I got this idea from Dave Canterberry so I cannot take any credit. This has been done on youtube many times, but I don’t like seeing, I like doing…
This Sling Bow was a fun project, and if I spent the time to practice, this has the potential to be a useful tool. However, right now I am only shooting it for fun.
You do need to be careful with this, its not a kid’s toy, there is a potential for injury if its misused.
At the base form a sling bow is just a normal sling shot with some type of rest built between the arms to hold an arrow up. On my sling bow, I used a split ring held in place with two pieces of cord. More advanced sling bows use archery whisker biscuits.
The problem I had was that since I was just experimenting I used very cheap kids arrows, so they were not long enough to fully achieve the power this little device could make.
I think with experience and practice this would be a useful tool. I also think it needs a better set-up than my split ring. Canterberry’s bow uses a whisker biscuit to hold the arrow. I need to try that.