A: We don't use cork, we use a cork/rubber blend; this gives us the benefits of both materials, and none of the drawbacks of these materials.
Not all cork is the same: Using only a rubber surface will increase the vibration characteristics. Using only a cork surface will make it highly sensitive to weather conditions.
This is why FLM exclusively uses a cork/rubber blend between the camera and our products.
It combines both benefits: the cork serves as vibration dampening – similar to cork floors – while the rubber provides weather resistance and adhesion, to ensure good support for your camera.