The Ocean Hunter Premade 14.5mm Silver Rubber suit all roller guns (select size in options).
The Ocean Hunter Microbore Rubber is designed to get the maximum power output of your speargun. A microbore has a much smaller internal volume, and will thus reduce hydraulic breaking of the band during contraction after firing.
The rubber is designed to maximise the amount of material in the band so you get the maximum effect from a smaller rubber. Both the material density and the stretch ratio maximise the power output of your speargun. Additionally, the smaller diameter, compared to other bands, helps to reduce drag.
You can see a master class on making your own rubbers here.
Features of the Ocean Hunter Premade 14.5mm Silver Rubber:
- Reduces hydraulic braking of the band during contraction after firing.
- Material density and stretch ratio maximise the power of your gun
- Smaller diameter compared to other rubbers reduces drag during firing
- Diameter: 14.5mm
- Colour: Silver
- Price per meter
Gun Length Band Length 14.5mm
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Some Interesting facts about Rubber:
It takes several quite distinct steps to make a product out of natural rubber. First, you have to gather your latex from the rubber trees using a traditional process called rubber tapping. That involves making a wide, V-shaped cut in the tree’s bark and collecting the dripping latex in a cup.
The latex from many trees is then filtered, washed, and reacted with acid. This makes the particles of rubber coagulate (stick together). The rubber made this way is pressed into slabs or sheets and then dried..
By itself, unprocessed rubber is not all that useful. It tends to be brittle when cold and smelly and sticky when it warms up. Further processes are used to turn it into a much more versatile material.
- Masticating machines “chew up” raw rubber using mechanical rollers and presses. This makes the rubber softer, easier to work, and more sticky.
- After the rubber has been masticated, extra chemical ingredients are mixed in to improve its properties (for example, to make it more hard wearing).
- Next, the rubber is squashed into shape by rollers (a process called calendaring) or squeezed through specially shaped holes to make hollow tubes (a process known as extrusion).
- Finally, the rubber is vulcanised (cooked): sulphur is added and the rubber is heated to about 140°C (280°F).
For more interesting stuff about Rubber check out this page Explain That Stuff.