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 Post subject: Where to find rubber bands?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:52 pm 
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Hi all...I've recently been "playing" with rubber bands and am having a blast. I've found that the bands from Paul Harris' SLR are EXCELLENT, nice feel, high quality, better than your average dime-store rubber band.

I've searched site after site looking for rubber bands designed for magic, no luck.

On a "magic review" site I saw rubber bands for magic listed with no review. The listing was for a pkg of multi colored rubber bands designed for magicians, price was right, no manufacturer listed.

Anyone have a clue where I could locate such a thing? I sure appreciate any help. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Where to find rubber bands?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:58 pm 
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I would check a Staples or Office Depot. I know they sell rubber bands, but you will have to decide if they are right for your needs. Thanks, Drew


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 Post subject: Re: Where to find rubber bands?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:59 pm 
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Thanx, but I have many bags from the office supply stores, in many sizes....they just don't last well. Also, they just don't feel as nice, or handle as nice as the one's I got w/ SLR.

When I saw the "bands for magicians" on the review site I was hoping to order some and see if they were the same high quality, heavy duty, elasticity, tensile strength, etc... as the SLR bands....if I could find a site that actually sells them, or the manufacturer I'd order some to test, then buy many more to use. For now I've purchased many SLR refills and use them but that's gonna get pricey.

I really go through a lot of them when practicing. I bought "huge" bags at Office Depot of about 3 different sizes. Until I find something better I have to just trash them after about a half hour (or less) of working them or they break at very inconvenient moments....

Thanks again....


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 Post subject: Re: Where to find rubber bands?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:29 pm 
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I don't know what brand PH is providing, but the magic standard in rubber bands is the Alliance Crepe Gold, found in just about any office supply store. They're natural latex and work the best for most things. I get the deluxe ones in colors called "Brites" and I like the orange or yellow ones best. Size equivalent for these two colors is somewhere around #16 to #19. Latex deteriorates rather quickly, so I wouldn't expect you to go through a jumbo bag before the batch goes bad. Storing them in a refrigerator helps prolong their life.


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 Post subject: Re: Where to find rubber bands?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:31 pm 
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EXCELLENT! Thanks much sir. I'll hunt some down tomorrow and give them a shot. Take care.


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 Post subject: Re: Where to find rubber bands?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:19 am 
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Ask your postman they should give you a good hundread or so :)


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