Pouch attachment tips.

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by AnsalJoseph, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. AnsalJoseph

    AnsalJoseph New Member

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    <div>Since I received my two new slingshots from Ghost, I used up all my replacement bands. 2 sets of unbranded red band and and some TheraBand silver. I did run through them rather quick. I would sat about 75 shots a band set (which is really bad actually). After many painful band shortenings and pouch attach-ings, I learned some things that i hope I can pass on, and help, you guys.<br><br>1. When attaching the band to the pouch, use a constrictor knot. Try a nylon or polyester (anyhitng that can be burned like paracord) blend so it can be burned pushed against itself, this way there is no extra string and no slipping. *******Using the thickness of a YoYo string would be ideal<br><br>2. When pulling the bands through the pouch, make sure the knot and excess bit of band perturing from the knot is on the back side of the pouch. <br><br>3. a square hole for were the band ties is better than circular hole. Accordingly, a square pouch is probbably a little bit better.<br><br>4. When stretching pouch attachments before tightening knot, make sure its a mild-medium tension, this way it dosent stiffen the pouch to band area.<br><br>THIS NEXT TIP IS THE MOST IMPORTANT!!!!!!!<br><br>5. WHEN PULLING BANDS THROUGH POUCH HOLES, bend the ends of the bands. Touching bended bands to bended bands. This is beacuse a Yo-Yo strng thickness tightend all the way with a constrictor know will start to cut into the rubber after some shooting. Pictures below of what I mean / / / / / / / / / / /<br>[img:3980]<a href="/">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/</a><img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img845/7048/dscn3744h.jpg" border="0" alt="">[/img][img:3980]<a href="/">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/</a><img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img5/1897/dscn3745yw.jpg" border="0" alt="">[/img][img:3980]<a href="/">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/</a><img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img59/1617/dscn3746s.jpg" border="0" alt="">[/img][img:3980]<a href="/">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/</a><img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img87/752/dscn3747.jpg" border="0" alt="">[/img]<br><br>*************************** NOTE: These tips work best if they are all used together. <br><br>PLEASE GIVE SOME FEEDBACK <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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  2. theslingshotboy

    theslingshotboy New Member

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    Bad idea You dont want to use anything other then a small strip of the theraband you are useing because you know it can hold itself dowm and just put some spit on it and not it with 3 strips on each side just to be safe
     

  3. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I used a piece of string in the begining and my bands boke off at that area everytime. Now i use rubber strips on both sides( pouch and fork) and it last longer, not so much handslaps than before and if it happens, it don' t hurt like hell.
     
  4. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    After long experimentation this is what I do:<br><br>1) not pre-strech too much while wounding the elastic strip<br>2) start wounding first two turns almost no tension and then apply tension not too much, but enough to avoid slipping<br>3) I use 29cm length initially to get 25 cm bands, saving 2 cm at the fork side which I use to extend the length when retying <br><br>I use 2:1 tapering and with this method I usually get 300+ shoots after retying (100+ shoots more)
     
  5. theslingshotboy

    theslingshotboy New Member

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    You knot with the pouch 3 times <br><br>And wrap and tuck to fork