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      I have bought ESN rubbers(Rakza7,Barracuda,FastarcG1) and when I took them out of the package they would not lay flat,domed in toward the sponge. This tells me that they had been on the shelf for awhile and the booster has evaporated,so I always use just enough booster to get them flat again. It's a pain in the arrs to try to glue the sponge when it"s like that. Anyone else experience this with a sheet of new rubber out of the package ?

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      No, all Xiom tensors i've unpacked stood flat and vivid like a turbot.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Baal View Post
      Back when you could still buy T05 from foreign dealers I would occasionally buy it from tt-japan or iruiru. I never noticed anything different. This was in the late 2000s, before Btfly demanded that you could only buy from you regional dealer.

      I wasn't looking to find a difference and certainly didn't notice one. (Maybe if I had been expecting something different I would have convinced myself it was different).
      Interesting. Didn't you notice a different smell when opening the rubbers?
      I was thinking overseas transportation and sitting on a shelf for a while would 'cause some evaporational effect compared to ones coming “fresh from the factory“.

      But certainly you could be right: there might be some “placebo“ behind this as well.
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      Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
      I have bought ESN rubbers(Rakza7,Barracuda,FastarcG1) and when I took them out of the package they would not lay flat,domed in toward the sponge. This tells me that they had been on the shelf for awhile and the booster has evaporated,so I always use just enough booster to get them flat again. It's a pain in the arrs to try to glue the sponge when it"s like that. Anyone else experience this with a sheet of new rubber out of the package ?
      Bluefire M2 & M3, Desto F2 & F3, Rasant Grip & Powergrip had this shrinkage occur too.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Suga D View Post
      Interesting. Didn't you notice a different smell when opening the rubbers?
      I was thinking overseas transportation and sitting on a shelf for a while would 'cause some evaporational effect compared to ones coming “fresh from the factory“.

      But certainly you could be right: there might be some “placebo“ behind this as well.
      It was just Tenergy, but nice because cheaper from Japan back then.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Suga D View Post
      I remember a well reputed member write that he's bought tenergy05 in japan and they had a different smell than the ones over here and they also felt more lively.
      Whenever in Japan, I do sense things smelling differently too. All things. There's just that little cherry blossom tang. Maybe that's all in my mind. Oh, Fujiyama… Cherry blossoms fall / Cherry blossoms fall and fall / Cherry blossoms fall.

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      Yes!
      Sour Cherry and Morello, Kiku Shidare and Kanzan.

      /plus kiso-hinoki, of course, more vital for us/

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      Quote Originally Posted by yoass View Post
      Whenever in Japan, I do sense things smelling differently too. All things. There's just that little cherry blossom tang. Maybe that's all in my mind. Oh, Fujiyama… Cherry blossoms fall / Cherry blossoms fall and fall / Cherry blossoms fall.
      To be anywhere in Japan in the spring is one of life's great privileges. I love Japan.

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