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Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

I am curious why people would think this is a bad thing?

If the blade is too head-heavy, you lose control. You can control the amount of power you want into your shot better if your paddle is balanced. Also, head heavy blades just feel plain heavy.

I feel Butterfly TB blades are balanced, even with T05 both sides. However, full hollow blades like Stiga WRB just have terrible balance. The control is poor.

So, manufacterers should state if the handle is solid, semi-hollow, or full-hollow.


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I never thought TB blades were top heavy.    I suppose it matters how much the hollow out of the handle.  I never liked Stiga WRB blades, maybe that is why.  Another issue (that people don't talk about so much) is how low the wings of the blade go, which forces where your hand rests on the handle and therefore affects the sensation of balance.  I will find out soon, because I think this may be one of the big differences between the Zhang Jike blade and the Viscaria.

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Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

I never thought TB blades were top heavy.    I suppose it matters how much the hollow out of the handle.  I never liked Stiga WRB blades, maybe that is why.  Another issue (that people don't talk about so much) is how low the wings of the blade go, which forces where your hand rests on the handle and therefore affects the sensation of balance.  I will find out soon, because I think this may be one of the big differences between the Zhang Jike blade and the Viscaria.
 
How about M Maze blade , does it also have a hollow handle ? 
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MM has a hollow handle
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Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

I am curious why people would think this is a bad thing?

Makes it feel heavier, it's like trying to pushing a door near its hinges rather than near its handles.  Knocking on my Stiga Clipper classic, it does sound like the end of the handle is a tad hollow, but with the legend handle it still feels pretty balanced even with H3NP/T64 on it.
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