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slewisoh
05-15-2006, 12:52 PM
Hi all. This sounds strange, but it seems that my Gamma Shockbuster II has melted. The racquet it was on had been kept in my study for the last several weeks. I went to remove it so that I could use it on my new racquet and one end of it was gooey.

Other than heat exposure, I can't think what would cause this to happen. Anyone have a similar experience?:confused:

BluDiamond
05-15-2006, 01:02 PM
??poor quality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LowProfile
05-15-2006, 07:47 PM
Are you sure it wasn't gum or something?

DX_Psycho
05-15-2006, 08:06 PM
they've been known to rip and have yucky gooey stuff come out but ive never heard of them melting.

Skppr05
05-15-2006, 08:09 PM
Maybe there was a leak and the inner "fluids" came out? no?

samster
05-15-2006, 08:10 PM
The Zorbicon (the cushioning compound inside the shockbuster) can leak out when the Shockbuster gets old. it is time for you to get a new one, my friend.

slewisoh
05-15-2006, 10:37 PM
Wow, I had that dampener for less than 3 weeks. Used less than 4 hours! At least I know what the gooey stuff is...

jonolau
05-16-2006, 01:15 AM
I used this many years ago. Once I was trying to attach it onto the strings, and just to see how tight it could go, I pulled too hard and had that pink stuff all over my white shirt ...

tennisadict
05-16-2006, 01:25 AM
use a rubber band

jonolau
05-16-2006, 02:03 AM
Yup, that's what I'm using now. Rubber bands have just the right amount of dampening, takes away vibration but yet leaves just the right amount of feel.

TheSnowMan
05-16-2006, 06:23 PM
Mine is all melted.. but I have Shockbuster I