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      Tibhar AKKAD - New blade Designed by Nexy

      7ply all wood blade, designed by Nexy

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      Looks like a bleached Red Cypress

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      Man, these Tibhar blades designed by Nexy are looking very nice! Much better than the ones Tibhar design themselves.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Airoc View Post
      Looks like a bleached Red Cypress
      Well, who knows. But for sure it looks similar to the Nexy Rubicon. I think the Arche also has the same top ply (at least on one side). The core ply from the AKKAD however looks more burnt...

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      The Arche was essentially a Kim Jung Hoon 7 ply with one side different outer and lighter overall by 5 grams average (maybe by burning the core some more), maybe a touch more solid.

      Go ahead and place your winning bets Oscar (Nexy Korea President Moon Ui Bae) will come on the forums and give a long spiel about what caused him to design it, what his concepts were, and why this is different from what is around. Being different isn't exactly producing world beating sales given the overall small market for TT goods and long entrenched (in minds of buyers) positions of larger companies, but his brand of different is good - both for the sport and for consumers.
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      i expect no less from Nexy on this blade. The Arche was awesome and still am a fan of KJH blade until now.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Airoc View Post
      Looks like a bleached Red Cypress
      I think the top ply is made of the same material as Nexy Rubicon, but nobody knows what it is

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      Quote Originally Posted by Der_Echte View Post
      Go ahead and place your winning bets Oscar (Nexy Korea President Moon Ui Bae) will come on the forums and give a long spiel about what caused him to design it, what his concepts were, and why this is different from what is around.
      Yea I am really looking forward to hearing his explanation. Especially, about the Akkadian or Sumerian words on its surface.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lee91 View Post
      I think the top ply is made of the same material as Nexy Rubicon, but nobody knows what it is
      Someone not distant on a distant forum suggested it could be Lati (White Wenge).
      Nexy Arche and Nittaku Violin LG.

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      BTW, it DOES look a lot like Rubicon, except maybe for the darker core. What's the thickness of Akkad? Rubicon is 5.9mm.

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      Is this uvungkol?

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      it does not look like 7 ply blade .... according to this bad photos it looks like core is made from multiple ply of wood . but i can be wrong ... maybe 10 ply blade ?

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      btw .... did anyone notice that there is new win challenge from ttd ?
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      on this pages i found nothing about it .

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      I thought exactly the same thing as Bobpuls, it looks like 4 layers of core. Maybe it look this way because of the burning?!?
      Not sure about the top ply either, it's a very close grain, it may have been stained which makes it even harder to tell. I'd be very interested to know. I got to see some of the Nexy blades up close last week, they are really well made and look impressive.

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      Quote Originally Posted by yogi_bear View Post
      Is this uvungkol?
      Some testers are guessing it is an European version of Rubicon. In my opinion its top-ply looks very similar to that of JOOLA Maya and Donic Balsa Carbo Fibre/Fleece which is Yaya(=Lati=White Wenge), so I agree with arg0.

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      Quote Originally Posted by arg0 View Post
      What's the thickness of Akkad?
      I asked one of the testers about it and received a picture. It looks around 5.9~6.0mm.

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      Quote Originally Posted by bobpuls View Post
      it does not look like 7 ply blade .... according to this bad photos it looks like core is made from multiple ply of wood . but i can be wrong ... maybe 10 ply blade ?
      Quote Originally Posted by GinjaNinja View Post
      I thought exactly the same thing as Bobpuls, it looks like 4 layers of core. Maybe it look this way because of the burning?!?
      Better quality pictures here.

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      sorry this pictures are worst then the one before ... hard to say

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      Quote Originally Posted by bobpuls View Post
      sorry this pictures are worst then the one before ... hard to say
      But you can see the diagonal patterns verifying that the core is single-layered.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Lee91 View Post
      Some testers are guessing it is an European version of Rubicon. In my opinion its top-ply looks very similar to that of JOOLA Maya and Donic Balsa Carbo Fibre/Fleece which is Yaya(=Lati=White Wenge), so I agree with arg0.

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      I asked one of the testers about it and received a picture. It looks around 5.9~6.0mm.

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      Lati - interesting. A quick search shows that although it's also called white wenge it has very different properties that the normal wenge. It's lighter and softer, somewhere between walnut and ash. Similar grain structure though. I really do like it when manufacturers use different woods.

      Thanks for the info.

      As for the core, these new pictures do suggest one piece to me.

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