Avalox AVX Ruiba Bloodwood Carbon. The first Swedish-made Avalox carbon blade. With 5 wood plies and two carbon plies, it features a relatively standard configuration, but the significant difference from other carbon blades lies in the choice of wood and the thickness of each layer. The outer plies are extremely thin, as are the carbon layers, while the soft wood center ply is a little thicker. This gives the blade outstanding touch and even a little flex, while providing the speed expected from a carbon blade. Our tests indicate that this blade will shine with the plastic ball.