I do get a lot of video and photo guys visiting me these days. At some point, they always want to try shooting by themselves...
However, my preferred slingshots aren't very good for newbies. They are afraid of hitting their hand, and also they cant the frame, hitting the fork.
Tomorrow, I will have some press people again, and they definetely want to shoot. So I made a "starters" Moorhammer, simply with higher and wider fork. Multiplex, noble wood is not for beginners... one fork hit and a vintage slingshot is ruined. Multiplex can always be repaired.
Finish is oiled and polished, no problem with sweaty palms. The frame can be trimmed back to a full blown Moorhammer as soon as the owner feels comfortable with that.
This may be the best "intro" frame I came up with so far!