Help with attaching tubes

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by mikeuk, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. mikeuk

    mikeuk New Member

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    Hi guys<br><br>I'ma newbie here and I love the forum, was wondering if someone could perhaps help by explaining the best way to attach tube bands ?<br><br>I really want to make my own slingshot, are tubes suitable for natural forks ? or would it be better to go for a board type. I like the look of the Dragon design in the pdf section.<br><br>Hope someone can help<br><br>thanks<br><br>Mike
     
  2. brainleak

    brainleak New Member

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    Here is a pretty good video from Nathan at flippinout slingshots.<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JRPTocVmeIA" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JRPTocVmeIA</a><br><br><br>-Brainleak
     

  3. CaptainBacon

    CaptainBacon Knowledgeable Man

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    Mike, you can do a couple things.<br><br>You can...<br><br>1. Wrap them similar to how you would a set of flat bands.<br><br>2. Set into the forks of the slingshot a couple of L bent metal rods for the tubes to slip onto.<br><br>3. Use a hole in the forks and use the Chinese band set method.
     
  4. mikeuk

    mikeuk New Member

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    Thanks lads for the advice, I found a video on youtube showing the method with the drilled holes mentioned. Think that's the way I'll go.<br><br>Cheers<br><br>Mike
     
  5. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hi,<br>You can do it with something like this.<br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sghwg2Wi48E/Tzq-qT-tKnI/AAAAAAAAALw/UYLunF9xkCI/s400/blisters%2520mars%252011%2520017.JPG" border="0" alt="">
     
  6. SkauneJohan

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    <a href="http://www.wingo.com/slingshot_repair/index.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.wingo.com/slingshot_repair/index.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.melchiormenzel.de/making_rubber_pouch.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.melchiormenzel.de/making_rubber_pouch.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.melchiormenzel.de/making_rubber_attach.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.melchiormenzel.de/making_rubber_attach.html</a><br><br> a few good hints on how to <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>by the way: tokSick your picture is forbidden and I cannot see it<br><br>cheers/Johan
     
  7. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>skaunejohan wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <a href="http://www.wingo.com/slingshot_repair/index.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.wingo.com/slingshot_repair/index.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.melchiormenzel.de/making_rubber_pouch.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.melchiormenzel.de/making_rubber_pouch.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.melchiormenzel.de/making_rubber_attach.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.melchiormenzel.de/making_rubber_attach.html</a><br><br> a few good hints on how to <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>by the way: tokSick your picture is forbidden and I cannot see it<br><br>cheers/Johan</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I took the picture from another site, i didn' t know it was forbidden.<br>I took another one, hope it' s ok now.</span>
     
  8. SkauneJohan

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    ahh prefect now toksick, just the type I wanna use for my x-bow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">