Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Chop Stick

This one is interesting...
I'm not much for defense and chopping but I like to play around now and then.
I am particularly bad at chopping and tend to chop too hard thus hitting over the other side of the table. To facilitate some chop training I thought I'd make the slowest possible blade. And I did.
It's willow-poplar-cork-poplar-willow, and I'm fairly confidant it's the slowest blade of all time. It has a nice handle with decorative veneers of bloodwood and poplar sandwiched between maple. I dressed it up with TSP Curl P-2 (ox) on one side and Globe 999 (1.8) on the other. I hit with it a little last night and it got to the point that I could return just about any mid-grade loop with a nice, floating, slow moving, backspin ball.

5 comments:

Gatita said...

That looks really nice!

Jay Turberville said...

How would someone go about ordering a Chop Stick. I know a defensive player (also in Florida BTW) who might be interested.

jay@studio522.com

Pongology said...

I want one. How do I order?

tOD said...

I am interested in your slow blade, but with a cork handle. How do I contact you about discussing an order?
tOD

Osito said...

E-mail me at ianworz@yahoo.com and we can work something out.