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    Posted: 06/04/2021 at 11:52am
Anyone noticed that the outer layer of Viscaria has gone a bit thinner??

I am not joking, I have several Viscarias including a few old ones. Basically the wood is the same among all up to S serial, and starting from T serial, the outer layer is a bit thinner. I even checked a LGY Alc T serial, and this is identical to Viscsaria T serial, so this is thinner too. 

Not sure why Butterfly made this change. I tested both S and T serial ones to see if there are any differences. there was defo something I felt although the difference was not massive. The T serial was a bit more bouncy while the S serial had a better dwell. Again the difference is pretty small, so you get on with T serial just fine. However I liked the S serial much better. 

What do you think guys? should I start hogging Q, R, S serial Viscarias now? 
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It is very likely..
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I have Viscaria T serial and it's more like your S serial Wink
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Honestly I don’t believe that. Have you actually compare your T serial with another Viscaria (S or earlier Serial)?? You can’t tell until you put them side by side. 

A photo proof would be appreciated. 


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I don't have two Vis, only one T Serial ... 
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mate, that’s exactly what I am saying. Your Viscaria is same as my T serial. Thinner. You will know if you get a Viscaria earlier than S serial. 
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Where did you buy it from? There are so many fake blades.
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Bought it directly from Butterfly, not even from one of their sellers. Let’s not get off topic, I am a EJ, I can spot fake blades instantly. 

As I said, this hasn’t just happened to my blade only. By looking at several T serial blades, my guess is Butterfly has made the change and now this has been implemented for quite some time. 


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BTY just run out of previous top ply stock. 

On the serious note, however, do think it's not a handle part but goes like that all over the playing surface?


Unrelated question. You said you have a few viscaria blades. Can you give a honest opinion on what is special about that blade? Seems to be popular choice. However I am always asking myself why so? Is it just a youtube effect - people copy pro players or blade delivers something unique? I know that there are many variation of the same basic structure, like LGY, TBO, ZJC. Some play faster than others, but this particular a basic grey handle one, what is good about it, other than a re-sell value? Thanks.
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I am pretty sure it’s not just the handle part, and who would do that, would be difficult to only make the handle part thinner.

Regarding using Viscaria, I can’t speak for everyone, but I use it because I tried many different blades and Viscaria just happen to suit me, fast enough but also enough dwell time for my liking. I wouldn’t use it just because of its popularity. 
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