uppuluri on 3/14/2013
One of the best blades for all round defense game. Phantom 0012 is one of the best-fit rubbers for the BH. Somehow Tibhar Grass D'Techs OX / 1.2 / 1.6 versions did not suit this blade. Difficult to find a good FH rubber. Many rubbers (Dr. Neubauer Domination 1.5, Dr. Neubauer Special Defense, Stiga Chop and Drive, Butterfly Tackiness Chop, Tenergy 05 1.7, TSP Cutman 1.5, and many more) were tried but could not zero-in-on any. Long range chopping - very good. Blocking - very good. Hitting - reasonable power and accuracy. Topspin game - OK. A true all rounder. Good luck.
maryusilie on 10/30/2016
My favorite blade!! I play with giant long 0.5 and palio cj8000 biotech, The blade is stiff and require soft rubber and slow, because is quite fast like off- blade. Works well for short 2 The table block, attack with la, chop... Best blade for allround game with lp
garbol on 2/23/2015
very good blade, especially for OX LP
great control for LP
stiff (provided by glass fibre)
stiff gives u power na fh, better reversal and bigger sweet spot
head of the blade not as big a other def blades, what is good, easier to maneuver and twiddle
AndrewL on 3/12/2014
I love this thing. It has great vibration for the long pips that I use (TSP curl P1r 1.0-1.3mm), and its very easy to control. I am still unsure what to put on the forehand, because it is very fast. Being a modern defender, it is always good to surprise your opponent with an attack every once in a while. The attacks on this blade are endless. I have used Andro Rasant and Xiom Sigma1Pro so far, and I would have to say Rasant is too fast, and quite hard to control. Blocking is super easy, chopping is effortless, but looping will take some time, as the ball seems to fly very fast. Overall, favorite blade I've tried!
Omut on 12/11/2014
I played with this blade with Dornenglanz ox for a long time, but stopped using it because it lucks unique identity.
I should notice this blade has no infamous balsa feel, whether you like it or hate it.
The blade is average in spin generation and in spin sensitiveness. Hardness and stiffness feel is medium. There are many faster and many slower blades made for defensive players.
It can be a good blade to develop long pips skills. As you become more sure with your pips you will probably switch to a faster blade.