Worst case scenario you could always borrow a winder from someone at the tournament. But if you really want to make one, you could get like some sort of block, drill a hole through it, stick a dowel through the hole (make sure it can rotate freely), attach a sort of hook to the end of the dowel (holds the rubber band), and have a sort of handle on the other side of the dowel which you will use to turn. So it's likeparikhy wrote:This is going to sound crazy, but any advice on hand cranking? Anyone have any tips or know how to build a winder? I don't think I will have one by the time regionals comes around, although I am doing my best to try and get my hands on one.
7 is the rubber band hook, ---- is the dowel, [ ] is the block thing (use this to hold on while winding, basically the yellow block thing you see on Dave's winders), o is the turning handle
Really ratchet design but if you're short on time this might work