Gamma Shockbuster Melted?

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  1. slewisoh

    slewisoh Semi-Pro

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    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:
     
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  2. BluDiamond

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    ??poor quality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. LowProfile

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    Are you sure it wasn't gum or something?
     
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  4. DX_Psycho

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    they've been known to rip and have yucky gooey stuff come out but ive never heard of them melting.
     
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  5. Skppr05

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    Maybe there was a leak and the inner "fluids" came out? no?
     
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  6. samster

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    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.
     
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  7. slewisoh

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    Wow, I had that dampener for less than 3 weeks. Used less than 4 hours! At least I know what the gooey stuff is...
     
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  8. jonolau

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    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 ...
     
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  9. tennisadict

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    use a rubber band
     
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  10. jonolau

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    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.
     
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  11. TheSnowMan

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    Mine is all melted.. but I have Shockbuster I
     
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