Jean Paul Montanus (NED), using a custom SDC blade, at the side of Kelly Van Zon (NED), became world champion in Mixed Doubles Class XD14 at the Andalucia 2022 World Para Table Tennis Championships!
You said that before but I have my doubts…
No, the previous handle was agglomerated cork, what I said was that it had been subjected to some severe routed and sanding, and it held up Ok. This one is solid natural cork, if you look at both you can see the difference, it behaves just like a solid piece of wood.
Curious thought came up, have you ever made viscaria but it's inner carbon? Or W968 but outer carbon? I find it weird that there hasn't been variations of these blades by any major manufacturer.
Is it because they would play weird? Surely not THAT weird right?
Basswood: density slightly above Spuce/Ayous, hardness in the middle between Spruce and Ayous, but speed should be noticably below the two.
Mahogany: density/hardness about the same as Koto, but not as dynamic I would guess.
Sergio - regarding the blade with the cork handle: how do you call this kind of Flared handle shape? It seems to be quite different from the usual Flared shape (like Viscaria?) you use. I like it.
The Viscaria handle isn't a pure flared handle, it's a bit chunkier near the wings and then it flares out towards the bottom. This one is purely flared, but not with a pronounced curve, I usually make it thicker and rounder.