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A Tank Killer

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Re: A Tank Killer

Postby Crooked Stic » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:01 am

x2 on what Ken said. If it will work in a bow--sure somebody with more research $$$ will figure it out.
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Re: A Tank Killer

Postby arrowlauncherdj » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:31 am

That sounds a lot like "Bucky balls". Buckminsterfullerene... Molecular ball bearings... The most exceptional lubricant currently in existence. It is however extremely expensive. The likelihood of this stuff ever being molded into a bow limb of any sort in my unborn grandchilds lifetime is slim due to shear cost. Fun to think about tho

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Re: A Tank Killer

Postby Jon in Montana » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:15 am

I read an article about "Gorilla Glass" a couple years back - basically it's the stuff on the screens of phones and tablets. Everything about it made it seem perfect for bow building. The tensile strength, compression, tension, blah blah blah. And, it's only .010 thick!

I actually tried contacting the DuPont company about getting some, but never heard back for some reason...
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