SLINGSHOT SHOOTING


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

1. SAFETY......................................................................   3
  SAFETY GLASSES.....................................................................
  SHOOTING UP INTO AIR..........................................................
  SHOOTING AT BOTTLES..........................................................
  ADOLESCENT SHOOTERS.........................................................
  RICOCHET.................................................................................
  CHECK BANDS AND FORKS......................................................
  SITUATIONAL AWARENESS.....................................................

2. THE SLINGSHOT......................................................   9
 YOKE..........................................................................................
 WRIST SUPPORT
 POWER BANDS...........................................................................
       Types
        Stretch and power
        Matching stretch
        Taper
        Flat bands
        Office rubber bands
        Elasticity variables
        Storage
  BAND REPLACEMENT.............................................................
  POUCH.....................................................................................
        Size
        Stiffness
        Width         
  PROJECTILE VELOCITY..........................................................

3. AMMUNITION.........................................................    33
TYPES OF AMMO.....................................................................
        Stones
        Marbles
        Lead slugs
        Plastic balls
        Paint balls
        Steel balls
        Alternative ammo
  PROJECTILE ENERGY.............................................................
  COMPETITION SHOOTING.....................................................

4. SLINGSHOT DESIGN..............................................    41
  BUY OR BUILD.........................................................................
  DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION...............................................
        Yoke
        Bands
        Pouch
        Attaching bands to fork
        Attaching bands to pouch
  TESTING................................................................................

5. TARGET SYSTEMS.................................................     61
  SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS....................................................
        Avoid ricochets
        Errant shots
  PRACTICAL SYSTEMS.............................................................
        Bull's eye
        Projectile retrieval
        Indoor shooting range
  ALTERNATIVE RANGES.........................................................
  ALTERNATIVE TARGETS.......................................................
        Paint balls
        Plasterboard
        Sand target
        Moving targets

6. HANDEDNESS........................................................     69
  DEFINITION...........................................................................
DOMINANT EYE.....................................................................
  STEADIEST HAND..................................................................
  PULLING STRENGTH.............................................................
  LOADING AND HOLDING POUCH..........................................
  SELECTING THE BEST STANCE.............................................

7. SHOOTING TECHNIQUE.......................................     73
  BODY POSITION.....................................................................
        Foot position
        Shoulders
        Arms
        Body
        Head
  THE MECHANICS OF SHOOTING............................................
        Draw length
        Band twist
        Cant angle
        Sling rotation
        Wrist support
        Loading the pouch
        Pulling the pouch
        Pouch anchor point
        Pouch orientation
        Pouch release
  BREATH CONTROL..................................................................
  INTEGRATING SHOT PROCESSES...........................................

8. AIMING...................................................................    95
  INSTINCTIVE SHOOTING.......................................................
 AIMING WITH A SIGHT..............................................................
        Move-through technique
        Hold steady technique
  AIMING AND TIMING...............................................................
  WINDAGE ADJUSTMENTS........................................................
        Projectile speed
        Wind speed
        Wind direction
        Calculating aim corrections
        Another aim correction technique

9. MIND AND BODY..................................................   107
  ROUTINES..............................................................................
        Physical routines
        Mental routines
  POSITIVE IMAGING.................................................................
  PHYSICAL CONDITIONING......................................................

10. PRACTICE............................................................   113
   PRACTICE TIME....................................................................
   PRACTICE REGIMEN...........................................................
   ACCURACY PLATEAU...........................................................
   EQUIPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT........................................
   RECORDS.............................................................................
   VIDEO REVIEWING...............................................................
   SELF-COACHING...................................................................
   TARGET PANIC.....................................................................
   ADDRESSING BAD HABITS...................................................
   GOOD DAYS-BAD DAYS........................................................
   THE BASICS..........................................................................
   HOW GOOD ARE YOU.............................................................

11. TOURNAMENTS...................................................   125
   TOURNAMENT PROMOTION.................................................
   EQUIPMENT...........................................................................
   STRESS..................................................................................
   CHOCKING............................................................................
   MENTAL PREPAREDNESS......................................................
        Right-brain--left brain
        Imaging
        Rehearsals
   PHYSICAL PREPAREDNESS..................................................
        Warm up
        Rest and relaxation
        Eating
   SPONSORSHIP.......................................................................
        Events
        Participants

12. HUNTING..............................................................   139
   SMALL GAME.........................................................................
   BIG GAME..............................................................................
   DISTANCE VARIABLES..........................................................
   EQUIPMENT...........................................................................
         Power bands
        Ammunition
   SAFETY..................................................................................
   LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS....................................................

13. EPILOGUE............................................................   147

ABOUT AUTHOR.......................................................   149
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