This classical barrel was designed to the finest detail.
The commemorative 10th edition of Yuki Yamada’s barrel is a classical orthodox straight barrel that features triple ring cuts. In this model, the length, weight, cuts were all updated from the Gomez Type 9.
To improve controllability, the weight was reduced by 0.7g down to 22g. The gripping area was changed to allow for a natural grip. The length was also reduced by 2mm.
Although the triple ring cut was applied, it is unlike any other triple ring cut. The gap between the triple ring cuts varies ever so slightly. While the middle ring cut provides the most grip, the two ring cuts in front and the back have a broader cut that assists in providing the perfect grip and smooth release.
For those players that competes in both soft tip as well as the steel tip, the steel tip version’s tungsten % was reduced to 80%. This increase the mass of the barrel and reduce the depth of the drilling required near the back of the barrel. By doing this, it allows the steel tip model to have a balance point that is similar to the soft tip version of the Gomez Type 10.