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I had tested earlier a Roots 6 Basalt which came in at 1475, a spruce+Ayous+kiri but the manufacture rated the Roots 3 offensive 5-ply at 70% tempo and the Basalt at 65% so my expectation was that the Roots 3 would have a slightly higher Frequency but the difference was much larger then I anticipated. The Roots 3 has a very soft feel given it composition but it is thick, 6.5 and stiff. I have ordered a Roots 8 ZLC inner which has a construction closer to the Basalt roots 6 so it will be interesting to see it's frequency relative to the other two SoulSpin blades.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fatt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/03/2018 at 1:36pm
I have 2 Darker 1-ply hinoki and one of them is a Darker Speed 90 ST for sure, the other is an older Speed 90 (or maybe a Speed 70???), the latter is the one I measured above.

Today I measured the Speed 90 ST 90g: the value was so high I did it twice. Now on the 2 screen shots below if we take the peak on the left it says 735, the one on the right? 2325!

Given the 2 screen shots below, do you think I am doing anything wrong?





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Originally posted by cyber_613 cyber_613 wrote:

DHS H301 - 91gram

IMG_6830 by cyber_613, on Flickr

1335



how can you tell if the blade will have solid bounce not hollow based on the frequency chart?
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higher frequency = higher stiffness
sharper, more defined peak = harder outer ply

hinoki is very soft, hence less defined peak, but 1ply is stiff, hence higher frequency.
h301 is koto and overall hard, but retains some flex, hence sharp peak and mid frequency.

stiffer softer blades feel faster, more bouncy at low to medium impact, but can lack power away from the table. Just look at some balsa composites for example - high frequency and high stiffness.

Not sure how accurate this is, but I think we are getting closer.
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updated with a bunch of new data submitted by fatt and others
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Soulspin Roots 8 ZLC inner:   1491
1.3 Spruce outer ply,
.06 Ayous 2nd ply
ZLC inner ply
2.0 Kiri

weight 96 grams
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Originally posted by lineup32 lineup32 wrote:

Soulspin Roots 8 ZLC inner:   1491
1.3 Spruce outer ply,
.06 Ayous 2nd ply
ZLC inner ply
2.0 Kiri

weight 96 grams

Amazing that this is so much lower than that of the roots 3. Fairly close to the roots 6.
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Originally posted by wanchope wanchope wrote:

Originally posted by lineup32 lineup32 wrote:

Soulspin Roots 8 ZLC inner:   1491
1.3 Spruce outer ply,
.06 Ayous 2nd ply
ZLC inner ply
2.0 Kiri

weight 96 grams

Amazing that this is so much lower than that of the roots 3. Fairly close to the roots 6.


Roots 3, 5-ply is stiff similar to a one ply while both the Roots 6 and Roots 8 have more flex that is really what the numbers show.
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Drop a ball from a graduated height and measure the coefficient of restitution
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It appears as though Stiga Allround Evolution from 13th Feb has been missed.  Not sure if just that blade or if its a whole section from around that time.

Keep up the good work, I find it a really useful reference.
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Mods - Can we please sticky this? I think it is an interesting compilation of data (I know there are ongoing discussions regarding the value and significance of frequency data but...).
Feedback: http://mytabletennis.net/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=69419&title=feedback-patrickhrdlicka

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Originally posted by Hozuki Hozuki wrote:

higher frequency = higher stiffness
sharper, more defined peak = harder outer ply

hinoki is very soft, hence less defined peak, but 1ply is stiff, hence higher frequency.
h301 is koto and overall hard, but retains some flex, hence sharp peak and mid frequency.

stiffer softer blades feel faster, more bouncy at low to medium impact, but can lack power away from the table. Just look at some balsa composites for example - high frequency and high stiffness.

Not sure how accurate this is, but I think we are getting closer.

I think this is pretty accurate and consistent with the testing i've done.  I've been making my own blades for about 6 months now.  I have test results for 12 different blades i've made with widely varied compositions.  Not sure how to best contribute that information to the spreadsheet as I don't really have "names" for the individual blade compositions, but it is quite interesting.

I just built two carbon blades that had a fairly interesting and unique carbon as the 2nd ply right below the top ply of the blade, and they are both very "stiff" (and this shows with the high peak in the 1700-1725Hz range), and then I built a ZLC "innerforce" style blade with the ZLC right on top of a Kiri core, and it tested in the 1360Hz range, which would be expected with a more flexible blade without a stiff 2nd ply.

I have found though that as you increase hardness, at some point you start losing speed as well.  I have an all wood 5 ply blade that I made with Sapele as the top ply, which is a pretty hard and stiff wood (1410 Janka, 12.04Gpa elasticity) and it only measures 1010Hz.  It also plays like an ALL+ blade so that makes sense.  It has a great feel for close to the table blocking and hitting, but lacks some top end speed due to the harder outer ply.
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