• Join our newsletter: 
  • Welcome Guest


    Page 12 of 12 FirstFirst ... 289101112
    Results 221 to 232 of 232
    1. Top | #221
      GinjaNinja is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: UK

      Equipment:
      Blade Custom made Cedar Textreme
      Forehand Rubber Tibhar Genius
      Backhand Rubber Tibhar Genius Sound

      Join Date
      Sep 2016
      Location
      UK
      Posts
      255
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 383 Times in 146 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by Giangt View Post
      I decided to go all in and use hide glue for both blades. Just bought a bag with 250g granulate to do the job. Wish me luck!

      Good luck! I like your bravery, in the end if it goes wrong you will have learned much so it's a no lose situation really. I have another thread about using hide glue so hopefully that will be of some use.
      I love the fact that so many people are starting to get into making their own blades. Hopefully this thread, and most definitely Bobpuls's thread, have made things more accessible and inspired people to make their own. Great stuff!
      Maybe we should have a blade makers' thread where we can post ideas, ask questions, share experiences??

    2. The Following 2 Users Like GinjaNinja's Post:

      bobpuls (05-10-2018),Suga D (4 Days Ago)

    3. Top | #222
      GinjaNinja is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: UK

      Equipment:
      Blade Custom made Cedar Textreme
      Forehand Rubber Tibhar Genius
      Backhand Rubber Tibhar Genius Sound

      Join Date
      Sep 2016
      Location
      UK
      Posts
      255
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 383 Times in 146 Posts
      Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0784.jpg 
Views:	133 
Size:	96.5 KB 
ID:	16370
      I received 8 sheets of this veneer today, it's quite magnificent. Japanese Tamo Ash, softer and lighter than white ash, similar to walnut in its properties. Just got to decide what to do with it!

    4. The Following User Likes GinjaNinja's Post:

      Giangt (05-11-2018)

    5. Top | #223
      bobpuls is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Elite TTD Member Country: Slovak Republic

      Equipment:
      Blade 1. Custom off 2.Custom off+
      Forehand Rubber Cornilleau Target Pro GT H47, Andro rasanter r42
      Backhand Rubber Tenergy 80 fx

      Join Date
      Feb 2015
      Location
      Trencin
      Posts
      1,018
      Reviews
      Read 6 Reviews
      Liked 722 Times in 409 Posts
      great looking veneers ! i love it ! sometimes it`s really hard to glue rubbers on such nice wood

    6. The Following 3 Users Like bobpuls's Post:

      GinjaNinja (05-11-2018),JST (05-11-2018),Suga D (4 Days Ago)

    7. Top | #224
      cfagyal is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      TTD Member Country: United States

      Equipment:
      Blade GinjaNinja Custom
      Forehand Rubber Donic Bluestorm Z1
      Backhand Rubber Donic Bluestorm Z2

      Join Date
      Jun 2017
      Location
      Olathe, KS
      Posts
      67
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 84 Times in 37 Posts
      Tamo Ash is gorgeous. Love the look and the feel! Those look great Alan!

    8. Top | #225
      GinjaNinja is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: UK

      Equipment:
      Blade Custom made Cedar Textreme
      Forehand Rubber Tibhar Genius
      Backhand Rubber Tibhar Genius Sound

      Join Date
      Sep 2016
      Location
      UK
      Posts
      255
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 383 Times in 146 Posts
      I ended combining the tamo ash with ayous as a hide glue composition with a walnut - ash and camphor burl handle. I'm happy with the way it's turned out 5.6mm and 93g. The feel is beautiful on this blade, I used a different type of hide glue so it may be that, I won't be sure until I make a few more. Excited to try this but don't really want to cover the wood up!Click image for larger version. 

Name:	tamoashblade.jpg 
Views:	107 
Size:	87.3 KB 
ID:	16466Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0817.jpg 
Views:	107 
Size:	83.4 KB 
ID:	16467Click image for larger version. 

Name:	tamoashblade2 copy.jpg 
Views:	110 
Size:	90.4 KB 
ID:	16468

    9. The Following 9 Users Like GinjaNinja's Post:

      bobpuls (05-21-2018),cfagyal (05-21-2018),domac101 (05-23-2018),Giangt (05-21-2018),JST (05-21-2018),Nate4s (05-22-2018),shinshiro (05-21-2018),Simas (05-29-2018),Suga D (4 Days Ago)

    10. Top | #226
      cfagyal is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      TTD Member Country: United States

      Equipment:
      Blade GinjaNinja Custom
      Forehand Rubber Donic Bluestorm Z1
      Backhand Rubber Donic Bluestorm Z2

      Join Date
      Jun 2017
      Location
      Olathe, KS
      Posts
      67
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 84 Times in 37 Posts
      Looks amazing Alan!

