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Latex economics and industry

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by KawKan, Jul 15, 2021.

By KawKan on Jul 15, 2021 at 9:46 PM
  1. KawKan

    KawKan Veteran Member

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    Interesting report on the state of the $40 Billion natural rubber industry.
     
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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by KawKan, Jul 15, 2021.

    1. Sergeant Slingshot

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      Very interesting report. In other words, if you have a favorite band you better stock up now.

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    2. Peter Recuas

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      The world needs more mass transportation, personally I hate to drive and love slinging ;)
       
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      Great video.
      Guess prices will be going up.
       
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      Thank you Ray,
      Very informative video about our essential products :tu:
      Beside slingshot bands lack of condom would be the world's biggest problem, side effects will be worst than climate changes and covid series :pompus:
       
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    5. caltoncutlery

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      how long would a roll of bands stay good for if kept sealed in a plastic bag and out of sunlight?
       
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    6. KawKan

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      I think latex protected from ozone and light can last for years - but probably not decades, LOL!
      I think the most likely disaster scenario they presented involved the potential for disease striking the rubber trees. It sounds like that would take at least four to seven years to recover from, after developing a way to eliminate the infection or developing a disease resistant tree.
       
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    7. caltoncutlery

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      so stocking up would mean about what you think you could shoot in a couple years. and not cases and cases of rolls of bands :}
       
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      I've gotten lucky as of late. A lot of folk close to me who've either had surgeries/found old therabands from injuries (myself included) have given me them. Got A LOT of green, some black, a small amount of red and yellow. Some blue as well coming my way.

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    9. Sergeant Slingshot

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      I talked with a friend of mine the other day about latex storage and he told me to vacuum seal it and put it in the freezer, both anti cold and regular alike. He's got latex over 6 years old that he still shoots that's been stored this way. Said it doesn't effect shooting longevity or anything at all.

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