sd412 on 1/28/2016
The Ligna FR has outstanding feeling and control. It's the most controlled OFF blade that i ever tried, definitly way better control then the Viscaria, Garaydia ZLC, Boll Spirit just to mention a few. The shots produced are highly consistent in terms of both pace and ball placement.
The blade produces enough speed to hit outright winners, i'd say it's on pair with the Viscaria at the speed.
The Handle is a bit thin but my hands a re quite big, still i got used to it very fast.
The amount of spin i can produce is just insane! I never made that many straight winners in matches just by spinny balls and serves!
Who ever is searching for a very controlled fast OFF blade should definitly try this one.
Theres a nice review of TableTennisDaily on youtube too.
HenRun 1 months ago
I have gone through many different Stiga blades but I kept returning to my Alser Carb 7 blade for some reason - not the most exciting but a very light blade with great feedback. After using Andro rubbers for a while I decided to venture outside of Stiga blades and ordered the Andro Ligna Fibre Reinforced OFF.
In short: fantastic blade. There is nothing this blade won't allow me to do within my own limits. It genuinely gets the most out of the rubbers. I use it with Andro R42/V42 and Impuls Powersponge. The blade has great feedback on ball contact and has all the gears needed for delicate touch play all the way to powersmashing. Huge sweetspot which has improved my smash and drive returns from far away and allows me to return hard drives with ease and precision. Fast drive rallies are incredibly consistent allowing me to increase speed during the rally without change in trajectory. Very forgiving blade with no apparent weaknesses. A fast blade with the feeling of an allround blade so it works with both thin and thick rubber/sponge combinations.
Concave grip was a little small for me so I made my own grip for it. But other than grip this is the perfect blade for me and it makes me not want to pick up any of my other blades anymore.
Other blades used:
Alser Allround 5
Alser Carbon 7
Stiga NCT V Ebenholz
Stiga NCT VII Ebenholz
Stiga Infinity VPS Diamond Touch
Stiga Intensity NCT
Stiga Classic Carbon (Offensive)
Kevin09 3 months ago
Sometimes I wonder why Andro blades are behind Butterfly blades. When I got my hands on the LIGNA FR OFF I was surprised at how nicely made it is. Handmade as its mentioned. The Speed is way better than other Btfly blades such as Sardius and Marcos. Paired with a Medium hard rubber R47 and it plays along with it smoothly. For TopSpins are amazing as its control level is GREAT. Thanks to Andro!