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    It wouldn't be right to make something and not field test it. Worked out a big kink in the process. The three strand sisal twine cordage broke on the third use. I braided another piece and the same thing happened on the third use. I switched to 550 cord. I don't think there will be any breaking issues with it.

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    Way to go Crash!
    Keep in mind the problem may be extremely complicated, though the "Fix" is often simple...

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    Good video. Thanks

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    Never saw that before Crash. That's an awesome idea. Can't have too many plan B's.

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    That's pretty neat. Hey, was it raining? LOL!

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    Lookd Great and Good Thinking Ahead With the Skate Board Berring. Man If you did this Yesterday It Was 101 here In Woodvill Florida I Can Understand the Sweating ,LOL

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    Great job Crash! I like the way you've blended ancient technology with modern.
    Watch that paracord tho.. it will break, just not as quickly as the twine. The outer sheath seems to "slip" causing friction inside the cord. I've broken paracord twice now on the bow.
    I hadn't thought about it, but I have several old broken skateboards. Might consider throwing a wheel in my kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwc1969 View Post
    That's pretty neat. Hey, was it raining? LOL!
    Very windy. 34 wildfires burning in the area. Didn't want today's headlines to read 35.
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    That is a cool idea. Is the bearing a sealed one?
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    That's an awesome idea, thanks
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    My question is where do you get the bearings ?? I'd like to try that as well..
    Great vid !!

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    Most sporting good stores should have them. I bought mine at Academy Sports.
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    Have you tried using leather or rawhide for your string? That is a great job Crash. A really cool innovation.
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    I have not tried leather or rawhide.
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    Will have to take a look around my area.. I only found skateboard wheels in walmart, and wasn't too sure of how to get the bearing out of it other then melting it...lol

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    If you have the wheel/bearing combination, I'm pretty sure the bearings are just pressed in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finallyME View Post
    That is a cool idea. Is the bearing a sealed one?
    Sorry I missed this when you asked. I'm pretty sure they are shielded bearings and not sealed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    If you have the wheel/bearing combination, I'm pretty sure the bearings are just pressed in.
    Will have to check the next time I'm in walmart...

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    I looked in one or the local WalMarts and they did not have replacement bearings. I think a sporting goods store might be better.
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    Thanks, will check the "dick's" and "dunham's" up here...

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