Take grey welding glove (Coloured gloves might stain if wet)
Fold up bottom part for reinforcement and will help sticks open wider
Optional: Invert Index and pinky ( easier with Pen and pipe).
Shove sticks in Middle and Ring finger (+- 77cm for shooting from seated position). As shown, 25mm PVC pipe fits perfectly (light too), but anything will do, even cuttings from site, as last resort. Sharpen feet for grip.
Open it up. Hey Presto, custom non-scratching leather tipped shooting sticks.