View Full Version : Increasing Shaft Speed
11-27-2002, 03:39 PM
I read something recently about increasing the speed of your shaft by reducing the friction between the shaft and the track. They did this by polishing the shaft and spraying silicone on the shaft and track. Has anybody tried this? Is there a noticeable difference?
11-27-2002, 05:58 PM
Heh Heh. He said "shaft". Heh Heh.
11-27-2002, 06:52 PM
I use K-Y jelly personally. I can really sling one out then. Be careful though, one time my hand slipped off the shaft and hit me in my forehead, broke 2 of my knuckles, gave me a black eye, and was then I was lonely for a month.
11-27-2002, 06:55 PM
Just kidding :) no I've never heard of that. I spray down the gun w/ silicone anyway just as a protective coat. I would imagine that so much momentum is lost by the water anyway that waxing/oiling/whatever to a shaft wouldn't have a noticeable effect.
What does make the most effect: NEW BANDS. Man, its like shooting a new gun when you replace bands!!!
11-27-2002, 07:06 PM
I put some vegetable oil on my shafts after I rinse them off. It protects them from rust, and if the coefficient of friction is reduced, then all the better. :D
11-27-2002, 07:11 PM
I had a similar experience, Inletsurf, but with lotion instead of K-Y. Luckily, I didn't break anything.:)
Being new to using a gun I read this and am skeptical of it making any difference because of the water resistance, but it's one of those things that wouldn't hurt either so I think I'll give it a try.
11-27-2002, 09:57 PM
cum, bleed, or blister!:D
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