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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2015, 14:21 
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Has anybody had a chance to test the new Koji Special blade? I look forward to hearing some reviews, but I plan to stick with the regular VKM.

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PostPosted: 12 Jan 2016, 14:52 
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PostPosted: 04 Sep 2017, 18:07 
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Hey auzcar, I try not to encourage too much Ej'ing, but the VKM is great. Its been awhile since I have played with the Defplay and have only more recently made the swith to playing OX, but I think the VKM plays better with less or no Sponge. My over the table game has gotten tremendously better since switching to OX (so that may not be completely a function of the blade), and I am chopping better than ever before. If you are okay with playing without the hollow handle, I think you will be very happy.

Thanks for the review! So I'm using it with a tsp p1r 1.0-1.3 mm and it is definitely harder to control than thin sponge. Considering going back to 0.3-0.6mm but maybe my short game will suffer. But I think I'll get way more control on chops especially hard and/or high loops. What would you suggest?

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PostPosted: 04 Sep 2017, 19:48 
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To my experiences the opposite is true. Curl p1r with a thinner sponge (or Ox) will give you more control in the short game. Returning hard loops will be easier with 1.0mm as it helps in controlling the high pace. Needs to be said the difference is not huge between 0.6mm and 1.0mm but should be noticeable.


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PostPosted: 05 Sep 2017, 02:28 
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Gybe! wrote:
To my experiences the opposite is true. Curl p1r with a thinner sponge (or Ox) will give you more control in the short game. Returning hard loops will be easier with 1.0mm as it helps in controlling the high pace. Needs to be said the difference is not huge between 0.6mm and 1.0mm but should be noticeable.

I can return hard loops with 1.0 mm as well with a vertical stroke. What I meant was that when I switched to a 1.0 mm then I was putting my chops around 6 inches far from the table. It was because with palio ox and even tsp 01r 0.5 mm I really had to cut hard. But with 1.0 mm I need to have a soft hand. This gives me trouble especially while returning the opening loop (high arced and/or fast). And all I did with lps before switching to 1.0 mm was swipe however I wanted and it would land, only paid a little attention and chop blocked topspin. But after switching to 1.0 mm I had to pay more attention to backspin and no spin/top spin otherwise the ball wouldnt land/be netted. Perhaps my overall receiving improved because of 1.0 mm which is why I thought it was easier to receive with? xD

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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 01:29 
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The VKMO and Grass Dtecs were both on sale at TT11 the week before last, and I couldn't resist picking them up (got H3 on the forehand). Took the new racket to the club for the first time yesterday. It felt REALLY good. I don't know exactly how to describe it, but the sensation of contact with the ball was just really pleasant. The sound was a little different than the sound of my Defplay but still recognizable as a defensive blade with pips - maybe more of a 'tok' than a 'tonk' if that makes any sense.

Definitely an increase in speed on both sides, though BH chops didn't seem harder to control (nb. they definitely were a little lower, I suspect because Grass Dtecs is less grippy than P1R). I did send a few extra FH chops long, but attacks felt great, like I couldn't miss. I also got way more points on serve than I usually do, which I mostly attribute to the fresh sheet of Hurricane which is noticeably spinnier than the ~4 month old sheet I've got on the Defplay.

The blade also felt lighter, although I think if I put them both on the scale there wouldn't be much of a difference. I wanna say the balance is less head-heavy and that's where the difference comes from.

I'll see what I think in a month when the honeymoon effect wears off ;) [also, I will try and update my blog which I have neglected for a while due to laziness]

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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 06:40 
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The VKMO and Grass Dtecs were both on sale at TT11 the week before last, and I couldn't resist picking them up (got H3 on the forehand). Took the new racket to the club for the first time yesterday. It felt REALLY good. I don't know exactly how to describe it, but the sensation of contact with the ball was just really pleasant. The sound was a little different than the sound of my Defplay but still recognizable as a defensive blade with pips - maybe more of a 'tok' than a 'tonk' if that makes any sense.

Definitely an increase in speed on both sides, though BH chops didn't seem harder to control (nb. they definitely were a little lower, I suspect because Grass Dtecs is less grippy than P1R). I did send a few extra FH chops long, but attacks felt great, like I couldn't miss. I also got way more points on serve than I usually do, which I mostly attribute to the fresh sheet of Hurricane which is noticeably spinnier than the ~4 month old sheet I've got on the Defplay.

The blade also felt lighter, although I think if I put them both on the scale there wouldn't be much of a difference. I wanna say the balance is less head-heavy and that's where the difference comes from.

I'll see what I think in a month when the honeymoon effect wears off ;) [also, I will try and update my blog which I have neglected for a while due to laziness]

?????!!!!!! The VKMO should be way heavier than the Defplay from what I've read :o Aren't Defplays like in the 70's for grams? The VKMO's being in the 90's range?

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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 09:18 
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I have an 85 gram defplay senso and an 87 gram VKMO

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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 15:41 
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Aren't Defplays like in the 70's for grams? The VKMO's being in the 90's range?


A Donic Defplay Senso (my point of comparison) is nominally 85 grams, compared to a nominal weight of 91g for the VKMO.

You may be thinking of the Donic Defplay Classic Senso, which is nominally 70g. The names are confusingly similar.

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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 17:12 
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kaesees wrote:
Danthespearton HQ wrote:
Aren't Defplays like in the 70's for grams? The VKMO's being in the 90's range?


A Donic Defplay Senso (my point of comparison) is nominally 85 grams, compared to a nominal weight of 91g for the VKMO.

You may be thinking of the Donic Defplay Classic Senso, which is nominally 70g. The names are confusingly similar.

Well, I guess Defplay's aren't as light as I thought they'd be. :oops:

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I have had 5 defplays sensos (not the classic).

The heaviest was 82g, the rest have been 78 thru 80g consistently. Never the 85g that donic advertises.

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Had only one defplay and it was exactly 85g. :)


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