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#1 DaveSteve

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:36 AM


This is what I use at the moment because this is all what's available here.
(There is some flat rubber at the market but it's not worth the money. I can throw faster than they will shoot.)
I bought it in a local Pharmacy. It's about $1 a piece. You can get it in two sizes. I got the bigger one.
Maybe something to consider while waiting for your order thera band etc. or if you live in a country where thera Band etc. is difficult to get.
Don't know yet how they compare to other tubing but I will find out soon when I get access to a chrony.
OD about 6mm, ID about 1.5mm.
Length - 13" after I cut the end piece off.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:38 AM

Don't know much about that,but one thing I can say for sure is; don't use used ones! :P

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:43 AM

Thats a conversation starter for sure lol "so whats the rubber? ... Well..."

Interesting to see how it performs, good outside the box thinking

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:17 AM

That should work out pretty well. Medical latex is usually very good.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:12 AM

Excellent idea, assuming it is latex. As I recall, those catheter tubes are often tapered as well. Let us know what sort of speeds you are getting.

Cheers ..... Charles

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:46 AM

Don't know much about that,but one thing I can say for sure is; don't use used ones! :P

No -- only use the used ones. They are cheaper and you get extra points for the recycling!! :king:

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:10 PM

That hurts just saying it! :king:

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

have you tried it yet??

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:03 PM

Excellent idea, assuming it is latex. As I recall, those catheter tubes are often tapered as well. Let us know what sort of speeds you are getting.

Cheers ..... Charles


how do you know they are tapered!!!

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:07 PM


Excellent idea, assuming it is latex. As I recall, those catheter tubes are often tapered as well. Let us know what sort of speeds you are getting.

Cheers ..... Charles


how do you know they are tapered!!!


I do not know that the ones he mentions are tapered. But I have seen catheter tubes before (in a medical setting) that were tapered.

Cheers .... Charles

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:31 PM

Just had a look on line, and could not find any indication of tapered catheters ... they are made in various diameters, as well as some other variations, but none seem to be tapered. Some do have relatively short, larger ends to facilitate rapid draining, but not really tapered. So, perhaps one of my two remaining brain cells is misfiring again! My only excuse is that it has been many years since I have dealt with catheters.

Just had another look for "tapered catheter" on Google ... there are long tapered catheters and short tapered catheters. Ho-Hum ... more investigation is needed.

Cheers ...... Charles

Edited by Charles, 31 May 2012 - 06:36 PM.


#12 lightgeoduck

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:01 PM

Just had a look on line, and could not find any indication of tapered catheters ... they are made in various diameters, as well as some other variations, but none seem to be tapered. Some do have relatively short, larger ends to facilitate rapid draining, but not really tapered. So, perhaps one of my two remaining brain cells is misfiring again! My only excuse is that it has been many years since I have dealt with catheters.

Just had another look for "tapered catheter" on Google ... there are long tapered catheters and short tapered catheters. Ho-Hum ... more investigation is needed.

Cheers ...... Charles


Let me help you with your investigation:


DaveSteve, are those catheters tapered?

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:30 PM

The ones I got only the last inch is tapered as I can tell.
It may depends on the brand you get.
I attach a picture of the tubing tip, which I now cut off before I attach it to the pouch.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:06 PM

Looking forward to seeing how these perform for you.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:30 PM

I will get access to a chrony in July. I will compare them to 1842 and 1745.
I will test them against each other in a 2 strand setup because the catheter tubes are too short to loop.

I'm curious too because it will be the first time for me to shoot these chinese tubes.

I also will have some TBG in July. I'm excited about it too.
I like to find out the best setup for me.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:17 AM

I will get access to a chrony in July. I will compare them to 1842 and 1745.
I will test them against each other in a 2 strand setup because the catheter tubes are too short to loop.

I'm curious too because it will be the first time for me to shoot these chinese tubes.

I also will have some TBG in July. I'm excited about it too.
I like to find out the best setup for me.


I had my chrony experience and here is how it worked for me.
I tested my 2-strand catheter tubing setup against a 2-strand 1745 setup and a 2050 setup.
Ammo was 16mm marbles because this is what I use mostly. I did not have any steel balls, ect.
I got 160 fps with the 2-strand catheter tubing with a 16 mm marble.
I got 150 fps with the 2 strand 1745 tubing with a 16 mm marble.
I got 175 fps with the 2-strand 2050 tubing with a 16 mm marble.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:11 AM

Thanks for posting these results. I guess catheter tubing would be OK if you did not have anything else. But I will not go looking for it myself. You never know until someone tries it. Thanks again.

Cheers ...... Charles

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

Looks like urine luck :rofl:

Edited by treefork, 05 August 2012 - 12:27 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

Looks like urine luck :rofl:

Very clever! I was relieved that someone said it;)




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