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PostPosted: 30 Nov 2018, 01:40 
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Just received a new version of the regular VKM:

- It comes with the new packaging, like the VKMO
- Made in Japan like the original
- Same ply construction and thickness
- The handle is ~1mm thinner: from the original 23.8mm to 22.8mm
- Bouncing a ball without rubbers produces a higher pitch than the original
- The measured blade frequency is higher, 1150Hz vs 1070hz of the original
- Same weight: ~87g

Gallery: https://m.imgur.com/a/gRc281s

I’m excited to test this blade, it might be just the normal variation between blades but it seems like I got a slightly faster version of my original VKM maintaing the same weight


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PostPosted: 30 Nov 2018, 20:12 
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Be sure to post your thoughts here. Personally, I'm not a fan of the redesign. I like the natural wood finish on handles!

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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2018, 04:51 
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The variation between the new and old blades in this post are less than the variation of my 2 VKM blades I have now...same model. I bet the actual differences are just a color and handle change.

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Like you're saying I think it's just the variation between different wood pieces.
I personally think the redesign is just graphics, logos, etc. not playing characteristics. And agree with Japsican, no two blades are the same.
I have THREE different VKMO versions, all approximately 93-95g.

1) Old box, old blade design
2) New box, old blade design
3) New box, new blade design.

All three play a bit different (one is faster, another is noticeably slower and hollow, etc) despite being very very close in weight.


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PostPosted: 01 Dec 2018, 06:14 
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Blade: dr neubauer firewall +
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I got 2 offensive and quite similar. I'm not playing with them as I lost control on defense. Excellent on offense with my chinese rubber. Anyone want them ? They are for sale.


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Victas have confirmed that the difference is only cosmetic, the blade design has not changed at all. Personally I prefer the old design as well, but once you put the rubber on, there's not much difference of course. ;)

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I had a chance to play with it today. It plays very similar to my old one. Slightly harder and more hollow, same flexibility and speed.


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