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Of all the things that bring us sheer childlike joy—the yo-yo, the jump rope, the tree swing—the slingshot is tops. Stuffed in a back pocket and taken for a hike, it leads to endless amusement and mischief. I fell back in love with slingshots while adventuring on camping trips and bicycle tours. To kill time, my buddies and I would shoot cans, bottles, and bodies of water. Being a crafty sort of person, I thought I’d try making a few unique slingshots for myself. I got a little carried away—as I often do—and as you can see, I now make a slew of wooden slingshots along with other classic wooden toys and home goods.

Wholesale:
www.hellaslingshots.com/collections/wholesale

Store:
www.hellaslingshots.com

Return Policy: All sales are final unless damaged in…

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  • Male
  • Born on April 6
  • Joined August 1, 2011

Favorite materials

wood, acrylic paint, latex, leather

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HellaSlingshots
Hella Slingshots

About

Of all the things that bring us sheer childlike joy—the yo-yo, the jump rope, the tree swing—the slingshot is tops. Stuffed in a back pocket and taken for a hike, it leads to endless amusement and mischief. I fell back in love with slingshots while adventuring on camping trips and bicycle tours. To kill time, my buddies and I would shoot cans, bottles, and bodies of water. Being a crafty sort of person, I thought I’d try making a few unique slingshots for myself. I got a little carried away—as I often do—and as you can see, I now make a slew of wooden slingshots along with other classic wooden toys and home goods.

Wholesale:
www.hellaslingshots.com/collections/wholesale

Store:
www.hellaslingshots.com

Return Policy: All sales are final unless damaged in the mail or otherwise defective. Kindly report damaged or defective items within 5 days of receiving your order. Please contact me and I’ll happily arrange a refund or replacement.

Email me:
sales [!at] hellaslingshots.com

Call me:
(415) 385-0085

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/hella_slingshots/

SLINGSHOT SAFETY

Slingshots are not toys. Even though slingshots are not restricted items in most places, children should always be supervised by adults when playing with slingshots.
Always wear eye protections. You can get them from from any hardware store.
Know your target and what's behind it.
Make sure you have an adequate backstop for your target. Especially one that can absorb the projectiles energy enough to render it harmless on the ricochet.
Do not shoot at hard surfaces or at the surface of water. Slingshot ammo may bounce off or ricochet and hit someone or something you had not intended to hit.
Never shoot at a 90 degree angle towards your target and backstop. Always shoot at an angle to your target so that the ricochet will not bounce back at you.
Inspect latex tubing before each shot for any signs of wear, brittleness or breakage. Do not shoot if latex tubing is worn or damaged in any way. Replace damaged or worn latex tubing immediately. You can order a replacement slingshot bands from me or many other retailers.
Give the forks a good hard squeeze to check and see if they are cracked or too weak to use.


YO-YO SAFETY
Some yo-yo tricks, such as Around the World, are potentially dangerous tricks to you, to others, and to your surroundings. When playing with your yo-yo, be sure you have a high ceiling so the yo-yo won't hit it. Also make sure that nothing is in the path of your yo-yo.
Observe the "Circle of Danger" concept. Mentally check out the area around you to make sure there is not a person or an object nearby (within about six feet) that can be potentially hit as you perform your tricks.
The most important tip of all is enjoy your yo-yo and play with it safely! Working with a yo-yo can be a dangerous activity and can result in serious injury. Do not practice yo-yo tricks in a crowded area or near windows.
Do not let children under 7 play with yo-yos, and all children should be supervised by adults, as the string could cause choking or other injury.


JUMP ROPE SAFETY
Jumping rope is a strenuous activity that places strain on the body, and also increases the chances of injury due to falling down. Running with a jump rope adds to both the impact pressure and risk of injury.
Exercise on a smooth, flat surface. You'll need a four-by-six-foot area, and about 10 inches of space above your head.
Hold the jump handles loosely in your hands, and in the event of a tangle, release the handles to reduce the chances of pulling yourself down.
Do not let children under 6 play with jump ropes. All children should be supervised.
Adjust the rope length by holding the handles and stepping on the rope. Shorten the rope so the handles reach your armpits.
Wear properly fitted athletic shoes, preferably cross-training shoes.


TREE SWING SAFETY
You must check your swing at the beginning of each season and regularly before each use for signs of wear and tear. The wood and rope will degrade over time and failure to check for wear and tear could result in injury. To extend the life and safety of your tree swing, you may want to apply a new coat of polyurethane wood finish every year.
This product is intended to be used solely for swinging at a reasonable height, in a seated position, while holding onto the rope(s) with both hands.
Children should not be allowed to use the swing without adult supervision. Extreme care should be taken when selecting a tree branch (of other item) from which the swing will hang to ensure that the branch (or other item) will support the weight of all swing users.
You should mount and use your swing well clear of any power lines, fences, garages, houses, branches/twigs or any other obstacle that the swing may come in contact with.
Our swings are intended for outdoor use only and should be installed on a level surface above grass or wood chips.

HAMMOCK CHAIR SAFETY
Do not allow children to play or sleep unsupervised on hammocks. Falls or strangulation (in the cords or netting) can happen in an instant.
Don't stand on a hammock or bounce on the hammock. Distribute your weight evenly over the hammock.
Check your hammock chair regularly before each use for signs of wear and tear. The wood, cotton netting and hanging rope will degrade over time and failure to check for wear and tear could result in injury.
Store your hammock in a dry, secure area prevents damage from weather (which could damage fabric or rope fibers over time) and accidents involving pets or children.

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