Lifeline bands?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by JayG, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. JayG

    JayG New Member

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    <a href="http://www.lifelineusa.com/products/resistance-bands/build-your-own-system.html" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.lifelineusa.com/products/resistance-bands/build-your-own-system.html</a><br><br>Has anyone seen these tubes? They are a little bigger than a standard slingshot band, but come in different ratings from 10 to 100 pounds. I was wondering if anyone has tried them?
     
  2. Kyl

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    I have seen these tubes in person and thought they might have some promise. The most curious thing about them is the laminations. If you look closely at the purple tube or the lowest red one, there are two layers of material. I couldn't find in their literature what they are made of but they appear to be natural rubber on the inside with a synthetic covering on the outside for durability. I wouldn't think they would be the fastest, but they might last forever. I bet that they would work well for some sort of heavy weapon, cannon or x-bow?
     

  3. JayG

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    That's what I was thinking, and I noticed they looked a little different, I saw them in a sports authority store a while back. I'm thinking they would be safe to use, they are designed for repeated stretching anyway. They say to replace them every 5 years so they must be pretty durable. I just don't know about the speed. I guess I'll pick up some next time I'm in St. Louis and rig it up for a test.
     
  4. Kyl

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    If you used it for heavier ammo, I bet it would work fine. If nothing else, you could make a (three-man-water-balloon) style slingshot. Except, make mounts/clamps that attach to a door/window frame. Now you've got a QDZDU, (Quick Deploy Zombie Defense Unit). I bet it would launch a jar of mustard right over the hedge.
     
  5. JayG

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    Have my wife pulling out the canned goods from the cabinets while I keep them out of the doorway? Might work.... I was thinking of a heavy duty arrow launcher, similar to Jörg's bullpup or the pump slingshot. I think I'll mock-up a test board and do some different bands, all the same length, and see what happens. I just didn't want to do it if someone already did.
     
  6. WildWilly

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    you would be wasting valuable food as a weapon. maybe encyclopedias set up with a rig similar to an iphone launcher. Knowledge is Power lol.
     
  7. JayG

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    Encyclopedias? What are those? That's old timer speak for google isn't it? I'll just use all the little knick knacks the wife has everywhere, they would break up and do more damage. I think I've been through your neck of the woods once on the way to Opelika.
     
  8. Flipgun

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    <div>I sell those and have been thinking about that very thing. I just can't decide what weight to get though.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>Failed perception is when you have a gun, I have a slingshot and you think you are the only one that is armed. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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  9. Yamroll

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    I have a few laying around, in the 100, 90, 80, 70 and 60 lb weighs. I bought them for experimenting with slingshot crossbows.<br><br><br>They are actually quite good, pretty springy. Won't ever compare to flat rubber for speed, but, the durability factor is awesome. Really really solid. Definitely my rubber of choice for crossbow style.<br><br>The one thing about them, they do seem to run out of stretch around 4 times extension. I've found straight natural latex is usually more in the 5-6 times area before diminishing returns and eventual breakage kicks in.