AlanGP 11 months ago
What a powerful Blade. It is very fast, and also has a nice throw angle, plus the zlc carbon and the thick hinoki outer ply gives It a nice touch. It is not balsa in the center, it is Kiri. For me, It was too powerfull, I gave It to my coach for a better usage.
ybonda on 10/24/2017
Amazing blade! Superb control and touch! The blade is fast, but with feeling.
Mateusz1983PL on 10/14/2017
Great blade with Tenergy 05 FX max on both sides :) Topspin is very powerfull and the rotation is awesome :) Control is good for me with this rubbers
Darthtony1985 on 7/9/2017
Very well balanced in terms of speed and control. I've used many blades, Viscaria, Schlager, Innerforce Layer ALC.S, Rosewood NCT VII, Intensity VPS V, Clipper Wood, and maybe only Viscaria comes close to such balance. Close to the table attacks are very efficient with strong support for away from the table counterattacks. Good dwell time to generate powerful spin. Short game gives all-wood like control. The best blade for my style of play.
chubbychopper on 1/27/2017
Once you learn to tame the beast, so to speak, blocks are much easier! Really being able to utilize that "airiness" comes in handy, and soon the true control of this blade is unearthed! So, it may feel too fast to begin with for most.
Loops are stupendous! Heavy, loaded, and not super speedy. A good amount of dwell time really lets you load up on the ball. And despite its thickness, the ball doesn't actually rocket out all that fast. Sure, it has a quicker kick than defensive blades such as the innershield ZLF. But nothing like a hard 7 play all wood blade, where you feel as if you're playing with a 2x4 plank!
The short game, again like the blocks, is really fantastic! The backhand flick feels like a dream! Great touch over the table. I've never been a great pusher, so my opinion here isn't worth too much weight. Having said that, I didn't fare any worse with this blade than any other.
Smashes - not ideal, due to the airiness I keep mentioning. If that is your game, you may want to look elsewhere.
Chops - doable, yet not too forgiving as the blade is fairly fast
All in all, a truly magnificent weapon!
Pros: Light weight, spinny with good dwell, very controllable once tamed, large grip, solid blocking, soft 'airy' feel
Cons: price, too fast for some styles or experience levels, doesn't chop or smash very well, unforgiving during initial uses, you have to enjoy fast blades