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PostPosted: 12 Oct 2017, 02:16 
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Blade: Innershield ZLF
FH: Chop-City!
BH: Curl P-4 OX
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.

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PostPosted: 14 Oct 2017, 13:53 
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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.

Main setup: Andro Fibercomp w/ Evolution Fx-P & Viper (ox)
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PostPosted: 14 Oct 2017, 18:51 
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Blade: XVT Balsa Carbon 10mm all
FH: Xiom Sigma Pro 2 2.0
BH: Globe 979 OX
I use a 10mm balsa blade.

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

Panda Drive / 4H Xiom Sigma Pro 2 2.0 / BH Xiom Omega IV Elite Max / Play right-handed
XVT balsa carbon 10mm / 4H Xiom Sigma Pro 2 2.0 / BH Globe 979 Long Pips OX / Play Left-handed shakehand
Stiga Def Wood / 4H Xiom Sigma Pro 2 2.0 / BH GD CC LP OX .. Play Left-handed
Cpen SOS Wood / 4H 729 802-40 2.0 / BH GD Talon use righthanded shakehand grip
HARDBAT / Shakehand Hock 3 ply / Friendship Dr Evil OX .. Play Right-handed

PostPosted: 14 Oct 2017, 19:48 
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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.

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PostPosted: 20 Oct 2017, 03:34 
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Blade: Dr. Neubauer Firewall +
FH: DHS G888 1.8mm
BH: Dragon Talon NT OX
I've been using Balsa for along time.. Nothing like it for pips blocking and pushing..

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Dr. Neubauer Firewall Plus with DHS G888 1.8 mm and Giant Dragon Dragon Talon OX National Team

PostPosted: 23 Oct 2017, 07:53 
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I have used balsa blades and balsa with carbon for blocking and pushing for 10 years plus.

Blade: TSP 8.5 Balsa: FH Andro Blowfish+ 2.0 (Black);BH Giant Dragon National Team Talon OX(Red)
Blade: TSP 8.5 Balsa: FH TSP Spectol Blue 2.0-2.1 (Black); BH Strahlkraft OX (Red)
Blade: TSP 8.5 Balsa: FH Joola Express Ultra Max (Black): BH Dornenglanz II OX (Red)

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PostPosted: 31 Oct 2017, 03:49 
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Blade: Xiom Hayabusa Z+ FL
FH: Donic Bluefire M2 Max
BH: SpinLord Keiler Red 1.8
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.

Xiom Hayabusa Z+; Donic Bluefire M2 (Black) Max; SpinLord Keiler (Red) 1.8 mm

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