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Old 05-10-2017, 04:28 AM   #1
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Default Band Help Needed PLEASE!

Hey guys I am getting ready to put the Bands (Thera Band Gold) on the Slingshot I just built (Pic Below). As per the Band Chart my bands need to be 10.75 inches long, .75 inches at the fork and .62 inches at the pouch. Do I need to cut the bands at 12.75 inches to give myself an inch tie off at the pouch and fork to make the bands 10.75 inches between the 2 or is the tie offs added in to the 10.75 inches?


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Old 05-10-2017, 05:03 AM   #2
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From my experience you have to add a bit of extra lenght to the band but not as much as 2 inches. I live in Europe so I only know to tell you in centimrters (i think 1in is about 2.5cm). I cut around 1cm longer at each end and I think it works perfectly


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Old 05-10-2017, 05:27 AM   #3
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for that sling woud work 20 cm long 1,5 cm wide. Dont make it to strong this sling dosnt have much to hold on to!
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Do you plan on shooting full butterfly? If not, divide your draw length by 5,6 or 7". 5 for the most power, 6 for less power but an easier draw and 7 for maximum band life and lighter ammo.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:43 AM   #5
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I'd also suggest to smoothen the edges where the rubber touches the wood at the forktips. From what I can see it looks really sharp edged. The bands will suffer very quickly.


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