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Low Density Willow
« on: March 06, 2010, 10:28:01 AM »

This is a term that is being used more often on the forum to describe i suppose better quality willow to get more volume for the same weight. a couple of questions.

1. Are over dried clefts the same as low density. ie reduced moisture equals less weight equals more volume.

2. what is the average weight of a cleft - normal one

3. what is the differential from the average weight for it to be classed as low density.
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Re: Low Density Willow
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 10:47:12 AM »

I'm also interested to know about the average weight of a low density cleft before it is shaped etc.
Just another question to add, are low density clefts more prone to splitting/snapping due to less moisture in the blade?
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Re: Low Density Willow
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 11:13:28 AM »

Low density will be the lightest clefts at the same moisture content. You can dry them more to achieve similar results but the lower the moisture the shorter the life. It is hard to give an exact weight as they vary in size, you just get used to picking them up and knowing when something is light.

Lower density means a bigger bat for the weight, over dried willow means the same.
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