More and more slingshot addicts are interested to know more about Chinese slingshot and bands
After Mr. Chengliang Liu won the champion of the first slingshot world cup 2018 in Italy and Chinese team by CSCC won the third position of team competition, I have been often questioned to know more about all aspects about Chinese slingshot like material,famous shooter, bands brand competition matches etc.
Yes, because of a great number of people´s participation ,the slingshot shooting sport in China is becoming more and more popular in recent 5 years. Benefiting from the high demand rising in the market, more and more famous shooters change the role to businessmen to supply products and sponsor/organize competitions to attract more people and develop the slingshot as a new indursty..
Nowadays the largest number of slingshot players are forming a market full of competition and vitality.
Doubtlessly, In China there is the most varieties of slingshot, the best slingshot bands and the best shooters.
I am not talking big. If you do a little search on facebook slingshot related groups, you will be convinced on this. There are enthusiasts talking about Chinese bands brand like Precise,Sumeike, Sobong,BSB(九阴真经) etc. Everyday there is people recommending slingshot from Aliexpress.
Let the data brings you a direct impression
Based on a population of 1.38 billion, even a small percentage of them join this sport, the numbers will surprise most of the foreign slingshot enthusiasts.
- It is estimated that there are about 20 millions persons who are possessing a slingshot. And 700 thousand of them are active shooters. Here “active” means participating competition, frequently practicing or hunting on weekly basis.
- There are professional competitors who travel over the whole countries to participate important matches (organized by different organizations or associations) to win the prize and gain their fame. They are sponsored with allowance and extra bonus corresponding to their competition result by some slingshot business owners or they have their own slingshot business.
- There are more than 10 thousand slingshot groups, clubs or associations that distributed in the vast land of china like towns,counties and cities.
- More than 1000 tournaments or competitions are organized successfully by those groups,organizations or associations at different levels from town level to country.
Now you understand in china how hot the slingshot sport is. There is a huge demand for ammo, slingshot bands, slingshot of different level.
Where is the high demand, there is market.
There are more than 17 thousand shops on taobao.com (the largest china domestic online shopping platform). Around 5 million slingshots are sold each year. Below picture shows clearly the search result when searching by keywords “弹弓”,which means slingshot, dankung in English.
The Prosperity of slingshot in china
Introduction about Chinese slingshot flat bandsThousands of slingshot players, craftsmen,club,and manufactures are joining the intense competition for sharing the market.
They invest money and time to design or invent/improve new slingshot and accessories, to test material , to research and try new latex formulas for dedicated shooting bands.
They register new brand and massively produce new accessories and new styles of slingshot everyday! I am always totally lost each time when i check the new products.
Some of them stand out with best quality and low price from the competition and we are selecting them as our suppliers or partners.
In order to impress you the prosperity of Chinese slingshot market,in my next post, I will specifically introduce the slingshot band brand on Chinese market and their background or history.