Band tying material | The Slingshot Community Forum

Band tying material

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by OldGuy, Dec 29, 2020.

By OldGuy on Dec 29, 2020 at 4:22 PM
  1. OldGuy

    OldGuy Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2020
    Posts:
    131
    Likes Received:
    205
    Just an feeling. String v. ribbon tied bands seem to have a shorter life span when using 0.5mm weight material. Bands when failing have always been at the pouch end. Just made a few bands. Identical rubber, pouch, taper, and active length. Only difference. Pouch tied with either ribbon or string. The stuff available from SimpleShot. Will take a lot of shots to wear out a lot of bands to get a decent sample size. So....... Opinions???
     
    • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 1

Comments

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by OldGuy, Dec 29, 2020.

    1. KawKan

      KawKan Veteran Member

      Joined:
      Dec 6, 2016
      Posts:
      2,140
      Likes Received:
      4,437
      Opinions!!!???
      You have come to the right place!
      The difference in performance or life between the ribbon and the string will be nearly impossible to detect outside of a testing lab.
      Try them both and pick the one that handles best for you. Or use each on alternate days.
      Should be fun!
       
      • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 3
      • Agree Agree x 1
    2. Flipgun

      Flipgun Veteran Member

      Joined:
      Jul 29, 2016
      Posts:
      1,761
      Likes Received:
      2,561
      Mark which side is up if you turn and tweak. Odds are good that is the side to go first.
       
      • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 2
      • Agree Agree x 1
    3. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

      Joined:
      Dec 9, 2019
      Posts:
      1,618
      Likes Received:
      4,165
      In comparing tying material, don't leave out your ability to use and do it correctly. Many people tie their pouches too tight causing premature failure. Be sure there is a gap of 1/8" to 1/4" between the tie and the pouch. Amber belt tape is great stuff, but if you use it wrong then you may think it is crap.

      Just my opinion! ;)
       
      • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 3
      • Informative Informative x 1
    4. Samurai Samoht

      Samurai Samoht Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Jun 4, 2014
      Posts:
      934
      Likes Received:
      1,221
      Not exactly in line with your query but perhaps this info is useful... I use rubber tubing cuffs for attaching the pouch to the bands. I have been using the GZK 1636 tubing for quite a while now with no problems.
      Here is an older video of mine showing how I do it (at the time I was using a different diameter tube). Several tube options will work for you.
       
      • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 2
      • Informative Informative x 1
    5. OldGuy

      OldGuy Member

      Joined:
      Jul 9, 2020
      Posts:
      131
      Likes Received:
      205
      I'll be using both. To frugal(aka cheapo) to waste one or other. Right now prefer the ribbon. Cuff system looks slick & simple. Have the tools & plenty of scrap 2x4. But, no tubing. I think the string and ribbon spools are 10 meters of material. So probably should use up what I have. But then it's always fun to try something new. I think I might be winding the string too close to the pouch. Might be the cause of my band failures.
       
      • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 4
    6. Emitto

      Emitto Veteran Member

      Joined:
      Dec 2, 2014
      Posts:
      4,279
      Likes Received:
      6,858
      Constrictor know with paracord 550 inners strand!!! The best way!!! :tu::tu:
      Change my mind. Hahahaha! :p
       
      • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 2
      • Funny Funny x 1
    7. wobblywill

      wobblywill Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Jun 30, 2018
      Posts:
      888
      Likes Received:
      1,658
      Same but with waxed thread ..hardly ever shoot flats cos tubes just seen to go on and on and on [emoji16]

      Sent from my SM-A310F using Tapatalk
       
      • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 3
    8. Mr Muz

      Mr Muz Veteran Member

      Joined:
      Nov 15, 2015
      Posts:
      8,247
      Likes Received:
      13,812
      Old school.
       
      • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 2
      • Agree Agree x 1
      • Funny Funny x 1
    9. Zippy

      Zippy Veteran Member

      Joined:
      Feb 6, 2018
      Posts:
      1,385
      Likes Received:
      2,158
      Use string for lighter bands and tape for heavier bands
       
      • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 2
    10. Flipster

      Flipster Member

      Joined:
      Dec 21, 2017
      Posts:
      219
      Likes Received:
      231
      I've said it here a few times, but in my opinion the best material I've found for tying pouches is the crystal/ string stuff from SS. It's only like two buck and you get 50 meters or something. It feels like a hybrid between rubber and string.
       
      • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 4
    11. KawKan

      KawKan Veteran Member

      Joined:
      Dec 6, 2016
      Posts:
      2,140
      Likes Received:
      4,437
      Good thread!
      When someone asks for opinions here, we turn on the fire hose! LOL!
       
      • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 1
    12. Flipgun

      Flipgun Veteran Member

      Joined:
      Jul 29, 2016
      Posts:
      1,761
      Likes Received:
      2,561
      Of course opinions are like ass-ertions
       
      • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 1
    13. OldGuy

      OldGuy Member

      Joined:
      Jul 9, 2020
      Posts:
      131
      Likes Received:
      205
      Life without opinions would be boring. All opinions are good as long as you don't get your undies in a bind:).
       
      • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 1
    14. Jouce Prayitno

      Jouce Prayitno New Member

      Joined:
      Jan 1, 2021
      Posts:
      2
      Likes Received:
      2
      I'll try it
       
      • Thumbs Up Thumbs Up x 2
    15. Road Rash

      Road Rash Member

      Joined:
      Jul 31, 2016
      Posts:
      147
      Likes Received:
      122
       

Share This Page