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    Posted: 02/13/2018 at 5:49pm
Are there any defensive blades more than 6mm thick and weighing 80 grams or less? I have the kim kyung ah blade... but it is discontinued and I haven't seen anything like it since.

Any blades more than 6mm thick and 80 grams or less in weight? Not really balsa based either as they have a different feel.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jt99sf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/13/2018 at 5:55pm
I think any blade that's < 80 gms is a DEF blade.  Embarrassed
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Originally posted by obesechopper obesechopper wrote:

Are there any defensive blades more than 6mm thick and weighing 80 grams or less? I have the kim kyung ah blade... but it is discontinued and I haven't seen anything like it since.

Any blades more than 6mm thick and 80 grams or less in weight? Not really balsa based either as they have a different feel.

Without balsa, a 6mm thick over sized blade surely will weigh well more than 80 grams.  6mm or thicker w/o balsa would also make the blade stiff and not ideal for off the table chopping/looping.

I do have a KKA blade which I may consider parting for the right price.  If you are interested, please PM me.

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I was surprised that BBC can get a 7mm thick blade with mahogany core and 4 hinoki outer plies in the low 80's. The one I tried was 84g I think.

Playing with the head shape and carving the handles or having them made out of cork might help a lot to get the weight under 80g.


It is a very fast 5-ply blade though so I am not sure that's what you want.  


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maybe Gionis Carbon Defensive? 79g at tabletennisonly, BFY catalog thickness 5.9mm

Dawei R2 - said to be slow and thick.
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I can offer a nearly brand new Soulspin Roots DEF with 6,0 mm, 70g and top craftsmanship
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I've been using a 79 gram Koji Matushita flared but it's 5mm thick. It's easily the slowest blade I've ever hit a ball with. The second slowest blade I've ever tried is the Defplay Classic and the Matushita Defensive is even slower than that.
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From what I understand, Andro Fibercomp is now using kiri instead of balsa. It's less than 80g and around 6mm.
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