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    Posted: 07/17/2009 at 11:37pm
I will make it short.  It's faster, harder, and heavier than the Petr Korbel.  Is it better?  Well, it depends on how you looking at it.  Here are my thought:

1.  Faster -  I like this characteristic of the blade since we don't use speed glue anymore.  The throw is lower than the Petr Korbel.  So, this one is better for mid-distance game than the Petr Korbel.

2.  Harder - Because of its hardness, you should to use soft rubbers with this blade.  It's really good with my pips (Flarestorm).  It's has more power than Flarestorm on T5000.

3.  Heavier - This is the bad side of this blade.  It weighs 93.3 grams.  The head is heavy.  So, for forehand power-loop is good.  It is also good for counter looping at mid-distance.  However, the backhand flat hit with the wrist is not an ideal blade.  I don't think I will play with this blade because of this reasons.

Sorry, I am too lazy right now to write a long, detailed, well-organized review.  I am just too tired from the practice tonight. 




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Hmm, the surface is Koto not Limba, so it's not a thicker version of korbel Embarrassed
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The blade looks really great! A pity it's slightly heavy.
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Did you get a heavy blade, Butterfly lists the weight as 82 grams:
 
Speed: 8.2
Control: 7.6
Feel: Medium
Weight: 82g
Gave up listing, too many changes.
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Originally posted by metalone metalone wrote:

Did you get a heavy blade, Butterfly lists the weight as 82 grams:
 
Speed: 8.2
Control: 7.6
Feel: Medium
Weight: 82g


I got them from ButterflyOnline.com
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Originally posted by peter79 peter79 wrote:

Hmm, the surface is Koto not Limba, so it's not a thicker version of korbel Embarrassed


I don't know what type of wood, but it's not Limba just like you said.
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I have 8 blades and my girlfriend thought i was nuts, so i showed her pictures of your collection so thanks for helping me out speedy, major props to your collection master
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Originally posted by bull_harrier bull_harrier wrote:

I have 8 blades and my girlfriend thought i was nuts, so i showed her pictures of your collection so thanks for helping me out speedy, major props to your collection master


No problem bull_harrier LOL


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I found on butterflyonline.com that it weigh only 82gr! Your Korbel Speed may be overweight?LOL

http://www.butterflyonline.com/online_store_productcloseup.asp?page=shakehand_blade1.asp&type=1&ID=134&pg=1&SortBy=b.image3&displayNum=5

I think it is light with weight 82gr!
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butterfly japan write this blade mean weight as 88g.
but mine is 92~93g.
i think speedy blade is just normal weight.
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Sounds like a very nice blade, it looks great too, the only thing I don't like about is the price.
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what about the price?
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Originally posted by mizutani_jun mizutani_jun wrote:

what about the price?
 
100 usd? Cmon man.
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100usd?
you must be kidding.
i got mine from graeztch for only 30usd.
here in japan,most shop sell it at 50~60usd.
i dont think it cost that much.
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Originally posted by mizutani_jun mizutani_jun wrote:

100usd?
you must be kidding.
i got mine from graeztch for only 30usd.
here in japan,most shop sell it at 50~60usd.
i dont think it cost that much.
 
butterflyonline prices are ridiculous then
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yes right now butterfly or other maker all make the prices higher but 100usd is just insane.
iruiru have this blade.
just check at them.
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Originally posted by Skyline Skyline wrote:

Originally posted by mizutani_jun mizutani_jun wrote:

100usd?
you must be kidding.
i got mine from graeztch for only 30usd.
here in japan,most shop sell it at 50~60usd.
i dont think it cost that much.
 
butterflyonline prices are ridiculous then


They have been driving the customers away and still do.  There is only one guy from my club used to order from butterflyonline but he also finally stops.  I don't know if anyone still orders from them.

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Originally posted by funpingpong funpingpong wrote:


I found on butterflyonline.com that it weigh only 82gr! Your Korbel Speed may be overweight?LOL

http://www.butterflyonline.com/online_store_productcloseup.asp?page=shakehand_blade1.asp&type=1&ID=134&pg=1&SortBy=b.image3&displayNum=5

I think it is light with weight 82gr!


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Originally posted by mizutani_jun mizutani_jun wrote:

butterfly japan write this blade mean weight as 88g.
but mine is 92~93g.
i think speedy blade is just normal weight.


Oh, so I am not the only one got the overweight baby Korbel Speed LOL
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overweight baby Korbel Speed LOL.LOL
i`ve this blade since february.
you can see mine on pictures of your blades threads.
i`m using inspirit on forehand and IQUL on backhand side.
but i`m decided to try IQUL both sides.
so maybe this weight is just good for me.
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pics of mine.
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Originally posted by mizutani_jun mizutani_jun wrote:

yes right now butterfly or other maker all make the prices higher but 100usd is just insane.
iruiru have this blade.
just check at them.



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I got this blade during the april-march period from graeztch, its solid and a bit faster than the normal korbel , but in terms of feel.. the old korbel won. =)
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Originally posted by Yakult Yakult wrote:

I got this blade during the april-march period from graeztch, its solid and a bit faster than the normal korbel , but in terms of feel.. the old korbel won. =)
 
can you give your blade`s weight?
just curious if someone get the lighter one.
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Originally posted by Yakult Yakult wrote:

I got this blade during the april-march period from graeztch, its solid and a bit faster than the normal korbel , but in terms of feel.. the old korbel won. =)


I am with you on this one...
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91-92g  , FL handle
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i feel like this might be a good tenergy blade?
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I've tried few chinese rubbers on FH with it , a bit head heavy but still Okay. I wonder how it's like with tenergy 05 or other fast tensors.
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Originally posted by Yakult Yakult wrote:

91-92g  , FL handle


seems like my guess is right.
bty said on website that it mean weight is 88g but 92g seems like normal to me.

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Originally posted by liXiao liXiao wrote:

i feel like this might be a good tenergy blade?


I would say the same.  I think Tenergy 64 will be best for this blade, I think...
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