Slingbow String-Tying Question

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by CaptainBacon, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. CaptainBacon

    CaptainBacon Knowledgeable Man

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    On Joerg's 120lbs Slingbow, he features some really speargun rubber tubing as the source of power. Recently I've started a similar project for a takedown slingbow similar to a takedown recurve bow, and for a powersource, I purchased some 80lbs resistance tubing from my local sporting goods chain. <br><br>The outer diameter of this tubing is nearly 3/4" and the inside diameter is about 1/8". I believe I may be able to work a knot into the inside of the tubing and tie a retainer loop around the string and rubber, but I'm not sure that's the best way to go about attachment. <br><br>How did Joerg tie his bands.<br><br>Or more to the point, Joerg, if you could find the time, could you post an instructional video to compliment the existing how to specifically about how to tie the bands?<br><br><br>I've done some searching and have yet to find an appropriate source of information on the subject. Having the answers I seek will result in this project getting finished and a new topic in the homemade section <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>
     
  2. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    the knot jörg is normally using is called the constrictor knot. there are several vids on youtube about it.
     

  3. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    <a href="http://www.animatedknots.com/constrictor/index.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.animatedknots.com/constrictor/index.php</a><br><br>and a little louder <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBpJXNfpo5g" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBpJXNfpo5g</a>
     
  4. Mithrandir

    Mithrandir New Member

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    I used the method which you just described... tying a nice knot and putting it in the tube with a piece of rubber tied around the end to seal it tight. <br><br>I think that method works great
     
  5. CaptainBacon

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    I appreciate it a lot guys. I'm going to play with it tomorrow afternoon. I've used the constrictor knot before I think. <br><br>My plan is to use a reliable stopper knot to secure the rope on the inside of the tubing, and then use a constrictor knot to hold the knot inside the tube.