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    Posted: 06/18/2017 at 2:11pm
Which is the current available blade closest to old Iolite in terms of speed and touch? And most important, there must be a Cpen version.
Actually I´m using a Iolite which I turned into Cpen. I like it very much except for its small headsize. So I´m looking for something similar (fast, no vibration and not so hard touch) with a proper Cpen headzise (160+mm x 150mm).

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The Garaydia ZLC feels the same with its speed, hinoki outer and softish feel but I do not see it sold in cpen.

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Taksim

Is it still available? I believe it has been discontinued.


You see used ones here periodically.
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Originally posted by TT newbie TT newbie wrote:

Which is the current available blade closest to old Iolite in terms of speed and touch? And most important, there must be a Cpen version.
Actually I´m using a Iolite which I turned into Cpen. I like it very much except for its small headsize. So I´m looking for something similar (fast, no vibration and not so hard touch) with a proper Cpen headzise (160+mm x 150mm).



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Originally posted by bbkon bbkon wrote:

Originally posted by TT newbie TT newbie wrote:

Which is the current available blade closest to old Iolite in terms of speed and touch? And most important, there must be a Cpen version.
Actually I´m using a Iolite which I turned into Cpen. I like it very much except for its small headsize. So I´m looking for something similar (fast, no vibration and not so hard touch) with a proper Cpen headzise (160+mm x 150mm).



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Garaydia ALC - or actually, Garaydia Revolver.

Just noticed that the Revolver is JPen.

Well, this is what you can look at.  Amultart and Taksim seem closest.

http://www.butterflyonline.com/Templates/BladeSpecifications.pdf


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Originally posted by TT newbie TT newbie wrote:

Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

Taksim

Is it still available? I believe it has been discontinued.


You see used ones here periodically.


Yep. Still available

http://shop.butterflyonline.com/taksim-cs
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TT newbie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/19/2017 at 2:52pm
Actually I´ve already had a Taksim, but found it harder than Iolite. I believe Amultart is even harder.
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Taksim has nothing to do with Iolite. Taksim is hard, with vibrations and medium fast. Iolite is softer, much faster and stiff as a brick.

 I believe some of the Galaxy blades is an Iolite clone.

Your Iolite cpen is not suitable for the new rubbish ball as it has little flex and is too fast. You won't be able to spin the ball.

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BTY TB ALC CS is your best bet but man, the penhold version has a high mark-up.  Galaxy/Yinhe V-14 and V-16 look promising as well if you want something less expensive.
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You should try donic ovtcharov carbospeed. It feels soft, stiff and is lightning fast. It has proper cpen headsize, comparable to yasaka cpens

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Originally posted by jpenmaster jpenmaster wrote:

Butterfly Supreme Speed
I like its specification but headsize is still small, 157x150mm, just like a regular shakehand blade... 
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Originally posted by ronakvyas86 ronakvyas86 wrote:

You should try donic ovtcharov carbospeed. It feels soft, stiff and is lightning fast. It has proper cpen headsize, comparable to yasaka cpens
Good call. A friend of mine plays shakehand with a Carbospeed. I will try to borrow it to check speed and softness. Thumbs Up
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