You do indeed need to soak the 800/1k Chosera if you want it to perform it's best. It's not a splash and go stone. The only thing you do not want to do with a chosera is leave it on an extended soak. They are not intended to be permanent soak stones.I find about 20 minutes is about right for the 1k. If you want splash and go stones from Naniwa then you want the SS's.The only Chosera's you really need to be careful soaking are 5K +.
2/2/15 at 1:12pm