Balloons instead of TB

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by tokSick, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hello,<br>I wonder if anyone tryed to shoot with balloons as rubber.<br>I think it might be more powerfull than office rubber or inner tubes.<br>Maybe so good as TB...?<br>I will try, if i found some balloons long enough.
     

  2. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hey p,<br>I talking over those balloons they use to make all sorts of shapes, animals, hats,...<br>I think it' s pretty strong material.
     
  3. CaptainBacon

    CaptainBacon Knowledgeable Man

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    Balloons are latex, so they would work a lot better than inner tubes.
     
  4. SkauneJohan

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    use comdoms instead <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
     
  5. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>skaunejohan wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">use comdoms instead <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I saw a vid from Joërg making a slingshot with condoms and it was powerfull enough.<br>It was funny too.</span>
     
  6. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    I tested balloons, they shot poorly. Condoms, much better, but a bit disgusting.
     
  7. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Thanks for the info.<br>Better use condoms for a slingshot and balloons for... no,forget it. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  8. SkauneJohan

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    209 fps <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im-har4Kx_8" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im-har4Kx_8</a><br><br>condom powered slingshot
     
  9. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>skaunejohan wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">209 fps <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im-har4Kx_8" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im-har4Kx_8</a><br><br>condom powered slingshot</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Balloons suck...condom rules <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"></span>
     
  10. Plungerman

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    I haven't tried sculpting(animal twisting etc) balloons for actual bands yet, but they certainly work great for tying bands or tubes to a fork. I work with kids and do some simple balloon twisting. After awhile, unused balloons get stale and break easily when twisting. But they work great for attaching bands, especially for someone like me with arthritic fingers. The extra length makes tying easy. Plungerman.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  11. DaveyJones

    DaveyJones Girls can't be ghostbusters :P

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    a piece of pvc pipe and a few balloons can work as a pocket shot style shooter.
     
  12. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    In my experience there is a big difference in balloons.

    Cheap water balloon's are the worst and pretty near useless.

    On the other hand I have some heavy duty large balloons from the dollar store as dog toy's and I think they would work fine for light ammo.
     
  13. seppman

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  14. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    Wow! Good Threadcromansing! :D;):D

    Haven't see Toksick in a while!
     
  15. TheNewSlingshotGuy

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  16. seppman

    seppman Folding-Ladder Expert

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    Lol! Haven't noticed at all! Just answered the other guy and did't even see its from 2012! :)