This is a new American rubber band characterized by an innovative manufacturing method that improves its performance and by a singular and aggressive acid green color which makes it easy to recognize among the others on the shelves.
Usually bands are produced by coextrusion, this means that the rubber passes through a die that gives it the tubular shape we all know. The A-boost instead is produced by dipping, in other words the band takes on the final shape through several different dips creating a multilayer structure. This manufacturing difference gives the product an excellent “memory” even after being stretched for long time.
After some tests in fact it has been noticed for example that after 30 min of stretching (370%) at the constant temperature of 20° the band gets (compared to the original) only 2% longer!
This new product is only available in 16mm due to the different method of manufacturing, in fact there is a tolerance of 1.5mm more or less on the desired diameter.
The band is black inside and has a 0.5mm thick latex coating that protects it from external agents. Unlike other bands the central hole is 2mm wide while usually it is 3mm (except for sigal ones that are 1mm). The recommended maximum stretching is 380%.
During tests in water with the carbon sapiens 95, the first thing you notice is the ease of loading despite the exaggerated stretching (380%) and the diameter (16mm).
The sensation you get both when you load it and when you shoot is the one you get with a progressive band (amber inside). The shaft infact is not launched but it is progressively accompanied out. The main advantage of this is the extreme reduction of recoil as you can see in the video below.
Finally, once it is stretched, the vivid green color of the coating does not “light up” and remains uniform. During the descent, it tends to take on the pastel tones of the surrounding environment.