twisted bands vs flat bands

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by kineticweaponry, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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    After every shot using my slingshots with thera-band gold, the flat rubber twists like a spiral and i always untwist it before i shoot it again.<br><br>I was wondering if it made a difference if it is twisted or not.<br>you could do a simple test over the chrony with twisted bands vs flat bands.<br><br>Maybe you could do a video testing this theory.<br><br>Thank you, this helps a lot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>Campbell
     
  2. DaveSteve

    DaveSteve New Member

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    I think that you have to be concerned hitting your fork with twisted bands rather with speed difference.<br>I too have to untwist my bands now and then after a shot. <br>No big deal. Also tubes do this. That's the way it is.
     

  3. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    I know, it's annoying, I don't actually know if it makes any difference as it always seemed just wrong to me to shoot it twisted so I always untwist it in fear of flyers and forkhits.<br>Anyone knows a way to avoid it maybe? I think it happens more often with OTT slingshots.
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hello and welcome. Shooting with twisted bands... i am not brave enough to try that <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_pale.gif" alt="pale" longdesc="26">
     
  5. Greetings and welcome. I shot myslef in the hand with a PFS because I didn't untwist the bands, it was fairly painful.
     
  6. stej

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    I think nobody will recommend shooting with twisted bands/tubes.<br><br>With tubes it's different than with bands - they don't twist so often, but on the other hand it's sometimes difficult to spot that they are twisted.<br>Any irregurality or "new concept" is possibly dangerous...
     
  7. tokSick

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    I know Joerg had a anti- handslap system in one of his video' s. Sorry i couldn' t find it. That system was made out of a long and thin strip of Thera- band attached at the pouch and the other side, at his wrist. If i remember, someone asked for a " less-noise-system" for hunting and i suggested that one. Now i am pretty sure it would work great as a " anti-twisted bands" . A 3 in 1, in fact...<br>If you can confirm what i am trying to explain, Joerg, it would be nice. Thanks in advance.
     
  8. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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    thanks for the help <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  9. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    <div>That is why speed shooters use tubes.</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>Failed perception is when you have a gun, I have a slingshot and you think you are the only one that is armed. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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  10. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    you mean like fast draw speed or ammo speed, fastdraw yes, ammo speed no
     
  11. Tysonspapa

    Tysonspapa New Member

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    The only thing you can expect from twisted Bands us your ammo Comming back at you. The pouch could turn instead of releasing the ammo, and then the steelball will stay in the pouch, releasing on its way back to you.
     
  12. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    Yep, this happened to me, got hit in the stomach.
     
  13. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>CEZ wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Yep, this happened to me, got hit in the stomach.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br> oww, well thanks for telling me guys, i would not want another slingshot injury <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_mad.gif" alt="Mad" longdesc="8"><br></span>
     
  14. tokSick

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I know Joerg had a anti- handslap system in one of his video' s. Sorry i couldn' t find it. That system was made out of a long and thin strip of Thera- band attached at the pouch and the other side, at his wrist. If i remember, someone asked for a " less-noise-system" for hunting and i suggested that one. Now i am pretty sure it would work great as a " anti-twisted bands" . A 3 in 1, in fact...<br>If you can confirm what i am trying to explain, Joerg, it would be nice. Thanks in advance.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I' ve found the video i was talking about. <a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t120-speedloading-anti-handslap-trick" class="postlink">CLICK HERE.</a></span>
     
  15. <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>CEZ wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Yep, this happened to me, got hit in the stomach.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>Ouch, i got hit in the hand, your's sounds a bit more painful lol.</span>
     
  16. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    <div>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>onnod wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">you mean like fast draw speed or ammo speed, fastdraw yes, ammo speed no</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody">That is what I meant, like dgui.</span>
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    <br>Failed perception is when you have a gun, I have a slingshot and you think you are the only one that is armed. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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