Friday, November 4, 2011

Test shooting session tomorrow

As you may know, I think I will send the "Hammerhead" to Pete Hogan to get it cast in aluminum and bronze.

Before I do this, I want to follow Tobias's suggestion and try the heck out of it. So I cut three brand new bandsets, two layers of TB gold, full butterfly. 12 kg of a draw (26 lbs). I will go through all of these bands tomorrow, many shots. Then I will know if the design is any good.

12 comments:

  1. the design is amazing and it will shoot great!

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  2. sehr schön. und in metal kann wegen der höheren stabilität auch sicher der rahmen etwas weniger ausladend ausfallen.

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  3. Der breite Rahmen liefert aber eine exzellente Führung, und die macht die Schleuder besser kontrollierbar = genauer.

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  4. Well and good Joerg, but would not three bands per side test the strength better? What we want to know is if this fantastic looking shooter is strong enough and, at the same time, comfortable enough for consistant accurate shooting. Even if it fails testing, I would love to have it for my wall as I like very much the looks of it. Yet if it can be a consistantly accurate and strong shooter, it would be a shooter's dream come true. No offense intended, sir.

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  5. I'm interested to see how this shoots. Looks like it will hold up well to the pressure.

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  6. i think it will shoot great.

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  7. Wicked! looking I like It the color pattern rocks!

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  8. I can't wait for the video! that thing looks destructive with those butterfly bands.

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  9. Tosh Togo, I did many shots with three bands already - but even my strength is limited :)

    I can only do so many shots a day with three bands. Remember I am 46 years old... so in order to put hundreds and hundreds of shot through it, I will take Tobias's advise and go back on the draw weight for a day.

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  10. LOL, yeah, I remember how it was; when I was 45 I had unlimited strength, but the day I turned 46, I felt like Sampson with my hair cut off. (or maybe it was the hangover from the birthday celebration...) :)
    Nonetheless, I think that if you do that many shots with only two bands, you will learn if it is comfortable enough. It looks like it is and so it should allow for consistent accuracy. All the best!

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