I agree...I am surprised that he found the fukuyamas to be a bad choice. I have tried a few different brands and matchers. I raced last friday with three different packs with good results, but there was clearly a better pack of the three. For qualifying I used fukuyama, and TQed. Impressive punch...no dump! For the next round I used orion vmaxx sanyo 3600s, was not overly impressed, but I got 2nd. They (3600s) just didn't feel as alive as the fukus, and they have been used for the same length of time, and trayed using a novak smart tray. Lastly I used the Trinity VIS evo3 3300s....these were very good, definately comparable to the fukus, but I think the fukus were a little better for two reasons.
The fukus were cheaper, which is a pretty good reason. My last and final reason is a little more trivial to some but important to me. Fukuyama Racing is located a few exits down the freeway from me. In a sense they are a local business, and they probably don't make as much as a company like team trinity. I much rather support their local product, and help them make a name for themselves in an industry that is saturated with so much competition.
I would reccomend trying the trinity batteries if you did not like the fukuyamas, but maybe this was just a fluke, or some sort of assembly problem. Give fukuyama a call and complain so that they can work this out and see what went wrong.
I know this opinion is totally subjective so take it with a grain of salt because we all have our personal favorites for whatever reason.
Good luck with your shopping!