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I think salting any cukes really helps with the crispiness. Some of the recipes I've seen don't tell you to rinse, but they're so salty. I think if you keep rinsing and tasting after salting until they don't taste salty, even though you use English cukes, it will improve the texture.
I guess try it without salting, can't hurt.
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