Degrading Boulders?

Has anyone had problems with the quality of their boulders. We just ordered a new batch of boulders and compared them with the boulder given to us in our KOP and found that they shoot significantly different. Im not sure if we have just abused our ball more than other teams, but i was wondering if anyone else was noticing this.


This happens with nearly every foam ball game piece (2012, 2006). It’s the hard part of making a consistent shooter.

Do they look similar to this? Tweeted by FIRST Team 5030.

Our boulders are looking pretty worn. The good thing is boulders with visible damage will be replaced at the competitions.