"Back-banding"

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by HalfBit, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. HalfBit

    HalfBit New Member

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    I am designing and making a handheld blunderbuss almost from scratch. First time.<br><br>To make it smaller and handheld, with maximum power, I do not see why no one has ever looped back on the banding.<br><br>Having some prongs further out or at the end of the barrel, and having the bands start near the trigger, go out and around some rollers and back to the block (or launching pouch). It seems like you could gain about 1.5x the power without having to double the length of the barrel.<br><br><img src="http://i69.servimg.com/u/f69/18/20/15/28/double10.png" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Any wisdom, thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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    someone has,check this out<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExCtWsz0BA0" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExCtWsz0BA0</a>
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    yep, are you going to post it when done?
     
  4. HalfBit

    HalfBit New Member

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    Yeah I hope so. But this is a long term thing of "work on when I can".<br>I think I will use the "back banding" and tell you guys how it goes.
     
  5. Skorps

    Skorps Senior Member

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    <div>good idea! I will keep it in my miind for further projekts.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  6. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Well, the main disadvantage of pulley based weapons is the much shorter band life. The chafing is really a problem. Your bands will break much, much earlier. <br><br>Tubes last a bit longer than flat bands. But there goes your pulley advantage - tubes are so much worse in terms of performance. Flat bands w/o rollers work almost as good as tubes with rollers (same weapon length). <br><br>I have worked with rollers quite a bit, but I currently no longer use them.