Best way of attaching Tubes?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by jnmbhj, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    I have ordered 12' of tubes for slingshots but I don't know the most effective way of attaching it in a single strand per side not looped.
     
  2. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    The forum is a bit quiet right now... A bit too quiet
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  3. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Wrap and tuck is king :)
     
  4. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    I mostly use constrictor knot, or another piece of tubing. Such as TT Green to hold TT red.

    You want it secure, if it comes loose under pull it is flying at your face, hard.
    You don't want anything really hard or sharp on it, as it could put an eye out.

    I have tested tubesets using zip ties on the pouch end. But putting them on the other end always made me wonder, is that thing going to come flying back and break my glasses?

    When in doubt, go to a web site like simple shot, and take a look at how they do it.
     
  5. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    +1 for wrap and tuck. Cheapest quick way to tie anything tightly with rubber.

    Clamps work good too from what I've seen.

    I shoot flats, if I get some tubes I will try Ruthie's 'bunny ears' attachment. I think it is all held together with constrictor knots, or otherwise tied on.Heres one of her pictures from another post that shows some:
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    Search 'bunny ears' here for more info.

    The short bits soak a lot of the leftover energy, and should make tubes last even longer.
     
  6. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    I tried wrap and tuck on my rambone using the tubes and some rubber bands and it came lose after a few tugs.
     
  7. mvd

    mvd Builds with scrap

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    Looped for thin tubes or bunny ears for thicker tubes
     

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  8. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    bunny ears... never seen that before
     
  9. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    Necessity is the mother of invention.
     
  10. tivo532

    tivo532 Junior Member

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    May not be the best but looks solid to me. I have pulled it stronger than my normal pull and it's holding. Cheer!

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  11. BoyntonStu

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    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv1tMioGgXI

    After viewing this how to attach tubes to forks video, I threw away my clamp system and within an hour switched over to the slit method. My fork has the slits fore and aft, instead of sideways. Works like a charm using TBBT and a slit cut with a jig-saw. Easy to remove and replace to try different lengths and/or to adjust. A winner!

    At the other end, I use a stop knot pushed up the tubing and a constrictor knot to hold it in.

    His method of pulling the tubing through a hole looks great but I do not have the tools to do it.

    I will post photos.

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  12. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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  13. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    This was how I did it:
     

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  14. BoyntonStu

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  15. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    I have ball in tube through PVC that I have shot over 1000 times with no issues at all.

    That being said there are easier, better ways out there.

    On my little theraband red sniper I've tried about 3 different methods, and I'm about to see if I can make a good "flip clip" knockoff.

    The looped tubes was the hardest to get adjusted right.
     
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  16. BoyntonStu

    BoyntonStu Member

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    I uploaded this photo on my other post.

    Easiest method of adjusting tubes!

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  17. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    I like antraxx method, its kinda like stu's but uses a hole and a pin on the front side.
     
  18. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    Clamps or African wrap. Tivo's wrap and tuck with a lot of overlap is good, too.
     
  19. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    Oh thats exactly what I did but it came loose very quickly after maybe 3 shots at full draw it loosened and came off.
     
  20. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    The tube came off after I shot I guess the recoil took the tube right off the frame but I have an idea...
    what if I put a ball at the end of the tube next to the frame. As long as the rubber attaching the tube to the frame does not break I should be fine.