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So i am a bit behind the times when it comes to these bands

i am still using tbg

Are these gzk bands much better than theraband ?

if so can anyone recommend which thicknesses work best for different ammo ?

For example 8mm , 9.5mm and 12mm steel

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Actually most of chinese flat bands are optimized for shooting slingshot. In China the hottest sales belong to Precise and Sumeike.

We just launched our website to sell chinese slingshot product to all over the world. you can have a look if you are interested.

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thanks for your reply

so even more new stuff to choose from :)

it is good to see that material is now made specifically for slingshots

this may take some time for me to work out what to use and for what ammo
 

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I've been shooting the gzk black. 76 20-15mm and it absolutely hurtles 9mm steel like there's no tomorrow. I'd try the 1mm thickness for 12mm steel . It seems much smoother and snappier than tbg and it seems to last, I'm still on my first bandset and I've had it on for 2 weeks and I've been shooting everyday for atleast an hour or 2!

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Out of Precise, GZK, and Sumeike, which one relaxes least when held at full draw? I'm ready to pull the trigger on a roll of flat material but still can't decide which. I usually hold at full draw for 5 seconds or so, so avoiding power loss is a high priority
 

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so i have now been trying out GZK 0.8 for while

it does seem to do what it says on the tin.

it requires a lot less material for each bandset

for example the optimum cut for me and my semi butterfly draw with 8mm steel is tapered from 15mm to 10mm

a lot less than i would have expected but this creates a very fast flat trajectory

it fires 9.5mm steel nearly as fast but i suspect that a wider cut would be better.

the big plus for me is how long it lasts before breaking.

overall for me it appears to be an improvement over tbg

all the info and videos on line show guys using GZK stuff for high speed accuracey with small ammo

so has many folks tried it out with heavier stuff like 10mm and 12mm lead or 12mm sleel

i will be experimenting of course but it took me while to find the unexpectadley small cut for small ammo

it appears to be in a different place from tbg

the tbg calculator was not too bad in the past but i dont beleive there is one for this yet

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If you shoot 8mm steel, you can also try a 12mm/8mm taper (even less would be probably better with a long draw). I believe you will be surprised ????
 

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thanks for that

ill give that a go

im new to gzk bands and the small ammo and its like starting all over again trying to work out band cuts etc

i suppose thats what keeps this hobby intersting
 

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thanks for that
ill give that a go
im new to gzk bands and the small ammo and its like starting all over again trying to work out band cuts etc
i suppose thats what keeps this hobby intersting
Those gzk are plenty fast, and very smooth drawing.
 

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so have now tried 12mm to 8mm taper in semi butterfly

with 8mm steel

this is better and more accurate than the 15mm to 10mm taper

the bands look ridiculously small and toy like but they certainly perform well
 

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I use GZK black 0.5 with a long braw, Pretty much full butterfly.

I doesn't seem to want to stretch to 500% so i use 270mm stretching to about 1300mm possibly a little shorter with a 18 to 13mm taper.

I use this for 8mm steel and if i get a nice clean hit in the centre of a steel soup can it will possibly go straight though the can but will defiantly dent or start to split the second side.

Nice really light pull as well.
 
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