All About Slingshots

All About Slingshots

by Jack H. Koehler

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997622782
Publisher: Sportology Publications
Publication date: 01/05/2017
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 677,147
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I am eighty years old (2016) and I've had a passion for slingshots all my life. When I was a kid, I was rarely without my tree-fork slingshot. Whether I was sent out to bring the cows home for evening milking or going over to the neighbors for a dozen eggs, I always had my beloved slingshot with me. I couldn't walk in the woods without scanning the trees looking for a suitable fork to make yet another slingshot (I find myself still doing that). I couldn't walk down a road without constantly scanning for round stones suitable for ammunition (all the local roads were gravel at that time).
I love the shooting sports. I have several rifles, shotguns, and pistols but rarely do I ever shoot any of them. My slingshots are another story; I now practice target shooting, with my slingshots, at every opportunity. During the middle part of my life I went many years without shooting a slingshot because of other interest (pocket billiards) and obligations (making a living). Looking back, I regret not making room in my life for slingshot shooting during that period.
By profession I was a Hydrologist. I spent my entire career working for the U.S. Geological Survey. During that time I authored twenty-five Professional Papers and Open-File papers. After retiring, I wrote four very successful books on pocket billiards.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION ...................................1

1. SLINGSHOT SAFETY.........................5
GENERAL SAFETY.....................
SHOOTER'S SAFETY...................
EQUIPMENT..................................
SPEED SHOOTING.....................
AERIAL SHOOTING.....................
INEXPIERIENCED SHOOTERS......
RICOCHET SHOTS.......................
SITUATIONAL AWARNESS.........
EXPERIMENTING......................

2. THE SLINGSHOT.............................15.
TYPES OF SLINGSHOTS...
SLINGSHOT DESIGN.........
CHOOSING A SLINGSHOT......
WHERE TO PURCHASE......

3. BANDS AND POUCH.......................29
BAND TYPES............................
BAND SIZE...............................
BAND EFFICIENCY.....................
POUCH....................................
BAND TO POUCH.......................
BAND TO FORK.........................

4.INSTINCTIVE SHOOTING ...................57
ACCURACY..............................
LEARNING TO SHOOT.................
EXICUTING INSTINCTIVELY.......

5. SIGHT SHOOTING............................63
BAND AIMING...........................
ONE BAND SYSTEM...................
FORK AIMING...........................

6 DEDICATED SIGHT.............................75.
DESIGN COMPLICATIONS...........
SIGHT POSITION........................
SIGHT ADJUSTMENT..................
RIGHT OR LEFT EYE AIM............
DEDICATED SIGHT EXAMPLES...
CANT CONSISTANCY.................
HEAD POSITION........................
ADJUSTING SIGHT.....................

7. DOMINENT HAND & EYE.....................93
RIGHT HAND - LEFT EYE............
RIGHT HAND - RIGHT EYE.........
HAND - EYE COMPLICATIONS.....

8. FORM AND STANCE..........................101
CANT ANGLE............................
SLINGSHOT TWIST.....................
FOOT POSITION.........................
BODY POSITION.........................
HEAD POSITION........................
DRAW TECHNIQUE....................
SLINGSHOT GRIP.......................
AGE IMPLICATIONS...................

9. SHOT EXECUTION............................119
ASSUME STANCE......................
HOLD AND RELEASE.................
HOLDING THE SLINGSHOT.........
PULL PROCESS.........................
ANCHOR PROCESS....................
HOLD TIME..............................
SIGHTING.................................
AIM ADJUSTMENT.....................
BREATH CONTROL...................
FLIP.........................................
FLINCH....................................
MENTAL PROCESSES.................
INTEGRATED SHOT PROCESSES..

10. TARGET PANIC...............................145
SYMPTOMS..............................
CURES.....................................
SUMMARY...............................

11. PRACTICE.....................................151
PHYSICAL FITNESS....................
EQUIPMENT..............................
PRACTICE REGIMEN..................
SELF MOTIVATION....................
ANALYSE PERFORMANCE..........
VIDEO REVIEW.........................
GRADE YOURSELF.....................
PRACTICE OVERVIEW................

12. EPILOGUE.....................................165

13. GLOSSARY....................................169

ABOUT THE AUTHOR............................181

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