Thin or thick rubber

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Oldschool, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Oldschool

    Oldschool New Member

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    Joerg or other experienced shooters, theraband gold doubled or tripled for heavy ammo seems to be the most used I see. Why do you not use thin bands in layers more often? What is the downside (longevity,cost,etc..,)<br>Any new rubber ideas?
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    I have a layer of 1 tapered thera gold that is 10 lb pull, and 3 layers of tapered green to make 10 lbs also. Just got my Chrony the other day... got to take it out and try it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    it doesn't make any difference i use thin and thick and they both shoot good so its just what you like and what you can find
     
  4. HonzaS

    HonzaS New Member

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    I think that definitely thinner rubber lasts less.<br>Mainly due to abrasion on the top of the fork.
     
  5. sotiris

    sotiris New Member

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    the thinner the rubber, the faster it is, but will ripp more often.Also, using thick rubber gives the slingshots a neater look.On the contrary, thinner theraband is a lot cheaper that theraband gold, so using more of it wont be more expensive.
     
  6. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Poor chrony... how does one manage to hit a defuser I don't know... I have to get a better set up with better lighting then I'll get back to this <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">