Butterfly to relaunch custom-made blade service.

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As many here know, Butterfly discontinued its custom blade service in 2016 after they found people were abusing the service to resell blades at marked up prices. The service is set to return this Spring, with new changes to the system. Here are some key details:

1. All blades, including discontinued ones such as the Gergely, can be ordered.
2. You can only purchase through authorized Butterfly dealers.
  • These applications must be done face to face.
  • After submitting an application you are then entered into a lottery.
  • Names are then draw at the end of the month to determine the winner.
  • You can only win the lottery twice a year.
3. As of now there are four grip designs you can choose from (not sure if this is shakehand only or all grips)
4. Blades can be specified in 1g increments from 84-93g
5. The price is, unsurprisingly, going to be steep. Twitter user momoneko_TTC (the source of the aforementioned information), ordered a 90g custom Viscaria. The cost, including tax, was 52,800 yen, plus an 1100 yen registration fee to the JTTA ($355 USD in total).

I imagine this is going to be Japan only for now. Interested to see if it will come to other countries.

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As many here know, Butterfly discontinued its custom blade service in 2016 after they found people were abusing the service to resell blades at marked up prices. The service is set to return this Spring, with new changes to the system. Here are some key details:

1. All blades, including discontinued ones such as the Gergely, can be ordered.
2. You can only purchase through authorized Butterfly dealers.
  • These applications must be done face to face.
  • After submitting an application you are then entered into a lottery.
  • Names are then draw at the end of the month to determine the winner.
  • You can only win the lottery twice a year.
3. As of now there are four grip designs you can choose from (not sure if this is shakehand only or all grips)
4. Blades can be specified in 1g increments from 84-93g
5. The price is, unsurprisingly, going to be steep. Twitter user momoneko_TTC (the source of the aforementioned information), ordered a 90g custom Viscaria. The cost, including tax, was 52,800 yen, plus an 1100 yen registration fee to the JTTA ($355 USD in total).

I imagine this is going to be Japan only for now. Interested to see if it will come to other countries.

Link to the tweet thread
Why would people buy the blades at marked up prices?
 
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As many here know, Butterfly discontinued its custom blade service in 2016 after they found people were abusing the service to resell blades at marked up prices. The service is set to return this Spring, with new changes to the system. Here are some key details:

1. All blades, including discontinued ones such as the Gergely, can be ordered.
2. You can only purchase through authorized Butterfly dealers.
  • These applications must be done face to face.
  • After submitting an application you are then entered into a lottery.
  • Names are then draw at the end of the month to determine the winner.
  • You can only win the lottery twice a year.
3. As of now there are four grip designs you can choose from (not sure if this is shakehand only or all grips)
4. Blades can be specified in 1g increments from 84-93g
5. The price is, unsurprisingly, going to be steep. Twitter user momoneko_TTC (the source of the aforementioned information), ordered a 90g custom Viscaria. The cost, including tax, was 52,800 yen, plus an 1100 yen registration fee to the JTTA ($355 USD in total).

I imagine this is going to be Japan only for now. Interested to see if it will come to other countries.

Link to the tweet thread
BTY just wants to make more money
 
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Innerforce Super ALC/ZLC Blade, but at this point you'd rather go to a custom blade maker no?
I mean, if I were to pay the ammount innerforce ALC costs, (at least in my country), id rather pay about 50$ more and get a custom blade from OSP, or just their Virtuoso AC, which is probably meant to mimic the innerforce.
 
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No wonder at all. A china factory offers a special service for customers that an extra layer of textile material attached to OX rubbers, available for bulk orders over 500 pcs. Do you remember those beautiful reinforced rubber sheets to ease your life so much?
 
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