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First time with a OPFS

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by Slinging Steel, Jan 24, 2021.

By Slinging Steel on Jan 24, 2021 at 3:12 PM
  1. Slinging Steel

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    Today was my first time shooting a PFS and it went GREAT. I want to give @Palmettoflyer a big thank you for all the help and the awesome information he sent me. I had no hand or fork hits at all! I also was shooting long draw which I have little experience with. I still need to work on my accuracy but it wasn’t to bad. I also see where PFS can be addictive. Lol. It is awesomely fun! Can shooting from 8 and 10 meters. My accuracy was about 50%. My elevation is pretty consistent but my windage is back and forth. 2A98776C-37B1-43CF-8FCF-B722317439A3.jpeg
     
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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by Slinging Steel, Jan 24, 2021.

    1. Stankard757

      Stankard757 Well-Known Member

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      HA!! We got you now!![emoji48][emoji48]

      Sent from my LG-TP260 using Tapatalk
       
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    2. Slinging Steel

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      It’s looking that way! Hahaha
       
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    3. Clint

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      There fun and remember it only hurts until the scabs come off :) on occasion I still smack mine not very often anymore knock on wood !!!!
       
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    4. Slinging Steel

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      Luckily I didn’t have any hits today but I’m sure it’s coming. Especially when I start getting more comfortable with it and not paying as much as attention to my form. Then bam! Hahaha
       
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    5. Palmettoflyer

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      Great to hear! Yes, it gets very addicting! Also there are a lot of fun PFS frames.
       
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    6. Slinging Steel

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      Yes it is! I ordered somethings from Simple Shot today so I threw in the the flippin’ pickle with my order.
       
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    7. Slinging Steel

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      Thanks again Monroe. You helped me a lot getting started.
       
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    8. Palmettoflyer

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      The flip pickle is good. It will shoot very similar to the OPFS. I got one a week ago and shot a few cans.
       
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      This whole thread has made a big ole smile on muh face!

      That @Palmettoflyer is a cool dude. And one PFS slinger is awesome.

      I been digging on the Flippin Pickle all week. And like you said @Slinging Steel it'll happen when you're comfortable enough to lose focus. I got fork hits back to back on the inside corner of the left fork by forget I was PFS and focusing on the can that needed just one more hit for a cut. Hahaha... Barely made a mark on the frame.

      All truly serious shooters have frames with fork hits on them.


      Your OPFS is very niiice! I think of shooters frame kind of like a Jedi's lightsaber or a knight's sword- All very similar and all unique as well.

      I like tabs with tubes and 4 1/2" of inactive length. They kind of stick up and stay straight for easy loading. But hey, I learned that from @Dgui .
       
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    10. Slinging Steel

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      @MakoPat I’m interested in trying the short tubes sometime. It looks interesting and a fast way to shot.
       
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    11. Dgui

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      No fork hit ever has to happen if one of the opfs rules is followed.turning the pouch is recomended for new shooters and will prevent fork hits and then there are shooters that insist on having fork hits so these fellows must add tweaking with turning there by producing clean shots every time.
       
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    12. Dgui

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      Very good can distrution.the pickle fork in deed is most addictingin part because the posabilities are endless only limited by our imagination. Glad to hear of your good success.
       
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    13. Slinging Steel

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      Thank you! I was a very enjoyable experience and lots of fun
       
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    14. MakoPat

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      You're correct. I wasn't tweak and twist when I lost focus. Just shooting like a I did woth a wire frame in the 80's or 90's. I have never had a fork hit following the proper procedure... Just sometimes I get so focused onnwhat I want to happen that I forgot what is happening.
       
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    15. Chesapeake Inuit

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      Welcome to the Dark Side lol
       
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    16. Slinging Steel

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      Yes. I believe I have stepped into the dark side :nailbite:
       
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    17. Arturo Borquez

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      soon you will get proficient with the PFS :cool:
       
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    18. Slinging Steel

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      Thank you Arturo. That’s my plan. I just need a lot of practice. ;)
       
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    19. Arturo Borquez

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      A hint, if you hold the frame with the left hand "approach" to target a bit from the right, right hand hold from the left
       
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