Theraband Silver help!

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by FIAAO, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Howdy <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>Ive been looking around the internet for some Theraband. I found a Norweighan retailer that sells Thera Band Gold at rolls of 5,5 meter. The only problem is that the shipping is hellishly expensive. After some more research, I found a Swedish retailer that also sells Theraband, but without the high cost of shipping. The one problem is that they dont sell Gold. They got every colour, execpt that one. The strongest they got is Silver. I know Black Theraband is a bit faster than Gold, but is thinner and seem to break more often than the thicker types (Gold and Silver). So, in regards of speed and band breakage, how do Theraband Silver compare to Gold? How much Silver would I need to match the draw of a Gold bandset for the same ammo(in other words, how should I calculate the result of the Band Calculator to get the most out of my (eventual) Silver-bandset?<br><br>Thanks in advance for answering my questions, and sorry if this has already been answered in another thread.<br><br>Greets<br><br>//Alfred B
     
  2. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>JoergS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Here are the multiplicators you need to convert the output of the calculator to other rubber types. <br><br>Yellow = 6,91 <br>Red = 5,73<br>Green = 4,18<br>Blue = 3,02<br>Black = 2,28<br>Silver = 1,58<br>Gold = 1,0 (of course)</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>So you simply have to multiply the calc results by the one you have.</span>
     

  3. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Check <a href="http://www.kugel-winnie.de/epages/62136757.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/62136757/Categories/Zwillen/Materialien_fuer_den_Schleuderbau/TheraBaender" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">THIS</a> out... If i buy 2,50m it will cost me 14,30euro + 1,70euro for shipping to here(belgium). Maybe it will be the same for you or not much more. You just have to register and add it to the basket en see how much you will have to pay. If it is too much you just empty the basket. You can also contact them by e- mail, they are really nice people and they will answer for sure. Hope it helps.
     
  4. 1000yardshooter

    1000yardshooter New Member

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    Go to Amazon.com and it is very cheap. This is where I buy mine rom
     
  5. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Ok, thanks for the help guys!<br><br>As the silver seems to be as thick as the goldbands (and therefore as heavy) the gold bands should be faster, because of its higher drawweight? Not like for ex black bands wich are faster because they are lighter?
     
  6. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    I guess gold is the best choice because Joerg use it most of the time, it have to be a reason for that. About the properties of bands i can' t help you, sorry.
     
  7. meeeee!

    meeeee! New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Failureisalwaysanoption wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Ok, thanks for the help guys!<br><br>As the silver seems to be as thick as the goldbands (and therefore as heavy) the gold bands should be faster, because of its higher drawweight? Not like for ex black bands wich are faster because they are lighter?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>the silver is thinner than gold. thinner rubber contracts faster. you would need more layers of silver to have the same draw weight as gold, but the silver would be faster.</span>
     
  8. Silver is stronger than gold, or black I thought.
     
  9. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>meeeee! wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <br>the silver is thinner than gold. thinner rubber contracts faster. you would need more layers of silver to have the same draw weight as gold, but the silver would be faster.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thats right.<br><br><br>For heavy ammo you need 3 layers (a lot of work) but really fast.<br>Zwillie</span>
     
  10. von_z2

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    <div>I'm assuming that those multipliers are for just width, and the length stays the same. Is that correct?</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>"non impediti ratione cogitationis" <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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  11. zwillie

    zwillie New Member

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    Every layer is the same size.<br>For double layer slingshot you need 4 identical bands.<br><br><a href="http://www.slingshotchannel.com/band_calc.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.slingshotchannel.com/band_calc.html</a>
     
  12. meeeee!

    meeeee! New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>von_z2 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I'm assuming that those multipliers are for just width, and the length stays the same. Is that correct?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>yes. you just increase the width. or you can use the same width and just add more layers.</span>
     
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    <div>Ok thanks, just double checking.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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