chop 1 months ago
The Z-1 is very good and stable blade for offensive game. The quality is nice. I would rate this blade as OFF-/OFF. It has good touch and high control. Pretty impressive power when looping from mid or long distance. At the same time, it has precise game near the table as well; blocks, flips and pushes are easy to play. The handle is very comfortable! The Z-1 pares really well with tacky china rubber and hard sponge (H47-50) for FH side. For BH you can use anything you like with sponge hardness of (H38-42). Overall, it is good professional table tennis blade for very reasonable price. The Z-1 plays very similar to DHS Hurricane Hao II blade and it is believed to be a less expensive clone of this blade. NOTE: make sure to contact your seller before buying Z-1. to get the right weight (g.). I bought three blades for my t.t. students and they all had different weight: 76g/87g/96g. All blades play and feel different. This review relates to the 87g. version of Z-1 blade.
Nelsonjack124 on 7/3/2016
This is a nice blade for the price is very cheap using MkV on both sides, 1st it was a bit difficult to control the ball on the table but when I got used to it,it's fabulous good for smash and topspin,you can back fire topspin to topspin but need a lot of footwork,this one gives a nice ping sound too for me it is like an all-around blade though it is an OFF+ blade, I play close &mid so for me it's ok ,nice blade
adrian_j on 1/21/2015
Very hard feeling and very high speed and powerful for Mid/Far distance.
Not easy to control for beginner, must have good skill to control it. But when you can control it, it is a kill machine.
Suitable for middle speed and more control style rubber for compensation , because the blade's speed is fast enough.
fellercat on 1/22/2014
similar to the Andro CS5+. Offensive blade good for topspin and lobbing. Good balance but not for the beginner. Feedback is lacking so precise control is iffy at best.