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This was a blade made in collaboration with PingBrothers. Soon they will review this blade on their youtube channel, stay tuned!

Composition: Koto / Innegra-Carbon / Ayous / Kiri / Ayous / Innegra-Carbon / Koto
Weight: 84.0g
Thickness: ~6.0 mm
Freq.: 1400 Hz
Balance: 2.1 cm (Very Low)












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My first Zylon-Carbon blade, Apolonia ZLC composition. I have a hard time finding the right blade for me because I prefer a hard touch on the BH, but a soft touch and high arc on the FH. I've been using this blade for the past few weeks and I think I finally found it, the perfect compromise between speed/spin/control/touch and arc. A subtle homage to the Portuguese flag with the green, yellow and red.

Composition: Limba / Ayous / Zylon-Carbon / Ayous / Zylon-Carbon / Ayous / Limba
Weight: 88.0 g
Thickness: 5.7 mm
Freq.: 1335 Hz
Balance: 2.7 cm (Low)






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Looks great,  as always. 

Interesting how you describe your problems with finding the right blade for you, I think I probably share the same preferences. For me, the best blade for my forehand is a simple Allplay whilst on my backhand nothing feels better than a Viscaria-type blade. 

Is there a reason why we don't get combination blades with carbon only on one (bh) side?
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The difference between sides in combination blades is never as pronounced as we would hope. I've made a few, mostly for defensive  players, with composite just on one side, and even then the differences are not night and day. The presence of composite influences the stiffness of the whole blade, and also hardness to some degree. But this is a subject I want to experiment more with in the future.
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All the hybrid solutions I tried confirm that; some discussions about cork are interesting but is it legal? I can imagine cork on one side right behind a soft outer ply would dissipate the impact much more than on the other where -say- a composite (the other extreme) ply behind an other outer hard ply would kick back. Let's say willow-cork-spruce-bestcorewhatever-composite-ipe-ebony for example (just a combo I pull out of my ass without real knowledge for the sake of the discussion...). I did not see anybody trying extremes like that using cork as the ultimate dampener.
I noticed that people are trying new things like that Korean blade with a band of wood all around Ross Leidy style; that's a bold move! also I read discussions about giving more leeway to manufacturers (composite outer plies for example). It is therefore possible that if cork is NOT a wood, it could be accepted in the future as a legal material that does not fall into the 15% non-wood rule. Is that hope enough to spend time on it? only the blade building artists who actually do the work can answer.

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I'm also not sure about the legality of cork but I'm convinced it is. There are a few commercial blades using cork, mainly in the core.

I did some experiments with cork, in fact one of the blades I posted previously uses cork but underneath a hard Padauk outer layer. Not sure how that blade performs yet but the ball bounce test tells me it's not slow. I have a idea in mind to improve that composition but did not had the time to try it yet.

I also built a blade with cork medial on both sides and a few other twists. That blade was SLOW! The ball barely bounced without rubbers on it. Unfortunately I also tested another kind of glue with that blade and it didn't worked out well, I had separation of the plies while removing the rubbers. 
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This "Katana" is now chilling in Dubai, living the good life. Typical Viscaria composition with the most complex handle I made to date.

Composition: Koto / Aramid-Carbon / Limba / Kiri / Limba / Aramid-Carbon / Koto
Weight: 88.7g
Thickness: 5.7mm
Freq.: 1400 Hz




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A commissioned combination blade for a short pips pips player. This one was a real challenge because he wanted something solid and hard but not very fast.

Composition: Wenge / Spruce / Glass-Fiber / Balsa / Glass-Fiber / Spruce / Black Walnut
Weight: 92.2 g
Thickness: ~6.0 mm
Freq.: 1400 Hz
Balance: 1.5 cm (Very Low)








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People still use all wood blades, who would have thought?  
This is a classic 5 ply composition, similar to Korbel, that I made for a former team mate.

Composition: Limba / Ayous / Ayous / Ayous / Limba
Thickness: 5.9 mm
Weight: 86.8 g
Head Size: 158x152 mm
Freq.: 1290 Hz
Balance: 2.9 cm






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This was another one of my experiments during quarantine. I hadn't built a a 7 ply with kiri core in a while and I wanted to try this Smoked Eucalyptus. The blade is very linear, not bouncy at all, and has a soft but solid and muted feel. However, you can clearly feel the hard to ply on harder shots.

Composition: Smoked Eucalyptus / Ayous / Kiri / Kiri / Kiri / Ayous / Smoked Eucalyptus
Weight: 84.1 g
Thickness: 5.95 mm
Freq.: 1270 Hz
Balance: 2.4 cm (Low)






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No, this is not a repost, but the classic look will always be popular!

Composition: Black Walnut / Aramid-Carbon / Limba / Kiri / Limba / Aramid-Carbon / Black Walnut
Weight: 90.4g
Thickness: 5.75mm
Freq.:1440 Hz






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