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02-05-2011, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by AIREAYE View Post
Do not do this. It will damage the structural integrity of the blade.
No it does not if you do it correctly, you can in fact form graphite blades like you would wood blade you just have to be a bit more careful.

The key to forming a graphite / carbon blade it to heat it more slowly and evenly as opposed to how you would a wood blade. Knowing how to distance your heat and keeping the torch moving is not hard to learn if you have any sort of common sense.

I have formed many blades on one-piece sticks and have never had an issue with durability from the work I did to it. In fact most professional player like to tweak there own sticks as well with the same process.

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