Elastic mismatching is studied by an impulse technique. Elastic mismatches are created by joining two latex rubber tubes of the same internal diameter but different wall thickness. A short duration pressure impulse is generated at the entrance of the water-filled tube system and the transmission characteristics of the impulse are determined from a series of measurements along the tube system using a catheter-tip pressure manometer. This technique enables the magnitude and phase change of the reflection at the elastic discontinuity to be obtained. A number of tube combinations are examined and in all cases a good agreement is shown between the measured reflection coefficient and the value calculated theoretically.