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Tokic played before Butterfly Spirit ST, now that blade is very angular shaped as you all know. He liked the Spirit ST shape. I don't know exactly who did the job but Tokic and Tibhar have stolen the handle shape from Butterfly with a little more thickness but same wideness. There exist some photos of that blade. the same to Karakasevic. It is very easy to copy the butterfly ST shape blade.. The only difference is that most of the players added more thickness to their blades but they kept the stolen ST shape of the butterfly handle.
For example Standard Samsonov Stratus Carbon has wideness of around 29 mm and thickness of only 22 mm. The biggest problem is the standard handles have just thickness of around 22 mm and that is too thin for average sized hands. That's why they added more thickness to their own handle cups. The top player love the ST handle shape of Butterfly ST blades like ALC or Spirit or Maze Off, but the thickness of the standard ST handle blades were too thin. That's why they have copied or stolen the square shape of the Butterfly blades.
Ovtcharov also uses ALC blade from Butterfly but with round Donic ST handle cups with more thickness. The meassurements of his blade are like this: thickness around 25 mm, wideness 29 mm-
Boll Tokic and Karakasevic have square ST handle cups and these dimensions are total different to the round ST handle cups of Ovtcharov and Waldner, these 2 guys use round ST handle cups. Waldners round ST handle cups have little less thickness as Ovtcharovs but with the same round ST handle cups. Now if you know that, you will never get the good blades with this perfect handle cups if you buy a Donic or Butterfly or Tibhar blade. The only way is to do it your own way or let do it by an carpenter. So now I have told you the handle dimensions of Ovtcharov... So if you have big hands and if you are tall like him....
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Originally posted by richrf richrf wrote:

What would be the properties of Clipper, other than 7-ply speed, that draws players to it? Tibhar Force Pro Black seems to be trying to copy it.



TTGearlab.com did a cool study on the property of several 7-ply allwood blades. There were a couple Clippers and Clipper like blades in the study:

7-ply blade comparison testing



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Donic Waldner (FL): fh/bh - Yasaka Mark V HPS
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Originally posted by king_pong king_pong wrote:

Originally posted by richrf richrf wrote:

What would be the properties of Clipper, other than 7-ply speed, that draws players to it? Tibhar Force Pro Black seems to be trying to copy it.



TTGearlab.com did a cool study on the property of several 7-ply allwood blades. There were a couple Clippers and Clipper like blades in the study:

7-ply blade comparison testing



Yes, I read it. Very interesting analysis. It seems to conform to reported experiences.
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Originally posted by king_pong king_pong wrote:

 TTGearlab.com did a cool study on the property of several 7-ply allwood blades. There were a couple Clippers and Clipper like blades in the study:

7-ply blade comparison testing
Excellent comparison. Adelie is definitely my type of 7-ply blade. But thereĀ“s no reason to pay so much for it. I play with a Persson Powerplay, which I believe to be similar to the Nittaku blade, for a fraction of its price.
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