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    Posted: 08/06/2018 at 6:05pm
Mariano Loukov has developed some new models of blades with very thick balsa core (10 mm - 25 mm). I was able to test a few of them and they perform really, really well on drives, blocks and give tons of spin reversal with long pips OX. See below a sample video.





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In the first video.....totally illegal Blade. As it seems it is a double custom blade glued as one Wink
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Originally posted by *_strataras_* *_strataras_* wrote:

In the first video.....totally illegal Blade. As it seems it is a double custom blade glued as one Wink
 

 No. It is a 20+ mm balsa core blade with two 10 mm edge tapes.


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20mm+??? Oh my God!!! Is there any blade like this?
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Originally posted by *_strataras_* *_strataras_* wrote:

20mm+??? Oh my God!!! Is there any blade like this?

Yes, here for example: http://www.noppen-test.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=29733&start=0
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Originally posted by *_strataras_* *_strataras_* wrote:

20mm+??? Oh my God!!! Is there any blade like this?
 

It's one of his thinner blades. A veteran player bought a 30 mm blade from him (shakehand) and beat a couple of strong juniors (2400+). The reversal from the pips and the low trajectory is increadible. Also,  on hard hits it is faster than carbon blades.
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Originally posted by *_strataras_* *_strataras_* wrote:

In the first video.....totally illegal Blade. As it seems it is a double custom blade glued as one Wink
Not quite sure how you think that would be illegal.  Gluing two (or more) layers of wood together is what happens in 99% of blades.  There is no thickness regulation for blades, only for rubbers.

However, his footwear is illegal, and in the second video his shorts are illegal (on the basis of crimes against humanity).


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I thought I was the only one impressed by those attributes.
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Any pictures of the blade?
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Originally posted by windysummer1 windysummer1 wrote:

Any pictures of the blade?
 


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How much is the weight of a 30mm blade?
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Originally posted by TT newbie TT newbie wrote:

How much is the weight of a 30mm blade?
 

 It varies but the one I tried was ~80 grams
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Originally posted by ChichoFicho ChichoFicho wrote:

Originally posted by TT newbie TT newbie wrote:

How much is the weight of a 30mm blade?
 

 It varies but the one I tried was ~80 grams


Before testing of 30mm blades, I think most important for each player is to has some skills with at least 6-6.5mm blade.
Mariano is world level class player he can test also 130mm blade without any problem.

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Here is the website for anyone who is interested...ie. me! (Though I thought I'd gone away from balsa...)

https://loukov.org/
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how does the thickness of the balsa aid in LP play?
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Originally posted by ChichoFicho ChichoFicho wrote:

Originally posted by *_strataras_* *_strataras_* wrote:

20mm+??? Oh my God!!! Is there any blade like this?
 

It's one of his thinner blades. A veteran player bought a 30 mm blade from him (shakehand) and beat a couple of strong juniors (2400+). The reversal from the pips and the low trajectory is increadible. Also,  on hard hits it is faster than carbon blades.


Chicho what pips was he using in that blade?
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Originally posted by mykonos96 mykonos96 wrote:

Originally posted by ChichoFicho ChichoFicho wrote:

Originally posted by *_strataras_* *_strataras_* wrote:

20mm+??? Oh my God!!! Is there any blade like this?
 

It's one of his thinner blades. A veteran player bought a 30 mm blade from him (shakehand) and beat a couple of strong juniors (2400+). The reversal from the pips and the low trajectory is increadible. Also,  on hard hits it is faster than carbon blades.


Chicho what pips was he using in that blade?
 

I think grass dtecs ox
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Here is a sample video in which Mr Loukov plays with a very thick balsa core blade called Revolver.




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