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I need quick help, with which tapering I could start experimenting to get "high speed".
I have seshou guru 0,75 and 1,0 and GZK Green 0,66.

For these bands each, which tapering shall I use to get 400 fps or more ?

At full butterfly I have 156cm (61,5 inches) draw, which I want to use.
I should stretch the bands to 5x, I suppose?

Pouches: "Dankung Liquide Bullet"

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I was the same at the start.
Torsten from Germany gets over 400fps. Here is his Youtube channel.

crazy fast homemade slingshot bands - 439 fps!!

The speed freaks club also. Speed Freaks - SSF 300 Club

I can't give you a definitive answer, however this is a good place to start. Full Butterfly is for advanced shooters. Be careful, you can shoot yourself in the back of the head.

Kalevala shooting full butterfly.

I hope others can elaborate on your question.
Salutations.
 

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I need quick help, with which tapering I could start experimenting to get "high speed".
I have seshou guru 0,75 and 1,0 and GZK Green 0,66.

For these bands each, which tapering shall I use to get 400 fps or more ?

At full butterfly I have 156cm (61,5 inches) draw, which I want to use.
I should stretch the bands to 5x, I suppose?

Pouches: "Dankung Liquide Bullet"

Thank you!
I stretched TheraBand Gold to 6.5x to achieve 432 fps. Whatever you use, stretch it as far as it will go and release immediately. Expect short band life. Use the smallest, lightest pouch you can find that works with the ammo. Kangaroo leather is good, but some of the new synthetics might do the trick. Good luck.
 

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Yes the Liquide bullet pouches are really lightweight,
just 0,37g and micro fiber, its very strong and durable.
I just saw, that I have even smaller pouches with same weight,
so I will use them instead.

I'm just preparing for making a bandset now.

I will use the GZK Green .66 to start with.
As for tapering I would go for 22mm at the fork, since my uniphoxxes
are 22 at the fork for TTF (20 for OTT).

And to start with, I will use just a single layer.

I read, a 18-12 tapering is often used. So I would take 12mm at the pouch.

I will cut 22-12-240 (with 1cm more at the ends for binding)

What do you think?

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One thing I'm just asking myself. I suppose there is diefference in pouch release for OTT vs TTF.
TTF: no tweaking nor twisting.
OTT: tweaking and twisting is possible to avoid fork hits.

Is that correct?

I got .42 Red Dragon. I then would double layer it. Which tapering then?
 
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