Thera Tube

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Flipper, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Flipper

    Flipper New Member

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    Hi guys, I just had a quick question. I have decided to use Theratube instead of Theraband because I want to be able to use (and abuse) the slingshot. I have a fairly long reach and am decently strong, not anything crazy. I want something I can pull back time after time and shoot marbles or small rocks. Which color should I get? I was thinking green, but maybe blue would be better?<br>Thanks guys!<br>~Ben
     
  2. CaptainBacon

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    Go with black. It's not too heavy.
     

  3. Flipper

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    umm, is that a joke? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  4. CaptainBacon

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    I'm 6'2'' and weigh 170lbs. Think sapling. I have no trouble drawing back a double thickness theratube black bandset on my slingbow.
     
  5. Flipper

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    ha! I'm 6' 2" ,180lb. But not very muscular. I also have some back issues I don't want to re-agitate...
     
  6. CaptainBacon

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    Using just one tube of theratube black per side of the pouch would result in a draw of about 25lbs. So they say.
     
  7. Flipper

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    oh, thats not that bad. Do you have a table or something of draw weights for each color? I know there is one for bands, don't know about tubes..
     
  8. CaptainBacon

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    I haven't found one for tubes. Though I did find out that apparently the green tubes are a common use size for hunters. I would give that a try if you're hesitant about going straight to black.
     
  9. Flipper

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    alright, cool. It's cheaper too <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  10. Bert the Welder

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>CaptainBacon wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I'm 6'2'' and weigh 170lbs. Think sapling. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>ROFL!!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><br>I'm 5'10" and 240. Think Joergling. <br>Smaller but oddly heavier..... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"></span>
     
  11. Flipper

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    perhaps you are oddly muscular? o_0
     
  12. I'm 5'10" 200, think furball. Human, bud oddly apelike. lol
     
  13. Flipper

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    so guys, how do I attach the tubes once I get them? I'm finishing up by first natural made from red alder right now.
     
  14. CaptainBacon

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    Hahaha you guys are hilarious <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> I'm thin, but I have karate muscles. It's all in the job and carnivore diet. <br><br>You can attach them the same as flatbands, going over the top and with securing rubber tired around the fork tip. You can also drill holes in each fork tip and pull the bands through. There are a number of ways to attach them.<br><br>
     
  15. Flipper

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    I feel like drilling through would put less stress on the tubes. how are people securing them once they are through? A pin?
     
  16. CaptainBacon

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    <a href="http://www.melchiormenzel.de/making_rubber_attach.html" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.melchiormenzel.de/making_rubber_attach.html</a><br><br>There's a good source link for some research.
     
  17. Flipper

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    Alright, I think I'll go with over the top. Right now I'm going to sand some more and then it is time for linseed oil! Honestly this is the first time I've ever worked with wood, how should I polish it? I think I have a dremil somewhere with polishing compound, but I think that is for metal...?<br>BTW, thanks so much for the help!
     
  18. CaptainBacon

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    Don't use the dremel and polishing compound (yes that is for metal). Just use finer and finer sandpaper until it's smooth as silk, then just let it bathe in the oil for a day. When you take it out, take a clean rag and just massage some love into it. It'll need to sit for a bit before you use it, unless you like your hands to have residue on them.
     
  19. Flipper

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    alright, sounds good. Thanks!
     
  20. GoldenWall

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>CaptainBacon wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Just use finer and finer sandpaper until it's smooth as silk, then just let it bathe in the oil for a day</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> Any particular type of oil? Linseed, flax seed or tung oil?</span>