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Originally posted by Hipnotic Hipnotic wrote:

Originally posted by Catenaccio Catenaccio wrote:

Very beautiful handle!

I have a question regarding the frequency of this blade. My Acoustic and my SDC Acoustic clone are around 1,200 Hz. Is 1,270h Hz (a) within normal variation, (b) due to a thicker core, or (c) due to another reason? Thanks!

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There are several factors that affect the frequency reading, but simple put, this reading it's just an indication of the stiffness of the blade. The variable that most affects stiffness is the total thickness of the blade, and this one is 5.9mm while yours is 5.6mm. The core has the same thickness, but we reduced the medial plies because Sycamore is harder than Limba.

Thanks for the explanation. Does this mean that you now have access to Limba plies with a thickness of > 0.6mm?
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Originally posted by Catenaccio Catenaccio wrote:

Originally posted by Hipnotic Hipnotic wrote:

Originally posted by Catenaccio Catenaccio wrote:

Very beautiful handle!

I have a question regarding the frequency of this blade. My Acoustic and my SDC Acoustic clone are around 1,200 Hz. Is 1,270h Hz (a) within normal variation, (b) due to a thicker core, or (c) due to another reason? Thanks!

Thanks!

There are several factors that affect the frequency reading, but simple put, this reading it's just an indication of the stiffness of the blade. The variable that most affects stiffness is the total thickness of the blade, and this one is 5.9mm while yours is 5.6mm. The core has the same thickness, but we reduced the medial plies because Sycamore is harder than Limba.

Thanks for the explanation. Does this mean that you now have access to Limba plies with a thickness of > 0.6mm?

Yes I do, I've been using it for a while actually. 
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Nice! I will add a comment to my review to reflect this.
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Originally posted by Catenaccio Catenaccio wrote:

Nice! I will add a comment to my review to reflect this.

Nice, thank you.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hipnotic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/26/2022 at 3:58am
Outer fiber blades with Ayous cores aren't really that common on the market. Adding to that we have a mixture of straight and conical handle with a squarish profile and the "Dicon" slots. The forehand side has a rounded bevel that better fits the thumb, while the backhand side as a normal bevel that follows the index finger position.

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- Limba / AxC / Ayous / Ayous / Ayous / AxC / Limba
- 88.5g
- 5.8mm
- 157x150mm
- ST/CON (102x28-30x22.5mm)
- 1400Hz
- Balance: 2.7cm (Low)






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Starting the year with something new: S-ALC. Compared to regular ALC, it has a different weave pattern, all the blue stuff is placed horizontally while all the carbon is placed vertically, which results in more stiffness but with more ball penetration. In terms of playing properties that translates into a longer and lower trajectory with a softer feel.

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- Limba / S-ALC / Ayous / Kiri / Ayous / S-ALC / Limba
- 88.1g
- 6.0mm
- 157x150mm
- FL (101x25-23mm)
- 1421Hz
- Balance: 2.1cm (Very Low)








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Where to place orders?

What do you think of a Mazunov with a regular head size and a flatter handle?  Can send you the specs if you tell me where to order....
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Originally posted by NextLevel NextLevel wrote:

Where to place orders?

What do you think of a Mazunov with a regular head size and a flatter handle?  Can send you the specs if you tell me where to order....

I see you figured it out, I will reply asap.
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Hello,

Could you explain the frequency? What is the impact of frequency on the performance/characteristics of the blade?

I have read about frequency of blades but this is the first time I saw it indicated for handmade.

Thanks.
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Originally posted by Bo_Bo Bo_Bo wrote:

Hello,

Could you explain the frequency? What is the impact of frequency on the performance/characteristics of the blade?

I have read about frequency of blades but this is the first time I saw it indicated for handmade.

Thanks.

https://www.sdcttblades.com/nerdy-stuff/frequency-reading-hz
Hipnotic already has it explained on his page :)
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Carbonado style composition with a Spruce outer ply.

Available FS.

- Spruce / TC160 / Ayous / Kiri / Ayous / TC160 / Spruce
- 87.7g
- 6.35mm
- 161x150mm
- CS (82x24.5x33mm)
- 1550Hz
- Balance: 4.1cm






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This is a demanding blade. On soft impact it behaves like what you'd expect from a inner style composition, the feeling is soft and the blade is not very responsive. However, on hard impact the extra stiffness given by the S-AxC comes to life, and despite retaining a soft feeling, the responsiveness of the blade is highly increased, almost resembling an outer fiber blade. This type of behavior on a blade can be hard to control, but it can also be deadly in the right hands.

Available FS.

- Limba / Ayous / S-AxC / Ayous / S-AxC / Ayous / Limba
- 93.4g
- 5.85mm
- 157x150mm
- ST/CON (102x28-30x24mm)
- 1313Hz
- Balance: 3.2cm (Med)








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Okoume is usually not considered an exotic wood, but this kind of flaming pattern is really hard to find. In terms of properties it's very similar to Limba. The blade has a soft feeling and tremendous feedback, a great weapon for controlled looping with medium / medium-soft rubbers. The handle is made with exotic woods: Zebrano, Wenge and Padauk.

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- Okoume / Cypress / Kiri / Cypress / Okoume
- 85.3g
- 6.05mm
- 157x150mm
- STSQ (102x28.5x22.5mm)
- 1250Hz
- Balance: 2.4cm (Low)








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That's possibly one of the top 3 prettiest handles you ever made.

I grew up 1/2 of my childhood in Gabon (Central Africa) where Okoume is one of the big money makers, I had no idea it could give such good looking veneers, it is mostly used to produce plywood over there.


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Originally posted by stiltt stiltt wrote:

That's possibly one of the top 3 prettiest handles you ever made.

I grew up 1/2 of my childhood in Gabon (Central Africa) where Okoume is one of the big money makers, I had no idea it could give such good looking veneers, it is mostly used to produce plywood over there.

Thanks, although the photo really doesn't do it justice. This color scheme is hard to photograph, it looks better in person. But to be honest, I don't think it's even in the top 10 for me, this is really not my style. In order to make something like this I must detach from my personal preferences and think about what others might like.

Yes, Okoume is vastly used to produce cheap plywood, I didn't want to use that word but there's really nothing wrong with it, Limba is cheap too. What matters are the properties of the wood, and they are very appealing for TT blades.
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The Butterfly JSH is a very popular defensive blade, but it was discontinued. I've had many requests for this composition, but until now I wasn't able to make it because it uses a particular combination of woods that are hard to find. Anybody who has used it knows that it's fast for a defensive blade, the only thing defensive about it is the large head size, and it delivers a solid, almost hard touch. People normally associate that hard touch with the outer ply, which is not true. Having worked, and removed the top ply of a JSH, I got to see what was inside. The top ply is in fact relatively soft, the "secret" is a thick Koto medial layer. For the outer ply on this one I chose American Chestnut, which is slightly softer than Limba.

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- Chestnut / Koto / Ayous / Koto / Chestnut
- 98.0g
- 5.95mm
- 163x157mm
- ST (102x28.5x23mm)
- 1080Hz
- Balance: 3.4cm (Med)






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