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Topic: Rubber Bands for Gravity Flipper Coins
Message: Posted by: Salby (Jan 23, 2021 11:28PM)
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I have a Schoolcraft Walking Liberty OxF and a Lassen Gravity Flipper.

Besides getting rubber bands from the original creators, are there other magic online stores to purchase these that are just as good?
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Message: Posted by: inigmntoya (Jan 24, 2021 12:21AM)
Visit your local orthodontist's office. (no joke)

Or you can forget rubber bands entirely. See my notes here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/29h2osli3ju3tq4/AACGRJmjNwBi6dQ7dCX8xDXra
Message: Posted by: Salby (Feb 2, 2021 07:08AM)
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This is a good idea, but a lot of work.

Anybody know of places to get these bands?

I've seen people post to buy dental bands (3/16) with a "light force". I bought them, but the bands were too big (too much bulky slack) and too thick to fit into the grooves of the gimmick.

Where else?
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Message: Posted by: baronborrelli (Feb 6, 2021 10:45AM)
I use the fake Morgan flippers (double sided and good) but ran out of bands. I will look at the elastic thread, but was wondering what size rubber band to use (they are on Amazon). I will look for 3/16 and 1/8 and try them out, making sure they are thin.

Any experience with this, anyone?
Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Feb 6, 2021 11:02AM)
A one time fix with the elastic thread will be equal to many rubber band replacements.
Message: Posted by: Motor City (Feb 8, 2021 01:14PM)
[quote]On Feb 2, 2021, Salby wrote:
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This is a good idea, but a lot of work.

Anybody know of places to get these bands?

I've seen people post to buy dental bands (3/16) with a "light force". I bought them, but the bands were too big (too much bulky slack) and too thick to fit into the grooves of the gimmick.

Where else?
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Going to an orthodontist office is definitely good advice. Ask for a sample of each size and force. One of those should work for you. However, Inigmntoya gave you good advice. It takes no more work to insert the nylon band than the rubber band and the nylon bands last for a very long time. Schoolcraft sells the bands for their coin already made up. As I recall, the replacement comes with two bands which will last for a few years.
Message: Posted by: Salby (Feb 8, 2021 09:12PM)
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I bought those elastic bands from Schoolcraft. I was able to fit it in a Lassen Morgan Dollar. It won't fit in a Lassen WL half dollar (the knot is too big to fit in the groove). This knot can cause a problem when the groove is too narrow. Lassen's grooves are narrower than Schoolcraft's. Apparently, my WL Flipper is a Lassen product also.

I have a OxF Quarter Flipper from Schoolcraft, but Jamie told me that they don't have elastic bands for Quarter Flippers. He suggested dental bands (5/16) (light - 2.5oz). I bought 2 different brands of this on Amazon. They are too tight (the coin parts stay straight like a folding coin and won't hang down with gravity).

Anybody know a good brand to get on Amazon for Flippers of the 3 sizes?:

- Quarter
- Half Dollar
- Morgan Dollar
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