If you are looking for a balance of performance and longevity, the General Purpose Slingshot Flatbands are your best choice. These bands do not have a taper and are made from SimpleShot Black .030" thick latex (except for the 1/4" steel ammo variant, made from .5mm Precise).
Simply select the band associated with the projectile you prefer to shoot, tune the bands to your draw length and go have fun!
The 1/4" General Flatband shoots 3/8" clay ammo very nicely on my Scout.
These bands strike a great balance between performance and durability. They are tied precisely, are consistent from bandset to bandset, and are offered at a reasonable price. Great for those of us who may want to spend time shooting instead of tying their own bands.
These general purpose flatbands are excellent. they can handle heavier ammo pretty good as well as the standard 7/8" type of ammo also.
longer life than theraband gold bands but excellent power very resilient.