So I know that the general consensus for rubber banding a DR4B is that a triangle is the best shape. However, I have a few questions about some more technical aspects on the choices that teams make when rubber banding their lifts.
For one, why do most teams only rubber band the bottom part of the DR4B? I’ve been rubber banding both the top and bottom four bars and it works just fine, so is there a particular reason that the bottom is usually the only part rubber banded?
Also, why do most teams do the rubber banding all the way around the triangle shape? Most do it like this:
with the rubber bands going all around the triangle, which doesn’t exactly make sense to me because the distance between the two top points never changes, so that tension never changes, only the tension of the two sides of the formed triangle.
Wouldn’t you get more tension out of the rubber bands this way?
This way has the rubber band starting around the top, curving around the bottom, and back up to the top, maximizing tension.