No other shooting sport compares.
I would assume the wider the fork the easier it would be to shoot consistantly. Am I wrong?
Repetition increases accuracy in either style- personal preference. Of course if you ignore your eyes and instincts the 'personal preference' becomes more an ability to learn and ingrain new instincts.... but I think there are 2 important points why:
1. I shoot more with such small cattys - I just like it more!
2. When i draw out the band the two sides of it are nearly like one line. It helps me a lot to aim the target. A little bit like pointing the finger at something.
I can`t explain it better - my poor english, sorry!
I shoot over the top. Maybe 5cm are a little bit to small for other attachements.
The speed/power you can reach with the same band is a little bit higher with narrower forks.
If I understand you right, I would say: yes, the first part of your question is what I mean.Torsten, are you meaning the bands seem "like one line", or you angle the forks forward to a point where they seem "like one line"? both?
I should have specified. I was talking about factory slingshots with tubes.On regular factory slingshots with tubes, I find winder forks much more forgiving of sloppy form. On boardcuts and naturals I don't notice this. THe only problem I found with very narrow boards and naturals was fork hits, but these are a thing of the past now that I've found a hold that works for me.
Can you explain why you find tubes ineffective? I have slingshots set up with flatbands and tubes and I do not find one to be more effective than the other.I have tried forks up to 3-1/2 inches between the forks and I still get fork hits If I use the aiming method. I do not get fork hits if I simply point at what I want to hit. I never use tubes anymore I find them ineffective. My best or favorite slingshot is a plywood cut out and between the fork measurement is 1-1/4 inch. Have been using this one for about 6 weeks now without a fork hit but you never know what is coming down the pike. For me for my style a narrow set of forks means smaller grouping.