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I spent some time today rigging up this catty with some theraband.( mind you it took a lot longer than a chain attachment!).....with a bit more frustration and struggle too, but that will iron out with experience.

Here it is! My virgin voyage into the slingshot scene with my theraband!


There is is from the front side where I hold with my left hand.

Doubled up tapered 1 3/8" - 3/4"

The other side, attached with 2 size 32 rubberbands, the pouch attachment is one 32, I may switch to a constrictor knot tomorrow though with some twine.

I must say hats off to hunter band users! I don't think these are as thick but I must say the pull is substantial. I had them as singles but to me it didn't seem strong enough (maybe I'll change back I'm not sure). Yet. I am capable of pulling it back far enough and long enough to shoot quite comfortably. I t is still a bit shaky and difficult. The pull seems a bit stronger than my 444 64s (maybe as strong or stronger as 555s). I shot it about 10 times under the floodlights in the back. I was very impressed. I'll update you tomorrow on the progress.

Take Care - John
 

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Nice job!! Keep it up.... you can do it!!!
Bands of this strength take some getting use to, AND a quick "aim while drawing only" shot technique IMHO!!
 

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IT just takes pratice then you will cut and make perfect bands in no time at all
 

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I started off shooting Hunter bands which were tremendous fun. Then I went back to shooting medium/light bands when accuracy took priority over the joy of slinging huge projectiles. Instead I focussed on balancing efficiency (energy) and velocity vs ease of draw and longevity, optimised for the ammunition I wanted to shoot. The result was a bandset that is easy to shoot and hits hard and fast. For lightweight ammo they are actually faster and half the pull. More for less.
 

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I started off shooting Hunter bands which were tremendous fun. Then I went back to shooting medium/light bands when accuracy took priority over the joy of slinging huge projectiles. Instead I focussed on balancing efficiency (energy) and velocity vs ease of draw and longevity, optimised for the ammunition I wanted to shoot. The result was a bandset that is easy to shoot and hits hard and fast. For lightweight ammo they are actually faster and half the pull. More for less.
 

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Thanks for the encouragement everyone. Up until this little experiment I have been a dedicated chained rubberband and tubing shooter.

Quite honestly this bandset was meant to be one single wider band per side, aiming for a good draw weight and plenty of power without the slightly unnecessary might ( for my purposes) of the doubles. Yet, a misscut lead me to cutting them thinner, to what seemed to be far to thin to stand as single bands with the capability to shoot my quite large stones and hex nuts.

So, the overall consensus seems to point to the fact that through experience a number of people have learned to love single bands. That was my original aim, and there is no doubt that is what I will strive for in the future. Yet, as in any situation I cannot conclude my preferences until I try both.

Thanks for the comments folks.


- John
 
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