Back to Forum
Page 13 of 64 FirstFirst ... 3910111213141516172363 ... LastLast
Results 241 to 260 of 1264
  1. UpSideDownCarl is offline
    says I like to hit Heavy Topspin
     
    Super Moderator 16,683 15,263
    UpSideDownCarl's Avatar
    UpSideDownCarl is offline
    says I like to hit Heavy Topspin
     
    Super Moderator 15,263 16,683
    #241
    Quote Originally Posted by Basmundo
    I have just received my blade from Hipnotic and it is awesome. So nice that I almost dare not use it, but instead put it in a frame and hang it on the wall. It looks that good and must be worth 4 points per end!
    We need to see the proof. Without photos, it hasn't happened. Those are the rules.

    The Following 3 Users Like UpSideDownCarl's Post:

    Basmundo, BlueSkies and 1 other

    Setup 1: Blade by Nate: Vortex Spin Machine, FH Evolution MX-K, BH Evolution FX-P
    Setup 2: OSP Virtuoso Plus, FH Rasanter R 48, BH Rasanter R 48
    Spin is Everything

  2. hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,722 1,200
    hipnotic's Avatar
    hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,200 1,722

    User Info Menu


    Dec 2011
    Portugal
    1,200
    1,722
    2321
    Read 0 Reviews
    #242
    I don't want anyone to doubt Basmundo so here it is. First I have to thank Carl for recommending me to Basmundo, I think it was a satisfactory transaction for both.

    This was one of the blades I had the most fun building lately. Mostly because Basmundo was very clinical during the whole process, which is a good thing, this is what "custom" means. So after a few back and forth emails we set on a composition similar to the W968, based on Basmundo's playing style. But he also had a clear idea of what he wanted for the final weight, balance and frequency of the blade so it was an extra challenge to achieve that objective. The handle was inspired in the Harimoto blade and was projected to help with lowering the centre of gravity.

    Composition : Black Limba / Ayous / Aramid-Carbon / Ayous / Aramid-Carbon / Ayous / Black Limba
    Weight: 88.5g
    Thickness: 5.95mm
    Freq. : 1360 Hz
    Balance: 2.2cm (Very Low)

    Name:  79_1.jpg
Views: 357
Size:  88.5 KB

    Name:  79_2.jpg
Views: 351
Size:  97.7 KB

    Name:  79_3.jpg
Views: 350
Size:  89.3 KB

    Name:  79_4.jpg
Views: 353
Size:  84.0 KB

    The Following 10 Users Like hipnotic's Post:

    BlueSkies, bobpuls and 8 others

    www.sdcttblades.com / Insta: @sdc_tt_blades / Face: @SDCblades

  3. Basmundo is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Established TTD Member 40 183
    B
    Basmundo is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Established TTD Member 183 40
    #243
    Quote Originally Posted by UpSideDownCarl
    We need to see the proof. Without photos, it hasn't happened. Those are the rules.
    There you go Carl. I'll bet you want one now!
    I echo Hipnotic's sentiments in thanking you for your advice and pointing me in the direction of a custom build by him. As he said, it was a very enjoyable process from my point of view and also valuable in that it made me analyse my game more intensely to be able to give Hipnotic what he needed to design the final composition.
    I think you can get the impression of the high quality of the build from the photos. Hipnotic is clearly highly skilled as it is awesome! When TT lockdown is finished I will let you know how it plays.

    The Following 2 Users Like Basmundo's Post:

    hipnotic and UpSideDownCarl


  4. Ingo_Ger is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Established TTD Member 89 109
    I
    Ingo_Ger is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Established TTD Member 109 89
    #244
    There you go!

    Name:  20200528_124551.jpg
Views: 339
Size:  83.9 KB

    Trying it with Hexer Powergrip on both sides to see if the asymmetric build has an impact.

    Name:  20200528_134009.jpg
Views: 342
Size:  85.7 KB

    The other one with a really spectacular handle!

    Name:  20200528_124638.jpg
Views: 339
Size:  90.2 KB

    The Following 2 Users Like Ingo_Ger's Post:

    hipnotic and Nate4s


  5. UpSideDownCarl is offline
    says I like to hit Heavy Topspin
     
    Super Moderator 16,683 15,263
    UpSideDownCarl's Avatar
    UpSideDownCarl is offline
    says I like to hit Heavy Topspin
     
    Super Moderator 15,263 16,683
    #245
    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic
    I don't want anyone to doubt Basmundo so here it is. First I have to thank Carl for recommending me to Basmundo, I think it was a satisfactory transaction for both.

    This was one of the blades I had the most fun building lately. Mostly because Basmundo was very clinical during the whole process, which is a good thing, this is what "custom" means. So after a few back and forth emails we set on a composition similar to the W968, based on Basmundo's playing style. But he also had a clear idea of what he wanted for the final weight, balance and frequency of the blade so it was an extra challenge to achieve that objective. The handle was inspired in the Harimoto blade and was projected to help with lowering the centre of gravity.

    Composition : Black Limba / Ayous / Aramid-Carbon / Ayous / Aramid-Carbon / Ayous / Black Limba
    Weight: 88.5g
    Thickness: 5.95mm
    Freq. : 1360 Hz
    Balance: 2.2cm (Very Low)

    Name:  79_1.jpg
Views: 357
Size:  88.5 KB

    Name:  79_2.jpg
Views: 351
Size:  97.7 KB

    Name:  79_3.jpg
Views: 350
Size:  89.3 KB

    Name:  79_4.jpg
Views: 353
Size:  84.0 KB
    Quote Originally Posted by Basmundo
    There you go Carl. I'll bet you want one now!
    I echo Hipnotic's sentiments in thanking you for your advice and pointing me in the direction of a custom build by him. As he said, it was a very enjoyable process from my point of view and also valuable in that it made me analyse my game more intensely to be able to give Hipnotic what he needed to design the final composition.
    I think you can get the impression of the high quality of the build from the photos. Hipnotic is clearly highly skilled as it is awesome! When TT lockdown is finished I will let you know how it plays.
    There is just no way you could get as well crafted or beautiful a blade from a major brand.

    The Following User Likes UpSideDownCarl's Post:

    hipnotic

    Setup 1: Blade by Nate: Vortex Spin Machine, FH Evolution MX-K, BH Evolution FX-P
    Setup 2: OSP Virtuoso Plus, FH Rasanter R 48, BH Rasanter R 48
    Spin is Everything

  6. Basmundo is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Established TTD Member 40 183
    B
    Basmundo is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Established TTD Member 183 40
    #246
    Quote Originally Posted by UpSideDownCarl
    There is just no way you could get as well crafted or beautiful a blade from a major brand.
    Absolutely. So glad that I didn't go the Butterfly route.

    The Following 2 Users Like Basmundo's Post:

    bobpuls and hipnotic


  7. merlin el mago is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 73 479
    merlin el mago's Avatar
    merlin el mago is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 479 73
    #247
    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic
    I don't want anyone to doubt Basmundo so here it is. First I have to thank Carl for recommending me to Basmundo, I think it was a satisfactory transaction for both.

    This was one of the blades I had the most fun building lately. Mostly because Basmundo was very clinical during the whole process, which is a good thing, this is what "custom" means. So after a few back and forth emails we set on a composition similar to the W968, based on Basmundo's playing style. But he also had a clear idea of what he wanted for the final weight, balance and frequency of the blade so it was an extra challenge to achieve that objective. The handle was inspired in the Harimoto blade and was projected to help with lowering the centre of gravity.

    Composition : Black Limba / Ayous / Aramid-Carbon / Ayous / Aramid-Carbon / Ayous / Black Limba
    Weight: 88.5g
    Thickness: 5.95mm
    Freq. : 1360 Hz
    Balance: 2.2cm (Very Low)

    Name:  79_1.jpg
Views: 357
Size:  88.5 KB

    Name:  79_2.jpg
Views: 351
Size:  97.7 KB

    Name:  79_3.jpg
Views: 350
Size:  89.3 KB

    Name:  79_4.jpg
Views: 353
Size:  84.0 KB
    Sergio could you explain what do you understand as balance & how do you measure?

    TIA
    Felipe
    Last edited by merlin el mago; 05-28-2020 at 02:13 PM.

  8. UpSideDownCarl is offline
    says I like to hit Heavy Topspin
     
    Super Moderator 16,683 15,263
    UpSideDownCarl's Avatar
    UpSideDownCarl is offline
    says I like to hit Heavy Topspin
     
    Super Moderator 15,263 16,683
    #248
    I think this site has several members like Nate4 and BobPuls also who make custom blades. It is a real and valuable resource where you can get someone to make a blade exactly to the specifications you would like.

