I think mine is that way too. I think I bought black the other week. I kinda like it because I make korkers with it, but I know you are making bows.
I'm sure most people who make korkers like theirs to be soft, but I tend to like the little bit stiffer curls. I really have had a great experience overall with RABOM.
I think i've ordered from them like 7 or 8 times in the last month or 6 weeks.