Slingshot World changing innnovation... literally!
Yes it's true, before 2010 when we started making our designs, innovations and shooting techniques available to others... sharing our knowledge
through youtube and other social media... the slingshot world was quite different than it is today.
Flatband shooting slingshots were the exception, not the norm, and universal type shooting frames didn't exist until we invented them.
Shooters worldwide mostly used big tubes, and looped tubes... with a shooting style that was quite different from what we showed on youtube.
In 2010, if you could hit a soda can 10 times in a row from 10 meters, you were considered one of the top shots in the world.
Then, we came along and invented slingshots that were specifically designed for sideshooting comfort and stability... came up with innovations such as universal forks and
multi-attachment systems to allow the use of tubes, flatbands or anything you might want to put on the slingshot.... invented and utilized shooting and aiming
techniques such as simple
concepts like aiming grooves on the forks, alignment lines on the bands and shooting methods that
we shared and continue to share with millions on youtube, many of whom then in turn shared with many millions more viewers... Until now, pretty much every successful
tournament shooter/winner from America to China to Europe to Africa to anywhere you can think of, uses our original concepts, designs and shooting innovations to compete with.
The result of all our innovation is that now an average shooter can hit targets pretty much just as well as the "world class"
shooter could in 2010... and the World Class shooters now can shoot a slingshot better than most people can shoot a pistol or even a rifle at tournament distances....
With the ablity to hit targets that would never have been thought possible back then, such as multiple penny sized targets in a row or
cutting cards and lighting matches at will.
Yes the Slingshot World has changed, and we are proud and happy to have taken such a large role in that positive development.
Pocket Predator design concepts and philosophy.
Our design philosophy is very simple. We believe slingshots are much like other
projectile weapons... Purpose made TOOLS designed and created to accurately and effectively send a projectile to it's intended target.
Every part of the design should lend itself to the usefullness and function of the desired intent and anything extra added will tend to take away and become
a distraction for the shooter.
In other words, we make slingshots for real world shooters... Proper hand filling surface areas, comfortable
to shoot for extended practice sessions, easy to aim for super accuracy and consistency when cutting cards or lighting matches, or if you simply want the
best while shooting at the odd soda can, leaf or tree stump...
Pocket Predator slingshots are all about Organic Ergonomics, curves, and rounded radiuses... with no distracting sharp edges or unnecessary decoration to
take away from pure function.
Made from space age materials... far stronger and more robust than most think necessary... designed by, and
with the close personal input of some of the world's most successful competitive slingshot shooters to have the best handling and functionality
characteristics possible... no distracting frills or silly decorations added to attract and sell to the uninitiated...
It is no wonder that Pocket Predator Slingshots, designs, innovations and shooting concepts are favored among the World's most elite tournament competitors,
hunters and just plain ole every day shooters!
The power, speed, strength and precision of an
adult level Pocket Predator slingshot is unparalleled... and since we know that there's many different types of shooters, with many different
preferences when shooting... ranging from hammergrip, pinch grip, thumb support grip or something in between... shooting over the top, through the forks
or something else... with elastics ranging from office rubber bands to tubes to precision cut flat bands....
We don't have a single slingshot that is supposed
to fit everybody's style and preference and then makes you conform to it... instead we make many types of slingshots that can be set up in a lot of different
configurations. So you can pick one up for the style and size YOU prefer, and straight away you will know it's the most comfortable, most ergonomic slingshot
of it's type you've ever held... and with our custom sized on request G10 slingshots, and the already significantly diverse polycarbonate lines, that is
exactly what you will get!
"Pocket Predator Ergonomics allow for more comfortable practice and greater stability, leading to better consistency, then much greater accuracy... on and on until you get true match lighting precision!"
that show what a Pocket Predator slingshot and a little practice can make you capable of...
Cutting freehanging playing cards that are blowing in the wind, shooting from great distances and lighting matches
just to name a few things in the video!
In this video the power of a regular setup slingshot is compared to a .22 rifle...
First the slingshot shoots through 6 full cans of soda, and then a .22 rifle is shown
to have just about the the same effectiveness, going through the same amount of cans...
Bonus is slow motion footage of card cutting and match lighting!
The Pocket Predator design revolution started in early 2010, with a desire to make the most accurate slingshots possible. In doing so,
we also developed a lot of innovations that are commonly used as industry standards today... Below we'll list some, but not all,
of the numerous developments we are responsible for on the modern slingshot:
First side shooter specific slingshot designs, like the Jade Dragon, Cowboy, Standard Side Shooter and HTS examples...
First to add a simple inletted hole to OTT forks so that tubes or flatbands could be used on the same frame....
First to make and use the Aiming Groove, or "Aim Dimp" as some call it...
First to make an adjustable sight system like in use on the majority of Chinese target slings today, example TargetShooter proto...
First to make TTF specific tie on and clamp on forks, like on the Standard Sideshooter, Shrike and Scorpion examples....
First to make hole inlets to the inside of fork so that looped tube TTF is more easily and better done....
First to develop the very popular "Top Slots" found on so many Chinese and European slingshots now...
First to develop the very popular Universal forks that allow any elastic to be used in any configuration and in OTT or TTF...
First to use and popularize the truly tough and resilient materials such as marine grade HDPE instead of plyboard...
First to make solid Polycarbonate slingshots, which are virtually indestructable with normal use and abuse...
First to make a mold within a mold design to allow the manufacture of true organic shaped slingshots with a varying part line...
First to develop, design and make modular designs with interchangeable forks and or bodies like the SERE and Hammer for example...
and yet at the same time, since we're open minded, and are the first to
incorporate and further develop genius level design innovations from the likes of Roger Henrie and Bill Herriman into more advanced production pieces as well.
In short, design-wise, we've done quite a bit for the industry!
But, that's not the end of the story, it's still going on... material research, new ideas, experimentation, design evolution and enhancement continues...