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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by The preacher, Jan 12, 2022.

By The preacher on Jan 12, 2022 at 1:21 PM
  1. The preacher

    The preacher Well-Known Member

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    I ordered this stuff from GZK on the 6th of January and got it today, that's no pretty fast.

    I was running low on stuff to make bands with, this should last awhile. The reason I ordered so much is to save on shipping.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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Discussion in 'General Slingshot Talk' started by The preacher, Jan 12, 2022.

    1. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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      Nice! Biggest problem you will have is deciding which latex to use!

      I just placed an order this morning with GZK. Hope it comes as quick as yours. Every order I have ever placed with them came in under 2 weeks.
       
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    2. The preacher

      The preacher Well-Known Member

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      My favorite is the BSB white.

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    3. Stankard757

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      Hellloo Mailman that's alot of bands.

      I may have to give GZK a try someday. Never need enough at one time to justify the shipping.

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      Danggg that’s a lot of rubber
       
    5. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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      I agree with BSB. Started to order more, but already have 4 or 5 rolls of it now. Mostly, I ran out of the P6a pouches and wanted more. Decided to fill in the minimum order with the size 6 pouch die. Not really looking to make my own pouches now, but when I am ready, it might be hard to get a pouch die. So, just looking to the future more than anything.

      I have tried the pit pouches and just can not get them to work for me. Pouches are very much a personal item and it they work for you, great. I'm fixed on the GZK P6a for my aim and anchor bands. They are ok too for Semi-butterfly, but prefer thinner kangaroo leather on my PFS setups.

      Also, GZK now has listed the solid round latex. Always wanted to try it for frameless shooting, so now I have some on the way.
       
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    6. The preacher

      The preacher Well-Known Member

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      I saw the solid round latex too, let me know how it works out.

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    7. Bugar

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      Woooooooo, dang, few yrs back I ordered a couple rolls, getting real low now, Wow, Whatta bunch you got Wow!!!
       
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      Didn’t use it for frameless, but I have used it for my regular slingshot. I like the solid 5mm tubes that I got. Don’t work very well in the cold weather.
       
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      That's a great haul @The preacher i also try to order a bunch of stuff to save on shipping, a bunch of local slingers get together once in a while and place a common order, so we can get enough stuff to get free shipping.
      i got a roll of BSB last time, found it kinda stiff... had to add a couple of inches to my regular lenght just to get it to my full draw, any thoughts on comparing it to a precise roll?
      thinking of trying it again
       
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    10. Bimbo

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      I love the pit locating pouches, they are kinda hard at first, so i took advice from @KawKan, take a steel ball, place it in the pouch, bend it and lightly burn tha backnof the pouch, it will form around the ball and it makes it awedome to shoot!! I only order pit pouches since then

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    11. The preacher

      The preacher Well-Known Member

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      I haven't had that problem with the BSB white but did with the black, the black was stiffer and it was the same thickness as the white.

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    12. Palmettoflyer

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      Bimbo, I'll try the pit pouch again and see if I can make it work like you said.

      What BSB did you shoot? I have only shot the white in 0.5 and 0.45 mm thickness. I had the opposite effect and had to shorten my bands about an inch or two to compensate for the extra stretch vs. the 0.7 or 0.6 of Precise latex.
       
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    13. Smitty

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      Them things suck for pfs hate them
       
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      Dang man you go 40 years rubber there haha nice haul
       
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      i got a roll of .60 BSB, thought it would be similar to Precise, which i always use, in .6 and .65, and cut at my usual tapers i could not stretch it to my full draw, shot fast as hell though... but got tired after just a few shots... in fact, those bands helped me get my beloved tennis elbow on both arms.

      I'm thinking of getting a .55 BSB roll, see how it works
       
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      Bimbo Well-Known Member

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      lol, those are now the only pouches i use, hve them on all my PFS frames...
      Probably because i dont twist or tweak or speed bump, i just flick my shooting wrist a bit upon release
       
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      I am not that good lol . I speed bump them not a bad pouch on normal frame
       
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    18. The preacher

      The preacher Well-Known Member

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      I've been putting the pit pouches on all of my slingshots when the bands need replaced.

      I have them on several of my pfs and have no problems at all, in my opinion they are the best pouches that I've ever used, they are quick and easy to load the ammo as well.

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    19. Palmettoflyer

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      I would highly recommend buying the "White" 0.5 or 0.45 mm size. There seems to be some process variation to the thickness. I have measured the 0.5 nominal size to be anywhere from 0.48 to 0.54 thick. Also, I have tried the 0.6 and agree that it feels very similar to any other brand. But the nominal 0.5 and 0.45 sizes are golden. In my case, I found these to be amazing. Great stretch ratio and longevity.

      Sent a roll to @Arturo Borquez that was marked 0.5 on the box. He measured it and was very close to 0.55 actual. If you look back on his videos from this past year, you may notice his bands are all white!
       
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