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12-06-2004 05:28 PM  13 years agoPost 1
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12-06-2004 05:38 PM  13 years agoPost 2
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I had a set of maverick carbons that are done the same as you describe. I didn't notice any problems with them, if fact, I crashed those and they didn't break where the plug was........

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12-06-2004 05:49 PM  13 years agoPost 3
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> Or am I just being paranoid?

Yes. What you have is completely normal on any brand of blades.

- John

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12-06-2004 06:13 PM  13 years agoPost 4
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I've seen them on vario blades, but not sab and others, unless they just hide em better

I am dsylexia of borg..resistance is fruity...your arse will be laminated

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12-06-2004 06:16 PM  13 years agoPost 5
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That's where they take a set of unmatched blades, then add weight to give you a set of matched weight and CG blades.

It's part of the manufacturing process.

Dave

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12-06-2004 08:45 PM  13 years agoPost 6
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12-06-2004 09:06 PM  13 years agoPost 7
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If you check out a crashed pair... Break open the blade near that white dot... you'll find a small chunk of lead.

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12-06-2004 10:06 PM  13 years agoPost 8
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That's where they take a set of unmatched blades, then add weight to give you a set of matched weight and CG blades
Actually, each blade has a strip of lead molded in it. The hole is where they drill out some of the lead in the heavy blade to match the other. They then fill it with a much less dense material such as plastic (nylon).

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12-06-2004 10:14 PM  13 years agoPost 9
JKos

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> Actually, each blade has a strip of lead molded in it.

Yes, they do, but it is farther out near the end of the blade near the leading edge. That is not where you normally find the hole and plug which is typically nearer the root than the tip and about mid-chord.

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12-07-2004 04:59 PM  13 years agoPost 10
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The TT Carbons can come like that too. I have one set they drilled and filled with white silicone. Much better than 20 layers of tape if you have a long way to go to balance.

Mike

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12-07-2004 09:29 PM  13 years agoPost 11
AMainMaker

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My 690 V2 V blades have this plug and those are top of the line blades. I wouldn't worry about it. I did have a set a maverik pro 700s befroe and you could hear a rattl;e where theplastic plug is. I think the plug even came loose once on them.
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12-19-2004 08:19 PM  13 years agoPost 12
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