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From: John Gallagher <gldrgidr@...>
Date: Monday, June 29, 2015 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: Launching
I have to believe that contest rubber is not treated for UV protection. In a short time (a matter of hours in the sun) it will need to be replaced.

Add 100' of string and you will get over 100' launches. If that's not enough then double everything.
Use a large 8" nail with some washers for an anchor and keyrings for attaching rubber to string and on both ends. I have found that a parachute just gets in the way. Use a 1 inch wide x 16 inch long strip of plastic from a supermarket bag as a marker instead of a parachute. Tie the strip about three feet from the tow ring at the end of the string so pick a visible color - white or yellow. The marker is there to help find the tow ring in the grass. I've been doing this for years, so if you need any more info, just ask.

John Gallagher