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For my 900th blade I just wanted to make something simple and classic looking. I had some Hinoki cores for a while, but never used them, so I decided to do it for this one. It's a stiff blade as the frequency reading suggests, but not that fast, although it has the characteristic springy nature of Hinoki.

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- Hinoki / Glassfiber / Hinoki / Glassfiber / Hinoki
- 90.4g
- 6.75mm
- 155x148mm
- FLSQ (100x22.5mm)
- 1507Hz
- Balance: 3.7cm (High)






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I've tried this HL5 style composition with almost every type of AC weave in my arsenal, AC-I was the only one left. Compared to regular AC-# it feels slightly stiffer, slightly softer, a little more Bh oriented.

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- Limba / Ayous / AC-I / Ayous / AC-I / Ayous / Limba
- 88.8g
- 5.95mm
- 157x150mm
- FL (100x25-23mm)
- 1290Hz
- Balance: 3.2cm (Med)






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A slow outer fiber blade, direct Koto feeling and tamed vibrations but on a lower speed class than usual.

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- Koto / Innegra / Ayous / Kiri / Ayous / Innegra / Koto
- 87.4g
- 6.0mm
- 157x150mm
- AN (100x24.0mm)
- 1120Hz
- Balance: 2.8cm (Low)






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Recently I got my hands on this beautiful "fish scale" Koto and this is the first time using it. This pattern happens when wood is cut at a certain angle and it exposes the medullary rays, which are perpendicular to the growth rigs. Not all wood species have them, and they can be hard to find even within the same species. In terms of performance it's exactly the same, so it's mostly a visual change. This particular Koto is slightly softer than the one I normally use, but that has to do mostly with the tree it was cut from, rather then the "fish scale". In terms of composition it's a relatively thin 7 ply, with progressively harder layer towards the core, so we have a Kiri core instead of the usual Ayous. This gives a crisper initial feel on low impact, but a bigger holding sensation on harder shots. A little steeper price than usual because this is going to be a unique piece (in terms of handle). I usually make this design with Padauk, it works well because the endgrain must be pointing up to achieve that particular look, and not all woods are appropriate for this. I decided to try Black Walnut for this one, and I regretted the decision almost immediately, it was a pain in the a** to get it right, so you won't be catching me doing it again 😅.

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- Koto / Framiré / Ayous / Kiri / Ayous / Framiré / Koto
- 88.4g
- 6.35mm
- 157x150mm
- ST (100x27x23.5mm)
- 1205Hz
- Balance: 3.2cm (Med)








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This was supposed to be a custom order, my dumb self still believes in the honesty of people, but sometimes it doesn't turn out that way. But no harm done, just used an handle design of my choice and here it is. Originally I was asked for a very soft feeling, so despite having ZLC on the Bh side and being a little more direct on that wing, it's still softer than usual. Speed-wise I would probably classify it in the bottom OFF range. The engraving on the Bh side might resemble something, I'm not sure what 😅.

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- Koto / ALC / Ayous / Kiri / Ayous / ZLC / Koto
- 85.8g
- 5.9mm
- 157x150mm
- FL (100x25.0-22.5mm)
- 1380Hz
- Balance: 2.8cm (Low)








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Originally posted by Hipnotic Hipnotic wrote:

Originally posted by ashishsharmaait ashishsharmaait wrote:

@Hipnotic, I do not see it in the FS section of the website :(

Because it was already sold, sorry.

Can you build something like dhs 08 old style blade?
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At the moment I ran out of Basswood, but it can be done. I once built something similar but using Hinoki and Basswood:


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hipnotic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/15/2023 at 3:24am
I usually refrain from putting heavy blades for sale here, there is general limit and most people consider anything above 90g too heavy. Well, that's because they only look at the weight of the blade, and not that little last piece of information I give which is the balance. Most commercial blades nowadays use fineline for their handles, and this is a relatively light material, so it just doesn't have the mass to counter act the weight of the head, resulting in head heavy blades. Because this material is also consistent in weight, generally speaking a heavier blade will also be more head heavy, the weight difference is on the composition itself, and not the handle. This blade could easily have 85g if I used a much lighter handle material, but in this case I chose to use Pau Ferro, which literally translates to Iron Stick. It's a very heavy wood, but the feeling in the hand is nothing like holding a regular blade, it feels like you are holding an expensive piece of furniture. For the composition I'm using Burma Teak, which feels like an harder Limba, and in general the blade feels like a step up from a Primorac for example.

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- B. Teak / B. Teak / WRC / B. Teak / B. teak
- 99.0g
- 5.75mm
- 158x152mm
- FL (100x25-23mm)
- 1248Hz
- Balance: 1.8cm (Very Low)






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Originally posted by Hipnotic Hipnotic wrote:

I usually refrain from putting heavy blades for sale here, there is general limit and most people consider anything above 90g too heavy. 
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I just bought sheets of Fastarc S1 in 1.8mm (3=1 at tt11) to slap on my 99g 1900+hz 11-ply blade (the one in my avatar) and the total weight including handle wrap and edge tape is a very balanced 186 grams (40g per cut sheet including glue), my ideal weight. I did not try it yet. I discarded the risk of a mushy setup since I will insist on hitting and smashing v. spinning and I have seen strong 2100 players using very fast blades with Desto F3 Big Slam: their game was mostly about rallying and putting the ball away at the 1st opportunity with a big "pop" speed glue style so my hopes are high, it's what I always liked to do anyway.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vrael Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/14/2024 at 7:02am
hi, does anyone know what happened with hipnotic ? I can't find any new posts or activity online from him this year. I am still using the blade I got from him few years ago, because after all the EJ'ing I couldn't find anything that would suit me better.

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i would like to know as well, currently using his crafted blade and its been an all-time favorite
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I'm here! 

I've been getting a few concerned messages. Sorry, it was not my intention to worry anyone.

2023 was a very complicated year for me, a lot of work, some personal issues and health problems, so I decided to step out of social media for a while, until things returned to a more stable pace.

I'm still building blades and accepting orders, but unfortunately I don't have as much time to communicate as before, so it takes me a while to respond to everyone. I'm mostly focusing on communicating with customers whose blades I'm building at the moment. 

All of this commotion as also caused many delays regarding the timelines I initially gave to customers, my sincere apologies. After many months of delay some customers are no longer interested, which is perfectly understandable, but most of them still want to proceed which makes me truly happy, thank you for trusting my work.

Well, things are starting to stabilize a bit, I still don't have the same level of productivity regarding blades, but I'm slowly picking up the pace and, hopefully, good things will come soon 🙂.

By the way Vrael, I answered your email a few days ago but haven't gotten a reply, you may want to check your spam box.


Edited by Hipnotic - 04/15/2024 at 2:55am
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hi @Hipnotic,

I am glad to hear that You are well ! I have no idea why, but You are correct, Your response landed in spam for some reason. I have just replied. Thank You
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