If i were to use flat exercise bands for my slingshot, would you recommend the medium power(blue) or the very thick(green) bands they are over an inch wide.Thanks
Good advice, i use the black or blue stuff, but like this answer depends what you are shooting, and what at, jeffIt depends. Both will do the job.
Thinner bands are a little faster and thicker bands last longer.
In any case you will use as much width or bands to achieve sufficient pull you need to pull the weight of the shot.
Weaker bands allow you to shoot lighter ammo faster and more accurately. Heavier bands mean you can shoot heavy shot to hunt with without too much folding or too many bands.
Most bands are between 0.5mm and 0.75mm thick. If in doubt, go light and work up.
Just for forum members information. I also make and sell a "ultra power band assembly" at A+ Slingshots. They are tapered TheraBand gold and size and shape is comparable to any powerful band on the market for $8.00 US + shipping.If you have any doubt about what it'd take, err on the side of more energy. These bands are available for purchase from forum member fish. They are untapered and just totally brutal to both target and shooter. Both my friend and I pull them and our elbows creak. Something in that joint is at the point of near-failure. I could not pull heavier bands and hope to hit anything. You need .40 cal or heavier lead shot to take advantage of these bands.