A "flying buttress" is a typical element of Gothical Architecture. I read about it first in Ken Follet's great books.
The goal of these things is to allow more elegantly designed, lightweight constructions.
I just HAD to bring this lofty idea over to slingshots. Therefore, I made a version of my best design (to date), the "Hammerhead".
This was a very delicate sawying job for sure. But it came out good. Thuja burlwood handle (boy, I missed the smell!), multiplex core. Very solid, even for strong bands.
Here is the orginal design: