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    #621
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    This one caught my eye. How much would it be if it's walnut, spruce, kiri?? Like the Adidas Avenger 5.

    Around 60€ Yogi. But the Avenger 5 used a much thinner and different walnut top ply, and a Ayous core.

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    #622
    Once I was asked: "Can you make a carbon fiber handle?". No, I can't, but that gave me the idea of at least incorporating that element in the handle. The composition is also something I wanted to make for some time, an inner ALC blade with Koto outer and WRC core. Soft feeling with the crispiness of Koto that enables a powerful spin play.

    Available in my FS thread.

    Composition: Koto / Blue Fig / ALC / WRC / ALC / Blue Fig / Koto
    Weight: 90.1g
    Thickness: 5.75mm
    Freq.: 1250 Hz
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    #623
    A commission for a Kong Linghui Special remake.

    Composition: Hinoki / ALC / Kiri / ALC / Hinoki
    Weight: 82.9g
    Thickness: 5.7mm
    Freq.: 1550 Hz
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    #624
    Commissioned combi blade. I think this is the heaviest I've ever made, but with a balance so low, it felt just like a regular 90g blade. However, the most interesting part was the feeling, the combination of characteristics gave it an incredible elasticity, almost like a slingshot.

    Composition: Bamboo / Yellow Pine / Spruce / WRC / Reconstituted Ebony
    Weight: 114.1g
    Thickness: 6.1mm
    Freq.: 1120/1140 Hz
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    #625
    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic
    Commissioned combi blade. I think this is the heaviest I've ever made, but with a balance so low, it felt just like a regular 90g blade. However, the most interesting part was the feeling, the combination of characteristics gave it an incredible elasticity, almost like a slingshot.

    Composition: Bamboo / Yellow Pine / Spruce / WRC / Reconstituted Ebony
    Weight: 114.1g
    Thickness: 6.1mm
    Freq.: 1120/1140 Hz
    Balance: 1.9cm (Very Low)
    Bamboo as a surface layer, that's interesting have You tried this before and what is the impact?

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    #626
    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer
    Bamboo as a surface layer, that's interesting have You tried this before and what is the impact?

    I have used it before in the core but never as a top layer. I haven't tested the blade but it felt springy, like an harder spruce. But then again it's hard to pinpoint this to the top layer since everything on this blade was designed to make this side springy, from the spruce core to yellow pine medial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic

    I have used it before in the core but never as a top layer. I haven't tested the blade but it felt springy, like an harder spruce. But then again it's hard to pinpoint this to the top layer since everything on this blade was designed to make this side springy, from the spruce core to yellow pine medial.

    A hitter's blade, then, probably designed for SP play (with these extremely hard outers)?


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    Quote Originally Posted by yoass

    A hitter's blade, then, probably designed for SP play (with these extremely hard outers)?

    The ebony should be hard but what about the bamboo? "Like a harder spruce", but spruce is soft and bendy, at least the spruce that boat mast are made from.

    Hipnotic, was the feeling equal on both sides or was it springier on the bamboo side?

    Edit: I see You didn't test it yet.

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    #629
    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer
    The ebony should be hard but what about the bamboo? "Like a harder spruce", but spruce is soft and bendy, at least the spruce that boat mast are made from.

    Hipnotic, was the feeling equal on both sides or was it springier on the bamboo side?

    Edit: I see You didn't test it yet.

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    It's not real ebony but reconstituted ebony, similar to the one used on the gauzy sl for example. It's still hard and heavy, but not as much as the real thing.

    I didn't try the blade nor will I because it was a custom order. But the owner is out there, perhaps he can comment with his impressions.

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    Thanks, What would happen if You replaced WRC / Reconstituted Ebony for Yellow Pine / Bamboo ?
    What rating?, what weight?.

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    #631
    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer

    Thanks, What would happen if You replaced WRC / Reconstituted Ebony for Yellow Pine / Bamboo ?
    What rating?, what weight?.

    Cheers
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    The weight would increase about a couple of grams, not because of the bamboo, which weighs about the same as the "ebony", but because yellow pine is much heavier than WRC. This one came out with ~74g, just for the blade itself without handles, the handles weighed 40g.

    Speed would also increase a bit, but this was a relatively fast blade already, despite the low frequency reading. One thing I noticed was that blades with spruce or wrc cores tend to have misleadingly low frequency values.

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    #632
    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic
    Once I was asked: "Can you make a carbon fiber handle?". No, I can't, but that gave me the idea of at least incorporating that element in the handle. The composition is also something I wanted to make for some time, an inner ALC blade with Koto outer and WRC core. Soft feeling with the crispiness of Koto that enables a powerful spin play.

    Available in my FS thread.

