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Tapered Bands "laserhawk" unimproved
on November 11, 2005
Well this is a prime example of a good product getting worse after some marketing person gets in the mix. Tapered bands 'laserhawk' type are suppose to increase velocity 30% and reduce required pulling force by an equal amount. Guess what, it does one of those but unfortunately it's the pulling force claim that is accurate and the velocity claim is a joke. I had one of the old ones which they still sell (and at a lower price) and they definitely have much more power. Any of the models with the yellowish bands that aren't tapered are a much better choice. Tapered bands do reduce pulling force required and also reduce the power of the shot. May be a good choice for someone with weak arms or a starter for a kid but not for the average joe looking to shoot as hard and straight as possible. Save yourself a couple of bucks and buy the Model 3040 or one of the others without the red tapered junk band. If you've already bought this one and can't take it back just tear off the bands and buy the $3 replacement bands Model 3330, they fit and they will make you much happier.