The Recurve Slingband Bow!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kill3rGreen, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Kill3rGreen

    Kill3rGreen New Member

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    So this idea hit me like a bolt of lightning in the middle of the night, Why not attach rubber bands to my bow to increase its power and speed? I woke up early the next morning and went to work making it a reality, these are the results so far. It may not look so pretty right now but I will clean it up and finalize the design soon!<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://youtube.com/v/RrBoisU_rxg" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://youtube.com/v/7D3k2dIfNYw" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://youtube.com/v/hGXWPKfLhgw" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://youtube.com/v/YsLRZh1DJvs" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed>
     
  2. Kill3rGreen

    Kill3rGreen New Member

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    Haha, so I attached 2 more band sets to the bow. The power is at least triple what I had before and it also seems to have "silenced" the bowstring when I fire. Instead of hearing a whip from the string all I hear is arrow impact. Pretty pleased with the results so far, except that drawing back has become quite difficult. Guess it will get easier with use, Anyone know how much life I could expect out of main stream mass produced bands?
     

  3. e_monster55

    e_monster55 New Member

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    Cool, Looks like the design could use some clean-up though.
     
  4. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    <div>Hi! I was thinking, if you use a tapered tube set up you would get a faster recoil at an easier draw and that maybe knoklocks would keep your bands in place on the string instead of sliding up the angle formed when you draw.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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