US Plastic shipped very fast, new light rod tube arrived today..
Comparing the Butyrate tube to the fluorescent bulb tube - the butyrate is going to provide significantly better protection. With the light bulb tube, I knew if I set my pack down the wrong way, the light bulb tube would provide no protection. The butyrate barely compresses when I squeeze hard with both hands; it will provide protection from the pack weight.
The extra protection comes at a cost of ~6 ounces; 8 ounces for butyrate tube vs. 2 ounces for fluorescent bulb tube. The extra weight is a no brainer - worth it to me.
I may have missed this but what do you use for caps on the ends of the Butyrate tube or does it come with them? I used a flourescent tube light tube and had no problems but I wasn't very confident in its strength.
Hey Jack (JAB)...
I ordered the following item numbers:
42133 6 Foot Tube 1-7/8" x 2" x 1/16" Tenite Butyrate Tubing - $16.68
42107 (4x) 2" ID Poly-E Cap For Tenite Tube-Pak; 1" Inside($.22 ea) - $0.88
p.s. On a similar note, I pulled out a scales and noticed I could drop 2.5 ounces by leaving the rod sock behind. I will be putting the rod straight into the tube. I had been using the sock with the fluorescent tube so I will now only be 3.5 ounces heavier..
Last edited by mattblick; 10-05-2011 at 02:06 PM.
Thanks. I will be getting that in the near future.