The side of this hobby that is almost better than shooting a sling shot is getting sling mail. Especially when the enthusiasm from the builder is as big as Mike’s. Known as Stankard757 on the forums, he and I have been engaged in conversation for the past week or two and I inquired about his OPFS built from a Skim Board. I’m willing to bet that 95% of the guys on this forum have no clue what a skim board is, or what you would do with one (except probably hurt yourself)? Being a grown up beach bum myself, I was very interested and asked about getting a similar OPFS. Skim boards are similar to skate boards but to save money, they leave the wheels off and you have to glide/ride them over the thin water at the edge of the ocean. Extremely more difficult than surfing and takes true skill to ride one. Lucky for me, I gave up about age 12 and moved on to other water sports. Modern day skim boards are made of similar ply and waterproof resins as skate boards and Mike’s old board made a really nice sling. So cut through the chatter, Mike and I worked out a plan, and I received his OPFS today with a couple of extra surprises. First extra was that he cut a PFS Mule from the same skim board. Totally awesome and a perfect material for this design. The OPFS and PFS Mule are great complements to each other and both shoot amazingly well on long bands with 3/8” ammo. The other completely secret surprise was that he gifted me the PFS Natural that me made. Sweeeeeet! It is a perfect fit in the hand and the carving could not be a better fit. Truly amazing natural with a tung oil finish. I am not sure, but the wood appears to be maple, or very similar. Here are pictures and a couple short videos. Enjoy, and thank you Mike!!! To make sure the frames were safe in shipping, he put plenty of air around the contents! Just kidding and greatly appreciate you running to the PO after a weekend of out of town work. Three awesome PFS frames!!!!!!! All dressed up and waiting for the rain to stop for their debut on the shooting range. Yep, works!!! Yep, works!!! Thank you Mike, these are AWESOME!!!!