View Full Version : Gamma Shockbuster Melted?

05-15-2006, 11:52 AM
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:

05-15-2006, 12:02 PM
??poor quality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05-15-2006, 06:47 PM
Are you sure it wasn't gum or something?

05-15-2006, 07:06 PM
they've been known to rip and have yucky gooey stuff come out but ive never heard of them melting.

05-15-2006, 07:09 PM
Maybe there was a leak and the inner "fluids" came out? no?

05-15-2006, 07:10 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.

05-15-2006, 09:37 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...

05-16-2006, 12:15 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 ...

05-16-2006, 12:25 AM
use a rubber band

05-16-2006, 01:03 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.

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