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Dankung style sling

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by mtsage, Nov 25, 2020.

By mtsage on Nov 25, 2020 at 11:05 AM
  1. mtsage

    mtsage New Member

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    First post here. Have been shooting bands for a couple of years. Consider myself "OK" with accuracy. Anyway, purchased a DanKung style slingshot. I guess you call it a ring style Chinese traditional. Correct me if I'm wrong. The slingshot has slots for flatbands but have been shooting looped tubes. I cant hit the broad side of a barn with this. I can't seem to get it narrowed down as to what would make my brain shoot this with any kind of accuracy. Help please!
    Got any tips, websites with explanations, videos. I have found some Youtube videos but all in Chinese language.

    I edited this post and added this info:
    Slingshot is from GZK website and listed as 9mm Cold-Bending Slingshot. Came with a flatband set and a tubing set. I think the tubing is 2040. Here is a pic.

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    Thanks,
    Marlowe
     
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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by mtsage, Nov 25, 2020.

    1. thehappyhippy

      thehappyhippy Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Supporting Member Admin

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      I will be no help here ...i hate tubes ..ive tried to like them ...tried them in ever configuration i could i hope someone has a good answer because onlything i find them good for is cuffing FLATS!
       
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    2. KawKan

      KawKan Veteran Member

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      I don't know which slingshot you have, so it's hard to offer specific help.
      One problem that pops up frequently, is that many tube shooters come with bands that are too short. Building your own tube sets is really easy and the best solution IMHO. But you can also dissassemble the original bands and retie them as singles or pseudo-tapers to fit your draw.
       
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    3. KawKan

      KawKan Veteran Member

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      Another technique for using this type of slingshot it to center the tubes every time. It's easy to do by starting each draw with the the handle end point toward the target until there is enough tension on the tubes so they center themselves at the top of the ring and stay as long as the tension remains.
      Sighting is pretty much the same as with flats, except the tubes certainly look different.
      And welcome to the forum!
       
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    4. Cruiser

      Cruiser Veteran Member

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      Get a Scout shoot flats you will be happy
       
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      Like KawKan said, if those are the tubes that came with it, they will be too short. You could take them down to singles with a pseudo taper but I find them fiddly to make and the life isn't that good. Either here or on the other forum is a member that makes hybrid pseudos with tube loops and flat bands to the pouch that looks interesting and seems to work well.
       
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    6. Bugar

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      Hey, here’s a setup you can use for your tubes, called cocktail sometimes, I don’t have a DANKUNG type shooter right now, I got these tied the way you can use on the shooter you got, they draw right decent and do a good job, my draw is 34”, anyway, this is a couple I got with this kind of setup. Hey give it a try. DE0DC026-B8AC-4BB3-BAAA-4A371F142F2A.jpeg
       
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    7. Bugar

      Bugar Member

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      These are 1745 DANKUNG tubes
       
    8. mtsage

      mtsage New Member

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      Thanks for the info. I finally just took off the tubes and put some flat bands in the top slots. Can actually hit the target now at least. I have diff sizes of tubing to try on a couple diff frames. I'm sure I can get them to work. Has been frustrating. Thanks again.
       
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      I have an Ocularis and will give that a try with a loop setup or a single tube. Thanks
       
    10. Cruiser

      Cruiser Veteran Member

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      An SPS loves tubes
       
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    11. Peter Recuas

      Peter Recuas Veteran Member

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      Twist the pouch & flip the fork :)
       
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    12. AdamvVS

      AdamvVS Veteran Member

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      Just draw them the way you would flat bands and shoot the way you would with flat bands. It works the same Stop thinking and start aiming. I have a similar frame Its called a Serpentine and is one of my faves wish I had more like this. Most likeley on my next order
       
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