broken band recycling

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by MaddyMax, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    <img src="http://i17.servimg.com/u/f17/17/55/26/95/recycl10.png" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Cool, those are for indoor shooting right?
     

  3. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Cool, those are for indoor shooting right?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>yep. for to not destroy tv sets and pc screens. but you have to be very careful to not aim at walls. they're coming back at nearly at the same speed they're flying off and make funny loud ZWWOOUUUIIIISHHHHHH!!!! sounds while passing your ear. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13"><br><br>they are also good for shooting dead tree branches off.</span>
     
  4. Stama

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    I cut broken bands to thin stripes for the attachement of my next bandset, so in general i don't "waste" rubber for attechments =)
     
  5. MaddyMax

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    they hurt very much! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cry.gif" alt="Crying or Very sad" longdesc="11"><br><br>would hurt much more, if you "pimp" them for non lethal home defense purposes ... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"> ... <br><br>@Stama:<br>most of it already consists of this thin attachment stripes. they're made of multi-parts, not just out of one band. it's kinda tricky to not drop the stretched bands before you fixed them. cool thing is to weight the band stripes before rolling them to one ball that all are the same weight after.<br><br>allthough i could just buy rubber balls. but that's half the fun.
     
  6. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Ha ha, nice idea!
     
  7. mhpr262

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    Good idea. I use very light 16mm balls made from beechwood for indoor shooting.<br><br>When one of my bands breaks I also cut it into strips for attaching my next bands and pouches, I use quite a lot of them.<br><br>I have been thinking about cutting my bands three centimeters longer right from the start (3cm is exactly what I use up for attaching the pouch)and let a part of that length dangle free at the fork so when the band breaks I can simply "move it up" and get twice the band life out of a band. Abit difficult because of teh tapering though ...
     
  8. MaddyMax

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>mhpr262 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">let a part of that length dangle free at the fork so when the band breaks I can simply "move it up" and get twice the band life out of a band</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>also a great idea! i never thought of that.</span>
     
  9. tokSick

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    Ha ha, that must be really funny to shoot those rubber balls. I' ve shot a magic ball( you know, those rubber bouncing balls) and we all had to run and take cover. I know,... that' s not smart,... but so funny to see my friends in panic mode running and screaming.
     
  10. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>mhpr262 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Good idea. I use very light 16mm balls made from beechwood for indoor shooting.<br><br>When one of my bands breaks I also cut it into strips for attaching my next bands and pouches, I use quite a lot of them.<br><br>I have been thinking about cutting my bands three centimeters longer right from the start (3cm is exactly what I use up for attaching the pouch)and let a part of that length dangle free at the fork so when the band breaks I can simply "move it up" and get twice the band life out of a band. Abit difficult because of teh tapering though ...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I do the same ... 2 extra reties ... didn't count how many extra shots gives me, I believe 200+ ... the tapering change is not an issue, I mean it doesn't change the performance too much ...</span>