POLL: Do we need to resume the production of Premium Quality tubes? | Best slingshot band

We once provided the Premium Quality tubes which is the best slingshot tube welcome by some professional shooters. But they were very expensive too, so not many afforded it. We made the big quality improvement on all tubes and stopped the 'Premium Quality' project.

We often get the message from worldwide shooters inquiring about 'Premium Quality' tubes. So we'd like to let shooters make the decision.
Please click '+' to vote up or click '-' to vote down.
We will resume the production of Premium Quality tubes if there are 80 vote-ups by March 17, 2016

The price of Premium Quality would be about 53% higher than the existing professional tubes.

So please vote! You vote really counts!
And your advice is very welcome, just comment below.

Update on March 13,2016
Thank you for all global shooters!! You have given us so much valuable advice.
We are sure that the votes must be greater than 80 by March 17. We now have started the work of quality improvement of tube.

Update on March 15,2016
Thank you! There are more than 80 votes. New Batch tubing with improved quality will be available soon. The premium yellow 1745 has been in production.

Update on March 23,2016 PREMIUM AMBER 1745 , 2040 TUBE released. The most consistent tube.

Update on May 18, 2016
We did a survey from 100 top tube shooters . Majority of them suggest the 1842 tube should have priority over 1632. The current 1632 tube already has very good quality. So the premium 1842 has already in production and will be released in about 10 days.

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Many highly skilled shooters and the average shooter, like myself, would like to be able to use the very best tubes. People will always pay extra for higher quality products. Dankung does make very high quality products. Quality is in every Dankung product.

Submitted by James W Payne on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 05:22
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I think the option for premium tubed should be there, for the serious shooters consistency in your tubes or bands is an absolute must

Submitted by kenferg76 on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 11:28
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Premium tubes should be available.Serious shooters want consistent tubes,and are willing to pay for such.

Submitted by Alex Roberts on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 11:34
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Last few batches of 20/40 have been real inconsistent . You can make 2 band sets from 2 different rolls of 20/40 and they feel totally different. Ones easy to pull the other hard. Same exact length .

Submitted by Chris j weber on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 07:25
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I have been shooting dankung tubing for quite some time now and the main thing I am after in tubing is consistency.
If the tubes are consistent then so is my practice and my shooting.
If I'm competition shooting then I need the tubes to be as consistent as possible. A big yes from me!
I'm sure every serious shooter would pay extra for premium also

Submitted by KeithDighton on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 11:26
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as mentioned above consistency is key. inconsistent tubes affect my shooting and the making of tube sets. so i for one would like to see the return of the premium range.

Submitted by Dan Terry on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 18:34
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I believe shooters would gladly pay more for the better tubes. You need to eliminate the variables as much as possible as a shooter and better bands is one of them.

Submitted by Chris j weber on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 21:18
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I would pay more for better quality tubes. Bring them back!

Submitted by Henry Smith on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 08:38
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me too!!

Submitted by fishman on Sat, 10/22/2016 - 18:00
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Even if the premium is only mildly profitable, it just makes good sense to offer a higher quality product for those who prefer the best and are willing to pay for it. Do you really want to say - 'There's better tubing out there but we only offer the mediocre grade'.

Submitted by Wardster on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 14:55
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Don't get rid of a quality product when you look around there are high quality hand made catapults being sold to people who want to shoot high quality tubes on them. Give the people the right information and a good product and they will buy.

Submitted by henk wissink on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 15:22
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Bring them back.

Submitted by Ernie Bell on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 19:02
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j'emploie ces tubes pour leur facilité d'utilisation et leur qualité 'élasticité, puissance)

Submitted by castroleu on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 20:05
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They are very noticeable I have always been a Dankung tube shooter for over eight years but stopped using them a couple of months ago because they are so inconsistent and now shoot with thera tube red consistency is important to me as I love striking matches with a catapult it'seems the most exhilarating thing you can do is ignite a flame I used to be able to put one shot on top of another regularly and strike a match within five shots all the time your tubes used to be the best I certainly would like to be able to get them again and would not hesitate to come back to you if you do supply them.

Submitted by 4030bing on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 21:22
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Yes, bring them back

Submitted by rockslinger on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 08:00
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I have been shooting tube slingshot for 10 years. My draw is right at 40 inches.

I have several rigged with different size tubes, including flatband, 1745, 1842, 2040, 2050.

