View Full Version : Thick light blades - what's the deal

02-05-2019, 07:16 AM
Hey guys.

Surfing on a high end but quite unknown blade builder I see mostly thick (around 6.5 to 7.0) but quite light (around 75g - 80g) for All to Off blades.

Now I wonder what's the benefit of these blades in compare to usual blades around 5.x and 8xg. I kinda like thin blades due to wrist acceleration as well as heavy blades due to be able to swing faster.

Thanks guys

02-05-2019, 11:36 AM
This is because they use balsa as a core. Balsa needed to be thicker.

02-05-2019, 11:37 AM
they are most likely balsa blades. Good for sp hitting and blocking style. not good for spin and arc. that's all you need to know.

02-05-2019, 12:02 PM
U right, core is balsa. But why is balsa used in these blades?

02-05-2019, 12:29 PM
Balsa is used because it's light and gives a lot of spring when making solid contact with the blade (like when you smash/hit).

02-05-2019, 12:48 PM
Thx guys for the reply.
I was wrong about balsa, the manufacturer uses thick kiri as base layer, not balsa.

02-05-2019, 01:23 PM
Kiri is also a light (balsa is way lighter) core but feels harder.