I love shooting small shot with one per fork, of course using my MAGNETIC POUCHES, that can be found in the vendor section.Does anyone out there also use one chinese tube per fork like I do? If so, what size and lenght works for you? I find the black tubes hold up the longest and the yellow is a bit too tacky.
I shoot the 2040 and 1745. To date mostly the yellow. Though I recently purchased some black and red. Can't confidently give an opinion on the black and red but I imagine it to be as you said.
I cut my lengths to 8 1/2 inches (21.6cm) and after tying off there is 7 7/8 (20cm) effective tube to stretch.
Draw is 32 inches.(81.3 cm) The 2040 I usually will shorten the effective length to get more zip.
When I first used the above I didn't shoot 3/8 (9.5mm) steel, though it flies good. If I were to shoot 3/8 on a regular basis I might shorten the band a bit if I found I wanted more speed.