Different types of band attachment, pros and cons

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  1. Ataegina

    Ataegina New Member

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    Hey guyz!

    I have an interesting question, or maybe its interesting only for me.
    There is 2 types of band attachment with different bands.
    Type 1: http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/17/19/45/49/badoqu10.jpg
    Type 2: http://blog.tinkeringmonkey.com/wp-content/gallery/slingshot/7_done_whole.jpg

    Type 1 its an easy attachement with usually a theraband gold. Just wrap around the fork with a piece of leftover material.

    Type 2 is attached by a hole on the fork and it has a round teraband.

    Do they have any advantages over the other? I like the type 2, beacause its easyer to change and looks better, then the type 1.
    But it is make the wood weaker, isnt it?


    Every answer is appreciated, thanks.

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  2. TheDaddy187

    TheDaddy187 Administrator

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    Each attachment has its own drawbacks and positives...
    I prefer wrap and tuck... but really when any attachment is done right none are superior in performance...

    Mostly its ease of installation that changes
     

  3. Whittler

    Whittler New Member

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    If you look at the competitive slingshot world you will see an advantage for flat bands. A lot of people like tubes though. I personally prefer flat bands but it's like Football teams, and a$$holes. Everybody has one.:D
     
  4. bigdh2000

    bigdh2000 Administrator

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    I plan to watch this thread so please continue with your study.
     
  5. JimRhodo

    JimRhodo Junior Member

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  6. Tremoside

    Tremoside SINdustrial designer

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    Hi Ataegina,

    What you show are not just two variations, these are completely different rubbers in form and draw weight. What Jim linked in here is a great resource.

    I prefer classical wrap and tuck. Needs some finger dexterity but not so much. For the pouch end look for clove hitch or constrictor knot.

    Some slingshots can handle clips for bands (and smaller tubes) or hook like shape for looped tubes.

    Welcome here mate!
    Tremo
     
  7. Ataegina

    Ataegina New Member

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    Thanks guys, it was very helpful. I got everything what I need to decide which one should I choose!
    BTW, that site is awesome!

    Ty again