The pull-up band is a wider and more durable version of the original long band. While you can certainly use the original long band for assistance in various bodyweight things exercises, the new pull-up band enables you to accumulate much more volume in those movements due to the added assistance it provides. The new pull-up band would also be a great addition to the home-workout toolbox. Using it to provide resistance in a good morning or hip hinge type movement is one of our favorite uses.