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Apologies for the newbie question.

If I want to use thera bands for my slingshot rubber should I get the flat rubber bands (15cm wide?) or the tubular rubber ? Are there benefits / weaknesses to one or the other?
Similarly what colour should I get ?

http://physio2go.com...e-exercise-band

I've seen one authority that uses only as far as blue thera bands and he's very probably much stronger than I am (perhaps no mystery who that is
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Is that because anything else doesn't elongate enough or because it's too hard to pull?

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Mike
Therabands in my pinion are a waste of time and money both equal frustration. The best bands with pouches you can get are from Tex and or Flatband. Tubes to me are weak and a bit sloppy in my pinion.
 

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Apologies for the newbie question.

If I want to use thera bands for my slingshot rubber should I get the flat rubber bands (15cm wide?) or the tubular rubber ? Are there benefits / weaknesses to one or the other?
Similarly what colour should I get ?

http://physio2go.com...e-exercise-band

I've seen one authority that uses only as far as blue thera bands and he's very probably much stronger than I am (perhaps no mystery who that is
).
Is that because anything else doesn't elongate enough or because it's too hard to pull?

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Mike
Therabands in my pinion are a waste of time and money both equal frustration. The best bands with pouches you can get are from Tex and or Flatband. Tubes to me are weak and a bit sloppy in my pinion.
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I find this funny since Joerg , arguably the greatest custom Slingshot maker in world uses Thera for basically all of his creations.
Oh and please explain why they are a waste ?
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There can be no doubt about Jorges inventivness and his videos are unmatched. I think I have seen them all at least the ones on youtube and they are all great. Jorge is the ultimate in high power shooting. Jorge is Top Notch. Recall I used the word pinion twice in my previous comment and thats all it is, a pinion, my pinion. My pinion is only based on my personal sperience with various tubes and bands. With the terabands for me I found them to be at best dreadful. They are powerful if you multiply the number of them but, accuracy suffers. I did for me. They have a tendency to tear. You must have the right tools to cut the bands very precisely. If you like cutting and making bands more than you like shooting therabands will fulfill this desire to fix rather than shoot. Flatbands are the best in quickness and durability and I believe in my pinion that are more stable if you are speaking of the type of Latex that Tex sells or Saunders. So far with my Saunders bands I stopped counting when I got over 1000 shots on this one set. I have used bands that Tex put together and I purchased 5 sets he put together and these are the 10 pound pull and they are so fast and accurate with a pouch that is cupped to hold the ammo. He does a beatiful job making bands. Also have bands and pouch from Flatband he too is a craftsman making ecellent bands and double cupped pouches. This is only my pinion. Pinions are like bee hinds every body has one. I say go for the thereaband I tried it and I could not make it work well enough to continue with it, it just aint for me.
 

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I have a confession.. If it's rubber and its shootable I'm gonna try it and be content.. There is so much out there to mix up the shooting. I have some thera sets baum sent and aside from my Hunterbands they are the only other thera I've tried.. These are way different then my hunterbands.. I love em.. One is red and I could prob shoot it butterfly. It's just so smooth drawing. I also have sets of Latex from Tex and I love them as well. I have chinese tubing and I love shooting that too.. I have some gymnast rubber that reminds me of the ole innertube rubber, that's great.. Gum Rubber rocks! Personally, there are too many types that I DO enjoy shooting and I'm ok with that.


When it comes to rubber I ain't picky.. Guess I'm just a rubberwhore.
It's all fun and each type will give you a slightly different shooting experience..

Enough of these silly quests and searches for the "perfect" rubber.. The perfect rubber is the kind you can shoot well & consistently. Period. Nothing more to it then that.. Try a bunch of different stuff out is my advice, then go from there.
Your xaciticaly corect. Shoot everything, shoot anything, shoot it all, Ima a **, youra **, we all be a buncha whores and truth is we all be slingshot whores. Hera ** therea ** everywhere a ** **. ****, jus have funa whoreing and leter fly.
 
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