Attachment of squared bands

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by stej, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. stej

    stej New Member

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    Hi, it's quite common to use square bands here- look at the picture:<br><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=9&u=17729622" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i32.servimg.com/u/f32/17/72/96/22/2012-018.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br>How would you attach them? Most of the time people use thin string or (as on the picture) thin rubber. It works, but it's very slow compared to e.g. attaching flat bands. Do you have any suggestion for better attachment?<br>(The squared band looks like this: <br><br><a href="http://kutil-florenc.cz/category/letecka-guma" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://kutil-florenc.cz/category/letecka-guma</a> )
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    clamp on? or trough a hole and than back?
     

  3. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    You can carve the top of the forks into a slight "U" form, and then attach the square elastic exactly like flat bands (using thin rubber bands tightly wound around the fork tip). A "Over The Top" attachment, of course.<br><br>The "U" will align the bands nicely.
     
  4. stej

    stej New Member

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    Thank you for your responses!<br><br><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">clamp on? or trough a hole and than back? </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>In case I make a hole, I still have to use string, right? That's what I would like to avoid. Also I don't like holes in the fork, because then the fork is weaker. <br><br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>JoergS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">You can carve the top of the forks into a slight "U" form, and then attach the square elastic exactly like flat bands (using thin rubber bands tightly wound around the fork tip). A "Over The Top" attachment, of course.<br><br>The "U" will align the bands nicely.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thanks Joerg, that might work. I'll try to cut the fork and make a U shape. I won't be easy, because the fork is already quite narrow..</span>
     
  5. pipesmoker

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    hey stej,would u like to do a rubber trade?i want rubbers like that!!
    pm me if u want to make a trade...
    grtz
    P
     
  6. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    This rubber is readily available here in Slovakia as well as in our brother country Czech republic.

    Stej I would suggest you make a hole with a diameter that is the size of the side of the square. That way the corners of the band will cause friction. And you either secure the running end with a wrapping or just loop it doubled through a slightly bigger hole(then for one band) a do a matchstick attachment.

    Also ...making 3 holes and sliding the bands through each alternating like a snake starting with the lowest, and making the lowest hole also the smallest... I think that would work too.
     
  7. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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  8. pipesmoker

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    hello WB

    John, would u like to trade some rubber with me?