Tubular or Flatbands?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by otta88sun, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. otta88sun

    otta88sun New Member

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    HI, i red recently Joerg post's. He wrote that new tubular of Thera-Bands are tinner and stronger than before. However, i'ld like to know if them are still weaker than the flatbands (with same color) or the equal.<br>In flatbands, the best are gold one, in tubular i think only silver (coz there are no upper one).<br>Con some one confirm me that? <br>PS: someone know a chepar way to build this bands/tubes? (on ebay them cost 5&euro; x 0,5m!)<br><br>Thank's all<br>Good job Joerg<br>Otta
     
  2. Tysonspapa

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    First, tubes are stronker, but Bands are faster. And Tb Gold is good because u can cut it to stripes. for slingshots i would recommend Bands, if u want to use tubes, tt red. Silver is much to strong for a handheld slingshot. The only advantage of tubes is the longer Life. Bands are much faster.
     

  3. otta88sun

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    so i'll use flat bands, and to make them stronger i'll use more of them bot side <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  4. Tysonspapa

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    Yes. If u Know the weight or diameter of ur ammo u can use the Band calculator. Go to search and type " calculator"
     
  5. tokSick

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>otta88sun wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">so i'll use flat bands, and to make them stronger i'll use more of them bot side <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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    <span class="postbody"><br>You should read MaddyMax' s post <a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t2099-whats-stonger-an-whats-faster" class="postlink">HERE</a>. I don' t think if you put multiple bands will make them stronger, it depends on what ammo you are using. I' m not sure about what i say... so, forgive me if i am wrong. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  6. Lars

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    <div>i think tubes are flying stupid <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>they feel not so good like bands<br><br>i like bands more than tubes<br><br>and you can attach tem easier on an natural, i think <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> (and you can build an natural simplier)<br><br>lars</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  7. zwillie

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    Hi Otta,<br>buy a piece of TB gold this works well and is durabel.<br>If you want more speed and you learned how to build your bands, you can buy blue, black or silver and use it in multilayers.<br><br><a href="http://www.slingshotchannel.com/band_calc.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.slingshotchannel.com/band_calc.html</a><br><br>Zwillie
     
  8. otta88sun

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    ok thanks all for answer but now i m little confused.<br>shuldn't be the gold band the fastest one and strongest one? (why someone told to use silver or black faster?)<br>@tokStick, i used Joerg calc and it wrote that can be used more band per side, so on a 12mm sphere steel its quite good 2 per side. However, usually and matematically more bands for more bullet weight.<br><br>thank all
     
  9. zwillie

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    Hi,<br>with more practice in shooting you will feel the difference between a "strong" and a "fast" slingshot.<br><br>A very strong ss can sometimes have less ammospeed as a soft bandset with the same light ammo.<br>With heavy ammo you need a strong band or tubeset.(thats right)<br>The thinner the layers of a bandset the faster it is.<br>Bands are faster than tubes the material is thinner.<br><br>For a beginner (like me) TB gold is the choice.<br>To make speedrecords you need multilayers of blue or black but after 50-150 shots you need a new bandset.<br>Zwillie
     
  10. otta88sun

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    ok, I'll start using bands gold (however very good). however i'll need to lungh bullet of max 7g.<br>For arrow and other so the best are tube silver right? thanks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br>Should be interesting use differnt type of band in side! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br>Does anyone know a cheap channel to buy thera band?
     
  11. Tysonspapa

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    kugel winnie is one of the cheapest.
     
  12. tokSick

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    <tr><td class="quote">kugel winnie is one of the cheapest.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I just bought 400( 12mm) steelballs and i had to wait 1 week. From now on, if i need something i will buy it there.</span>
     
  13. Tysonspapa

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    not 1,2 mm? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
     
  14. otta88sun

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    12mm is good for a steel ball, is 7g weight <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>however the site is all in germany, isn't a english one?
     
  15. tokSick

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    @ tysonspapa: they did'nt have that in stock <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_tongue.png" alt="tongue" longdesc="24"><br>@ otta: i e- mailed them some days ago and they told me it will be an english version next year.<br>If you need to know something, just ask our german friends here, they will help for sure.
     
  16. otta88sun

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    ok, thnk u.<br>can someone tell me how much cost 10meter of gold therband band? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  17. tokSick

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    kugel-winnie sell 2.50m for 14.30 euro. You can see it <a href="http://www.kugel-winnie.de/epages/62136757.sf/de_DE/?ViewAction=View&ObjectID=22341083" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HERE</a>.
     
  18. ahlver jonsson

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    at theraband.fr<br><br>the roll of 5,5m of gold band is 46 euros<br>and 7,5 meters of silver tubing is 25 euros (black is 22 euros)<br><br>45 meter of thera band gold : 291 euros.
     
  19. stej

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">@ otta: i e- mailed them some days ago and they told me it will be an english version next year.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Or use google translator, it is not perfect at all, but for basic orientation it is good enough.</span>
     
  20. otta88sun

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    I use google translate keugle winni. i think is best one! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>Hope however english versione soon! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>Another one question... some one in post up told that tinyer bands ar faster, so why use gold istead the yellow? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> (maybe for force/velocity?)<br>To shoot heave ball i've to use tubular? what's the max weight for bands and the minimum for tubular? <br><br>thanks ottavio