Slingshots Forum banner

Band Thoughts on two sets!

1259 Views 7 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  Tex-Shooter
A couple of days ago I received two sets of bands from two different shooters asking me to give my thought on them. I have shot both sets and here are my thoughts. First the set on the left is Rayshot’s. This is a set made for shooting BB size to 1/4 inch diameter steel shot. The magnet is the smallest that I have ever seen installed in or on a leather pouch. The pouch is laminated with very thin cowhide and pigskin leather. The very thin small magnet is installed between the laminations. It easily picked up a 3/8 inch steel ball. I shot 3/8 steel balls and bb’s with it and it worked very well. One could hardly tell that the magnet was there except that it held the shot. Very nice Ray --- Next is a set of ZDP’s fast bands on the right. I shot 1/2 inch steel balls with them and had no noticeable fliers. They shot very well. They were nicely made and had excellent instructions with them. The rubber was Thera-Band Gold. These also are a very nice set of bands. Thanks guys!! -- Tex


See less See more
1 - 2 of 8 Posts
I should have sent you a board cut, Bill. The Fastbands ar designed to be tied around a flat fork tip with a tie groove. Your attachment looks secure, but I haven't done any long-term testing as it's attached your photo and will only last as long as the rubber at the fork. What do you think of the pouch end? Unusual, eh? And yes, it is Thera-band Gold. You should be able to make out the white printing.

Brad, I personally don't get any spin, Bill just noted there were no fliers. Jeff's shot more with them than any other person and no spin problems. In fact I think you're the only person I gave bands to (there's been quite a few) that has had reported size problems (maybe Peresh, but I can't recall). Would you like replacements?
Yeah, I'd agree that the pouch size is very much a matter of preference. Personally, I want a pouch barely taller than the projectile and as light as possible. I could offer a large pouch option, but it goes against my philosophy and I don't plan to do it. If the buyer can't abide a skinny pouch, then I guess Fastbands are not for him.
1 - 2 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.