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Dankung Tube Sizes Explained


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#1 Hrawk

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:33 PM

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An updated version along with PDF download can be found 

 

HERE

or 

HERE

 

Here is a chart to help you quickly see the difference between the various tube sizes available from Dankung.

Cross section area is directly related to draw strength.

 

Tube & Band Sizes.png


 


Edited by Hrawk, 24 October 2013 - 04:02 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:46 PM

that makes the tubes clearer to me, thanks Hrawk

#3 Pikeman

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:50 PM

That's very handy. Thanks for posting.

#4 Hrawk

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:52 PM

You're welcome guys, It's pouring rain today and I'm stuck indoors, just keeping busy :)

#5 mckee

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:56 PM

thanks hawk very helpful!

#6 M.J

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:53 PM

Perfectly done, good work!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 07:07 PM

ordered a few meters of 1842 last week. should be here soon! im excited to shoot them. will be my first chinese tube experience.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:23 PM

Wow this is great. Perfect timing too. Ive been looking for Dankung tubes the past couple of days, but not sure which I was wanting.

Turns out Im wanting 5080's. e-bay has them for 4 $ a foot after shipping. China isnt taking payment from this region. U.S. ? None of the vendors here on the forum seems to have them.

Any ideas where I can buy some?

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:29 PM

Wow this is great. Perfect timing too. Ive been looking for Dankung tubes the past couple of days, but not sure which I was wanting.

Turns out Im wanting 5080's. e-bay has them for 4 $ a foot after shipping. China isnt taking payment from this region. U.S. ? None of the vendors here on the forum seems to have them.

Any ideas where I can buy some?


China and Dankung are celebrating the Chinese New Year. After sending them a query, I recieved a email saying they would be back to processing orders on or about February 2.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:29 AM

Good post Hrawk!

#11 Henry the Hermit

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:27 AM

Great information! I remember how confused I was before I figured out (actually someone told me) how Chinese rubber is sized. All the newbs should send you something. :)

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:46 AM

I would add that a larger cross-section makes for a heavier draw but not necessarily a faster band. Fatter tubes are better for large ammo but more layers of thinner tube will be faster. For example I would almost guarentee that 4-strand (one loop per side) 1842 is faster than 2-strand (one tube per side) 3060 even though the total amount of rubber is comperable.
It's all about matching bands to ammo.
8-strand 2040 (two loops per side) is the bomb, though B)
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#13 Hrawk

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:04 PM

I have edited the first post and added sizes of Thera tubing as well. Click on the image for a larger version.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:27 PM

l recently bought 10 meters of 18-42 from trulytexas.com. $16 included shipping and I received it in about 5 days. Awesome service and fantastic material. Combine that with new pouches from Jim at Performance Catapults and I'm having a complete blast!

and trulytexas also has 17-45 and 20-50 tubing and steel ammo

Edited by Hrawk, 23 January 2012 - 08:32 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:28 PM

Awesome post! Sticky this!

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:49 PM

Hrawk,

This is what a slingshot community needs. These explanations that make clear in simplistic form so they (we) don't have to dig through info and expend time away from shooting to understand what best suits our needs and preferences.

Great job !!!!!

Edited by Rayshot, 23 January 2012 - 10:50 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:01 PM

I had missed this post. Thanks for sharing Hrawk. I just got some 1842 and I love it! Oh, and there was a little mix up with my order at Truly Texas. But they fixed it up and gave me a free 8 strand 2040 band set. I was very pleased.

#18 THWACK!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:35 PM

Hrawk,

This is what a slingshot community needs. These explanations that make clear in simplistic form so they (we) don't have to dig through info and expend time away from shooting to understand what best suits our needs and preferences.

Great job !!!!!


Ditto!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:50 PM

thanks

#20 Jameslan

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:10 AM

Wow this is great. Perfect timing too. Ive been looking for Dankung tubes the past couple of days, but not sure which I was wanting.

Turns out Im wanting 5080's. e-bay has them for 4 $ a foot after shipping. China isnt taking payment from this region. U.S. ? None of the vendors here on the forum seems to have them.

Any ideas where I can buy some?

I am from China. If you want to buy something or have some doubt in anything, I can help you on them. But because the time difference, I might not be here when you are here, so you can also contact me at lzf1978@tom.com to find me.




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