Hello Slingshot people, I have bought the 0.40 Green Precise 3rd Gen band from Dankung and made myself a band set out of it. It shot pretty well and worked fine, until it ripped apart completely unexpected.
I taper my bands, so that they rip at the pouch end, and it did. However it is not a straight tear, it tore along the band (see the picture added).
I used leftover material to tie another band to a fork and the band tying material seemed equally brittle and tore randomly while attatching the rubber.
Is that a common problem with the thin precise bands or could this just be a bad batch? What would you do? Throw away the rest of the 2 meter roll or hope, that it was just a fluke in the first 35 cm and the rest is fine?
I shoot butterfly and rather not have a band tear when i release, giving me a hole for an eartunnel..
The last one tore about 2 seconds before i would have released it, so i still had the ball in my hand (8mm). It however slapped me on the cheek pretty good.
I am curious of your opinions. Thank you