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Old 05-17-2017, 03:14 AM   #1
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Default Thera band silver. Why it's not popular?

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How much shooters on this forum have tried TBS? I noticed what it is cheaper than TBG and have same perfomance(if you add it bit more than TBG), but not much shooters using it. Why? Is it a good rubber or something wrong with it?



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Old 05-17-2017, 03:43 AM   #2
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That is a very good question that I don't have an answer for. I have gotten a couple of sets in trades but I don't remember being impressed one way or the other. Gold delivers a more satisfying performance overall than Silver I guess; and Black has more zip with smaller loads and butterfly. I might have to re-visit the subject.


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The silver stuff is OK. But of I want compact bands, I use gold (in fact if there was a thicker type I'd use that). If I want max performance with smaller ammo, I'd use black. Silver isn't as fast as black and not as thick as gold, so I never saw the point in using it.
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To add to the above, I did have some someone sent me and tried it...there was trouble with the lifespan of silver.
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2 layers sliver 2 cm wide 25cm long shoots really well with 15 mm lead
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I like TBS. Surely not the best stuff on the market. Maybe the price makes it not worthy, since you can get TBG for almost the same cost and better performance.
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I was shooting silver aswell, especially with lighter ammo/indoors, as I prefer a lighter drawweight. But since I ordered a huge amount of .25 natural latex from hygenic, I am only shooting that.
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I was shooting silver aswell, especially with lighter ammo/indoors, as I prefer a lighter drawweight. But since I ordered a huge amount of .25 natural latex from hygenic, I am only shooting that.
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It's the company manufacturing the latex Nathan Masters from Simpleshot used to sell in his shop before he switched to the black stuff. PM me, if you need to know more.


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