Slingshots

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Shooter, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Anyone here make their own slingshots?

    I've been looking around the web and have found some pretty great designs. I'm just seeing if anyone here is into it.
     
  2. shaner

    shaner Active Member

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    havent seen many of those since i was a kid, i remember always wanting the whamo wrist rocket, but we made our fron tree limbs and rubberbands
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Never had to make one...my father bought me a wrist rocket when

    I was about seven...all the rage when growing up as a kid in the late

    50's and early 60's. Been launching projectiles down range ever since....!!
     
  4. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa New Member

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    My brother and I were the source for the large 1/2" wide X 6" long rubber bands that all the neighborhood kids wnated for their slingshots. My mother worked at a drugstore/office supply and she could get them for us by the box. We originally used Y shaped handles cut from trees, but later came up with a handle cut from 3/4" pine. Leather from shoes or boots. Also got heavy cord to connedt the patch to the rubber bands. Used smaller rubber bands to attach the large rubber bands to the wood handle. Made for some really good trading stuff.

    My kids used wrist rockets with the round surgical rubber. I had almost forgotten about the old wrist rockets till I found a handle in the kids old junk. My wife had some surgical rubber tubing that was suppose to be for "working out" around the house. Yeah right like she ever worked out with them. I confiscated them and refitted one wrist rocket a few months ago. I was suing it to run off the M in laws smelly old dog. Still shoot it instictively, except now I have cast lead balls instead of rocks.:)
     
  5. shaner

    shaner Active Member

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    never grow up guys, thats an order!
     
  6. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa New Member

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    Shaner,

    I'm just a 58 year old kid. Does it look o.k? It says "Marksman" now, but we know them as "Wrist Rockets," back when we were competing against them. It WILL do it to it!

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  7. opaww

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    I made them as a kid, but now I own a wrist rocket. It's still fun to play with.
     
  8. Teddybear

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    Me to, except I'm 60. And I refuse to grow up! :D
     
  9. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I have one as well and it's a ton of fun. I'm thinking of crafting my own now. I've seen some pretty great designs and it's piqued my interest.