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skydived19006

2" X 3/8" bands

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It appears that there's a real shortage of standard size packing rubber bands.  Paragear indicated that they're on a 3 to 4 week back order, but after a call, did send me one bag.  They're rationing them out it seems.  Two other sources are out of stock as well.  I did find them with Art and Kathy at the Skydive Store, and for a better price than anywhere else I'd tried!  

https://www.skydivestore.com 

Edit to add: It's not my intention to disparage Paragear, I talk with Maureen and Carol every once in a while.  They've ALWAYS treated me well and fairly with great customer service.  Excellent folks to work with. 

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Keener lists those 1 1/2" bands which I also call "Medium" as an alternative Micro size:

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Recreation/Sport

    Micro                1-1/4 x 3/8 x .062

    Micro                1-1/2 x 3/8 x .062

    Standard            2 x 3/8 x .062    

    Tandem             2 x 5/8 x .062

 

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From Keener:

    Parachute bands are available at the following price points:

                                1-100 lbs               $7.00 / lb

                                250 lbs                   $6.90 / lb

                                500 lbs                   $6.85 / lb

                                1,000 lbs +            $6.80 / lb

                The most common sizes are:

                                Micro                     1 1/4" x 3/8 x .062 (add $0.50 per pound)

                                Micro                     1 1/2 x 3/8 x .062 (add $0.50 per pound)

 

                                Standard               2 x 3/8 x .062 or .080

                                Tandem 2 x 5/8 x .062 or .080

 

                                We also produce Mil Spec bands Type I and Type I

Out of curiosity, I inquired about the Mil Spec bands.  This was the reply:

Mil spec bands require about $350 in testing and certificates.

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