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I just wanted to do a quick post on a new slingshot I made, it is a cross between Bill Hayes free plan and Dayhikers free plan and who knows what else! I call it the "Yo-Slingshot" because it looks like the letter "Y" and a "O" inside. I started making them without the hole but when it got cold and I was using a glove on my holding hand (it is full on winter now in Michigan) I wanted a better grip so I drilled the hole and it works great! I love it with out a glove as well! I hold it with the deep curve up.

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This is the medium size 2.5 inches, I also made a smaller size 1.75 inches for BB's and 1/4 shot, and a larger size 3 inches for heavy bands. The larger size has already proven its self in the field but I will put that in the hunting section.
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Now I got to tell you that when I had these slingshots set out for this picture my wife said "Looks like a baby, a mama, and a papa" So I present to you:

YO-Baby
YO-Mama
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YO-Papa
No disrespect intended...lol

I would love to hear your feedback, these slingshots are still in a prototype stage, but they shoot great! They have become my go to slingshot.
 

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Really nice designs and very well made Devoman
 

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Nice Job Devoman, but you put the hole in the wrong place!!!


Seriously though.... I've stated and shown for a long time now that "grip holes" can really increase accuracy by making ones hold more secure without the need to have a "death grip" on a frame. Too strong a grip can cause inaccuracy and an increased potential for fork hits.

Obviously a "grip hole" is but one way of dealing with the issue, but it's a tried and true method that works!!

Fancy a trade sometime???
 

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Thanks guys! I appreciate all of your comments!

Perry, I got the idea from your slingshot you sent me and I started to work more in wood...thanks! I would love to trade, but I am not a master craftsman like you!

Ray, YO-Baby will be always getting your magnetic pouches, and I am sure this style will get into the hands of all the teens as well,

Dayhiker, I really fell in love with the pinch grip on your free plan and I have made and given away quite a few of those slingshots to my teens and friends (and my secret Santa)

Bill, it started when I could not figure out how to hold your Lil' Badger I made and looked at how I could make it feel better to me.....thanks for encouraging me to post my creation.

Geese, I fee like I am giving an Oscar speech...there are so many people to thank...thank you all! This is a great forum...because of great people who contribute countless ideas and so much positive encouragement!
 

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i like it a lot!

have a pattern?
 

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Nice Shooters! -- Tex-Shooter
 

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i like it a lot!

have a pattern?
Thanks for the interest! I am still working with the design, hole size, location, shape etc, and I don't know what I will do with these... I love the name YO-Slingshots, but when I get it sorted out I will have a better idea. I do like the idea of trades, but I want to get it all set first. Should be very soon. I will let YO all know...lol
 

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Nice one, good to see an original design.
Martin
Martin, Thank you, I am not sure I would call it an original design, it has its roots in others inputs, but the question does become how many different version of a "Y" are there?
Now I think your slingshot is an original, I loved the analogy I saw of a sea horse, I think it looks very cool!
 

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Unfortunately with mine I seem to be the only person who can shoot it.
I have a couple of variations on the go I will see how they work out.
I think yours is different enough to be an original, and unlike mine it would pretty much suite anyone.

Martin
 
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