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Old 13 August 2004, 13:12   #1
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Which is best?

So Guy's and Gal's which is the best materiel for tubes and why?

polyurethane, Hypalon or pvc.


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Old 13 August 2004, 13:26   #2
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most tube material is very good for what its designed for

ive got pvc which fine for my ten hours a months out for fun

its all down to cost and what the rib is needed for as each type will
peform a job well depending how its looked after and used

its not the best material its which type will suit the ribs job


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Old 13 August 2004, 13:33   #3
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At the risk of starting another monster thread, have a look here first:

PU or Hyperlon Tubes which to go for?

Personally I would say Polyurethane (But then my tubes are made of Polyurethane so I'm biased) They definitely do age better than Hypalon and keep there colour well. They are also tougher im my opinion. This article makes for interesting reading:
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