Wrinkles or Ripples on TBG?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by 48Chris, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. 48Chris

    48Chris New Member

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    Hi Guys, I just got a roll of old school Theraband gold and am very excited. It was described as being used but in excellent condition. In general, it looks pretty good and has very strong resistance. However, I noticed it has some ripples in it. Do any of you guys know what that is from? Does new band have those ripples? What are the things that make theraband degrade and what are the signs? Any help would be greatly appreciated<a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=7&u=18025987" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/18/02/59/87/dscn0210.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>. Thanks, Chris <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_question.gif" alt="Question" longdesc="17">
     
  2. beaverman

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    probablt from holding and stretching it.
     

  3. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Yes, that is likely. But I don't think the performance will lack because of these wrinkles. Few people stretch out TBG to 5,5 during a workout. The stress on the bands is really low, which is the reason why TB lasts forever in a gym.
     
  4. 48Chris

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    Great. I think i got a great deal then. I will have my eyes open for gently used theaband again. ... Mega power slingshots on a budget. Thanks guys, Chris <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  5. tokSick

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    Hi Chris,<br>Keep in mind that sunlight is not good for the bands. You better store them in a dark place.
     
  6. 48Chris

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    Thanks a bunch.<br>Ive seen some of your discussions on cutting theraband with scisors a roll cutter on a magazine. Good stuff. Have you ever used a plastic cutting board with a roll cutter. Would it dull the blade? I'm using a friends roll cutter an mat. Sorry its off topic. Take care, Chris
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i think that would work too, they are meant for knives so i don't see a real problem. of course it would still dull the blade faster than a cutting mat.
     
  8. tokSick

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    I was cutting my bands on a plastic board but it was not so good because after some cutting, the board was too damaged. I do it on glass now, way better but i am not sure it is healthy for the blade. I got to buy a cutting mat, it is the best way to save the blade.