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 Post subject: Re: Spinlord Keiler
PostPosted: 12 Dec 2018, 02:00 
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ClausTrophobie wrote:
As I wrote in the Waran thread:
The boss from spinlord confirmed on the german forum noppen-test.de, that the waran sponge has only changed in colour.

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Well, the Keiler sponge plays different, regardless of the color. I'm comparing old, 3-4 year old sponges to new sponges, so there is bound to be differences. In this case the older sponges are more dynamic, except for a couple of sheets I have used the most, where the sponge has pretty well past its prime. Its the new one acts less like a boosted sponge. Maybe it just needs to be broken in?

I'm going to continue to play with it this week, and will probably load the thicker (1.8 mm) sheet on for play next week on another blade. Then compare them to the older sheet on my third blade. This should give me a better idea of any changes from my earlier sheets.

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 Post subject: Re: Spinlord Keiler
PostPosted: 11 Jan 2019, 03:51 
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Have you been able to evaluate further the new dark orange sponge Keiler and compare it against your new 1.8mm sheet . I reckon the 1.8mm being early to mid 2018 manufacture will probably play more like the original softer yellow sponge Keiler.
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 Post subject: Re: Spinlord Keiler
PostPosted: 12 Jan 2019, 03:26 
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ChasFox wrote:
Have you been able to evaluate further the new dark orange sponge Keiler and compare it against your new 1.8mm sheet . I reckon the 1.8mm being early to mid 2018 manufacture will probably play more like the original softer yellow sponge Keiler.
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Yes, just last night I put the 1.8 MM sheet on, and it does indeed play like the original Keiler. Felt fantastic compared to the latest sheet.

Now the question becomes, are the current sheets the new normal, or are they outliers? Maybe they received a batch that isn't boosted, or tensioned? If so maybe the next shipments will return to the original feel.

The good news is it is cheep enough that ordering another sheet won't break the bank. I think I'll wait a few months and try another sheet. Meanwhile, I have a sheet or Orkan II and Do Knuckle that I can play with as an experiment on my backup blades.

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 Post subject: Re: Spinlord Keiler
PostPosted: 12 Jan 2019, 07:45 
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Thanks for confirming my suspicions about the dark orange sponge being rogue. Apparently it has also appeared on latest stock if Waran!

After four sessions I am giving up on my trial of Orkan as just found it a bit harmless. Nothing like the disruption capability of Keiler, slower but too bouncy on pushing and not much spin. Will glue back on an old sheet of Keiler 1.2mm or 1.5mm for time being. Orkan 2 has a different sponge so may play quite differently.


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