Q:Do you sell your slingshots?
A: No, this is just a hobby. I have no plans to ever go commercial. But I sometimes do raffles, stay tuned.
Q: So there is no way I can buy one of your slingshots?
A: You can buy slingshots that I have designed for commercial makers, like Dankung, Gamekeeper John, or Milbroproshot. I have given these guys designs for free, to support the sport. You have to go to them directly, though, I don’t sell these products and I get no commission either.
I have also published several tutorials, usually complete with pdf blueprints.
Q: Where do you get your bands?
A: I make them at home, from Thera Band rubber mostly. You can download my band manual here:
And you can find my online band dimension calculator here
Q: Where do you buy your rubber?
A: Ebay. Search for Thera Band Gold. You can also find it in stores that sell orthopedic supplies, but ebay is usually cheaper.
Q: Where do you get your leather?
A: Ebay. Search for "leather hide". You can often get leather for free from your local shoe repair store, they have lots of perfectly useable scrap.
Q: Where do you find your ammo?
A: I buy my steel balls from www.kugel-winnie.de and I cast my lead balls at home, from scrap lead I buy on ebay.
Q: Do you ever use tubular rubber?
A: Sure, but I like the much better performance of tapered flat bands.
Q: Are you German?
A: Last time I checked, yes. :)
Q: Where do you live?
A: Germany, Upper Franconia.
Q: What is your job?
A: I am a manager in consumer electronics.
Q: Do you have an engineering background?
A: No, I have a master degree in business administration.
Q: Why do you never show braced slingshots?
A: I don't like braces. Clumsy, and only needed for poorly designed slingshots. Plus, they are illegal here, got banned in the 70's - some demonstrants smashed up police gear and the press created pressure.
Q: Who films your videos?
A: My beloved wife Tanja.
Q: Have you ever hit your hand?
A: Yes. That happened with a very dangerous construction (the rooftop slingshot), and I got sloppy. Never hit my hand with a conventional slingshot.
Q: What camera are you using?
A: I have a Canon AVCHD camcorder, pimped with a shotgun microphone. I also have a Casio EX-F1 Pro, which can shoot 1200 frames per second (in very low resolution). I use the Casio for the super slow motions, obviously.
Q: Why are you no longer using the slingshotforum?
A: I got offended there, and did not get the support from the admins and mods that I was expecting. So I left. But it was time to start my own forum anyway.
Q: Do you patent your inventions?
A: No. I have no commercial interests, therefore I do not need patents.