I bought a spare racket but the feel is different?

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So i play with a XIOM 5-ply wood, and really liked my racket. I thought I would get a spare racket in case my current one will break. I made sure to get the exact same weight, 86g. I mounted the new blade with the exact same rubbers, but the feeling between the blades are very different. I have much better feeling my first blade which i have played with for about 1 year now.

Is this due to sweat, moisture or glue, or what is going on here?
I bought the 2nd blade for the excellent feel, and if i have to spend a lot of time getting used to it, i feel like i might as well have gotten a carbon blade..
 
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Maybe you need to get a similar amount of hitting time with the new bat as you have made with the old bat?
In other words might you be detecting the difference between brand new rubbers and well used ones?
 
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Could be due to break in but wood can be inconsistent. Different trees of the same species growing in different environments could vary in hardness and density and other physical properties. You so happened not to win the wood lottery the second time. No harm trying again till you get something you like and selling off the ones you don't to maybe your club mates who may love it.
 
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