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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by RobertP, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. RobertP

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    Well first off I would like this thread to consist of links and any information useful for anyone in the slingshot world. Such as where to buy your steel ball ammo in bulk or what sites to buy consumer slingshots.<br><br><u>Always check places like eBay, and Amazon for better deals!<br></u><br><br><strong>Buying Ammo:</strong><br><br><a href="http://www.vxb.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.vxb.com</a><br><br><a href="http://royalsteelballusa.com/precision_products.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://royalsteelballusa.com/precision_products.htm</a><br><br><br><strong>Buying Consumer Slingshots:</strong><br><br><a href="http://www.dankung.com/emart/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.dankung.com/emart/</a><br><br><a href="http://stores.slingshotsusa.com/StoreFront.bok" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://stores.slingshotsusa.com/StoreFront.bok</a><br><br><br><strong>Buying TB bands/tubing:</strong><br><br><a href="http://www.yogadirect.com/Thera-Bands_c_12.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.yogadirect.com/Thera-Bands_c_12.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.protherapysupplies.com/Shop-by-Brand/Thera-Band-Exercise-Bands?gclid=CM-xlLSyrKsCFY0s7AoduAk16A" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.protherapysupplies.com/Shop-by-Brand/Thera-Band-Exercise-Bands?gclid=CM-xlLSyrKsCFY0s7AoduAk16A</a><br><br><a href="http://www.yogaaccessories.com/Thera-Bands_c_1044.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.yogaaccessories.com/Thera-Bands_c_1044.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.bannertherapy.com/search.aspx?searchfield=theraband&x=28&y=5" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.bannertherapy.com/search.aspx?searchfield=theraband&x=28&y=5</a><br><br><br><strong>Buying Round Ball Molds:</strong> - best place is eBay I think.<br><br><a href="http://muzzleloadingandmore.com/products/accessories/molds_round_balls/index.htm#Lee" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://muzzleloadingandmore.com/products/accessories/molds_round_balls/index.htm#Lee</a> Round Ball Bullet Molds<br><br><a href="http://www.hiltsmolds.com/MuzzleLoadingBallMolds.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.hiltsmolds.com/MuzzleLoadingBallMolds.htm</a><br><br><strong>Tree Info for Natural Forks:</strong><br><br><a href="http://forestry.about.com/od/hardwoods/tp/hardwood_list.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://forestry.about.com/od/hardwoods/tp/hardwood_list.htm</a> - North American Hardwoods<br><br><a href="http://www.hardwoodinfo.com/species_guide/index.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.hardwoodinfo.com/species_guide/index.php</a> - American Hardwoods<br><br><br><strong>TB Bands Info:</strong><br><u>Band colors<br></u>* Tan/Extra Thin<br>* Yellow/Thin<br>* Red/Medium<br>* Green/Heavy<br>* Blue/Extra Heavy<br>* Black/Special Heavy<br>* Silver/Super Heavy<br>* Gold/Max<br><br><u>Tubing Colors<br></u>* Tan/Extra Thin<br>* Yellow/Thin<br>* Red/Medium<br>* Green/Heavy<br>* Blue/Extra Heavy<br>* Black/Special Heavy<br>* Silver/Super Heavy<br><br><img src="http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t267/Busted11290/therabandchart.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><strong>Slingshot wiki:<br></strong><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slingshot" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slingshot</a><br><br><br><strong>Formulas:<br></strong><br>Energy( ft-lb ) = Weight( grains ) times Velocity( fps ) Squared divided by 450395<br><br>Momentum = kg(mass) times m/s(velocity)<br><br>Lead melts at 621.43*F or 327.461*C<br><br><strong>Units of Measurement:</strong><br><br>m/s - Meters per Second<br><br>fps - Feet per Second <br><br>mm - millimeter<br><br>in or " - inches<br><br>oz - ounce<br><br>kg - kilogram<br><br>lbs - pounds<br><br>g - grams<br><br>gr - grains<br><br>1 m/s = 3.280839895013123 fps<br><br>1 fps = 0.3048 m/s<br><br>1 kilogram = 2.20462262 pounds<br><br>1 pound = 0.45359237 kilograms<br><br>1 grains = 0.00228571429 ounces<br><br>1 ounce = 437.5 grain<br><br>1 ounce = 28.3495231 grams<br><br>1 gram = 15.4323584 grain<br><br>1 gram = 0.0352739619 ounces<br><br>1 millimeter = 0.0393700787 inches<br><br>1 inches = 25.4 millimeters<br>
     
  2. JoergS

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    Wow! Great post.<br><br>Jörg
     

  3. RobertP

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    Thank you <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  4. gamekeeper john

    gamekeeper john New Member

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    i agree with Joerg, fantastic post <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  5. RobertP

    RobertP New Member

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    Thanks, just hope others contribute to the links and any information they fill should be there.
     
  6. DukaThe

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    Thank you robert. Great post <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  7. 3bears

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    Nice one Rob! you've deffo done your homework there! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  8. Јузер Нејм

    Јузер Нејм New Member

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    Life and time-saver post! Cheerz!
     
  9. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    Sweeet <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  10. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    royalsteelballusa.com/precision_products.htm<br><br>should add this to your list, they are cheap so I read, only 37 dollars for 25 pounds of balls, 20 bucks for shipping.
     
  11. Kyl

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    Hey RobertP, There's a place here in Asheville to get the thera-band and tube. Banner Therapy right down on the corner of Broadway and Riverside Dr. <br>bannertherapy.com
     
  12. RobertP

    RobertP New Member

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    Thanks Kyl, I did not know about them. They have decent prices too. Added them and the royalsteelball to the list.
     
  13. RobertP

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    Added, Buying Round Ball Molds, and the melting temps in *F and *C for lead. Anyone know good places to buy molds from? Also any helpful links just post them and I will add <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  14. TheChad

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    I have been buying my theraband gold on ebay, I got 5 feet for like 5 or 6 bucks...
     
  15. Kyl

    Kyl New Member

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    For a round ball gang mould these guys look pretty reasonably priced. <br> fishingmad.co.uk