Just give them a chance to stretch out a bit. After taking mine off several times, I would say they are even easier to put on than the stock pads.
I have finally finished my major project of the past few weeks. Now I don't see many mentions of recabling around here, but I am really happy with how mine turned out. I was honestly never a huge fan of the single termination and wanted to go to something more traditional. I would up using 24ga silver plated copper silicon wire covered in 3mm nylon rope. The four wires are braided using a flat litz braid and the cable is terminated in a 1/4" Neutrik jack. Overall I am very happy with how it turned out. It sounds great and looks even better to me. The biggest problem of the whole ordeal was feeding the bare wire into the jacket. Once that was done, it was just a matter of getting my girlfriend to braid the wires for me and drilling some holes for insertion into the cups.
Even though the cable is now substantially thicker than the original cable (to be expected with four wires now), the cable is still just as flexible as the original. This was very important to me after comparing the stock cable to a recable I performed on my Grados using some Mogami Mini Quad, which is about 3x stiffer than this silicon wire.
Sadly my main computer is down with a whole host of problems I have been working through tonight, but hopefully I will be able to get some pictures posted up in the next few days if anyone is interested.
NOW you've got my attention! (Looking forward - Pics please!