'hunter' Custom Catapult.

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Neumo

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im interested in spare bands how much are they and how do i attach them to a barnett black widow ???
I have some of Fish's Therabands on my Black Widow. I bind them with some thin stong cord, I used 45lb fly line backing that I had to hand. I put a loop of cord that sticks out an inch beyond where your wipping will end & then start wrapping from the other end so when you get to the end of the wrapping you put the end of your cord through the loop & pull the other end hard, which pulls the loop & tail end under the whipping... If that makes sense. I then cover librally with clear fly tying varnish all over & leave to set. Then I do it over a 2nd time making the whipping a bit neater, again pulling the knot under the wipping. More varnish & you are done. I cut 2 inches off the wrist support to make it more pocket friendly, which works well for me. Here are some pics:

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Loenja

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could have just said you whip it on.
i would have understood but thanks anyway.
ps i only thought there was a cunning little trick but no :(
by the way you fixing looks bombproof
 

Neumo

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could have just said you whip it on.
Yes, I suppose so.... Fair point. I only put them on yesterday & gave it a quick go today, but it seems to be on pretty bombproof, like you said. I am using slightly shorter bands this time so it is running a bit faster & with a flatter trajectory, so will need to go to the range to do some target practice in the net to get my eye in on it. I will put it over the chrono again to see if it ios over 20 foot/pound yet... :D:D:D
It used to do 18, with the .44 musket balls
 
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Harnser

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All this catapult stuff got me thinking about some of the catapults I used as a boy. Do any of you remember the self inflicted pain you can get from those old Milbro aluminium catapults?
 

Shewie

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All this catapult stuff got me thinking about some of the catapults I used as a boy. Do any of you remember the self inflicted pain you can get from those old Milbro aluminium catapults?
Yep, the nice friction burns across the top of the wrist.

I wish I could find mine though, folk are paying daft money for them these days.
 

Neumo

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Some cattys will slap you if they are not held right or dont fit you. Some people use a glove to get over this. My small Fish hunter would slap me all the time till I learned how to hold it right
 

satosato

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I bought my first Fish Hunter a year ago after I read this thread and been hooked since. Have anyone here try thee new Cougar Hunter yet? I have just ordered one from Fish few days ago :).
 
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