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    Posted: 03/11/2018 at 7:55am
I'm thinking this is a premade.  Can anyone shed some light on this blade?
Donic Dicon (JO shape)
F: Nittaku Fastarc G-1
B: Donic Baracuda
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote icontek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/11/2018 at 2:01pm
looking at that rubber - likely premade. usually the sponge is a giveaway - soft and absorbs energy with very little return.
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This blade is made with cheap basswood and handles looks like professional, but they are smaller in size. I have had similar paddle long time ago, rubbers are for the basket...Low quality and cheap paddle at all.
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Thanks for the replies kolevtt and icontek, confirmed my suspicion.
Donic Dicon (JO shape)
F: Nittaku Fastarc G-1
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You want to know for sure? Peel off the rubber. Pre-made blades will be nearly impossible-most custom paddles are very easy. (Those rubbers need to go anyway unless it is for collecting rather than playing). One caveat is that in non-pre-made set ups the longer the rubber is on the more likely it will not come off easy, but age for age pre-mades are made to not change the rubber.

PS Not the OP question, but there are NO pre-made paddles as good as the cheapest set up from a Coles or zeropong or (insert your favorite dealer here).
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