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Using size 109, you cut them in half and use one half on each fork. Depending on the length of your draw you might be able to use size 105 or size 107.

1 rubber band will make 1 complete band set.

They are comparable to gum rubber flat bands and work very well.
 

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Is this anything like what people refer to as "chain bands" in other threads? I realize that you're talking about cutting one band in half her, but can you offer any insight into chaining smaller rubber bands for effective SS bands?
 

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i used 107 sized rubber bands on my slingshots before. the brand name is superior rubber bands or some name around that, all i know is that it had the word superior on it. anyway, i used them again lately and thought: man...these bands are a lot worse than the theraband stuff. but i haven't tried shooting them through the forks yet and i never really shot that style before. so if anyone can find that kind of rubber band, can they help test if the through the forks method is any better than over the top method of attaching bands for the superior rubber stuff?
 

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Rubber bands don't hold up as well or shoot as fast as the same pull weight flat Latex or Latex based Thera-Band sheet products. The large rubber bands will however do a decent job if that is all you can find in your area. -- Tex
 

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Southpaw, they are talking about using really big 105, 107 or 109 rubberbands the same way you would use gum rubber or latex or theraband. When he said "cut in half," he meant you cut the band to open it up. I use 105 and 107 and think they are okay for the close shots that I usually do. There was a thread "flatbands on a budget" that addressed these type rubberbands.

The chains, on the other hand, are also worth looking into. Check out Nico's blog first, and then use the search feature on the forum and you'll find loads of information on chained bands. There's been plenty of great threads on them.

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The same thing that I said above applies to chained bands also. I have shot and tested both. -- Tex
 

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I've used BIG flat rubberbands and I found them to have a ton of zip even untapered, I was able to put a 5/16 hex nut (I'm addicted to shooting hex nuts) clean through an empty soda can from 30 feet. That strikes me as a fairly solid bandset, and with the endorsement from Nico, I'd say you're in business!
 

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Rubber bands don't hold up as well or shoot as fast as the same pull weight flat Latex or Latex based Thera-Band sheet products. The large rubber bands will however do a decent job if that is all you can find in your area. -- Tex
any particular latex (brand)
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Alliance 107s or 105s work well. Sparco 107s work well.

http://slingshotforum.com/topic/11156-anybody-use-sparco-rubber-bands/page__hl__sparco__fromsearch__1

http://slingshotforum.com/topic/10254-alliance-107-rubber-band-tests/page__hl__%2Balliance+%2B107__fromsearch__1

Cheers ...... Charles
 

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Rubber bands don't hold up as well or shoot as fast as the same pull weight flat Latex or Latex based Thera-Band sheet products. The large rubber bands will however do a decent job if that is all you can find in your area. -- Tex
any particular latex (brand)
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Alliance 107s or 105s work well. Sparco 107s work well.

http://slingshotforu...__fromsearch__1

http://slingshotforu...__fromsearch__1

Cheers ...... Charles
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ok, i thought you were referring to sheet latex like roger uses, thanks Charles
 

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Rubber bands don't hold up as well or shoot as fast as the same pull weight flat Latex or Latex based Thera-Band sheet products. The large rubber bands will however do a decent job if that is all you can find in your area. -- Tex
any particular latex (brand)
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Alliance 107s or 105s work well. Sparco 107s work well.

http://slingshotforu...__fromsearch__1

http://slingshotforu...__fromsearch__1

Cheers ...... Charles
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ok, i thought you were referring to sheet latex like roger uses, thanks Charles
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Sorry about that ... too fast on the read. You were obviously asking about latex sheet. Alas, I have no experience there.

Cheers ...... Charles
 
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