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    Posted: 01/07/2019 at 10:52pm
I found this online:

"Decision Support System for Generating Ergonomic Tool-Handles"

It is more for tools but I am sure there is helpful material for custom tt handle makers out there?



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Originally posted by Tassie52 Tassie52 wrote:






Just saying.

that's a luxurious handle. How is it made? It seems to be slippery.
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That's Ross Leidy work. www.rossleidy.com

I made a little gif of his work a while ago to use as an avatar. 

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Originally posted by Simas Simas wrote:


that's a luxurious handle. How is it made? It seems to be slippery.


You would think it's slippery. It looks slippery, but his handles don't really slip. I guess they could if your hand sweats a lot, but that's true of other handles as well.
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I would use light leatherette tennis grip on those, it adds about 4g to the total weight.
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Originally posted by LOG1C1AN LOG1C1AN wrote:

Originally posted by Simas Simas wrote:


that's a luxurious handle. How is it made? It seems to be slippery.


You would think it's slippery. It looks slippery, but his handles don't really slip. I guess they could if your hand sweats a lot, but that's true of other handles as well.
Nope, not slippery at all.  In fact, if anything they tend to get a little sticky when the weather is warm.  I often wipe my hand but never, ever do I worry about slippage. 

And the idea of using grips on them?  Heresy!  An abomination!  Shame on you, fatt.
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The other thing I find mysterious is that I seem to be the only person who's really enthusiastic about the design.  I realise that it makes twiddling difficult (but not impossible) but how many players routinely twiddle anyhow?  The fit is perfect - because Ross makes them to measure - and allows me to hold the bat completely relaxed.  People who try the handle often say it feels nice but then go back to playing with a flared handle which is just about the opposite of what I've got.  I don't get it.
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It crossed my mind that it could be Ross Leidy, but thought that could be a little bit of a wild guess as I have never seen his blades live

Also, I assumed because of the gloss that it was slippery, but I am happy to hear that that's not the case.  So maybe one day in distance future I'll give myself a splurge.

Tassie52 is it this your blade ?
Agreed, shame on you, fatt, thats blasphemy :)


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Originally posted by Simas Simas wrote:

Tassie52 is it this your blade ?

I've posted these before, mainly because I'm insanely proud of these works of art.  Plus, they're beautiful blades to play with.







The complete evolution of my Ross Leidy blades, from top to bottom and left to right.


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I've missed it, but wow.
Still, from all the blades, the handle from the first post is the most impressive for me. I like that wood "swirl" pattern. How is it achieved? And how much does such a beauty cost?
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NOVELTY PRODUCT OF THE CENTURY .....





http://m5rc2ytmmfsgkztbnvuwy6jomnxw2.nblz.ru/index.html

Reportedly, over 50 youngsters are now using this product of GB CLASSIC version.   Let the revolution start up, now..

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so only +2 points per set :) the design of the website is... let's say unique

there are a couple of these designs, somehow none of them went into the mainstream. The most extreme that went mainstream ( Smile ) I'd say is Donic Dotec. And that's nowhere near extreme or mainstream...

I had a brief encounter with Dotec, so it didn't seem comfortable, but I guess you must take your time to get used to it and only then you can judge...


did anyone try or had any luck with such handles?
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Exciting to see different types of handles.
It seems the handle is one of a few ways to enhance the play of table tennis.
I have been researching and building numerous handle modifications
I've built around 250 so far, some just handle shape modification.. outhers more radical designs
Do change how the ball behaves on the table.
I could patent but right now just enjoying how they play
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fatt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/12/2019 at 10:53pm
Originally posted by Simas Simas wrote:

It crossed my mind that it could be Ross Leidy, but thought that could be a little bit of a wild guess as I have never seen his blades live

Also, I assumed because of the gloss that it was slippery, but I am happy to hear that that's not the case.  So maybe one day in distance future I'll give myself a splurge.

Tassie52 is it this your blade ?
Agreed, shame on you, fatt, thats blasphemy :)
I stand corrected in the context of the deep spiritual experience associated with playing his blades. 

It is amazing how that light leatherette material can be useful when used correctly, the feel does not get muted but only harmonized but I agree it's different so I understand the blasphemy call, sorry. 

The reason I like to cover my handle is it gives me the confidence I have have the best grip and the paddle will stay in my hand. I like those details for covering the handle while muting the feel the least possible:

1) tension is important but we stop where the width shrinks by tensing more.
2) the overlap between passes must be as small as possible, 1mm is enough and the tension will keep it stable.
3) starting from the neck going down is best, especially if covering the thumb rest part of the handle; that way, the termination with 1/2 width electrical tape, going around 1.5 times over itself, will never contact the hand at play time.



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My favorite handles are the Nexy Flares, but it might be largely because of the flatter wings.
I like putting heavy topspin on the ball...
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Originally posted by NextLevel NextLevel wrote:

My favorite handles are the Nexy Flares, but it might be largely because of the flatter wings.

Still the best wings in the business.  The only problem - once I got used to them, all other wings feel awful.  Even blades I've had in the cupboard for years and had no issue with previously are uncomfortable now.
This was a great signature until I realised it was overrated.
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