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Tibhar Balsa Fibretec 75

It's a light 5ply offensive blade. Tibhar does a good job as usual, sanded handle, sanded head, and is real looker with a nice emblem and a gold tag. I used MX-P and T05 when I tested it. Retails below 50 euros!
5ply Abachi-fibreglass(fibre layer)-balsa-fibreglass(fibre layer)-Abachi
Blade size: *will update this tomorrow*
Thickness: According to Tibhar the core is 7.5mm is pretty thick, will measure this tomorrow as well.
Weight: 72g (manufacturer details 70-75), I got a 2nd one in 68g.
Speed: OFF (squarely off but it's top gear is around OFF+)
Feel: It has a soft feel in general and still has this soft feel even on hard impact shots.
Gears: Has many gears, it's fast when you hit hard and feels good on touch play.
Control: Very easy to control MX-P on this blade and it feels great. Though control is relative, my friends have also said that it has immense control. That's the first thing that came to their mind and is the defining characteristic of this blade. I can vary placement of my shots easily as well as the speed.


Conclusion: The MX-P felt really good on both wings. With immense spin and speed yet with a lot of control. MX-P blocks well and loops underspin well on this blade. The T-05 didn't perform as well as the MX-P imho. If you like a light,blade with a soft feel and with immense control then this is for you. This blade would be good for Controlled Offense or Allround Attackers. Would also be good for those who would like a light setup when using Modern Tensors in Max on both sides.

For a blade that costs below 50 euros you can't go wrong with this great feeling and looking blade. This retails at 38.25 euros at TT11 and 45.90 SRP from Tibhar.




Edited by danjacob02 - 10/26/2016 at 8:51am
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Thanks for your review Jacob!
Does the blade have extra spin performance comparing to other blades you have?
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Originally posted by Jasonh Jasonh wrote:

Thanks for your review Jacob!
Does the blade have extra spin performance comparing to other blades you have?

Comparing it to a black tag Korbel that I use it has more spin,speed and a tad bit more dwell. Better feel as well imho though the Korbel feels great in it's own right. I'm a seller in my country so I already have a buyer for this. The 68g I had I already sold. But for the price I'd think it's a must have.

It's worth trying, it has this weird feel that it plays kinda fast in the short game though that is it's lower to mid gears. But plays around OFF+ when hitting hard though still having it's soft feel and control. 
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That handle looks nice and wide. I'm assuming good for big hands?

Also good review! We need more of these on less popular Tibhar (and other brands) blades.
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Originally posted by DreiZ DreiZ wrote:

That handle looks nice and wide. I'm assuming good for big hands?

Also good review! We need more of these on less popular Tibhar (and other brands) blades.

Hehe thanks, I wouldn't call it a good review as it's still a rough draft, still missing some info. It's a nice flared handle, better than other flared handles which could be kinda small. But I guess an ST would be better.
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I had used a Korbel black tag for years before it was broken. If Tibhar Balsa Fibertec 75 would have similar or even better feeling compared to a black tag korbel, I would be really interested in getting one.

Does it have a lower throw angle compared to Korbel's ?
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This tag (FRONT) is it metal with gold paint or a plastic sticker?
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@Jasonh it doesn't feel like a korbel. It's about 3 or 4 notches faster. But with better feel and control as long as you use the low to mid gears. The higher gears might take awhile to get used to when coming from the Korbel. I'd say it has a higher throw.

@Reaper I don't think it's metal, it's more of a hard plastic then printed on. The emblem underneath is metal though.
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Updated with composition details. Info straight from Tibhar's Marketing team.
Outer ply is Abachi aka. Ayous.


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Originally posted by danjacob02 danjacob02 wrote:

Tibhar Balsa Fibretec 75

It's a light 5ply offensive blade. Tibhar does a good job as usual, sanded handle, sanded head, and is real looker with a nice emblem and a gold tag. I used MX-P and T05 when I tested it. Retails below 50 euros!
5ply Abachi-fibreglass(fibre layer)-balsa-fibreglass(fibre layer)-Abachi
Blade size: 150x147mm
Thickness: According to Tibhar the core is 7.5mm is pretty thick, will measure this tomorrow as well.
Weight: 72g (manufacturer details 70-75), I got a 2nd one in 68g.
Speed: OFF (squarely off but it's top gear is around OFF+)
Feel: It has a soft feel in general and still has this soft feel even on hard impact shots.
Gears: Has many gears, it's fast when you hit hard and feels good on touch play.
Control: Very easy to control MX-P on this blade and it feels great. Though control is relative, my friends have also said that it has immense control. That's the first thing that came to their mind and is the defining characteristic of this blade. I can vary placement of my shots easily as well as the speed.


Conclusion: The MX-P felt really good on both wings. With immense spin and speed yet with a lot of control. MX-P blocks well and loops underspin well on this blade. The T-05 didn't perform as well as the MX-P imho. If you like a light,blade with a soft feel and with immense control then this is for you. This blade would be good for Controlled Offense or Allround Attackers. Would also be good for those who would like a light setup when using Modern Tensors in Max on both sides.

For a blade that costs below 50 euros you can't go wrong with this great feeling and looking blade. This retails at 38.25 euros at TT11 and 45.90 SRP from Tibhar.


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