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    #1061
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    Not really, but it's a very general question.

    It depends on some variables, mainly the composition and the type of handle. Obviously a basic 5 ply with a plain wood handle doesn't take as long as a composite blade with a complex handle. Usually the materials are almost ready to use, but every now and then I have to order, or go pick them up myself, and process them. I never build just one blade, I work in batches in order to minimize down time. I try to plan ahead and fit a number of blades so that the process will last about 1 week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic
    Not really, but it's a very general question.

    It depends on some variables, mainly the composition and the type of handle. Obviously a basic 5 ply with a plain wood handle doesn't take as long as a composite blade with a complex handle. Usually the materials are almost ready to use, but every now and then I have to order, or go pick them up myself, and process them. I never build just one blade, I work in batches in order to minimize down time. I try to plan ahead and fit a number of blades so that the process will last about 1 week.

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    Thank you!

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    #1063
    "Valkyrie". Two custom blades based on the W968.

    - Limba / Ayous / A-C / Ayous / A-C / Ayous / Limba
    - 88.3 and 88.1g
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    #1064
    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic
    Wow that's a big S! 😁 The blade is based on a Ovtcharov ALC, inner fiber with a bigger head size and a thicker core. However, this is a very light specimen, which will of course compromise power, but at the same time makes it very nimble for close to the table play.

    - Limba / Ayous / ALC / Ayous / ALC / Ayous / Limba
    - 80.4g
    - 6.2mm
    - 158x152mm
    - ST (98x24x28mm)
    - 1356Hz
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    Fast delivery! I recieved it yesterday 👍
    It has a wonderful wooden smell 🤓

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    #1065
    Quote Originally Posted by SamTheMan

    Fast delivery! I recieved it yesterday 👍
    It has a wonderful wooden smell 🤓

    Great! Maybe it's the Cedar on the handle? 🤔

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    #1066
    No bells and whistles, just a reliable 7 ply blade with a nice and soft feeling, and a chunky ST handle.

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    - 86.0g
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    - 157x150mm
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    - 1313Hz
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    #1067
    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic

    Great! Maybe it's the Cedar on the handle? 🤔

    That red cedar you've used for the bottom end of the handle is the aromatic one used in... water closets for instance to repel those... "smells" you know

    Good news is that this blade won't suffer from moth or any other wood eating insects attack though.


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    #1068
    Quote Originally Posted by OldUser

    That red cedar you've used for the bottom end of the handle is the aromatic one used in... water closets for instance to repel those... "smells" you know

    Good news is that this blade won't suffer from moth or any other wood eating insects attack though.

    The wood I used for the bottom of the handle was purple heart. The rest of the handle is Spanish Cedar, which is not a cedar at all, but it's known for its distinctive odor. I said "maybe" but I knew exactly what it was

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    #1069
    This was a custom order for a anti/SP player. We took a risk on the composition and unfortunately it played like a 💩, but damn it was pretty...

    - Limba / Blue Fig / Ebony / Ayous / Ebony / Blue Fig / Limba
    - 92.2g
    - 5.95mm
    - 1290Hz
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    This was a custom order for a anti/SP player. We took a risk on the composition and unfortunately it played like a 💩, but damn it was pretty...

    - Limba / Blue Fig / Ebony / Ayous / Ebony / Blue Fig / Limba
    - 92.2g
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    - Balance: 2.2cm (Low/Very Low)
    Hi Sergio,

    I thought about a somewhat similar blade to try at some time (nothing like this actually, but with the base idea of harder wood plies inwards - except the core), could you describe, how it was felt to play with this blade, or could you tell us the anti/SP player's feedback in details?

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    #1071
    Quote Originally Posted by damszelfly
    Hi Sergio,

    I thought about a somewhat similar blade to try at some time (nothing like this actually, but with the base idea of harder wood plies inwards - except the core), could you describe, how it was felt to play with this blade, or could you tell us the anti/SP player's feedback in details?

    Just to be clear, the 💩 part was an exaggeration and an inside joke. It's not the fact that the blade plays badly, he has a very uncommon style and not every blade will suit him. He tried a lot of blades lately and didn't found one he would like. The comment he made was that the blade felt kind of numb, some slower shots would go into the net, and more aggressive shots would go long. That seems to me like the nonlinear behavior of some inner fiber blades, I blame that on the ebony layer which might have been too thick for what we were going for.

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    #1072
    This one will be representing Portugal in the 2022 European Veterans Championships, to be held in Italy next month.

    - Limba / Limba / Ayous / Limba / Limba
    - 90.0g
    - 6.0mm
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    #1073
    I'm not gonna argue how this shape will give you a bigger sweetspot or whatever... Honestly, I just wanted to make a defensive blade in the shape of a shield. When I think of a shield, the Knights Templar come to mind, hence the whole theme. The thick Mahogany outer layers make this blade relatively hard and stiff, so it's not a classic chopping blade but more suitable for a modern defender.

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    That’s a crazy looking blade. Might be your best one yet! Also like your new printing technique, looks very clean.

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    #1075
    Quote Originally Posted by An0n
    That’s a crazy looking blade. Might be your best one yet! Also like your new printing technique, looks very clean.

    The new printing technique was one of the things I wanted to showcase, I can basically print anything with perfect quality now. I wish I had come up with something fancier, but it's not easy at all 😅.

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    I am all for new Forms,keep it up man!

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    #1077
    And once in a while, this handle comes along 🙂

    Left:
    - Smoked Eucalyptus / Ayous / Textreme-Carbon / Ayous / Textreme-Carbon / Ayous / Smoked Eucalyptus
    - 88.7g
    - 5.9mm
    - 1335Hz
    - Balance: 2.8cm (Low)

    Right:
    - Koto / Glassfiber-Carbon / Ayous / Kiri / Ayous / Glassfiber-Carbon / Koto
    - 88.9g
    - 5.7mm
    - 1507Hz
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    And once in a while, this handle comes along 🙂

    Left:
    - Smoked Eucalyptus / Ayous / Textreme-Carbon / Ayous / Textreme-Carbon / Ayous / Smoked Eucalyptus
    - 88.7g
    - 5.9mm
    - 1335Hz
    - Balance: 2.8cm (Low)

    Right:
    - Koto / Glassfiber-Carbon / Ayous / Kiri / Ayous / Glassfiber-Carbon / Koto
    - 88.9g
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    On the handles😂😂
    Left one says “Butterfly”
    Right one says “Noobie”

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    A piece of artwork. I see the point why they prefer a home made blade, it is truly something really different from a commercial product.

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    #1080
    This blade introduces a new fiber I've been using - Spectra.

    Spectra and Dyneema (used by Tibhar) are Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene fibers. This remarkably durable material is one of the world’s strongest and lightest fibers. Performance wise, this fiber feels soft, with a moderate speed and sweet spot increase, but it's main characteristics are the lightness and the loud sound it produces on hard impact. This makes it a very user friendly and pleasant fiber to play with.

    The handle one is Mexican Granadillo, a very hard and heavy wood.

    - Framiré / Spectra / Limba / Ayous / Limba / Spectra / Framiré
    - 90.0g
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