Springs instead of Rubber

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Pestilenzius, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Pestilenzius

    Pestilenzius New Member

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    I just had wondered about Jörg's use of Rubber inside his Trigger mechanisms. I mean, rubber bands soon rip and you have to replace then, especially in contact with wood or srews, where they rub on the surfaces. Wouldn't it be better and more useful to use small springs? They cannot rip and have the same effect on the trigger drawback. It seems to be more stable to me. Do you agree? Or what are the benefits of rubberbands?
     
  2. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    <div>Sure springs would last longer but the whole point is not the best way. It is about the best way with rubber. Gotta stay true to the slingshot roots! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
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  3. DaveSteve

    DaveSteve New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Flipgun wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Sure springs would last longer but the whole point is not the best way. It is about the best way with rubber. Gotta stay true to the slingshot roots! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I agree!</span>
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  5. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I used a small spring( from a ball pen) on my pulley bullpup but i will replace it with rubber. The spring is too small so, it don' t bring back the trigger in place like rubber would do. There is not space enough to put a stronger spring because stronger means bigger. That' s why rubber is more appropriate in this case. I don' t know about the other trigger mechanisms Joerg made/use.
     
  6. orgazmosis

    orgazmosis Junior Member

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    theraband without friction should last a very long time it does not break down like rubber bands do. ive found clothespin springs to be very helpful for these applications if placed correctly ;)
     
  7. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Springs work, but I love my rubber.
     
  8. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Plus springs are fairly loud.
     
  9. orgazmosis

    orgazmosis Junior Member

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    whats not to love :D when you look @ the numbers no spring can compare ;)

    Thera Band
    Hardness,shore A :35,40 or 30
    Specific Gravity :0.95
    Tensile Strength,PSI:3500
    Elongation at Break : 750%

    needed to know the tensile strength figured some of you would like these stats too ;)