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From: gldrgidr@...
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Launching
You can only be right if the rubber remains stretched at the point of release.  I've seen this happen in strong winds but most of the time, the height reached isn't going to be more than the length of the rubber combined with the length of the string.  You could probably add more string with silicone rubber so maybe that would get you more launch height.
After the wear and tear of 15 years of hand launching and DLG, my body appreciates that I minimize the steps needed to launch.  
Even with that, I'm curious enough that I just ordered the silicone rubber from HobbyKing.  With shipping from the east coast warehouse the cost was a bit over $11.