surgical tube or flat bands?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by macgman2000, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. macgman2000

    macgman2000 New Member

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    Hello, <br><br>The wrist rocket I had as a kid had surgical tubing for the main band. I see Joerg using flat bands. Is there a difference or is it just what is available? Also, what supplier is recommended?<br><br>Nick<br>Los Angeles, CA. USA
     
  2. MaddyMax

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    flat bands retract faster than tubings.<br><br>tubings last longer before they tear.<br><br>pure natural latex would be the best material. look <a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t104-bill-texshooter-herriman-s-express-bands" class="postlink">HERE</a>. second best are theraband gymnastic bands/tubings. you can get them on ebay, amazon or at sport-/orthopaedic stores.<br><br>but be aware: you'll first have to find out the right dimension of bands/tubings to fit your needs! this depends on your strength, what kinda ammo you shoot, your arm span, ... ...
     

  3. macgman2000

    macgman2000 New Member

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    Bill's email address does not seem to be correct. Do you have another address I can order the band from?<br><br>Nick
     
  4. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    According to Joerg, Theraband Blue or Black is ust as fast as the natural latex bands, Gold is just a little bit slower.<br>I would go for Theraband Gold!
     
  5. JoergS

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    I still prefer TBG vs. all other types of rubber, except when I want to shoot extremely fast with very lightweight ammo. The speed advantage of the thinner TBB or TBG is no longer noticeable as soon as you exceed 10mm steel.<br><br>If you don't taper TBG bands, they are still way faster than tubes, but last as long.
     
  6. MaddyMax

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">Bill's email address does not seem to be correct.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>nherriman(a)stx.rr.com<br><br>ebay username "Slingshot-Bill"</span>
     
  7. macgman2000

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    Where do I get the theraband gold ultra wide so I can cut my own strips? Also, it looks like you cut them with a circular blade cutter (pizza cutter), where do I get that?<br><br>Nick
     
  8. MaddyMax

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">Where do I get the theraband gold ultra wide so I can cut my own strips?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>"you can get them on ebay, amazon or at sport-/orthopaedic stores."<br><br><a href="http://www.thera-band.com/store/products.php?ProductID=26" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.thera-band.com/store/products.php?ProductID=26</a><br><br></span><table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>macgman2000 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">circular blade cutter (pizza cutter), where do I get that?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>also online or at sewing-/paper shops. maybe in some diy stores. olfa-cutters are great.<br><br>pizzacutter wouldn't work well. you'd have to sharpen it like a razorblade.</span>
     
  9. macgman2000

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    MM, thanks for the info. I found this rotary cutting tool....it will not let me post links since I am new.<br><br>go to Amazon and search Olfa-Deluxe-Rotary-Cutter-60mm<br><br>It received excellent reviews from people who quilt, but is it suitable for cutting bands?<br><br>Also I checked out Amazon <br>go to Amazon and search Precut-Thera-Band-Gold-25-mils<br><br>6' for< $15, does that sound like a good price for that?<br><br>Thanks for your help!!!<br>Nick
     
  10. MaddyMax

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    any rotary cutter will be ok, as long as it's sharp. i have different ones from 18 mm to 28 mm. you'll need a (metal)ruler and a self-healing-cutting-mat or at least a plastic kitchen sheet.<br><br>i always bought the 5.50 m rolls of theraband in local stores. official price is about 45&euro;. don't ask me what that would be in inches or dollars. buying on ebay would be much cheaper.