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      LF All Wood Blade like Korbel but with smaller head size

      I am looking for a blade that plays like a Korbel but is not as head heavy. Want more weight in the handle. Any ideas? All wood is preferable but beggars can't be choosers.
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      Is you Korbel Euro or Japanese?

      I have both, and noticed that the Japanese one has a smaller head size.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lVegita View Post
      Is you Korbel Euro or Japanese?

      I have both, and noticed that the Japanese one has a smaller head size.
      They all say made in Japan so I can't tell the difference. 158 by 152.

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      Maybe a carpenter could help u making it 157x150

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      Primorac == Korbel with smaller head, no?

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      Quote Originally Posted by yoass View Post
      Primorac == Korbel with smaller head, no?
      Agree. They play quite similar but the Korbel is a touch faster (maybe due to bigger head size / weight). The handles are very similar. A great value for money blade.

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      Not possible to make the handle heavier? I can imagine people here are good at stuff like this.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lula View Post
      Not possible to make the handle heavier? I can imagine people here are good at stuff like this.
      Yes. Cut away a few strips and use heavier inlays.

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      Quote Originally Posted by NextLevel View Post
      They all say made in Japan so I can't tell the difference. 158 by 152.
      Actually, that’s the first difference you will find, the euro version doesn't have the "Made in Japan" on it.


      Since you already have the smaller Korbel, and you seem to have more than one, it may be a good thing to try the "beast mode" on one of them, as Lula suggested.


      Or, get the heaviest Primorac you can find maybe.

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      I thought korbel is limba2x kiri while primo is limba ayous. Not sure.

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      Okay I will think about it. The alternative is to get and try a carbonado 45. More expensive but I might try that as the blade will have resale value.

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      What about OSP Virtuoso? If I was moving from Korbel, I would really like to try that one.

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      Butterfly Hadraw VK. The V means 5 ply, the K means like a Korbel. Head size 157x150. Could be exactly what you're looking for.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dr Evil View Post
      Butterfly Hadraw VK. The V means 5 ply, the K means like a Korbel. Head size 157x150. Could be exactly what you're looking for.
      Does it not have harder outside plies? From the one I tried I think it is still a very good idea and should fit the bill, just note that the handle is both pretty slim and short, in my view (and I tried anatomic - T80 felt great and probably not too far from your C-1 apart from sponge hardness; Roundell on the other side... I twiddled to play with the Ternergy either way, it's a great blade but does require something with a little punch, at least for my taste). Carbonado might feel very different?

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      Maybe check out an Xiom Allround S or Offensive S. Primorac and Korbel copies, I think. You could also do a beast mod on one of them to add weight to the handle. Price is very attractive.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ioiettino View Post
      Does it not have harder outside plies? From the one I tried I think it is still a very good idea and should fit the bill, just note that the handle is both pretty slim and short, in my view (and I tried anatomic - T80 felt great and probably not too far from your C-1 apart from sponge hardness; Roundell on the other side... I twiddled to play with the Ternergy either way, it's a great blade but does require something with a little punch, at least for my taste). Carbonado might feel very different?
      You're right. Hadraw has koto outer ply versus limba for Korbel.

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      Quote Originally Posted by yogi_bear View Post
      I thought korbel is limba2x kiri while primo is limba ayous. Not sure.
      Nope, both are same plies. Limba-limba-ayous-limba-limba

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      NL, next time you are in NYC, if you want to try my OSP Virtuoso Plus to see how it feels, you can.

      V+ is not too distant from Korbel and you can get them to make the head size you want. You can also get them to add weight to the handle.

      BTW: Primorac has a smaller head but is also thinner. But they are still similar.

      I still like my V+ more than any other blade I have used.

      I have actually been thinking of getting OSP to make me a V+ that says: UpSideDownCarl V+ on the handle.
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      Why not just sand the blade smaller? I do it all the time, trace out the preferred size and shape and rub with 80 grit sandpaper. 20 minutes work.

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      I am interested in why you Do not like headheavy? Can not move the arm fast enough? You look like a strong Guy! Maybe not suitable very close to the table. But van get good power in shots with headheavy i think.

      Have Tried for a while? Maybe you Will adjust?

      I also think that if you have kneeproblems Maybe you want something faster so you Do not need to Do as much weigth transfer. But then the ball Will also come back faster so need to move faster.

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