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Topic: Streamer in Hank Ball
Message: Posted by: fccfp (Oct 22, 2005 09:22AM)
What is the largest streamer that can be stuffed into a hankball? Also, in terms of visual impact I think a very long streamer that is very narrow may be less impressive than a shorter, wider, streamer. Any thoughts about optimum lenght vs width. Of Course, cost is a factor.

For example a 12x6 streamer will probably take up as much space as an 18x4. I think the 18 footer is the better production. However, when it comes to a 25'x12" vs 50'x 6" or a 75'x 4", I am not sure where the better trade off is.


P.S. I am sure Bob will give me the mathamatical equivalent of the surface area vs load space divided by the interior of the load space relative to the phase of the moon. Seriously Bob, what do you think? Hugh?
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Oct 22, 2005 10:14AM)
I think you are going to need to use something bigger than a hank ball to make this worth while. I would just use a silk winder and make a tight bundle to steal.

As for the streamer, you will gain some with the less hemming seams but it still not going to hold much. You might start out with 4" streamer and just start packing.

As I said I wouldn't bother with it. I would just make a plastic tube to load or just use the silk winder.

Message: Posted by: fccfp (Oct 22, 2005 12:17PM)
I am sorry that I always reffering to you as Hugh in my posts. It may be because of the title on your avatar, I don't know. Will try harder to get it right in future.

I tried winding the way Paul Diamond showed in "Symphonette In Silk". It always comes out looking like a "rope", twisted on itself. Any suggestions? I would love to use a winder instead of accordian folding a 30' x 6' streamer. It would also take up less space.

Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Oct 22, 2005 10:51PM)
Paul's directions are the best I have found. Just do not twist the silk. Lie it out flat and let it twist itself as it wraps.

BTW, I have been called much worse.

Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Oct 22, 2005 10:56PM)
Well, on the average, average is unacceptable.

Actually a lot of this is trial and error. A streamer 12"x12ft. is about the size of a deck of cards. Rolled on a round wooden spoon handle, it will fit into a paper towel cylinder and give plenty of room to pull out the center like a box of Kleenex.

I don't use hankballs for streamers, so I can't advise you on that one. My expections would be low simply due to the shape of a hankball.

Perhaps it would be wiser to load a 4"x36" streamer in the hankball and under cover of that produce a much larger body load of a streamer.

Magic By Sander