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Hey guys!<br>I though I would join as I am slowly becoming more modern in my interests. My name is Ben, I'm 16, and I live in Washington, USA. I started two years ago and mastered the sling, as in the original one. Swing around your head, launch rocks, ect. Then I moved on to the crossbow. I have had lots of fun with it! I have learned spear throwing, knife throwing, and axe throwing. I really enjoy target shooting/throwing an found the slingshot channel on youtube whilst searching for some info on my crossbow. I'm hooked! I am ready to make my own but don't know where to start. I am thinking the simple metal crossbow is for me. Seems fairly easy to make and cheap which is good! I have a question though; can I use surgical tubing? Or should I buy specific slingshot bands? <br>Cheers!<br>Ben
 

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Hello and welcome Ben.<br>About the surgical tubing i think it is ok for a slingshot but i don' t know if it is the best choice. <a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t2136-standart-tubing-sizes" class="postlink">HERE</a> zwillie started a topic about drainage tubes, he might be able to give you more details about that.
 

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Welcome <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br><img src="http://up.picr.de/12447338if.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Zwillie
 

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Greetings and welcome to the forum. Theraband and theratube are better than surgical tube but surgical tube works for slingshots. I made a wrist braced slingshot that has a harder draw than my 76 pound compound bow that uses a double loop of surgical tube on each side.
 

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Thanks for the welcome and info guys! I just ordered 2ft green thera tube to see if it will work for a small slingshot I want to make. Also I just finished my first slingshot! I will be posting a picture soon. It is a natural that I whittled this afternoon.
 
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