    It is worth tapping into that resource when someone has a specific need. But even just having a great blade made specifically for you, that is totally unique and won't look like anyone else's blade, that is worth it, especially when the build quality is so high.

    The Following 3 Users Like UpSideDownCarl's Post:

    Basmundo, hipnotic and 1 other

    Setup 1: Blade by Nate: Vortex Spin Machine, FH Evolution MX-K, BH Evolution FX-P
    Setup 2: OSP Virtuoso Plus, FH Rasanter R 48, BH Rasanter R 48
    Spin is Everything

  9. hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,722 1,200
    hipnotic's Avatar
    hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,200 1,722

    User Info Menu


    Dec 2011
    Portugal
    1,200
    1,722
    2321
    Read 0 Reviews
    #249
    Quote Originally Posted by Ingo_Ger
    There you go!

    Trying it with Hexer Powergrip on both sides to see if the asymmetric build has an impact.
    I'm very curious to hear your impressions Ingo!
    Last edited by hipnotic; 05-28-2020 at 08:51 PM.
    www.sdcttblades.com / Insta: @sdc_tt_blades / Face: @SDCblades

  10. hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,722 1,200
    hipnotic's Avatar
    hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,200 1,722

    User Info Menu


    Dec 2011
    Portugal
    1,200
    1,722
    2321
    Read 0 Reviews
    #250
    Quote Originally Posted by merlin el mago
    Sergio could you explain what do you understand as balance & how do you measure?

    TIA
    Felipe
    Felipe, check out my Instagram if you can, I've made a post about that.
    www.sdcttblades.com / Insta: @sdc_tt_blades / Face: @SDCblades

  11. shinshiro is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 168 260
    S
    shinshiro is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 260 168

    User Info Menu


    Aug 2016
    Brazil
    260
    168
    1300
    Read 0 Reviews
    #251
    Excellent work as always!
    Once things calm down and the exchange rate for BRL x EUR gets more reasonable (now is about 30~35% higher than January, crazy thing ), I will probably buy another blade from you!
    I liked your description on Instagram: "Custom order Table Tennis Blades at affordable prices - Handmade in Portugal". Please keep this philosophy hehe!

    The Following User Likes shinshiro's Post:

    hipnotic


  12. hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,722 1,200
    hipnotic's Avatar
    hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,200 1,722

    User Info Menu


    Dec 2011
    Portugal
    1,200
    1,722
    2321
    Read 0 Reviews
    #252
    Thank you Shinshiro!

    That's my philosophy and I intend to keep it

    Looking forward to work you you again!

    Quote Originally Posted by shinshiro
    Excellent work as always!
    Once things calm down and the exchange rate for BRL x EUR gets more reasonable (now is about 30~35% higher than January, crazy thing ), I will probably buy another blade from you!
    I liked your description on Instagram: "Custom order Table Tennis Blades at affordable prices - Handmade in Portugal". Please keep this philosophy hehe!
    www.sdcttblades.com / Insta: @sdc_tt_blades / Face: @SDCblades

  13. merlin el mago is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 73 479
    merlin el mago's Avatar
    merlin el mago is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 479 73
    #253
    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic
    Felipe, check out my Instagram if you can, I've made a post about that.
    Sergio, please send me link.

  14. hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,722 1,200
    hipnotic's Avatar
    hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,200 1,722

    User Info Menu


    Dec 2011
    Portugal
    1,200
    1,722
    2321
    Read 0 Reviews
    #254
    Quote Originally Posted by merlin el mago
    Sergio, please send me link.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CACoDRnHif2/
    www.sdcttblades.com / Insta: @sdc_tt_blades / Face: @SDCblades

  15. Ingo_Ger is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Established TTD Member 89 109
    I
    Ingo_Ger is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Established TTD Member 109 89
    #255
    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic
    I'm very curious to hear your impressions Ingo!
    Had the opportunity to play with the blade yesterday evening outside. Used some really old Hexer Powergrip on both sides.
    Overall, the blade did not play like a typical carbon/carbon-kevlar blade. It might be due to the thickness, the blade was not stiff at all. It felt like a typical Off- blade and I was comfortable directly from the beginning.
    Now to the asymmetric built: The difference was really small. The side with the "outer" fiber and the walnut had a tad more power, lower throw and a higher pitch. The other "inner" side felt a little slower with higher throw.
    Overall I would say that a blade with same thickness without the fiber would be wa slower and would have a higher throw with less catapult.
    It seems indeed that at least the Innegra plays more "wood-like" and might be a nice addition if you don't want to go the hard and fast route with ALC like Viscaria.

