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      All-wood options

      Hi,
      I use Xiom Zeta Offensive, a fast 7-ply offensive wood, in combination with medium hard rubbers. I rely more on my backhand to open up and and my forehand is still a work in progress as far as looping is concerned. I can flip well from the backhand. I'm looking for an all-wood blade which is lighter than 90 gms. I've shortlisted Nostalgic Offensive and Akkad. Can anyone highlight the features of both or compare any or both of them to other good options. I'm not looking to spend more than 60 euros.
      Please share your thoughts.
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      There are Clipper wood blades that are below 90. All you need to do is ask the store to weigh each for you to choose.

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      Andro Temper tech off- is good. I’ve really enjoyed playing with this blade. It might not be as fast as the blade you currently use, but it has great feeling, decent speed, and if you look around you can find some good prices

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      If you can find an 87 gram Sanwei Fextra, it will also be good.

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      Thanks, Yogi. How is Nostalgic offensive? Avalox P700?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Danny Edwards View Post
      Andro Temper tech off- is good. I’ve really enjoyed playing with this blade. It might not be as fast as the blade you currently use, but it has great feeling, decent speed, and if you look around you can find some good prices


      Have to agree, temper tech off- has awesome feeling and plenty of speed while still being pretty light weight

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      If you like 7-ply allwood, I recommend Yasaka Extra Special. It has great feeling, and I think it's a little faster than regular Clipper.

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      I use the Temper Tech OFF 5-ply and have done so for the last 3 years. Very speedy (in my opinion, as fast as lots of carbon blades) and has a great feeling. Sad that they stopped making this blade as if I ever break my current blade I'll need to look for an alternative.

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      I’m currently using The Stiga Infinity VPS, but I would love to try the Arctic Wood. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and it’s seems like it’s a little bit crisper/faster, but still good at looping.


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      donic persson powerplay.

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      Yasaka Goiabao is easily the best all wood blade I've ever played.

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      The Nostalgic will likely have a harder more crisp feel than the Akkad. However, might feel softer the harder you hit, ie hollow on high impact. If you trust TTGearlab analysis, the Akkad is a medium-speed but very linear blade. Ie not as fast as the Nostalgic on soft impact, but maintains power better on smashes.

      Neither are too fast to control, so depends on what you value more. I would probably choose the Akkad (hate the hollow matchbox feel of hardwood outer blades), but the Stiga might be faster on flicks.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bram Vroonland View Post
      Yasaka Goiabao is easily the best all wood blade I've ever played.
      Btw, I'm curious how Goiabao compares to Stiga rosewood. I heard they have similar structures, but Goiabao is way cheaper.

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      Quote Originally Posted by usualsuspect View Post
      Btw, I'm curious how Goiabao compares to Stiga rosewood. I heard they have similar structures, but Goiabao is way cheaper.
      I couldn't tell you as I've never played the Stiga blade but it's very crisp and worked wonders with Chinese rubbers as well as Tibhar MX-S. I rarely saw my topspins come back. The ALC blade which I use now does not match the Goiabao's power, but it gives me more control. Also, I've never had a good experience with all wood Stiga blades...

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      This is a very interesting topic, very useful information.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bram Vroonland View Post
      I couldn't tell you as I've never played the Stiga blade but it's very crisp and worked wonders with Chinese rubbers as well as Tibhar MX-S. I rarely saw my topspins come back. The ALC blade which I use now does not match the Goiabao's power, but it gives me more control. Also, I've never had a good experience with all wood Stiga blades...
      Sounds like a good blade, definitely worth a try then. I have YES and I really liked it, so I believe Goiabao will live up to the brand reputation.

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