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Safety_Crab
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Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:27 pm

Hi All,

I've been researching a new quiver for 2017 and was wondering what type of construction to go for. Some brands are advertising bomb-proof construction while others just bullet-proof. Is there actually any difference between the two types? Does it actually matter?

Many Thanks

SC
Sonnyrider
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Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:41 am

Bombs are bigger than bullets.

Bullets travel faster than bombs.
Unless the bomb is propelled by a rocket.

:)
PeaBody
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Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:40 am

I think it has a lot to do with the type of war-zone you will be kiting in?
Sonnyrider
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Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:57 am

^^ Agreed

So if it's a bomb proof construction, you need to look out for this
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Or if it's 'just' bullet proof, then you need this
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So, in summary, bullet proof is lighter than bomb proof :lol:
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Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:22 pm

Bomb proof looks like it might sink :lol:
Blast
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Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:24 pm

Can't believe you haven't considered nuke proof!
It's the future, oh hang or is it the end?
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Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:25 am

Blast wrote:Can't believe you haven't considered nuke proof!
It's the future, oh hang or is it the end?
I think the kite industry is a bit behind the times, the Oakley eyewear marque had this wrapped in the early 90's though that said most pairs of their sunnys I've had seem to break with not more than a light fart the direction of them. :lol:

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Safety_Crab
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Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:44 am

So if kites are genuinely bombproof then groynes, bushes and broken pieces of shell should be considered weapons of mass destruction.
hoxton
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Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:18 am

Safety_Crab wrote:So if kites are genuinely bombproof then groynes, bushes and broken pieces of shell should be considered weapons of mass destruction.
Absolute lol. I think we should start sending kites back every time they break with the arguments that was not as powerful as a bomb or bullet.

In regards as to which one to get, don't worry about it, they're all as flimsy as each other.
Tone
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Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:43 pm

I have always considered Slingy to be the strongest I have used.
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