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Why do flats shoot faster then tubes?

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Obviously tubes are slower then flats, but why is that?? Reduced retraction speed due to the thick walls?

If that's the case why could you not make a tube with say, .7 walls would that not be the best of both worlds? (Except you could not cut tapers)

And why the high draw weight of tubes?, my looped 1632s have a way higher draw weight then my tapered precise .75s (and 1632 walls are pretty thin) but the .75 shoots quite a bit faster?

I dunno, just the questions that keep me up nights
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Tubes aren't THAT much slower. This video was with pseudo-tapered 2040. I later broke 400 fps, but neglected to record it.

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