Help with bands/ tubes!

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by FIAAO, May 11, 2012.

  1. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    As far I know Therabands strength depends on the colour, with gold being the most powerful. But what about tubing? Onnod told me to search for surgical tubing on ebay in order to find tubular bands. But what colour is the strongest in that case? I found both black and yellow tubing, but I don´t know which one´s the best. Help, please?
     
  2. DaveSteve

    DaveSteve New Member

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    Thera tubing comes in <br><br>Tan, Yellow, Red, Green, Blue, Black, Silver.<br><br>Tan is the weakest, silver the strongest.<br><br>I don't have experience yet with the strengh and which one I could pull.<br><br>How strong are you?<br><br>How strong is your slingshot?<br><br>Maybe somebody who uses it can step in and tell us more about it.
     

  3. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Ah, thank you! What about flat bands? I use lightblue bands and has to use quite a lot of it before it packs a challenge...
     
  4. SkauneJohan

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    i ordered my tubes online from the cheapest I have found and they also have flatbands, what are you gonna shoot? marbles? steel or lead balls?<br><br>det billigaste jag hittade på nætet e <br><br><a href="http://www.netmedical.se" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.netmedical.se</a><br><br>de har alla tuber och band <br><br>ska du gjorra en normal slangabyssa eller en "gummi"armborst? ska du ha stålkulor glaskulor eller blykulor?<br><br>cheers/Johan
     
  5. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Thanks I´ll check that out <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>I use marbles for ammunition and have made both a x-bow and a regular slingshot.
     
  6. SkauneJohan

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    Joerg suggested to me that I use green tubes if I do not want to use the theraband gold as they work good with marbles<br><br><br>if you want to use bands he even has band calculator for theraband gold<br><br>I have theratube green at home already and glass marbles that will try out as soon I have time
     
  7. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    OK, I´ll try to find some green tubing then! Thanks a lot, both of you <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  8. cbsmith111

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    As far as flat bands the gold or silver is fine for anything. If you use lighter ammo you just cut your bands more narrow. Technically you get better performance with multiple thin layers, but to me it isn't worth the hassle.
     
  9. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">Technically you get better performance with multiple thin layers, but to me it isn't worth the hassle.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Cool, didn´t know that!</span>
     
  10. trobbie66

    trobbie66 New Member

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    <div>Dankung.com is a good resource for rubber. 10 m of tube for 8 bucks, also flatband. The numbers on the tube (20 40) ARE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE DIAMETER. Most of thier stuff is also free ship.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>Trobbie66 <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
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  11. cbsmith111

    cbsmith111 New Member

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    The flat band material I got with my slingshot from dankung wasn't very good. It is cheap, but for cheap bands I just go to walmart and get the generic resistance bands. You get three strengths a few feet long each for ten bucks. It isn't great but it works. The tubes I got from dankung seemed to do fine.