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Do basically all top LP blockers use balsa blades?
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Author:  skilless_slapper [ 12 Oct 2017, 02:16 ]
Post subject:  Do basically all top LP blockers use balsa blades?

Is it safe to say that most every good player that blocks with LP on the bh for most of their shots, uses balsa blades?

I seem to see only the fh attacker sorts use other blades, but they don't rely on the lp bh for points.

Author:  Punchblocker [ 14 Oct 2017, 13:53 ]
Post subject:  Re: Do basically all top LP blockers use balsa blades?

As an ox punch blocker, I had the most success with the Andro Fibercomp, which has a balsa core. I've recently moved to trying to be more of a chop blocker, and dropping back 3-5 feet from the table, so have liked using the faster, all-wood Clipper clone, with a .5 sponge on the pips.

Author:  LOOPOVER [ 14 Oct 2017, 18:51 ]
Post subject:  Re: Do basically all top LP blockers use balsa blades?

I use a 10mm balsa blade.

I get extra kick on topspin shots and shock absorber effect on backspin shots.

Author:  Der_Echte [ 14 Oct 2017, 19:48 ]
Post subject:  Re: Do basically all top LP blockers use balsa blades?

Korean Achuma Brigade uses a Schlager Carbon with OX Grass DTechs... it doesn't define the world, but if you piss them off, they won't give you any food in the tourneys.

Author:  Pushblocker [ 20 Oct 2017, 03:34 ]
Post subject:  Re: Do basically all top LP blockers use balsa blades?

I've been using Balsa for along time.. Nothing like it for pips blocking and pushing..

Author:  gdogg1 [ 23 Oct 2017, 07:53 ]
Post subject:  Re: Do basically all top LP blockers use balsa blades?

I have used balsa blades and balsa with carbon for blocking and pushing for 10 years plus.

Author:  1dennistt [ 31 Oct 2017, 03:49 ]
Post subject:  Re: Do basically all top LP blockers use balsa blades?

When I was playing Long Pips, I was using a balsa or balsa ALC blade after the new (at that time) 40 mm ball was introduced. Before that I was using a medium fast all wood blade, the balsa was better for my game.

I used an assortment of long pips, though mostly Butterfly Feint Long II or Giant Dragon Giant Long. I even tried Butterfly Feint AG, but it didn't bother my opponents much at all, not really surprising to anyone.

After the 40+ balls were introduced, I tried a lot of different stuff from everywhere including Mega Block anti spin, 388 D-1, Crop Circles, Pogo, and Octopus; before moving on to Medium pips that I'm currently using.

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