Tuesday, August 02, 2005
I picked up a Winmau Blade II board on Saturday to replace my year old Winmau SFB. The SFB had started to go hard and was showing a fair bit of wear, despite regular rotation.
The Blade II is supposed to reduce bounce outs with a wiring system which resembles blades. Also the joints are seamless, and you need to look closely to see how they’ve handled the junctions between the wires.
It’s fairly well made, but bounce outs do still occur ; they just seem to be less frequent, and a lot of the power seems to be dissipated, meaning the darts don’t seem to shoot away from the board with so much power.