Inner tubing: A comeback?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by JoergS, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. JoergS

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    I recently tested inner tubing from bikes, not a very good slingshot band material. Unstretchy and slow. <br><br>But now I learned that until WW2, inner tubings were made from natural latex (the famous red stuff), until the shortages lead to a material called butyl rubber as a substitute. That substitude was then kept to this day.<br><br>Except that some high end guys are using latex again, simply because they believe that it is lighter and has less rolling resitance.<br><br><a href="http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tires.html" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Read about the inner tubing history here</a> <br><br>So I bought the best stuff I could find (a whole 28" tubing set weighs less than 60 gramms = 960 gr) and it arrived today!<br><br>I immediately checked it out and it is VERY PROMISING. It stretches more far than TB Gold (about 65%) and feels more linear until the very end of the stretch. I banded a Panther up with 15cm effective draw, untapered. 5 kg draw! And fast. Probably the fastest tubular rubber I ever tested.<br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-48sL2G0W25g/TnjRODbyeoI/AAAAAAAAA5k/c--ecN_t0_Q/s1600/InnerT.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-48sL2G0W25g/TnjRODbyeoI/AAAAAAAAA5k/c--ecN_t0_Q/s320/InnerT.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a></div>
    <br><br><br>As soon as I have some time, I will make a tapered butterfly set and test the heck out of it.
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    What the fuck... really? How much is it compared to thera gold thought? I imagine quite expensive... Get that old chrony out Jorg!
     

  3. petersonOD

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    Is this stuff readily available? Or can you only find it online from places like eBay?
     
  4. 3bears

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    cycle shop on the mainland in the morning lol
     
  5. John S

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    Can't wait to get the numbers!
     
  6. Kyl

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    I am also curious about the price comparison to TB gold. I suppose for a<br> heavy draw sling shot, you could use a section of inner tube without <br>cutting it linearly. Just fold the ends.<br><br>Have you tried "Super-Jumbo Rubber Movers Bands." I saw them at a harbor freight store.<br> They are about 18-20mm wide and come in lengths from 29"-45" inches. They seem to be giant office bands.?<br><br>harborfreight.com/6-piece-super-jumbo-rubber-mover-bands
     
  7. Cuthbert Allgood

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    this sounds great.. cost effective?
     
  8. DukaThe

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    My grandpa used that inner tubing, and he said that it was best rubber for slingshot you could get back in these times. This truly is a comeback <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  9. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Kyl wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I am also curious about the price comparison to TB gold. I suppose for a<br> heavy draw sling shot, you could use a section of inner tube without <br>cutting it linearly. Just fold the ends.<br><br>Have you tried "Super-Jumbo Rubber Movers Bands." I saw them at a harbor freight store.<br> They are about 18-20mm wide and come in lengths from 29"-45" inches. They seem to be giant office bands.?<br><br>harborfreight.com/6-piece-super-jumbo-rubber-mover-bands</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Link does not work, and I can't find the keywords when I search</span>
     
  10. Kyl

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Ryan Wigglesworth wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td class="quote">I am also curious about the price comparison to TB gold. I suppose for a<br> heavy draw sling shot, you could use a section of inner tube without <br>cutting it linearly. Just fold the ends.<br><br>Have you tried "Super-Jumbo Rubber Movers Bands." I saw them at a harbor freight store.<br> They are about 18-20mm wide and come in lengths from 29"-45" inches. They seem to be giant office bands.?<br><br>harborfreight.com/6-piece-super-jumbo-rubber-mover-bands</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Link does not work, and I can't find the keywords when I search</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>The forum wouldn't let me post an external link because I'm a new member. If you go to Harborfreight.com and search for "rubber band" it should come right up on the first page.</span>
     
  11. Cuthbert Allgood

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    i looked up some of this stuff.. looks promising.. and not too pricey.. found some for like 15$
     
  12. Јузер Нејм

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    Great! Comeback of window-breaker inner tubing!! I suppose it's a ripp of for those in my country, but have to check... So, i just ask for latex inner tubing in some bike shop, right? <br>Cheerz
     
  13. 3bears

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    <tr><td class="quote">cycle shop on the mainland in the morning lol</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>not stocked, they would have to order it in specifically - and from the sounds of things frightfully expensive! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"> I suppose this is what comes form living in a pokey little place in Wales...being a captive audience sucks!</span>
     
  14. Antraxx

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    Do you have any results yet?<br>i´m very curious.<br><br>what i´d also like to know is price and durability of course <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  15. 3bears

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Antraxx wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Do you have any results yet?<br>i´m very curious.<br><br>what i´d also like to know is price and durability of course <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>no, it will probably be a while before I'm needing more elastic, I've got about 15m of dankung tubing.... lol</span>