Work of TTGearLab :
(1) The concept of blade family
(2) Designing the constructions of plywoods (using performance indices)
(3) Designing the head shape and handle shape
(4) Graphic design – Handle wood blocks, lenses and head printings
Samsonov Quad series was developed as another family of 5+4 ply quad fiber blades after the launching of Quad Wing series. Differently from Quad Wing sereis, Samsonov Quad series is for more various players including European players. (But, it hasn’t been sold in European market and Japanese market yet.) TTGearLab managed the development of Samsonov Quad series. TTGearLab tried to make its feeling and appearance as close to those of other Tibhar blades – for example Stratus series or Samsonov Force Pro Black Edition – as possible.
Samsonov Quad Offensive is a standard offensive blade. In its quad fiber construction, Volcanic fiber (= basalt fiber) is placed under the top layer, and carbon fleece is placed between the middle layer and the center layer. Top layer is Limba.
Samsonov Quad Allround is the all-round version of this series, as its name expresses. Its construction is based on that of Samsonov Quad Offensive. But, instead of Volcanic fiber, glass fiber is placed under the top layer.
Samsonov Quad series hasn’t been as successful as expected because of the quality issue of the first batch. Because of weak adhesion, there was a problem that the wood and the basalt fiber were easily separated by impact. However, the problem has already been fixed. New blades based on Samsonov Quad series may be launched in near future.
Following are the performance indices of Samsonov Quad series :
Samsonov Quad Offensive
– Ep = 1.51
– Ec = 1.40 (Ec/Ep = 0.93)
– Vp = 1.17
– Vl = 1.22 (Vl/Vp = 1.04)
Samsonov Quad Allround
– Ep = 1.22
– Ec = 1.26 (Ec/Ep = 1.03)
– Vp = 1.13
– Vl = 1.14 (Vl/Vp = 1.01)
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