Zodiac Engineering Slingshot

Aug 30, 2016

Category: Gear

Like the one David used against Goliath, slings are classically a strip of fiber or fabric in which one would cradle a small object, such as a stone or marble, swing it around in the air and fling it toward a target or enemy. In 1839, Charles Goodyear invented vulcanized rubber, enabling inventors and scrappy DIYers alike to take the next logical step in the evolution of the classic device, shifting to a design with a forked handle and an elastic band that gave them far greater accuracy and range. Now, thanks to continued technological advancements and some creativity, Zodiac Engineering has further improved upon the classic tool with their version of the slingshot.

Made from raw aluminum, black anodized aluminum, or titanium and with a black G-10 textured handle – the same materials as a lot of high-end everyday carry gear – this American made, palm-sized slingshot’s components are locally sourced, including parts purchased from a bike shop and sporting goods store just a stone’s throw from Zodiac Engineering’s workshop. Conceptualized and designed with Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD software and machined using Fusion 360 software for pinpoint precision, this ultramodern take on the classic gadget has set the new standard for slingshots. And you can get one starting at just $100. [Purchase]

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