Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Pygmalion" - the taming of a natural fork

OK, I have never presented a natural fork so far. The reason is that it is hard to find a natural that has a low and wide enough fork, which is what I prefer.

A friend of mine challenged me to make a "Phoenix" design from a natural, and I accepted.

This is the outcome!

Yes, it is a natural fork. It doesn't look like a natural at all, right?

If you want to see how this was achieved, check out the thread on the forum (too many pics for the blogger).

A very strong slingshot, perfect weight and fork dimensions.



  1. Greetings, Joerg!
    I'm following your videos at youtube. You're a genius!
    Right now, I'm curious about what camera you use to record.
    I would be grateful if you answer my question right here.

    All the best and keep your great work.
    Nicolas Piazza

  2. Sure. I use a Panasonic HD5 AVCHD camcorder for my regular footage (Full HD) and a Casio EX F1 Pro for the Hispeed material (1200 frames per second, 20 times more than real time).

  3. Is there a reason you couldn't steam and bend the forks to the angle you wanted? If so this would be even closer to natural.