War of thera bands color, the fastest or the more joule?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by otta88sun, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. otta88sun

    otta88sun New Member

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    There are not mistake... the gold bands are best to shoot heavy ammo (from 20mm steel ball) at max speed.<br>But for other? I means... 10mm and 12mm steel ball (3,6 and 7,06g)?<br>look at this video<br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRzTCKMg-lY" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRzTCKMg-lY</a><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnkCvYwphP8" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnkCvYwphP8</a><br><br>them show how launch a 12mm steel ball at 95 mps = 32J! not bad! (thera band black)<br>or how to lunch 10mm steel ball at 120mps = 26J (thera band blue really tapered)<br><br>joerg build some sling-x-bow shooting 20mm steel ball (about 33g) at a slower speed (about 70mps) but with a energy that can reach more than 100J!!!<br><br>So, what is better? fast and less energy or slower and a lot of energy? My answer is the good stay in middle... a too energy (but slower) SS will not be accurated in precision (and range shoot) like a faster one. Yeah, but a faster one will have good range and precision but weaker energy!<br><br>Am i boring? hope no... let's read this too:<br>i thing that for hunting (or something like this) a good steel ball is from 12mm (7,06g) to 20mm (33g)... does someone know any band color/combination to make them shoot faster then 110/120mps? (let a drawlenght from 90 to 120cm).<br>Or just... an opinion for faster band... Joerg's thera band calcolator is REALLY GOOD... but i think he make it for heavier ammo.. for medium ammo fast... what should we do? <br><br>Thanks<br>Ottavio
     
  2. meeeee!

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    gold bands are not best for heavy ammo. the thinnest bands( tan) are best to shoot all types of ammo, as long as you use enough layers to get the draw weight needed for your ammo weight, but thinner bands break sooner. <br><br>what is better depends on your purpose. for hunting, you should go for lighter, faster ammo as you will have a better chance of hitting your prey. for destruction, you should go for slower, more powerful ammo. <br><br>so for higher speeds and more power you should go with the thinnest bands possible, but these will not last as long as thicker bands.
     

  3. otta88sun

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    so what's the reason Joerg use and raccomend a lot Thera Band Gold? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    it works good with less layers and still gives quite some speed?
     
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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>meeeee! wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">gold bands are not best for heavy ammo. the thinnest bands( tan) are best to shoot all types of ammo, as long as you use enough layers to get the draw weight needed for your ammo weight, but thinner bands break sooner. <br><br>what is better depends on your purpose. for hunting, you should go for lighter, faster ammo as you will have a better chance of hitting your prey. for destruction, you should go for slower, more powerful ammo. <br><br>so for higher speeds and more power you should go with the thinnest bands possible, but these will not last as long as thicker bands.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>gold band not best for heavy ammo? shoot a 33g steel ball withouth gold band... how much speed do u get and bands per side do u need? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  6. tokSick

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    I see most of shooters using TB gold with one layer only.<br>I think it is to have a good compromise between speed and power.<br>I might be wrong, i am not good at physic stuff.
     
  7. meeeee!

    meeeee! New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>otta88sun wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">so what's the reason Joerg use and raccomend a lot Thera Band Gold? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
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    <span class="postbody"><br>because that is what he prefers. it is a good cross between band life and power.</span>
     
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>otta88sun wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>meeeee! wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">gold bands are not best for heavy ammo. the thinnest bands( tan) are best to shoot all types of ammo, as long as you use enough layers to get the draw weight needed for your ammo weight, but thinner bands break sooner. <br><br>what is better depends on your purpose. for hunting, you should go for lighter, faster ammo as you will have a better chance of hitting your prey. for destruction, you should go for slower, more powerful ammo. <br><br>so for higher speeds and more power you should go with the thinnest bands possible, but these will not last as long as thicker bands.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>gold band not best for heavy ammo? shoot a 33g steel ball withouth gold band... how much speed do u get and bands per side do u need? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>i dont know how much speed, but it would be more than gold. you would need enough layers to get it the same draw weight as gold, at the same draw weight thinner rubber is more powerful. <br><br>also, you will get more power from wider bands with less layers.</span>