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Seeking A Similar DEF Blade 4 years, 7 months ago #140474

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A player at my club has one of the original Butterfly defensive blades from many, many, many years ago. He has been using it for many years, but unfortunately it is starting to come apart a bit. Some of the plies are starting to come up in flakes, and it is really starting to become unusable. Apparently the blade is an antique, as Paul Pinkewich himself told him that if he was ever to stop using it, to NOT throw it out, and Paul offered to trade him a whole new bat for it.

Anyway, the point of this topic is, to get advice of what he could get as a replacement.

He is fairly old and slow, uses double inverted, Butterfly Tackiness Chop 1.5mm and 729 Super FX 1.8mm. He doesn't play a quick game, and uses lots of spin, varying between control topspinning the ball of chopping. He has loads of control, as that is the main part of his game. He seldom smashes.

So, from that description, I'd hazard a guess at a DEF blade?

Please advise some suggestions, and I'm happy to provide any more info you'd want that could possibly help your suggestion anymore.

Thanks.
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Seeking A Similar DEF Blade 4 years, 7 months ago #140481

try and get the specific name and model of the blade vinnie
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darker SHAKE speed 90 (1 ply hinoki)
fh flarestorm II MAX
bh Yasaka PB-1 1.3
chopping blade (for fun):
Stiga allround
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Seeking A Similar DEF Blade 4 years, 7 months ago #140482

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Appelgren Dotec Control, FH: Xiom Omega IV Elite, max., BH: Blowfish, 1.8;

Seeking A Similar DEF Blade 4 years, 7 months ago #140501

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I couldn't get the name of the blade, he didn't know.
He said it was one of their original blades, so I dunno.
Great find there, Haehene, but I can't recognise it there.

In the meantime, while I try to find out a bit more, do you think you be able to recommend some DEF blades that would seem to suit his style and rubbers?

Thanks, and let me know if you'd want more info.
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Seeking A Similar DEF Blade 4 years, 7 months ago #140504

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At least count number of plies and measure waight...and describe handle...
over 80 blades, over 135 rubbers all active...except 30 uncuted...

Seeking A Similar DEF Blade 4 years, 7 months ago #140505

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Pretty sure it is 5 ply, dunno about weight cause rubbers are on it but I suppose I could weight it next week, and the handle is VERY thin and round.

I can check all of those things either late this week or early next week though.
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Seeking A Similar DEF Blade 4 years, 7 months ago #140516

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Is there any sign it's Butterfly? Maybe it is not (round,thin handle...)
over 80 blades, over 135 rubbers all active...except 30 uncuted...

Seeking A Similar DEF Blade 4 years, 7 months ago #140518

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Heahne's link finaly solved the mystery of sriver L/S: L= loop, S = Smash
www.spinnaspin.com
Perkosan 7-ply blade
fh: Yasaka Rakza 7 2.0
bh: Yasaka Rakza 7 2.0

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Seeking A Similar DEF Blade 4 years, 7 months ago #140530

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No, it is definitely a Butterfly. It has a little symbol on the bottom of the handle.

A few suggestions elsewhere. Please give your opinions:

Butterfly Grubba Pro
Butterfly Defense II
Butterfly Cutlass
Nittaku Shake DEF
Joola Chen Defender
TSP Yanagi Alpha
Vinnie2010-01-29 00:52:43
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Seeking A Similar DEF Blade 4 years, 7 months ago #140532

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Try Joola Toni Hold.
Blade: Offensive Classic CR
FH: Nittaku H2 Neo 2.1
BH: Xiom Vega MAX

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