Hey guys, have you looked at the Banshee Bungee system and said
"Wow I really want that... Oh damn that's expensive!"
Well I set out a couple weeks ago to make my own, and well I forgot to document it I will try to describe and depict the process as well as I can.
Step 1: Materials
I am a biker and with biking comes tires and in tires are tubes, these are what i used for the actual bungee.
Start out by cutting your tubes in half (these were road bike tubes) so that you have two continuous loops like this. With mountain bike tubes u should be able to get 3 lengths
Step 2: Starting process
You will make this a bungee by braiding it.
Start this process by putting a caribener connecting three tube loops at the bottom.
Then secure the caribener to a poll and started braiding.
Braiding is done by using three separate pieces, and starting with either side, pull the "outside" piece into the middle. Make sure you pull everything as tight as you can.
Step 3: Adding more length
To get the length you need you will need to add more tubes.
To do this loop the new tube through the old tube and pull it through its self like so.
Also this is something like what your braids should look like so far.
Keep adding additional length as desired and making sure you are keeping it tight.
When you have the length you need leave a small amount un-braided.
Step 4: The handle
For the handle use a nice piece of Pvc that feels good in your hands.
I purchased this at Home Depot because they sell 2 foot lengths of various diameter pipes.
You will also need two Pvc end-caps, two hose clamps, and some rope.
Cut the pipe to be about a foot and a half long.
Measure the rope so you have about one and a half the length of the pipe plus extra, so about 2 1/4 feet.
Then find a drill bit just barely bigger than your ropes diameter and drill a hole in each end-cap.
Put the rope through the centers of the barely un-braided tubes and each end through a Pvc endcap.
Tighten the hose clamps around the rope and test to make sure they don't come off.
Place the end caps on the pvc and twist and push them on hard, they should be very snug.
Center the bungee in the middle of the rope.
Here is what my final product looked like.
You can do anything like put grip tape on put I will leave it up to you to figure out.
If this helped at all please comment and +k