Apparatus for propelling a projectile

  • US 5,887,577 A
  • Filed: 11/04/1997
  • Issued: 03/30/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/04/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for propelling a projectile above a generally horizontal support surface, comprising:

  • a generally Y-shaped member including a shaft having upper and lower ends and a pair of elongated arms attached to the upper end of the shaft and extending upwardly therefrom, the arms having spaced-apart upper portions each of which is curved through an angle substantially greater than 90 degrees such that a free end of each arm defines a direction having a substantial component parallel to the shaft toward the lower end thereof;

    a sling assembly including a sling which is attached to the arms via elastic tubing, ends of the tubing being sleeved over the curved portions of the arms; and

    an elongated pole having a free bottom end and a top end attached to the shaft of the Y-shaped member such that the shaft forms an extension of the pole.

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