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#1 Alexander Holman

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 03:29 PM


I have a couple of vintage WS-1 frames and was wondering if anyone has done any mods to it other than just band attachments? I tried searching here but searching for "ws-1" doesn't work too well. Only one of mine I would keep original as it was handed down from my uncle (late 60's) the other was a $2 flea market find.


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#2 leon13

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 11:52 PM

Any pic ?
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#3 Alexander Holman

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 10:22 AM

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Just standard Trumark WS-1 frames. Did a light polish on this one.


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#4 SlingshotBill

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 10:37 AM

I added barnett red tubes to mine its my favorate tube slingshot I got.

#5 Larry Bass

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 05:07 PM

I added barnett red tubes to mine its my favorate tube slingshot I got.

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#6 Jeffrey D.Johnson

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 02:55 AM

Any further details to show?



#7 SlingshotBill

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 08:17 AM

There was company that was copying the ws1 but covered up all aluminum with tubing that would be a neat mod

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#8 Blue Raja

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 06:14 PM

A classic Trumark!  Still manufactured in Boulder CO.

 

My recommended mods:

 

1. Cut off the plastic grip.  Tape the grip area tightly w/ duct or electrician's tape.  This mitigates the frame flex inherent w/ the plastic grip.

 

2. Wrap the grip area tightly w/ tennis racket or other sports grip.  Use cardboard shims to build it up and then wrap w/ leather.  Now you have a custom grip.

 

3. Take some tubes, apply sufficient rubbing alcohol to force the tubes onto the forks.  Now you have a way of attaching flat bands, office rubber bands (my band of choice) or even tubes. (Trumark RR-T - the red tapered ones work great).  

 

 

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#9 Blue Raja

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 06:34 PM

Here is a before and after of a WS 1.  I am posting the before 1st.

 

 

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#10 Blue Raja

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 06:38 PM

And now the after.  Note the office rubber bands and Gypsy tabs.

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