rubber for slingshots

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by smooth1962, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. smooth1962

    smooth1962 New Member

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    i found this site last night here is the link <a href="http://www.uscargocontrol.com/Moving-Supplies/Moving-Straps-Mover-Bands/Rubber-Mover-Bands-27-1-Dozen" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.uscargocontrol.com/Moving-Supplies/Moving-Straps-Mover-Bands/Rubber-Mover-Bands-27-1-Dozen</a>
     
  2. rashid100

    rashid100 New Member

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    u can use this for tying the bands to the fork..... probably not as bands... i might be wrong....<br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    According to what I've heard, pallet bands like these are some kind of rubber blend (latex + synthetic?) and are very durable but lack the speed of pure latex or gum rubber.
     
  4. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    The result of all my extensive tests:<br><br>Clean latex made from natural rubber works best.<br><br>Ideally, there should be NO additive at all. No colorizing, no chemicals to make it more resistant against light, just the pure stuff. <br><br>The natural gum rubber from McMaster Carr beats everything else.<br><br><a href="http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-rubber-sheets/=ir8bbd" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-rubber-sheets/=ir8bbd</a><br><br>If you happen to live in the US, then you can order directly from them. Look for article numbers 85995K28 (thickness comparable to TB Gold) or 85995K27 (comparable to TB Black). <br><br>This stuff performs about 3% better than Thera Band. This means that a lot of guys won't ever notice a difference, as waiting just a half second before releasing the pouch means you loose 10% anyway. It takes many shots over the chrony to reliably come up with a difference. <br><br>Thera Band lasts longer in daylight, and is available all over the world. <br><br>All other rubber types, no matter if you use office rubber, other gymnastics bands, bands made from kinky clothing, inner tubing - all weak, weak, weak. We are talking 50 to 90% weaker than the real stuff.