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      Quote Originally Posted by jammmail View Post
      I havent had chance to play with a Korbel - how does it differ to a Primorac? I know it seems to be the usual transition from one to the other. Do they feel pretty similar?
      Very similar but the Korbel feels slightly harder. I’ve used both with Rozena but prefer the Korbel. Both are great blades. Excellent value for money.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mart1nandersson View Post
      Very similar but the Korbel feels slightly harder. I’ve used both with Rozena but prefer the Korbel. Both are great blades. Excellent value for money.
      Cool thanks. When you say harder is that less feeling or less dwell with it, ping off a bit faster?

      There’s a couple of mizuno blades there meant to be pretty similar to the Korbel and Primo. Don’t know if that helps the OP

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      Quote Originally Posted by jammmail View Post
      I havent had chance to play with a Korbel - how does it differ to a Primorac? I know it seems to be the usual transition from one to the other. Do they feel pretty similar?
      The Korbel (OFF-) is quite a bit faster, and a bit harder and direct than the Primorac which feels soft and more like an ALL+.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jammmail View Post
      Cool thanks. When you say harder is that less feeling or less dwell with it, ping off a bit faster?

      There’s a couple of mizuno blades there meant to be pretty similar to the Korbel and Primo. Don’t know if that helps the OP
      Less feeling / control yes, but not necessarily less dwell, especially since it has a larger head, so larger sweet spot and plenty flex still. I think the Korbel has one of the best ratios of control / speed.

      Also, if you get a chance to buy a Korbel Japan, it feels much nicer than the European-made one. Same with the Primorac.

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      Got the Hadraw VK today. Definitely Koto. Definitely also designed to play kinda close to the Korbel but since it is Koto, it has a slightly lower arc and crisper sound and to be honest, given how spin oriented my game is, it doesn't hurt. My racket case now is the Korbel and the Hadraw. Had to sand the wings though. Butterfly should really do better in this regard. But as a Korbel for the plastic ball, a job well done. Wins the battle of the wood blades easily, though improbably didn't give a couple of the other wooden blades a fair chance.

      Carbonado 45 is at the post office. Will test when I can.
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      Next Level, get it over with, send me the Korbel and I will "adjust" your balance for you just right keeping the bare handle...

      ...but yet, it is major fun to try out all those blades.
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      So I tested the Carbonado today and I liked it. Unforltunately, I didn't like the handle. Too thick. But it felt like a better Butterfly ALC blade. So I suspect if I manage to sand or change the handles, I might revisit at some point in the future. But for right now, I will be using the Hadraw and the Korbel will be the backup.

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      If it is any consolation, PingPongHolic so LOVED the Kim Jung Hoon Handles, he got a broken KJH blade from me and had a pro wood worker transfer and re-work the handles to a certain C-Pen blade he liked.

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      Xiom Offensive S should be similar to Korbel.

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      Quote Originally Posted by NextLevel View Post
      So I tested the Carbonado today and I liked it. Unforltunately, I didn't like the handle. Too thick. But it felt like a better Butterfly ALC blade. So I suspect if I manage to sand or change the handles, I might revisit at some point in the future. But for right now, I will be using the Hadraw and the Korbel will be the backup.
      I happen to happen a Maze Magic handle lying around, and I'll send it over if you want it. It's ST, though, probably no fit for the Carbonado.

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      Quote Originally Posted by yoass View Post
      I happen to happen a Maze Magic handle lying around, and I'll send it over if you want it. It's ST, though, probably no fit for the Carbonado.
      What's the maze magic's composition ?

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      Quote Originally Posted by dominus7 View Post
      What's the maze magic's composition ?
      Well, that blade was broken and I used it for kindle... but it had five plies, and my educated guess would be limba/limba/ayous/limba/limba. ALL+, I'd say.

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      Quote Originally Posted by yoass View Post
      Well, that blade was broken and I used it for kindle... but it had five plies, and my educated guess would be limba/limba/ayous/limba/limba. ALL+, I'd say.
      That's indeed a magical composition if you ask me

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