    Composition: Koto / Blue Fig / ALC / WRC / ALC / Blue Fig / Koto
    Weight: 90.1g
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    Freq.: 1250 Hz
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    Nothing to be seen in the FS thread, I assume it is sold before you could post it ???


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    #633
    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic

    The weight would increase about a couple ...

    That’s interesting ... thanks.

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    #634
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    Nothing to be seen in the FS thread, I assume it is sold before you could post it ???

    I think it was there for a couple of days but it was already sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hipnotic
    It's not real ebony but reconstituted ebony, similar to the one used on the gauzy sl for example. It's still hard and heavy, but not as much as the real thing.

    I didn't try the blade nor will I because it was a custom order. But the owner is out there, perhaps he can comment with his impressions.

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    Well, the blade is of superb quality and its pretty much my go to blade now. First time holding the blade I felt it was a little heavy for my taste, being accustomed to 90g, but when I put the rubbers on, the balance didn't shift a bit so the blade felt like it gained no real weight that would slow down my game.



    Initial impression was phenomenal, the blade having a low balance is what I like the most. The handle was modeled after the XIOM IceCream and the feeling is spot on.
    The weight is here, like holding a Quarter Pounder, but its not a problem ingame.

    Driving is definitely the blades strong suit. It feels crisp and strong. The FH (bamboo) side + Omega 7 Tour gives the blade a strong kick and a medium long trajectory with medium arc.No consistency problems on the FH side since I'm a long distance looper and hitter. I twiddle the racket and the BH side is a little harder for me to control because of the long trajectory, but its managable.

    Looping is also great, the blade has enough power to send the ball flying over the net no matter the distance. My kind of loop (alot of arm and body movement going forward) gives the ball a strong kick of the bounce and a medium low arc to the edge of the table. I struggled a bit more with openers on the BH side because of the fast blade and rubber combo but the feeling is nice and consistency is getting better with more play.

    Blocking feels solid and controlled. Hard rubber with a relatively hard bamboo outer layer gives it a strong, direct block direct on the table. Punch blocks are also not a problem.

    BH side with "ebony" and long pips (Stiga horizontal 20) is controlled and easy to chop away from the table because of the speed of the blade, altough the blade is slower on the BH side, about All+ to Off- speed.


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    I have been summoned hahah

    Well, the blade is of superb quality and its pretty much my go to blade now. First time holding the blade I felt it was a little heavy for my taste, being accustomed to 90g, but when I put the rubbers on, the balance didn't shift a bit so the blade felt like it gained no real weight that would slow down my game.



    Initial impression was phenomenal, the blade having a low balance is what I like the most. The handle was modeled after the XIOM IceCream and the feeling is spot on.
    The weight is here, like holding a Quarter Pounder, but its not a problem ingame.

    Driving is definitely the blades strong suit. It feels crisp and strong. The FH (bamboo) side + Omega 7 Tour gives the blade a strong kick and a medium long trajectory with medium arc.No consistency problems on the FH side since I'm a long distance looper and hitter. I twiddle the racket and the BH side is a little harder for me to control because of the long trajectory, but its managable.

    Looping is also great, the blade has enough power to send the ball flying over the net no matter the distance. My kind of loop (alot of arm and body movement going forward) gives the ball a strong kick of the bounce and a medium low arc to the edge of the table. I struggled a bit more with openers on the BH side because of the fast blade and rubber combo but the feeling is nice and consistency is getting better with more play.

    Blocking feels solid and controlled. Hard rubber with a relatively hard bamboo outer layer gives it a strong, direct block direct on the table. Punch blocks are also not a problem.

    BH side with "ebony" and long pips (Stiga horizontal 20) is controlled and easy to chop away from the table because of the speed of the blade, altough the blade is slower on the BH side, about All+ to Off- speed.

    Thanks, how did You come up with bamboo as a surface layer? I think that is very interesting.

    Cheers
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    Thanks, how did You come up with bamboo as a surface layer? I think that is very interesting.

    Cheers
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    Honestly, the DMs from hipnotic and me went something like, wanna try, yeah why not hahaha
    I had no real preference with the materials used in the blade so we practically went Yolo for the FH side.

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    I think it was there for a couple of days but it was already sold.


    Sergio, for this blade you are giving a frequency of 1250Hz could you guess what , in comparison my


    BTY ALC innerlayer frequency might be ???



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    Sergio, for this blade you are giving a frequency of 1250Hz could you guess what , in comparison my


    BTY ALC innerlayer frequency might be ???



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    Probably something between 1290-1390Hz. But you can easily measure that yourself.

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    #640
    My tribute to the master! JO Shape, with Yellow Pine medial ply instead of Spruce for more power.

    Available in my FS thread.

    Composition: Limba / Yellow Pine / Ayous / Yellow Pine / Limba
    Weight: 88.4g
    Thickness: 5.65mm
    Freq.: 1270Hz
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