- Jan 2012
So textreme is a heavy composite material since the textreme blade has only a compact head size but the weight is heavy?
If you had made the blades identical just with the core ply as balsa and the other ayous then the balsa would be lighter? Did the balsa blade feel more hollow? I am curious because I had the idea to make a similar composition with limba-ayous-alc-balsa-alc-ayous-limba.@Giang: The first ALC blade was an Ayous core but with the same composition as the Balsa blade otherwise. I didn't get a good chance to test either as they were for other players but the Balsa blade actually came out heavier as I took a bit of weight out of the Ayous blade but the Sardius handles were solid. I prefer the feel of Ayous blades in general as I'm just not very used to the feel of Balsa.
Here you can buy from spainIs kiri only available in China? I searched for it and i cannot find any other sources.
A couple of new blades with Walnut outer ply. A little bit more finishing needed on them but overall, I'm quite pleased. I kept the blades thin (around 5.6mm) to try and keep them within a reasonable ALL+ to OFF range.
1: Walnut - Limba - Textreme - Ayous - Kiri - Ayous - Textreme - Limba - Walnut
Straight (rounded) handle
155 x 145 mm
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2: Walnut - Ayous - ZLC - Ayous - ALC - Ayous - Walnut
Straight (square) handle
157 x 150 mm
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Looking forward to trying this one out - it's a nice weight for me at 84g and the thick Ayous layer beneath the top ply should give it a fairly woody feeling, even with the ALC/ZLC combo.
World's second hybrid blade ;-) looking forward to hear how the balance is.
And a new blade using some of the Hinoki that I still have from the original posting here (only 0.6mm thickness left now).
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Hinoki - Spruce - Burned Ayous (3.5mm) - Spruce - Hinoki
157mm x 150mm
I should have probably expected it at 6.4mm, but from the weight I thought this would be a little slower than it is. It feels very springy and the frequency test suggests that it is fairly stiff.
..... The handle came from a Hans Alser that was broken beyond repair but it's really comfortable so I had to make use of it somehow.