Pattern of the wood grain, audio resonance and weight are the primary factors used to determine the various grades of a Kiso-Hinoki blade. The Standard Grade is our medium tier grade, consists of around 20 to 35% of Hinoki blades falling under this category. You'll be admiring each blade like a piece of artwork. They give you the utmost consistency when hitting the ball, explosive power during the contact, and a great overall feel during the match.
I purchased the Double Day Brand which is made by Ariex and sold by" I love ping pong.tw" from Taiwan. Great one ply blades and available in 9.0MM thickness with various weights. inexpensive for Kinoki less then $60.00. Hard to find any Hinoki shakehand blades today. This company makes very nice blades!