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Experiment: Can the tapered band really get higher speed than the straight band??

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by Snipersling Slingshots, Nov 19, 2020 at 5:11 AM.

By Snipersling Slingshots on Nov 19, 2020 at 5:11 AM
  1. Snipersling Slingshots

    Snipersling Slingshots Member Vendor

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    Made this video to show the differences between straight bands and tapered bands, hope it would help you guys understand it better.
     
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    1. Konrad

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      Very interesting, not to over shadow your efforts thankyou for posting. My slingshot rifle with 1mm guru does 109m/s at a 135mm active 675mm draw 47 to 19mm tapper, 8mm steel. Nearly everyone say's use less rubber but I have and don't get the same speed, I get less? Can you give me any clues as to why this is happening. The Chinese are way ahead.

      I have seen you thru catapult carnage's work, keep up the good work.

      Salutations Konrad.
       
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    2. Bugar

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      Good video, thanks
       
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    3. KawKan

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      Great demonstration of the effect of band tapering.
      I was glad you included the resistance measurements. I was a surprised the 20-10 bands had more tensile strength than the 15-15 set. That is good information!
       
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    4. Snipersling Slingshots

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      Hi Konrad, thanks for your comment, I never tried a 47-19 tapered band sets, it's huge and I don't have a fork that can set it on lol, but I do can send an 8mm bearing to over 110m/s with a 0.5mm thickness 20-12 tapered band(active length 190mm), you might like to have a look:
       
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    5. Snipersling Slingshots

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      That's where you get extra speed from :) power couldn't come from nowhere :)
       
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