Flywheel rubber banding

We’ve used the popular wide rubber bands to cover the surface of the 4" traction wheels on our single flywheel launcher and the rubber bands are starting to come off the wheels while the wheel is spinning. They stretch out off the wheel and eventually start whipping into the ball or intake rollers. We replaced them with new ones and it’s still happening, even when the wheel isn’t moving that quickly, like ~1500RPM.

Are we using the wrong rubber bands? Anyone else have suggestions on how to keep the cover the wheels to get uniform and durable surface?

Hi there! Try these bands:

Good luck!