Attaching the rubber bands

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by losalienos, May 12, 2013.

  1. losalienos

    losalienos New Member

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    Hi, I'm building a little project of my own and I've got a bit of a problem. Can't attach the bands so they stay in place. I've seen Joerg using some form of clamping system on his big projects to screw bands in place. Ive tried to just squeeze it but it seems to be slipping out. Is there some trick to it or some padding to prevent slippage and increase hold?

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  2. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    On a clamp on attachment? You need enough rubber to make that work. I usually use bands that are a bit longer and fold over the end. Then the entire loop goes under the clamp.
     

  3. losalienos

    losalienos New Member

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    Thanks Joerg. :)

    I'll be posting some pics soon

    I'm thinking about metal clamps to make sure that they hold properly.

    One more thing, When using multiple bands is it better to fold one or cut it in separate strips?
     
  4. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    I would recommend using seperate strips, if one breaks you can still use the others.
     
  5. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Yes, that!!!;)