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I’m doing a re-skinning project on a set and am considering a Nash face vs a cordura face (yes, I grew up in old school Vaughn gear). Has anyone messed with these materials on a modern blocker? Would the aesthetics take too much away from the performance? I still want somewhat hot, controllable rebounds.

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The biggest problem with Nash is that you would need to double up on it, meaning that the Nash that was on MacLean’s blocker was a fair bit thicker than what is now a palm material. 
I am proponent of alternate, non-smooth face materials to face blockers. I have had Nash-faced modern blockers and the pop with a well-spec’d foam make rebounds go straight into the corner. I have never had a Cordura faced blocker, but it seems like something I want to try!




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I had a set of cordura faced pads some years ago.  Red CM7 miller 32" pads. Deadest rebounds ever. There might be a picture of them in the classic gear thread. Actually knee rolls and outside rolls were white leather and everything else was the red material.  They weighed a ton. 

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