"A Big Rufus Hussey Fan" !!

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Flatband, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Flatband

    Flatband New Member

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    I get requests for "Special Cuts" of slingshot bands from all over the world. Some of these may require a specific type rubber ( I stock 7) or special pouch ( I do 5 types). I had some thin width Linatex recently going to a Tournament shooter in Italy,some very wide Gum going to Australia- everyone is different as to what they like and require. I do a special order for a guy in Germany who absolutely loves our own Rufus Hussey. Chris is a wonderful guy who knows more about how Rufus set up his slingshots then anyone I know. He has done his homework as to Rufus band dimensions and slingshot wood type and style. He owns a very rare original Womans Hussey Slingshot. Here is a picture of an order going to Chris of 7 band sets. Chris is VERY VERY specific about what he wants. These sets pictured are genuine dimensions taken from notes Chris got about Mr. Hussey. Notes State:<br><br>Pure Gum Rubber-1/16" thick-Straight cut 16"s long (before tying)<br><br>Pouches -Brown ( Old Shoe Tongue leather was a favorite) minimum 1/16" thick semi stiff- with dimensions of 2 inches by 5 inches<br>8 mm hole punched for band-set back from pouch edge 3/8" to 1/2". After tying there should be 3/4" tab or "Wing" left over.<br><br>Bands tied onto frame with number 64 rubber bands<br><br>Most often Rufus used soft cotton string ( meat or Butchers twine) for pouch tying- sometimes he would also use thin rubber bands.<br><br>Rufus favorite ammo was good sized rocks about the size of a Ping Pong Ball-( Dang!!!)<br><br>I think that it is great that someone has such a respect and admiration for someone in our sport who was such an inspiration for many of the millions that viewed his videos on You Tube. Nice job Chris and I really admire your knowledge and respect for "Old Rufus". Flatband<br><br><a href="http://www.glowfoto.com/user_imageredirect.php?iid=3929194" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://img4.glowfoto.com/images/2012/01/15-1846474111T.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    This is pretty neat! Whats an order like this run some1...???
     

  3. Flatband

    Flatband New Member

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    Sent you a PM Ryan. Flatband
     
  4. fred45

    fred45 New Member

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    how wide are the bands, I see 1/16 thick and 16" long, no width
     
  5. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    That's some strong Threadcromancy there, Fred! LOL :D