American Hinoki WRC-9mm

American Hinoki WRC-9mm Blade
Approx. $ 75 USD
Price $

User Ratings (3)

Speed 9.3
Control 9.3
Stiffness 5.0   
Hardness 3.5   
Medium soft
Consistency 7.5   
Always identical
Overall 9.3 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 9.0
Control 7.0
Weight 82-92g
Plies 1
Materials Single-ply Western Red Cedar
There are 1 users using the American Hinoki WRC-9mm.
This is a custom blade normally between 9-10mm. The weight ranges 82-92 grams.
Good for loopers who also mix in smashes. It's also has solid control for the short game and serves. Customized naming and logos available.

Feel: Medium

Reviews (3)

rabanito  on 5/2/2013

This is a dream blade. Excellent craftsmanship--you can easily distinguish the difference between a blade Kevin made and one bought from better known commercial companies. Kevin's work is detailed and beautiful. And the best thing is that he caters his products around the players needs and requirements. This blade plays very similar to the super expensive Darker Speed 90. The differences may be on how Kevin has customized the blade for you. For example, if he thinned out the blade as much as possible to adjust its weight low (assuming that's what you want), this blade would differ from the Darker 90 in that it would give you some vibrations. Now, vibrations are not bad. In fact, they are often a good thing. And the way it would feel in your hand would depend on the type of handle you choose. Kevin would give you options on handles that you would find in no other place. A unique offer form him would be the burl. This would give the player a unique feel of the ball. And if you add the subtle vibrations you may get with his thinner version, you have a perfect blade for control and speed. If you choose a comparable weight to that of the Darker 90, you may get a very similar blade. The handle, however, would make the difference. In the end, what Kevin offers is lots of experience in excellent craftsmanship and a personalized product; something we don't have commonly these days.
JimT  on 1/10/2010

Terrific blade similar in play to Darker Speed 90. DS90 might be better only in overall balance of the blade. Almost no flex, absolutely no vibration, many gears, and beautiful touch of Hinoki-like wood.
ppgear  on 12/16/2009

I really like this blade! It's slightly flexier than my 729 Dynasty Hinoki Carbon and is making me consider switching. It's a great attacking blade of the less flexy variety. And it's a beautiful 1-ply with perfectly lined up grains which makes it a great piece of art too.

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