A few questions :)

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by 5000marios, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. 5000marios

    5000marios New Member

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    1)I bought two catapult slingshots from ebay, after like 10-20 shots the rubber got cut off from the leather (where the ammo goes). Am I doing something wrong. or is it just the quality of the slingshot/rubber? <br>2)where can I find some high quality and strong rubbers to create my own slingshot? <br>3)Why do the forum pages take so long to load? (I have good connection and laptop). Well, not always, just sometimes<br><br>Thanks in advance <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  2. tokSick

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    1) I think it is because of bad quality rubber.<br>2) Search for "exercise bands" on google. Thera-Band Gold are the strongest and best quality. You can buy it on Ebay, sport shops,orthopedic shops, etc.<br>Google is a great friend, he will help you find what you need. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>3) Maybe because of the pop-up blocker in your browser...?<br><br>BTW, Hello and welcome.
     

  3. 5000marios

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    Thanks for the information! I have searched thera band on ebay and the cheapest one I have found is $8.5 for 2.5meters squared of band. Is this a good deal?
     
  4. tokSick

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    I can' t tell, i am using Kettler latex bands because it is easyer for me to find it. But i pay 9 euro for 1m 20 for the strong one. So, i guess it is a good deal if it is Thera-Band Gold. Can you tell me where you found it. Normaly you are not able to put a link yet but if you don' t write "www" it will be ok i think.
     
  5. 5000marios

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    ebay.com/itm/140755357587?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619#ht_500wt_1054 <br>this is what I found<br><br><br>EDIT <br><br>P.S. does it matter if it's not gold? Sorry for asking, I am a newbie =p
     
  6. tokSick

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    That' s the red one, i have 1m 50 from that one but never used it.<br>Here is the table to give you an idea about the colors/resistance.<br><br>Yellow = Thin<br>Red = Medium<br>Green = Heavy<br>Blue = Extra Heavy<br>Black = Spcl Heavy<br>Silver = Spr Heavy<br>Gold = Max
     
  7. 5000marios

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    Hmm okay, well ,I found agold one (with the same surface area) for $18, I guess I have to buy this
     
  8. Slingshots4Australia

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    <a href="http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/25mm-WIDE-Thera-Band-GOLD-Catapult-Slingshot-Bands-Elastic-Rubber-BIG-POWER-/170762175538?pt=UK_SportingGoods_Hunting_ShootingSports_ET&var=&hash=item6d71dc6e1d" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/25mm-WIDE-Thera-Band-GOLD-Catapult-Slingshot-Bands-Elastic-Rubber-BIG-POWER-/170762175538?pt=UK_SportingGoods_Hunting_ShootingSports_ET&var=&hash=item6d71dc6e1d</a><br><br>a nice place to get double layer thera band gold already connected to a pouch.<br><br>either double strips or loops
     
  9. 5000marios

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    Emm, I read some of Jorg's old posts (in another forum, probably his previous one) and he said that gold has nothing better than black band, other than appearance. What do you suggest guys? Shall I buy the gold or the black one? Also, how much do you pay for your bands?
     
  10. Slingshots4Australia

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    thera black seems quiet thin compared to gold, and much easier to draw than gold in my opinion.<br><br>I have 1 black band set and I would'nt want another <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_tongue.png" alt="tongue" longdesc="24"><br>I prefer gold hands down
     
  11. 5000marios

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    Fair enough, I may get a black band then, since it lasts as you say and it's cheaper