Flexibility is determined by the size of the tubing chosen, the wall thickness and the durometer of the material. Many customers will use minimum bend radius from the ATP tubing catalog to determine flexibility. Minimum bend radius is the maximum you can bend the tubing in a circle before kinking. The issue is that it doesn’t calculate the force it takes to bend to that size. Generally, Vinyl-Flex™ is the most flexible ATP tubing because it has a 75 shore A durometer.
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