrist when shooting OTT but when switching from OTT to TTF it can be tempting to still flip the wrist. I usually recommend practicing a more static technique.
 

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There's a video on YouTube of a young Chinese girl shooting an oversized raw tree fork with the bands tied halfway between the forks. And she's hitting a small spinner with no problems. Don't think it's the slingshot it's usually the shooter.

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