New Guy From Oregon

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by OctopusHook, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. OctopusHook

    OctopusHook New Member

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    Well, I recently discovered the Slingshot Channel and was instantly a fan. I love making all sorts of things; fishing rods, wooden tobacco pipes, custom bikes, beer.... so all the cool slingshot weapons are right up my ally. My experience with slingshots is pretty limited though. I have had a few "wrist rocket" style sling shots when I was a kid but never got into making my own. Before I found the Slingshot Channel I didn't know there was such a variety of slingshot styles and high level of craftsmanship. I have now been inspired to make a sling shot of my own. I look forward to learning from you all and sharing my experiences as I go.<br>Thanks!<br>-Nate
     
  2. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    welcome to the community <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  4. OctopusHook

    OctopusHook New Member

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    Thanks guys, hopefully I can find some free time soon to make my first slingshot.
     
  5. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Welcome! I think many of us started just like you... I have now accumulated a couple hundred dollars worth of tools dedicated solely to slingshots <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> good luck with it...
     
  6. OctopusHook

    OctopusHook New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Ryan Wigglesworth wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Welcome! I think many of us started just like you... I have now accumulated a couple hundred dollars worth of tools dedicated solely to slingshots <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"> good luck with it...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Luckily for me I probably have most the tools I'll need and I have a <br>decent source for wood with my job. I do landscape maintenance and tree <br>pruning so I already have a good stock pile of wood from that. I just <br>need to get the bands. Is ebay the best place for the gold Thera band?</span>
     
  7. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>OctopusHook wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Is ebay the best place for the gold Thera band?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>i get them at the pharmacy for &euro;6,95 per 1,2 m</span>
     
  8. OctopusHook

    OctopusHook New Member

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    Are they mostly used for physical therapy? I guess I'll look around locally first before buying online.
     
  9. Werdna8

    Werdna8 New Member

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    I have yet to buy any but do a google search. the ebay prices seem to be very comparable to distributer prices. A google maps search gave me several Chriopractor offices that sell thera brand products but no info about what products or how much
     
  10. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>OctopusHook wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Are they mostly used for physical therapy? I guess I'll look around locally first before buying online.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> yes they are i even got this free dvd with it how to use them to build up muscle hehe not using them for that ofcourse</span>
     
  11. OctopusHook

    OctopusHook New Member

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    I went on the Thera Band website and they have a way to search for near by retailers that carry it. But all that I saw were chiropractic and physical therapy clinics. I don't know if places like that would sell it to me with out being a patient. Guess I'll have to call and find out.
     
  12. stu

    stu New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>OctopusHook wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I went on the Thera Band website and they have a way to search for near by retailers that carry it. But all that I saw were chiropractic and physical therapy clinics. I don't know if places like that would sell it to me with out being a patient. Guess I'll have to call and find out.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Ebay, Amazon..........</span>
     
  13. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>OctopusHook wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I don't know if places like that would sell it to me with out being a patient. Guess I'll have to call and find out.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>they sold it to me too so i guess you dont need anything special for it</span>
     
  14. OctopusHook

    OctopusHook New Member

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    Cool, thanks. I'll let you know how it goes.