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TTF New design based on the champ

Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Lewis Pride, Jun 21, 2016.

By Lewis Pride on Jun 21, 2016 at 2:17 PM
  1. Lewis Pride

    Lewis Pride New Member

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    The axiom champ, a collaboration between Nathan Masters's iconic axiom design and rayshot (Ray Bazonski) one of the most respected shooters in the US.
    A small, thin and typically through the forks slingshot has helped some of Americas best shooters win titles throughout the country, and in our opinion soon to hit the UK by storm.

    This design we believe to be one of the best tournament shooters due to its compact dimensions it allow the shooter to get perfect hand placement from shot to shot, creating a consistent platform for consistent shooting in the right hands. A real experts shooter!

    Well here at prideproducts we like to put our own spin on things and alter them fir our own requirements. Keeping the exact outer fork width and height we have redesign the champ to hold slightly different than the original axiom.

    First of, we've widened the fork width. Making this a dedicated through the forks slingshot. The other advantage of doing this is it allows a standard sized pouch to pass through the cup more easily meaning less wear and tear on the bands, band ties and pouch itself.

    The second main change is, we've completely changed the finger and thumb locators, joining them smoothly up to the edge of the TTF fork tip.
    Creating a comfortable area for the finger and thumb to be in contact with when 'sneaking' up on the fork tips.
    This also allows a higher index finger and thumb brace on the forks. Why? Having the bands as close as possible to your hand we believe is key to accuracy being more instinctive with your aiming and zoning in on your target feeling as natural and easy as possible.

    Finally we've changed the banding system slightly, still the classic wrap and tuck attachment but we have the slots connecting to a hole in the fork what the wrapping elastic goes through to secure the bands.

    Here you can see how it is intended to be held and it also being compeared to the original ocularis axiom champ we made a while back.

    After test shooting this prototype we've found it to be very accurate and comfortable. All it needs now is a name, any suggestions?

    This prototype is a jade green G10 core with American black walnut burl scales

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Lewis Pride, Jun 21, 2016.

    1. Sharker

      Sharker Well-Known Member

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      Nice work mate, I love wood choices :)
       
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    2. bigdh2000

      bigdh2000 Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator

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      Beautiful work Lewis.

      Maybe let Ray or Nathan name it?
       
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    3. Lewis Pride

      Lewis Pride New Member

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      Good idea big guy, I'll send them some messages

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    4. slingshooterPT

      slingshooterPT Well-Known Member

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      What an amazing design and shooter you have there!! It realy looks sweet Lewis very nice work :) as for the names I'm realy bad naming stuff :D ... PrideChamp, Champride, PrideShot ?!?!? Lol
       
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    5. AZ Stinger

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      Well done Lewis
       
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    6. Sanch

      Sanch Veteran Member Supporting Member

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      Gorgeous both of them!!
       
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    7. Mr Muz

      Mr Muz Veteran Member

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      Great shooters and that walnut is insane.
       
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    8. Bugsbrew

      Bugsbrew Veteran Member

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      Both Beautiful! Want my address?
       
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    9. wooky

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      You never fail to surprise me with your work!!
      Just Outstanding!!
      Great things coming from Pride Products!!
       
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    10. Lewis Pride

      Lewis Pride New Member

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      Thank you very much guy haha I'm going to keep hold of this one I think bugsbrew

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    11. Bugsbrew

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      Bummer.
       
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    12. Bugsbrew

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      How did you finish those? They look like they have a matte finish. Love to know your secret.
       
    13. Lewis Pride

      Lewis Pride New Member

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      Two different finishes the ocularis one is stabilised and has been lightly oiled sanded to 12000 grit polished and waxed.
      The prototype has had an experimental finish on it. It's a pretty lengthly process but basically.
      Sanded up to 320 then wet with water and left to dry to raise the grain and fibres then sanded with 320 again. Then up to 400 wet with water and left to dry to raise the grain and again sanded with 400 then the same process done with 600 grit. Then a thinned down coat of boiled linseed oil with white spirit (denatured alcohol) left to dry then two coats of pure boiled linseed oil sanded with 800 creating a slurry that will fill the pours of the wood left to full dry. Then wet sanded down back to the wood leaving the boiled linseed oil and wood dust slurry in the pours then 5 coats of hand rubbed tru-oil which was left to fully dry then buffed out with a cotton wheel then finally a coat of bees wax and buffed to a finish. It's more shiny in person tbh

      And no secrets with me haha

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    14. Bugsbrew

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      Thanks man!
       
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    15. Lunasling

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      Superb build !
       
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    16. Thundor

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      Love the contrast of the wood against the core. Great job!
       
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    17. SmilingFury

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      Another great fork man. You do not dissapoint.
       
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    18. Chuck Daehler

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      That burl is so wickedly cool it ought to be illegal! Geez you sure made a classic more classy..sure are nice frames...quite an inspiration.

      Your method of raising grain with water has to be the best tip for frames and gun stocks..did it a lifetime, weather and hand sweat won't affect it ever. Excellent finish and tips you gave..thanks!
       
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    19. Jim S.

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      Beautiful wood !! Nice looking sling shot, nice lengthy finish -- like beautiful wood like that deserves!
       
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