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#1 DRiley

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 09:49 AM

No more slippery poly's for me. A little piece of bicycle tube is all you need.   Some bike shops have damaged tubes for crafters for next to nothing.  Or share a new tube with friends.   I have put tube pieces on 1/2", 5/8",  3/4",  and 3/4' wood frames I cut out.  It works on all types of fork tips, ocularis , TTF, & OTT.    All the frames pictured have the same size tube installed, just a different length on some.

Try it , it is a nice , cushy grip.  A little alcohol helps to slide them on after I turn the tube piece inside out and clean off the powder.   

And Simple Shot's new black latex is great. I can't really tell if it better than amber latex or not.  But it is at least its equal.  Much nicer, & snappier than TB gold.  

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#2 Ukprelude


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 10:44 AM

What an awsome idea mate! My little yellow jacket champ is a bit of a pain with my larger sized hands so will defo look into this! Thanks alot :)

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#3 Ibojoe


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 05:55 AM

That's a great idea!

#4 AlmightyOx


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:51 AM

Very effective and isn't unsightly. Good on ya bud.

#5 Sassinator

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 02:19 PM

I just bought my first poly slingshot and although I love the shape of it and the way it shoots but was disappointed in how slippery it was.
Then I saw your post.
I got a free used road bike tire from my local bike shop and now my slingshot feels great and is not slippery at all.

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#6 oldmiser



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 05:11 PM

I use to use Hockey tape...I have used Ranger bands for hiking gear..(bicycle inner tube)..But never gave much

thought for a slingshot..Thanks for sharing your tip.....


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