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PostPosted: 04 Oct 2018, 11:03 
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I know some people like heavy table tennis blades. What are some of the heaviest you've seen?

Heavy blades that come to mind are:
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Joo Sea Hyuk
Joola Chen Defender

Any others?

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Yeah, these are meant for use with one very light rubber sheet (long pips). I suppose the idea is the finished bat will weigh more or less what a lighter blade would weigh with two sheets of inverted.

Those 1970s cheap Chinese basswood blades also tend to be terribly heavy. And those were NOT meant to be used with long pips, so the finished bats were REALLY heavy.

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PostPosted: 04 Oct 2018, 22:31 
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My JSH is the heaviest blade I have, but used with Sword Scylla Ox on one side, the complete bat is less heavy than anything other than my Balsa-Carbon, which also has Ox on one side. My heaviest playing bat was a Yinhe V-14 Pro (95g blade) with Tenergy 05 and OVE, which came in at 205g. I have since moved to Loki GTX and Nittaku FastArc G-1 on this blade, and the weight is now 192g. which is very comfortable for me.

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PostPosted: 05 Oct 2018, 00:14 
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I'll tell you what I decided long-term about blade weight:

My first custom blade was a T-11+ (balsa/carbon about 70g) followed soon by Clipper (93g) then Mazunov (100g+), which I liked very much because it was rigid, hard, and heavy. At that time I was shakehand using H2 on both sides (!), and the Mazunov helped me punch into that hard sponge.

As I was influenced by the styles and ideas in this forum I eventually sought compromise, and I studied which of these three properties - rigidity, hardness, heaviness - I would be willing to give up. Years later now, after travelling all the way "down" to MPM/VKMD/poplar/willow 5.0-5.4mm, then back "up" to koto or walnut over spruce 5.6-5.85mm, repeatedly trying limba/ayous from AC through Clipper all of that time, the high points were MPM (thin, anigre), YEO (medium thickness, walnut), and Clipper (no hardwood veneer, but more rigid).

Conclusion: The property I was most willing to give up was the weight of the *blade*, but this is moderated by the need for some weight of the loaded paddle: As I have OX on one side, and as I guess that the rubber on the other side was probably designed/calibrated on blades with an inverted rubber on the other side, I'll take the stability of a slightly heavy blade. In other words, if I were playing double inverted it is not the light weight that would stop me from playing with a Septear or AC.

While I'm here, let me tell you that the property I was least willing to give up was surface hardness - anigre, koto, walnut.

But still love Clipper. Tried it a million times.

Ok, better say byebye now.


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PostPosted: 05 Oct 2018, 12:01 
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Got a 100+g DHS 08 penhold. 08 and 032 were famous for being heavy bricks.

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Back when those were popular in China, there were a lot of penhold pips out hitters. And they'd use only one sheet of rubber. I can't imagine using one of these with two sheets and RPB. You'd probably sprain your thumb and index finger! :lol:

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One wonders what bare blades weighed back in the days of Hardbat. Anyone weigh a MacCrossen? The complete racket shouldn't weight very much more than a bare blade.

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