Personally, I love them on my flippers of any pin from any era. I will even stray from basic red to fit a SS that would appreciate the change in colour. I also like the mini post 27/64 inch OD white if strategically located (above the top lanes - not in the outlanes). The mini post superbands are a necessity for games like Embryon with the centre playfield captive ball. Normal rubbers keep degrading and eventually the captive ball falls into play. I however am not a fan (yet) of replacing all of the standard rubber rings on a pin with the superbands. Maybe this concept would look cool on a new Stern or a custom pin, but for me it seems out of place on older machines.
I find the superband flipper rubbers grip the ball better and give a better reaction when grazing the tip of the flipper. Judging by the statement below I figure I'm incorrect.
This statement below I did a copy/paste from Marco Specialties which inspired me to write this little tid bit.
Direct quote from Marco website:
Super-Bands™ are modern polyurethane rings for pinball machines that play better and last longer than traditional pinball rubber. Tested by professional pinball players and commercial operators, Super-Bands™ are proven to reduce maintenance and increase playability in all pinball machines. Super-Bands™ are carefully engineered to maintain the same rebound, or bounce, of traditional soft 45-durometer rubber that pinball designers and professional players prefer.
Super-Bands™ have many advantages over traditional rubber O rings:
More Durable: Advanced customized polyurethane compound is more resistant to abrasion, ozone, and ultraviolet light than traditional rubber.
Better Control: Super-Bands™ have equal to or better tactile response than standard rubber and allow for great ball control by any skill level player
Vibrant Colors: High-gloss surface with deep translucent colors look great on any game.
Lower Maintenance: Super-Bands™ are less porous and wipe clean with a cloth. They don’t absorb dirt like traditional rubber.
How do you feel about superbands?