Frequently Asked Questions
Any question that is asked, that is not mentioned below, will be added if applicable!
Which set should I buy?
Simple, you should buy the Pro Ultra set. Why? Because it contains all the bands you should ever need! In fact the Pro 5 beginner set has now been discontinued since the Pro Ultra was so popular it is now the same price as the Pro 5 was, which is fantastic news for everybody!
There is also a Mamba edition of the Pro Ultra which includes the Black Mamba band, designed for for very strong individuals, but to be honest you do not NEED it, you can simply use the Extra Heavy band and another band together, which will give you around the same or more tension than the Mamba depending which band you add. The Pro Ultra is the cheapest and best option all round for everybody.
I only want 1 or 2 bands, which should I choose?
This is up to you, but you should bear in mind that It is simply impossible to use 1 or 2 bands and do a variety of exercises. The limited tension will be too much for some exercises and not enough for others, it is vital in my opinion that you buy a full set if you want to perform a full variety of exercises otherwise you will be disappointed.
There is a Quad Tension set offering only the 4 heaviest bands if you just want those but I would still recommend a full set over this, especially since the price difference is very small. The lighter bands are essential for adding a bit more tension when you outgrow a band, for example when you get used to curling the Heavy band, or if it is already not enough, you might want to use the Light band at the same time to up the tension, as jumping to the Extra Heavy right away might be too much.
I would like to sell/promote your products, how do I do this?
ElastiTone does not allow other retailers to sell ElastiTone products because the profit margin is already quite low, so there is no room for 3rd party retailers to make it worth their while. For this reason ElastiTone does not use affiliates or promoters. The only place you will find ElastiTone products for sale is from the ElastiTone site, or from ebay seller dprichardson (me).
If you see ElastiTone bands for sale anywhere else it is 100% guaranteed that they are 2nd hand or fake, and the warranty is non transferable with 2nd hand bands as there is no way of knowing how they have been used or treated.
Do you offer bulk or wholesale discounts?
Any available bulk discounts etc will be shown on the purchase page. Since Brexit has destroyed the value of the GBP discounts are now very small.
What are your contact details?
A link to the contact details is at the bottom of every single page. Or you can click HERE
Do you ship to outside the EU?
If you do not see the country you want, please email for a quote and to see if we ship to your area. The dimensions used for a set are 37x37x15cm, the weight is on the specifications page, but is 3KG a set for shipping purposes with most couriers as they tend to round up to the nearest kilo. You can also get a price yourself by going to www.parcelmonkey.co.uk and using the above dimensions. The fulfilment centre used does use parcelmonkey for overseas orders, via either ParcelForce or DPD, so you can only select one of those. Ignore other options.
Do you sell on eBay, Amazon etc?
In the past ElastiTone have sold on Amazon, but no longer do due to Amazons stupidly high sales fees.
Yes ElastiTone products can be found on ebay but ebay but only a small selection, and prices may sometimes be 10% higher to cover fees etc.
Can you make shorter bands or bands to my specification?
Bands cannot be altered in any way, shape or form because they are made in a non European latex tubing factory to ElastiTone's exact specs, as is the case with all other retailers of layered bands, as the process is almost exclusive to Asia and cannot be re-produced at a low enough price anywhere else to make using it for resistance bands feasible.
To have custom bands made would require large minimum orders, which comes with a high risk if you should change your mind, therefore for custom bands you must find your own manufacturer.
Are your bands easy to snap?
The anti-snap sleeve helps prevents snapping by limiting the max length a band can stretch, therefore eliminating overstretch in most cases which is the biggest cause of breakages. If a band does snap within the sleeve it will be replaced anyway under the terms of the Anti-Snap warranty, so you don't have to worry about it. No bands in the world today are snap proof because everything has a breaking point. There is not and never will be any such thing as snap-proof rubber.
I have noticed some wear marks / scratches / etc on my band or component after use, can I have a new one?
No, wear and tear is not covered by the defects warranty as it is not a defect, just a side effect of use. Please see the warranty page for full details. You are covered against manufacturer defects and breakages, but not things that occur from usage. If however these problems are apparent when you receive the products then of course a replacement can be sent but you must notify ElastiTone within 14 days of receipt of the problem and email an image of the damage.
Are bands as good as free weights?
Free weights and resistance bands are not necessarily in competition with each other, they are just different in the way that they stress your muscles, which is what makes them grow. Think of them as different tools for the same job.
Muscles grow during the repair process when they recover from being stressed, regardless of whether that stress comes from a weight, a band, or even your own body weight. Bands do however have many many advantages over free weights. See towards the bottom of the home page for more info.
Can I buy separate bands and/or components?
Only the items seen for sale on the purchase page are available, but yes, most items can now be purchased alone, with the exception of the extra-light and light bands, which are of very little use to anybody on their own and really need to be coupled with another band to offer any kind of challenging resistance, even for a complete beginner.
Is there an exercise manual?
A collection of exercises and workouts taken from the internet are available HERE for those that want to see how to use them.
Safety instructions and all the basic info you need to know before you start are available from the link at the top of the purchase page and in your receipt.
Making more exercise videos and manuals seems pointless, given the sheer amount of free videos, blog's and guides online containing instructions on how to use the bands. I have not read a single manual that contained any info that could not already be found online for free on countless websites.
Bands are used in almost the exact same way as free weights and cable machines, the only real difference is that you either stand on the band or anchor it to keep it in place, depending on what you want to do. Other than that, you use them in the same way, a curl is still a curl, a press is still a press, a row is still a row etc. Using resistance bands is for the most part common sense.