First, I say I like TB gold the best. Prehaps some of y'all tried this before. I wanted to find something cheap for a backup rubber source and I'm not into using office rubberbands (I make a mess out of them). And I found this at a store we got here in the US called Dollar Tree, everything in the store costs a dollar. They are called "punch balloons", these balloons are xtra large 8in, xtra thick, and come in a 3pack. One end even has a pre molded hole. And made of natural latex rubber. I was surprised how well they worked and easy to work with, no cutting they already have a taper, just tie them on. Also wondering if any of y'all have tried some alternate/backup band (I'm sure we'v all tried some), success and failures.