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X Flock Shrink Tubing - Maxim Champ


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#1 ShootnCoastie

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 05:53 PM

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Hey guys,

 

I received my Maxim Champ not too long ago and had to do something about it's grip.  The HDPE polymer was way too slippery. 

 

I liked the X Flock Tubing that came with my Axiom Ocularis, so I went ahead and purchased some.  

 

The X Flock I ordered was sized at 25MM.

 

The strips for the forks were cut at 1 1/4 inch and the grip strip was cut at 2 1/4 inch.

 

I didn't have a heat gun, so tried hair dryer at close range, that didn't work.  So, I held it over the stove at a medium heat and rotated it which worked out okay.  

 

There was just one area under the forks that might have benefited from a heat gun.  I wound up hitting it with a micro torch I had.

 

The grip strip took a little effort to get on, due to the flare at the bottom of the Champ.  But overall, it was a pretty easy install and a huge benefit in grip.

 

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 06:23 PM

Nice. It looks really good also.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 06:25 PM

others-262.gif Hey! THAT turned out super. I like that stuff too. It feels great Another incentive to add more poly to my um... growing poly horde. 

 

I think I saw some of that SOMEWHERE in purple as well. I need to look for it again!

 

So basically the size that you cut, that is pretty much what you end up with (vertically) when you apply heat. The shrinkage seems to occur horizontally--looks like.


Edited by Poiema, 06 February 2015 - 06:56 PM.


#4 ShootnCoastie

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 06:38 PM

It kind of shrunk all around.  The grip section started out 2 1/4 inch and now measures around 2/16 inch.

 

I probably probably could have gotten away with a 20mm for the forks.  I was getting a little worried that it wasn't going to shrink enough.  

 

I had to get the 25mm, because of the flare on the grip.

 

I wound up cutting off the grip strip and reapplying after I posted the pictures.  It was bugging me that the "X" was not centered.


Edited by ShootnCoastie, 06 February 2015 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 06:47 PM

It kind of shrunk all around.  The grip section started out 2 1/4 inch and now measures around 2/16 inch.

 

I probably probably could have gotten away with a 20mm for the forks.  I was getting a little worried that it wasn't going to shrink enough.  

 

I had to get the 25mm, because of the flare on the grip.

 

I wound up cutting off the grip strip and reapplying after I posted the pictures.  It was bugging me that the "X" was not centered.

Ah. I had not noticed that about the uncentered "X" -- good to keep in mind before applying heat.

 

It appears that you sized everything perfectly.  Good job!



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 06:52 PM

Nice job on that, bud; dressed it up sharp, too :)

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 03:45 PM

You definitly took it to the next level.  looks great!



#8 Ronnie G. Durbin

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 01:19 PM

Both my Axiom Champ and Jelly Bean are just too slick for me to shoot comfortably, so your post gives me hope that there is a remedy at hand. Thanks.



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 02:20 PM

they look really good with that grip on !!



#10 RealLifeMorty

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 03:55 AM

Yeah that is functional and very attractive it looks like it belongs there great solution..!!

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 03:55 AM

Yeah that is functional and very attractive it looks like it belongs there great solution..!!

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 08:49 AM

10 bucks a foot too.

#13 ShootnCoastie

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 10:38 AM

10 bucks a foot too.

 

Not sure where you're finding it for $10.00 a foot, but I purchased here at $9.29 for 39.4 inches.

 

http://www.therodroo...UBING-p1531.htm

 

The 0.984" is 25MM and found that good for 3/4" slingshots and 0.788" is 20MM which I found works out okay for 1/2 inch slingshots.  Now that will all depend on the fork size also.  A little alcohol helps in sliding them into place.


Edited by ShootnCoastie, 20 November 2016 - 10:39 AM.





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