The Dauz rubber has a history.
In 1986 Dan Dauz stumbled on to a small Rubber manufacturing company in Garden Grove California. Looking for ways to increase the flexibility of his drum pad designs. They had been manufacturing the Rodgers version of the Gladstone practice pad, Rodgers had just gone out of business and there mold was left there. Dauz looking for a more productive way to create a great feeling durable playing surface started incorporating this part in designs he was working on. Thru the years the formula has been optimized for the best playing surface for drummers. There is more of a back story here.
Dauz was dealing with the second generation of a famous Rubber maker the son of the inventor of the SuperBalll. Proud father of the bouncing baby ball was a California chemist named Norman Stingley. In his spare time, he compressed a synthetic rubber material under 3,500 pounds of pressure per square inch and created a ball with unprecedented resilience
Wham-O Manufacturing Co., the miracle-working maker of the Hula Hoop ® and Frisbee ® disc, bounced back into the news in 1965 with an explosive knob of rubber called Super Ball.® Dropped from shoulder level, a high potency Super Ball snapped nearly all the way back; thrown down, it could leap over a three-story building; flung into a wall with spin, it kicked back with remarkable reverse English. The supercharged sphere, about the size and color of a plum, was America's most popular plaything in the summer and fall of 1965. By Christmas, just six months after it was introduced by Wham-O ®, seven million balls had been sold at ninety-eight cents apiece.
Dauz has been working with this famous Rubber making family ever since. Always tweaking and experimenting making his rubber drum pads whats come to be known as the best electronic drum pads in the business.