"LKT Mind Game is a 5 ply classic attack style of blade. The blend of wood in this blade designed to give a Medium feel of hardness without compromising control."
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The mind game is the one they made based on the Butterfly "chinese real" blade. It's much faster than the ayous/hinoki. And while soft, not that soft. I'd compare it more to the XF thick balsa blade. Feels more like a thick balsa, but better tone. Instead of the single thick core, they've got a lot of medium layers which together make it a similar thickness to fast balsa blades. It is pretty stiff and soft like a balsa, but better control, I think.
Shown here in it's penhold form, the Mind Game is also available in shakehand. However, I sell it more often in it's penhold form. The wood composition was patterned after the butterfly classic penhold "Chinese Real." The blade is thick, and feels something like a thick balsa. However, the inner layers are balanced in thickness. Not a single thick middle layer like the traditional balsa blade. However it is fast like a balsa blade. Fast enough to qualify for traditional Chinese serve and attack strategies. Yet it's softer