Transitioning from all wood to carbon blade

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Robert Antal

Robert Antal Asked 3 weeks ago

What should I expect when transitioning from a 5 ply all wood blade (Limba/Spruce/Ayous) to a inner carbon blade (thin carbon) with the same wood composition but overall slightly thinner (5.8mm to 5.4mm)? Would the Nittaku Sieger PK50 or the Nittaku Fastarc-G1 complement better the carbon blade. I play both of these rubbers presently the G1 being a bit softer and bouncier and the PK50 being tackier and harder. I'm an attacking player 48 years old playing 2 to 3 times a week at the local club.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 weeks ago

Hi Robert,

The carbon may be a little faster.  I would stay with the same rubbers so that you can feel the difference in the wood first.

If that doesn't feel right then you can think about making a change to the rubber.  If you change both elements it will be difficult to tell what has contributed to any changes.

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Robert Antal

Robert Antal Posted 2 weeks ago

will the slower tacky rubber give me better low gears on the carbon blade than the bouncyer rubber on the all wood blade?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 weeks ago

It will be similar.  Taking away from one and adding to the other.

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