admin wrote:In the bind steel is far nicer, yes. The problem with the Hanwei feders is that they have so little mass in the blade that it's like cutting with nothing... You should try sparring with the plastic swords some time.
I totally agree on what you say Matt. What I found interesting, and this comes down to Nick being patient and helpful as well, was the different reaction of the sword compared to a shinai in the bind.
As said before, we didn't use any cuts or heavy thrusts but it was more on the technical side of "ok the swords are binded what do we do next" which is something I think the shinais lack feel due to being made out of wood...
Looking forward to some more of this and if plastic can help then happy to try as well