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Butterfly bands active length

Discussion in 'Beginner Question Forum' started by Hamid, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. Hamid

    Hamid Member

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    Dear Friends,
    How do you measure you butterfly bands sets active length?
    Do you put your butterfly bands under max tension or maybe you prefer a lighter drawing weight?

    Wishing you all the best
    Hamid
     
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  2. KawKan

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    I usually set up all my latex for an active length of about 1/4 my draw length. That's largely due to the influence of Bill Herriman, (@Tex-shooter, Slingshot Bill on YouTube). He leaned toward long band life and added performance as needed by adding width to the band cut, versus reducing length.
     
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  3. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Veteran Member

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    well, it depends on elasticity or stiffness of the material, soft latex could be 5-6:1, the TBG's 4:1, natural rubber 3-4:1 ... as @KawKan pointed also depends on your goal, speed (taper or not) ... life span ... ammo weight ... and etc ...
     
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  4. Hamid

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    Thank you Ray for your answer.
    You are an asset to this forum.
     
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  5. Hamid

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    Master Arturo thank you for your answer.
    I like target shooting and shoot 4mm BBs.
     
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  6. Road Rash

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    Here I find myself occasionally in the beginner forums again...
    This gave me insight as to why my butterbamds don't last! I'm always about power and distance.
     
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  7. cromag

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    I prefer shooting on the lighter side of full tension myself but mostly to avoid the hand slap. I think the lack of hand slap shooting butterfty is one of it's best attributes , why go strong and have the arthritic knuckles pay the price?
     
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