View Full Version : Materials for the blade surface.

04-19-2013, 06:07 AM
Ok, now let's get to the point.

So, now you know there are two different loopings, from my category.
Now I will show the general differaces of three materials.

1. General hardness
Hinoki is normally very soft. It becomes damaged easily, so you need to be careful about it.
Limba is still soft, but harder than Hinoki.
Koto is hard. This one is very hard and solid.

2. Feeling
I don't know how to express this part. But I will try it.
Hinoki feels sticky. When you loop, the ball seems to follow the movement of Hinoki.
Limba feels embracing the ball into it. But this depends on how thick limba you use. Generally, most blade uses thin limba less than 0.7mm, and you will feel they are holding the ball into the center.
Koto is hard, and normally we use thin ply for the surface. Koto is hard and also heavy, so we don't use it into the middle ply.
Generally, designers believed that hard surface will not be good for making big spin. But recently, they are using Koto in many blades, because with Koto, they can make use of full effect of rubber.

If you use Koto on the surface, it should be very thin, if not, too solid. But if this is thin, then Koto works like a metal plate, with which you can have good effect of rubber.

To be continue...

04-19-2013, 04:47 PM
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04-19-2013, 10:29 PM
thank you very much! this is new information for me i for that i want to try koto!