    The Following User Likes Ingo_Ger's Post:

    hipnotic


  16. merlin el mago is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 73 479
    merlin el mago's Avatar
    merlin el mago is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 479 73
    #256
    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic
    Thank you Sergio, for example when you said 2,2 cm very low , where you take the points to measure the 2,2 cm?

  17. shinshiro is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 168 260
    S
    shinshiro is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Advanced TTD Member 260 168

    User Info Menu


    Aug 2016
    Brazil
    260
    168
    1300
    Read 0 Reviews
    #257
    Quote Originally Posted by merlin el mago
    Thank you Sergio, for example when you said 2,2 cm very low , where you take the points to measure the 2,2 cm?
    I think is the distance from the top of the handle (thumb rest), going towards the head tip.

    The Following User Likes shinshiro's Post:

    hipnotic


  18. hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,722 1,200
    hipnotic's Avatar
    hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,200 1,722

    User Info Menu


    Dec 2011
    Portugal
    1,200
    1,722
    2321
    Read 0 Reviews
    #258
    Quote Originally Posted by Ingo_Ger
    Had the opportunity to play with the blade yesterday evening outside. Used some really old Hexer Powergrip on both sides.
    Overall, the blade did not play like a typical carbon/carbon-kevlar blade. It might be due to the thickness, the blade was not stiff at all. It felt like a typical Off- blade and I was comfortable directly from the beginning.
    Now to the asymmetric built: The difference was really small. The side with the "outer" fiber and the walnut had a tad more power, lower throw and a higher pitch. The other "inner" side felt a little slower with higher throw.
    Overall I would say that a blade with same thickness without the fiber would be wa slower and would have a higher throw with less catapult.
    It seems indeed that at least the Innegra plays more "wood-like" and might be a nice addition if you don't want to go the hard and fast route with ALC like Viscaria.
    Thank you for the feedback Ingo. That pretty much was the experience I had with the two Innegra blades I tested. I guess your blades are a tad slower because they are thinner.

    Sent from my MAR-LX1A using Tapatalk
    www.sdcttblades.com / Insta: @sdc_tt_blades / Face: @SDCblades

  19. hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,722 1,200
    hipnotic's Avatar
    hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,200 1,722

    User Info Menu


    Dec 2011
    Portugal
    1,200
    1,722
    2321
    Read 0 Reviews
    #259
    Quote Originally Posted by shinshiro
    I think is the distance from the top of the handle (thumb rest), going towards the head tip.
    Exactly right shinshiro. I have a scale that goes from very low, which corresponds to a very light blade with a very heavy handle, to very high, which corresponds to a very heavy blade with a very light handle.

    Sent from my MAR-LX1A using Tapatalk
    www.sdcttblades.com / Insta: @sdc_tt_blades / Face: @SDCblades

  20. hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,722 1,200
    hipnotic's Avatar
    hipnotic is offline
    This user has no status.
     
    Elite TTD Member 1,200 1,722

    User Info Menu


    Dec 2011
    Portugal
    1,200
    1,722
    2321
    Read 0 Reviews
    #260
    I think I'll call this one "Longclaw"

    Composition: 1 ply Tola
    Weight: 101.2g
    Thickness: 7.0mm
    Headsize: 155x150mm
    Freq.: 1550 Hz

    Name:  Blade 71_1.jpg
Views: 319
Size:  91.6 KB

    Name:  Blade 71_2.jpg
Views: 330
Size:  75.0 KB

    Name:  Blade 71_3.jpg
Views: 343
Size:  77.1 KB

    The Following 4 Users Like hipnotic's Post:

    Basmundo, Metaxa and 2 others

    www.sdcttblades.com / Insta: @sdc_tt_blades / Face: @SDCblades

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
  •  
Create a new Topic:
Title is required.