Monday, May 2, 2016

Fifth Valve Tension Strap aka Rubber Band aka Braid Band

After trial and error with different tension straps, players often see the wisdom of my original setup. Two, THREE or four small white rubber bands. There is security in numbers. Should one fail there are two more. They have the preferred tension and response. BTW I tried clock springs and 100 players who tried both preferred the 'tension strap'. So there you have it. Q. But where do you get those little white rubber bands? A. They can be found many places. One of the easiest is horse grooming for braiding mains. Here are a few sources averaging $5 for 500: