Reviewed by Cappy from Upstate NY on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Great Thrower to use when teaching someone to shoot clays. They have a pause hang to encourage the shooter. They are not extremely fast. Love it so much I ordered another one. Wish I could find some more tubing for the sling shot to have spares. Cold weather is ruff on them.
Reviewed by Farmer Dave from Marble, NC on Friday, November 23, 2012
I paid a modest price for this and got modest performance. Enclosing new bands to replace the installed ones was an excellent idea; however, the unit just doesn't have the power to throw the bird very far. My in the field test didn't work nearly as well as the enclosed demo dvd.
Reviewed by AlohaJeff from Lake Arrowhead, CA on Tuesday, October 30, 2012
As others have pointed out... REPLACE THE BAND BEFORE YOU EVEN TEST IT!!! Don't even consider using this until you replace the existing band. I pulled it out of the box, pulled the lever back about 1/2 way to get a feel for it and snap, the band broke. Somehow when it snapped I ended up with a 1" gash on my right index finger. The stamped metal edges on the clay "rail" are extremely sharp. Having to replace the bands on a brand new item seems a bit of a stretch. Get it? A stretch? Oh well, you get what you pay for.
Reviewed by JORGE from MN on Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Great clay pidgin thrower. Definitely read paperwork first. The elastic bands are very old and need to be replaced prior to use. They provided replacements. FAILURE TO REPLACE ELASTIC BANDS CAN PROVE VERY VERY PAINFUL!
Reviewed by Hungzilla from Chandler, AZ on Friday, September 21, 2012
I just ordered my second one today. Yeah, the bands break but they don't make the bands. It's super easy to use and transport. Almost fool proof. Better than the red stick with a hinge or the trailer hitch one. THE BEST hand held launcher out there. And the price is worth checking out.
Cons: Rubber Bands Break
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Easy To Aim, Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use, Good Design, Lightweight
Reviewed by Tread Lightly from Ellensburg, WA on Saturday, September 15, 2012
Broke without a single clay thrown. Obviously had been sent back previously because the box had been retaped. The bands seem like they are just old and brittle. Maybe I'll try to buy some new surgical tubing and give it a go because it really is a good idea.