I now use looped 1745* or four strand fixed for 9.5mm steel for target practice, and four strand 2050 dankung tubes for 40cal lead balls for hunting.

I bought tubes from several sources. When it comes to consistency, DANKUNG tube is the best although it's still not the perfect!
Just bring the premium tube back which is perfect!!

Submitted by Lordman on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 16:03
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I have been using DANKUNG tube since 2009. When did you get tube befoe 2009?

Submitted by Skyshooter on Fri, 03/18/2016 - 20:32
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Let's go Premium. Voted!

Submitted by brucered on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 05:45
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Your Company has had the very best tubing...
Please bring it back...There are Many slingshot People
that love the best tubing there is to use...

Thank You
AKA Oldmiser

Submitted by Roger Adams on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 06:37
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I want the best tubing I can get, I shoot tubes 90% of the time. Bring it back please.

Submitted by monkeyboab on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 12:37
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Dankung tubing is good, bring back the premium.

Submitted by JonM on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 15:13
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We have a lot of members on our forum who rely on these premium tubes, please keep them going!!!

Submitted by CleverMoniker on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 15:58
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I love dankung tubing. It's all I shoot and as long as I can get it, probably all I'll ever shoot. Please make premium! Thank you!

Submitted by SolomonHedge on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 16:04
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I'd like to try me some premium tubes. Can I still purchase them now?

Submitted by honorary pie on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 16:12
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These tubes are my favorite tubes to shoot with.

Submitted by gordon.gaines on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 18:21
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I want consistency ... I can buy crap anywhere on the net !

Submitted by wll on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 19:26
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Does Dankung really want a reputation for selling only second rate products?
People will pay the extra for the premium quality tubes so keep them going.

Submitted by alan on Sat, 03/12/2016 - 19:11
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As many others have already said, the premium tubes are important for consistency. Unconsistent bands means unconsistent shots!

Submitted by Jon on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 05:22
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with this hobby only the very best will do... we will always want the very best and as for tubes, these tick all the boxes

Submitted by TheDaddy187 on Sun, 03/13/2016 - 12:59
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I would pay more for better quality tubes. Bring them back!

Submitted by André Schreckenbach on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 00:41
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Yes yes yes

Submitted by Noemarc on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 03:26
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let's do it !!!i will order them!!!!

Submitted by slingshotman on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 05:53
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Premium is good!

Submitted by Jeb on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 14:16
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In what quantities will we be able to buy the tubes in

Submitted by Chris j weber on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 07:20
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I say lets make them. Accuracy and consistency are essential

Submitted by truthornothin on Tue, 03/29/2016 - 14:48
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I've been getting Dankung tubes for about 4 years now. It seems that in recent times tube stiffness has changed. I don't know if this was directed by Dankung to their vendor for a new choice of targeting, or if this represents a loss of control by their tube vendor. Either way, it leaves me not knowing what to order to get the stiffness I expect and want. Here's some history that reflects the stiffness variation. I use tube density (e.g., in grams per inch of length) to reflect stiffness-- e.g., 2 identical bands in parallel will have twice the stiffness (or force) and twice the density. Note that there is not enough accuracy in measuring tube diameters to reflect reproducibility.

1745 tube densities vs. time:
0.3079 (2012), 0.318 (6/2013), 0.3385 (2/2015), 0.3400 (6/2015), 0.3168 (9/2016)

2040 tube densities vs time:
0.247 (6/2013), 0.2336 (2/2015), 0.2019 (7/2016)

2050 tube densities vs time:
0.3981 (6/2013), 0.4049 (6/2013), 0.375 (5/2016).

The last order of (standard) 2040 I received was 20% lower density than previous ones and the pull was so wimpy it was useless to me. 1745 long ago had a density of about 0.31, then it was consistently raised to about 0.34. My last order was back down to about 0.31, and is so weak it seems like a different tube type, and is almost useless to me.

I need more 1745 with density ~0.34. So how do I order this? At some point, companies need to spec their products to both their customers and their vendors. Density is very easy to measure and I hope Dankung will spec it before I'm driven to look at other vendors (until recently I've been very pleased with Dankung).

Submitted by byeats on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 16:49
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I buy many different types of tubing and catapults from this company and they are always top quality, the shipping is very reasonable and the despatch time is excellent, any problems are promptly sorted out, Dankung have been around many years now, and will hopefully be around for many more.

Submitted by 4030bing on Tue, 01/03/2017 - 23:57
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