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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. Lewis Pride

      Lewis Pride New Member

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      Thank you chuck,
      Yes that style of finish is common in gun stock making using a shellac or polyurethane varnish instead of the boiled linseed oil but still the same method. It works great will and I'll be experimenting more with it as the feel it has is so much different to any other finish

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    2. Chuck Daehler

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      You've got it down pat alright. It's good you brought up the "raising the grain" subject on your thread, it's all but forgotten. Blistered finishes result from, at least partly from, failure to raise the grain first, a few times, before applying the final finish, you know that of course but am saying it for those who want to give it a go.
       
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    3. Lewis Pride

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      Yeah definitely it may be worth making a thread about it tbh I also changed the whole feel of the wood it's fantastic

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      Super sweet looking shooter's...very well done my friend
      OM
       
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      WOW thats amazing
       
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      Your catapults are stunning, awesome work
       
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      They are Amazing! Love the Finish and the wood !
       
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