clamp attachment mod

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by meeeee!, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. meeeee!

    meeeee! New Member

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    my slingshot uses the clamp attachment. when using tubes(have not tried flats, sure i would have the same problem), after a while of shooting, the clamps starts to cut the bands. prestretching before clamping would solve this problem, but i dont really have a way to do this. so i cut some pieces of leather and glued one to each side of the clamp. hopefully this will act as a cushion and increase band life. ill test it out once the glue dries and i make a new bandset. if it doesnt work i will just use flats with an extreme taper, if im going to lose band life anyway, might as well get some extra power <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
     
  2. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hello,<br>I am not sure if i got it right....?<br>If it is what i think it is, did you try to use pieces of rubber between the clamping and the bands/tubes?
     

  3. meeeee!

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Hello,<br>I am not sure if i got it right....?<br>If it is what i think it is, did you try to use pieces of rubber between the clamping and the bands/tubes?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>thought about it but i thought leather would be better because it is thicker, and i couldnt glue the rubber to the clamp, so i would have to be adjusting it whenever i put bands on.</span>
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    The idea is not glueing them. I always use a piece of rubber between the fork tips and the bands but it is to prevent damaging them at that point.<br>In your case you said the clamps start to cut the bands, maybe you tight them too much...?
     
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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">The idea is not glueing them. I always use a piece of rubber between the fork tips and the bands but it is to prevent damaging them at that point.<br>In your case you said the clamps start to cut the bands, maybe you tight them too much...?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>it is too tight. that is why prestretching is so important, especially with thick rubber. with a single layer of tbg i did not have the cutting problem. when using thick rubber like tubes or multiple layers of flats, that is when it starts to cut. ive tried loosening it, but the bands just slip out. other than prestretching, this seems like the best option.</span>
     
  6. I used leather glued onto my clamps on the first shooter I made, it works lovely. No more wear on the bands from being pinched.