So I googled topics of softening Maratac straps and noticed most threads are a few years old.
Was wondering if anyone stumbled across new methods to make them softer.
I have 3 which I bought for $17 each and I really want to enjoy them. I never wear the same strap two days (I hope thats the only reason) in a row and I swear you can still cut fruit with how tough they are. I had one on yesterday after running it under warm water. It was perfect a couple of hours then almost gave me an itch on the inner of my wrist.
Here are the methods I tried:
- boiling each strap for 30 seconds. (was super soft and nice when wet and then went back to same stiffness)
- rolling them back and forth while watching tv (barely any change. I don't know if I rolled them long enough. Did it for 30-45 mins)
Methods suggested on the net:
- attach to belt insert on pair of jeans and throw in washing machine
- wear for two weeks
- wash in fabric softener (I am too afraid to try this method)
Now I did the below last night and will leave them like this for two weeks.
I even made sure I stick the pin in the same hole I do when I am wearing it. Do you think it will work, since the strap doesn't really know whether its on a hand or a stand?
Really hope someone has discovered a new way to make them more flexible and softened them up a little.
I feel bad that Im not enjoying them and will end up selling them for 10 bucks a piece on here if they don't start behaving.
those are the models I am referring to: