the OD overture destroyed every string i put in it for about a week
It’s not common but it is annoying when it happens. I wish more manufacturers would do the fancy mask / polish around the response. That probably helps keep spin times up anyway since it reduces friction against the string. Yeah, it’s a fancy finishing touch but… I likes me some fancy
I’d say it’s rare that a blast finish, even if it is unmasked, would cause premature string failure. Most manufacturers have learned from the mistakes of the past. Usually if I see an aggressive blast, it’s accompanied by a masked bearing area. Not trying to dispute anyone’s claims, but I don’t feel like it’s currently that widespread of a problem
It is not common, no.