Monday, November 14, 2011
Tapered vs. Straight - Reliable Data
Two bands with identical length and identical draw weights. Double TB Gold, full butterfly, one cut 2,8cm x 1,8cm, and the other one 2,3cm straight.
As you can see, the tapered band was immediately faster than the untapered one, and it also accelerated longer. The straight band reached the peak speed of 69m/s at frame number 26, at 101,6cm. The tapered band set reached the peak speed of 79 m/s at frame 24, at 116 cm.
The rest of the flight added no more acceleration, even though the ball stayed in the pouch in both cases. Quite interesting!
Posted by The Slingshot Channel at 8:26 PM