Softening Maratac Zulu straps - New methods?

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    Softening Maratac Zulu straps - New methods?

    Hello everyone,

    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.

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    those are the models I am referring to:

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    Re: Softening Maratac Zulu straps - New methods?

    buy a new strap? lol

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    Re: Softening Maratac Zulu straps - New methods?

    Quote Originally Posted by ho_moon_ar View Post
    buy a new strap? lol
    i have a dozen thin nato straps. i just want to make these work since they cost me double what a normal strap would cost.

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    Re: Softening Maratac Zulu straps - New methods?

    I'll usually just play with a stiff strap while I'm watching tv or something...rolling it into a tight ball both ways, around on itself, etc. It'll loosen up.

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