- Aug 2017
Thanks for the kind words Spinking, I'll add some ratings on those blades.
Here's a picture of your blade, I meant to post this a while ago but I've been busy at work, apologies.
This is one of my favourite compositions, ayous core, douglas fir, limba, 5.7mm thick and made with hide glue.. Off- , would you say?
Zebrano, yew and basswood handle.
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Thanks Garry, I've e-mailed you. I've made a lot of blades with this composition, people seem to really like it.I’m the lucky owner of the above blade, it’s a work of art and an amazing tool for my table tennis.
The ‘touch’ is impressive and has improved my close game significantly. I would be lost without it and I am about to order a duplicate for my spare blade and to try some new rubbers out.
Where do you guys get the blade template from. Thanks
Further to the elm blade PU/Epoxy test, I thought I'd try changing the outer ply. I've been looking for some high quality rosewood for a while but have been struggling to find veneers that are wide enough. This is an ayous - ayous - rosewood (PU glue) composition, 5.9mm thick and 94g. The handle is rosewood and a couple of burr woods thrown in.
I'll feedback on the differences when I've had chance to make some comparisons. My goal here is to review the effect of changing the top ply. I choose rosewood as it's is significantly harder and heavier than elm. Already I know it's a few grams heavier, which is to be expected, the pitch is also higher. More details to follow.
The tang (finger rest) is also different on this blade as it's a cove shape rather than chamfer. I'm not sure if you can see this fully in the picture, I've been wanted to try this for a while but never quite got to it until now.
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what is the head size of the blade?
Hey Yogi-bear, 160mm x 151mm, handle is 100mm
No wonder it is 94 grams. Maybe try the 157 x 150mm standard head size. It will reduce the weight unless you are trying to have an oversized blade.[/
hi Yogi, it was made that way deliberately, I like blades around 92g and slightly larger head sizes. I haven’t weighed it since I made it but I bet it’s lost a couple of grams from then. My first real offensive blade was tibhar stratus powerwood at 96g and loved using it for years, I think this is why is like larger and heavier blades. I use a smaller head size when I want a lighter blade or when using carbon. Having said that the WRC and cherry blade above has the same larger headsize yet is only 83g.