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Old Mar 26, 2014, 10:33 PM
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Favorite Throwing Blade Style

What's your favorite style of throwing blade, and why? I see totally flat blades, then those with curved tips, and of course the "gullwing" style, both straight and canted downwards.

I've been using canted gullwing blade for some time, but am wondering if their comfortable design makes me grab the blade at times, hooking the DLG, when maybe a flat blade would promote a cleaner release. Of course, there's one way to find that out, but what's your preference?

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Old Mar 26, 2014, 10:36 PM
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offset Tpegs made by Alex Hewson .....totally natural feel - release is SMOOOOOOTH

love them - wouldn't use anything else
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Old Mar 26, 2014, 10:50 PM
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offset Tpegs made by Alex Hewson .....totally natural feel - release is SMOOOOOOTH

love them - wouldn't use anything else


What's the weight?
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Old Mar 26, 2014, 10:58 PM
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Old Mar 26, 2014, 10:59 PM
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What ever Gorilla is using !!

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Old Mar 26, 2014, 11:03 PM
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Old Mar 26, 2014, 11:41 PM
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 04:00 AM
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+1 for the RothBlade (by eitanro) in junkyard's link.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 05:07 AM
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What's the weight?
Weight on my Snipe install. Got me 264ft the other day
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 05:10 AM
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The answer to the original question is as below:

There is no perfect blade for everyone, it is personal preference. Problem is, trying different ones is not practical (can't swap them over easily on your model). Bst way is to get your buddies to let you throw theirs if they have different blades so you can get a feel for the difference
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My favorites are the CR-type, with the tang that goes into the wing. The blade on the Snipe is pretty much that. But, I remove about 50% of the material before installing. I remove a lot: thin the tang, cut the blade by about 40% off each tip, then round the edges to an airfoil shape. An awful lot of the blade becomes black dust on the garage floor, when I'm installing a blade.

I also like the T-blade that Seba provides. It is especially small (low drag, don't you know) but still has a tang that goes into the wing. It's probably too small and thin for most, though.

The blade that Shaper Dave provides is nice: thick, good feel. I just have to be careful to reinforce the surrounding tip area. If one ever pulls out, I will be replacing it with a CR-type blade.

Overall I agree with Alex: lots of personal preference involved, and I wouldn't try to argue anyone else out of what ever blade they prefer.

Yours, Greg
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 08:55 AM
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If we are talking about the blades, let me show You what I've got. Fully molded, comfortable for every kind of pilot (adjustable) with weight of 2,5 grams It took me some time to test them, but for me final result is really satysfying. more info on my site or Facebook profile

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Old Mar 27, 2014, 09:31 AM
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+1, slowly converting everything to these.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 09:34 AM
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The answer to the original question is as below:

There is no perfect blade for everyone, it is personal preference. Problem is, trying different ones is not practical (can't swap them over easily on your model). Bst way is to get your buddies to let you throw theirs if they have different blades so you can get a feel for the difference
So would you suggest we come up with a different attachment method that might allow for blade changes?

I think it would be cool if the T blade was screwed in or a pin locked the long portion in place so that if it broke, replacement would be possible. unfortunately, it would probably weigh a ton and Toby would break it.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 09:36 AM
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Is there any way to find out how much force high throwers like Toby are applying to their blades?
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