THE DEVELOPMENT DIVISION OF SOULSPIN NEVER REMAINS STATIC - WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW MATERIALS AND BETTER TECHNOLOGY. OUR LATEST PRODUCT, DEVELOPED BY MICHAEL SCHNEIDER, IS OUR BASALT BLADE - A HITEC COMPOSITE BLADE MADE OF MELTED STONE.
The special feature of the BASALT-blade is its tremendous flexibility.
In comparison to a carbon-blade, although it is similarly fast, it is much less stiff. Through the embedded basalt fibres the blade remains flexible. The ball feeling is very soft, similar to non-composite blades.
Vibration can be reduced and the feedback is very clear. Basalt blades have a high spin potential, characterized by a high ball bounce and a nice curve. They are particularly perfect for offensive players who do not want to give up on the soft ball feeling despite the high speed.
Basalt is a black, alkaline lava rock and is abundant worldwide. It can be found wherever magma emerges from the ground and is cooled to basalt, for example, in regions such as the volcano Eifel. Basalt has already been melted for industrial purposes for more than 30 years. From the molten rock, infinitely long and thin fibres which are further processed into a basalt fabric can be obtained. This technology has only recently become available and is not yet common.
Basalt fibre is a natural product, made from molten Basalts without further additives. The fabric is 100% recyclable.