    11. Top | #227
      GinjaNinja is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: UK

      Equipment:
      Blade Custom made Cedar Textreme
      Forehand Rubber Tibhar Genius
      Backhand Rubber Tibhar Genius Sound

      Join Date
      Sep 2016
      Location
      UK
      Posts
      255
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 383 Times in 146 Posts
      Two new blades, both of which are new designs for me.
      Blade 1:
      This is my first 'outer' carbon blade. Kiri - Douglas Fir - Textreme - Cedar of Lebanon . Although the douglas fir and the cedar may seem unfamiliar, the fir has similar properties to limba and the cedar is similar to koto. 5.7mm and 86g. The handle is camphor burl, maple and spruce.
      Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Cedartextreme.jpg 
Views:	71 
Size:	87.9 KB 
ID:	16739Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0911.jpg 
Views:	72 
Size:	91.3 KB 
ID:	16740
      Blade 2:
      This is my first balsa with hide glue. The more I work with hide glue the more I like it. It is more difficult and time consuming than epoxy, PU or PVA but the feel is better. It's hard to explain but it is softer yet still solid, I also feel it offers greater control and promotes a more confident stroke.
      This has a thick 6.3mm core and is balsa - mahogany - cherry. 76g and 8.6mm. The handle is maple, mahogany and yew. It has a maple edge tape too.
      Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Cherrybalsa.jpg 
Views:	71 
Size:	88.3 KB 
ID:	16741Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0920.jpg 
Views:	71 
Size:	80.7 KB 
ID:	16742
      Last edited by GinjaNinja; 3 Weeks Ago at 06:58 AM.

    12. The Following 7 Users Like GinjaNinja's Post:

      bobpuls (3 Weeks Ago),cfagyal (3 Weeks Ago),chintanmashroo (3 Weeks Ago),domac101 (2 Weeks Ago),Giangt (4 Days Ago),Nate4s (3 Weeks Ago),Suga D (4 Days Ago)

    13. Top | #228
      chintanmashroo is offline
      says in love with Freitas ALC
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: India
      chintanmashroo's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Butterfly Marcos Freitas ALC
      Forehand Rubber Tibhar Evolution MX-P
      Backhand Rubber Tibhar Evolution MX-P

      Join Date
      Aug 2017
      Location
      Gandhinagar
      Posts
      215
      Reviews
      Read 1 Reviews
      Liked 65 Times in 38 Posts
      How does the cedar textreme play?


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    14. Top | #229
      GinjaNinja is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: UK

      Equipment:
      Blade Custom made Cedar Textreme
      Forehand Rubber Tibhar Genius
      Backhand Rubber Tibhar Genius Sound

      Join Date
      Sep 2016
      Location
      UK
      Posts
      255
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 383 Times in 146 Posts
      [QUOTE=chintanmashroo;235985]How does the cedar textreme play?




      I've not had chance to try this one out yet but a bounce test suggests it will be off with crisp feel. I've not really played with outer carbon blades so I've little to compare it against. It has a decent amount of flex so I expect it to loop well. I'll update when I've had chance to try it.

    15. Top | #230
      chintanmashroo is offline
      says in love with Freitas ALC
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: India
      chintanmashroo's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Butterfly Marcos Freitas ALC
      Forehand Rubber Tibhar Evolution MX-P
      Backhand Rubber Tibhar Evolution MX-P

      Join Date
      Aug 2017
      Location
      Gandhinagar
      Posts
      215
      Reviews
      Read 1 Reviews
      Liked 65 Times in 38 Posts
      [QUOTE=GinjaNinja;236023]
      Quote Originally Posted by chintanmashroo View Post
      How does the cedar textreme play?




      I've not had chance to try this one out yet but a bounce test suggests it will be off with crisp feel. I've not really played with outer carbon blades so I've little to compare it against. It has a decent amount of flex so I expect it to loop well. I'll update when I've had chance to try it.
      Alan, I am eagerly waiting for this


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    16. Top | #231
      GinjaNinja is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: UK

      Equipment:
      Blade Custom made Cedar Textreme
      Forehand Rubber Tibhar Genius
      Backhand Rubber Tibhar Genius Sound

      Join Date
      Sep 2016
      Location
      UK
      Posts
      255
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 383 Times in 146 Posts
      [QUOTE=chintanmashroo;237328]
      Quote Originally Posted by GinjaNinja View Post

      Alan, I am eagerly waiting for this


      Sent from my using Tapatalk
      Hey Chris
      Good timing, I've just come back from practice where I've used this for the two hours I was there. This is the second practice session I've played with this blade and I am absolutely delighted. On both occasions I've felt like I had total control of ball placement. It creates a great arc, a medium to high throw, which means lifting backspin is easy. Loop to loop rallies are controlled and allowed me to dominate the rally. I'm stronger on my forehand but there was a noticeable improvement in the quality of my backhand which in turn made me feel really confident. The pace is good, more than enough to finish any point but a great sense of control throughout, probably off - to off. Serving is also strong, I felt it could easily keep serves short and in the exact place I wanted. Blocks are also good although I did find the odd backhand block went a little higher than what I am used to but it didn't take me long to adjust. The feel is good too, perhaps not as good as an all wood hide glued blade for example but that's to be expected. Big sweet spot too. I am keen to get some other players to test it but I am really happy with this blade. I tested it with some old Tibhar genius so now I'm keen to slap some new Tibhar evos on and see how that works. When I get some more independent feedback I'll add to this post. This is now my current blade!
      Last edited by GinjaNinja; 4 Days Ago at 10:23 AM.

    17. The Following User Likes GinjaNinja's Post:

      bobpuls (4 Days Ago)

    18. Top | #232
      chintanmashroo is offline
      says in love with Freitas ALC
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: India
      chintanmashroo's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Butterfly Marcos Freitas ALC
      Forehand Rubber Tibhar Evolution MX-P
      Backhand Rubber Tibhar Evolution MX-P

      Join Date
      Aug 2017
      Location
      Gandhinagar
      Posts
      215
      Reviews
      Read 1 Reviews
      Liked 65 Times in 38 Posts
      Okayy,

      Sounds interesting!


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Page 12 of 12 FirstFirst ... 289101112

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    Log in or Register
    BACK TO TOP