There is this sweet Japanese girl I take class with and she has this amazing big rubber band that she stretches with. It seems to be about 1 1/2" wide and a few feet long(im not sure). She uses it lying on her back and goes to middle splits and has it around her feet and it really looks like it helps. She also puts it on her shoulder and then takes her leg into arabesque and it stretches her in the correct line. There are a bunch more exercises she does with it and it looks really helpful. I was so excited when i saw it and really wanted to get one but when I asked her where she got it she said Germany Here is a link to the only picture I have ever seen of it with the girl lying on her back: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2005/08/12/GA2005081201282_index_frames.htm?startat=1 If anyone knows the actual name or where I can find this that would be fantastic! =) Thank you !!