I really don't feel like the Shakas were softer than the Republics. Felt the opposite to me when I rode them.
Either way, the Shakas gave me what I needed on a Youngblood Doubledog, the Republics weren't too stiff for the Destroyer doubledog, and the Shakas weren't too too stiff for the Scallywag.
Go ahead, drink that kool-aid.
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