I took the plunge and bought a couple of mini Zingers. They arrived last week and I've been trying them out. I cannot consistently get them to sling a mallard or a pheasant Dokken without the Dokken hitting the Zinger frame. It seems like the pheasant Dokken, with its long plastic tail would be the toughest, but weirdly, yesterday I was having no trouble with the pheasant, while I couldn't get a single good toss with the mallard. Today, I couldn't get either one to work. I must have been doing something right with the pheasant yesterday, but I can't figure out what that was.
I'm usually putting them in the pouch with the wooden head dangling off the back of the pouch, but I've also tried the reverse, since that didn't seem to be working. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
On a more successful note (sort of) I loaded a frozen pigeon in one of the Zingers and attached the rubbers to the lowest hooks. Not such a great idea in a yard full of trees. Mr pigeon sailed up higher than the trees in the yard (which are about 30 ft) and came down through a birch about 30 yards away. I eventually found Mr pigeon, minus his head, which I figured was in the birch tree somewhere, but Maple located it right away when I was bringing her out for a trial run.