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Totally unrelated to the bike: Is that blue plastic or a spray-painted head?
Blue Plastic. Via London. I have a slug of it I have yet to build. seems about the same though.
doug: hdpe? have you played with that mallet yet?
wait, whats the difference? the nyc yellow and this london blue is the same except color. right?
or is hdpe the Lucky mallet?
Don’t know if there’s a difference as you haven’t said what it’s made from. If it’s HDPE then I’m sure it’s the same material but the thickness may be different. Or it could be MDPE (Medium density). Lucky is making his out of ABS if I’m not mistaken…
I believe the yellow stuff is MDPE (medium – thicker, heavier), and the red that some people use is HDPE (thinner, lighter). HDPE smoothwall also comes in lots of other colors and blue is one of them, so this blue could be high density PE. Personally, I think the red pipe tends to bounce off the ball more, giving not as powerful a shot as the yellow or the white, which is denser and seems to connect more solid with the ball.
Say what you will about what gives you a powerful shot, but HDPE is denser as “High” density is denser than “Medium” density – AND I failed physics…
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