Love the handle... So far is the best looking i have seen.
I hope there are no charges against bookshelf or now blade/wood porn.Hipnotic be diplaying damning evidence to be used against him in court... when he gets charged and arraigned for making blades that look so good it must be criminal.
This blade is definitively in the top 5 of the most complex requests I have gotten so far. Combi blades are hard, that's a given, but this time the owner presented a full professional project for the blade and handle design! I had to scratch my head a few times to make this one happen, but in the end it turned out great
Composition: Hinoki / Spruce / IC / Ayous / Ayous / Maple
Freq.: 1162 Hz
Balance: 2.4cm (Low)
Hello Hipnotic. Stunning blade. I would be interested to hear the logic behind the construction to achieve what sort of characteristics for what sort of rubbers. I am assuming an inverted rubber on the carbon side and some form of pimples on the other.
Thanks Basmundo. Well, the player uses inverted on the Fh and long pips on the Bh and has been playing with a Stiga Allround Evolution. He plays a pushblocking game but likes to attack with the Fh and he was looking for something as slow, or even slower than his AE on the Bh, but faster on the Fh and without the hollow feel. So I suggested this composition, keeping it relatively thin and similar to the AE on the BH side, but using bouncier woods on the Fh side that would give him easier access to speed, as well as the IC to add some stability.
Fascinating, as that is something that I have been considering for a bit of fun. I have read that a lot of people do not think that there is much difference between the fast and slow sides of most commercially available blades such as the DMD Wizard. Some have suggested that the fast and slow sides influence each other and tend to cancel out. Have you been able to measure the difference in speed of the two faces of this blade?
By the way, my beautiful SDC blade that you made for me is fully equipped with Tenergy 05 and 05FX ready to go but I have been unable to hit a ball with it yet because of the Covid situation.
There was a clear differences between sides in this blade, but I would say All / Off- at best. I would be suspicious of a rating that claims a difference of Def/Off for example.
Having heard ones say that there is no difference in speed with combo blades, I did my own little experiment with 2 Neubauer Titan blades about a year ago. Had long pips and short pips on each, but on one of the blades I put the long pips on the 'fast' side, and the short pips on the 'slow' side. There was a noticeable difference in speed between the two blades. Could repeatedly have the 2 blades handed to me without knowing which one was reversed, and could tell each and every time by how they played.
Having said that, I agree that the difference isn't as great as probably hoped for, but there is definitely a difference, which may make it worthwhile for some to use a combo blade. I only tried it with my Titan blades, as they are the only combo blades I own. So it's certainly possible that with many combo blades the difference might be so small that it's not worth it. Just my experience...
That's interesting PushSmasher. Dr N quotes the speed difference of the Titan as being 87 and 70, so effectively one side is 24% faster than the other. DMS quote the speed difference for their Wizard blade as being 89 and 65, which would make one side 37% faster. That seems quite a lot to me.