How to do the Blade Lamination:
1) Print any pattern using a drawing or paint program
then sent it to your printer.
2) Print on regular 20lb copy paper (then carefully and
evenly spray adhesive) or sticky back mailing label.
3) Cut the pattern oversize, so to cover the blade
fully top and bottom.
4) Carefully cover each blade evenly, do not overlap
edges, with center
fold, at the leading edge of the blade, fold over top then
bottom, so that you end up with fully covered top and bottom.
5) Smooth out edges and trim (scissors first then use
sandpaper lightly around the edges to obtain a professional
finish) around the blade perimeter and grip area, only the top
small area around the screw, which is about 1/4 " in diameter,
leave the covering around the black plastic blade grip
integral to the foam blade.
6) This is important! Balance the blades so that you
don't get small vibrations that may happen if you trimmed
unevenly. If one blade is lighter than the other add a bit of
masking tape to make it equal weight to the other blade. If
you are familiar with static and dynamic balancing of blades
do so , but you only need to weigh balance them, if you were
careful in the application of the covering and trimming and
you started out with equal weight and pre-balanced foam
Attached photo of the Quark blades done this way. The only
other Blades that work as good as the foamies with a little
more speed, are the MIA 1999 Robin 280 Anodized Aluminum ones
(NOT FOR SALE), but these you can not crash with because they
will dent, much like the foamies which have a drawback of
breaking when they are uncovered, otherwise they both perform
well, so this is only for comparison.