Nakata on 12/15/2017
I can´t believe there are only 2 reviews of this wonder so far. Iolite is the Holy Grail of those addicted to speed who want to keep a nice and soft touch. I´ve already tried to find another composite blade with same characteristics Iolite has (super fast, stiff as a brick and soft) but failed, Iolite is one of a kind blade. I´m playing one side short pips, other side inverted, it´s a true offensive weapon. And there´s the bonus of incredible nice sound it makes at every stroke. I just don´t understand the reason BTY stopped manufacturing these type of blade, with thick kiri center, composite and hinoki outer plies. Moonbean was another wonderful blade which was discontinued without a replacement.
Khayyal on 12/29/2010
My Opinion, this blade is very good with combination of Rubber Butterfly Bryce speed Fx for backhand and forehand or with butterfly sriver G3 FX.
Some player doesn't like this blade so much because the thin handle.
In my experience, this blade was made for play shakehand or penhold in same dimensions.
Overall is not bad blade ... surely
Luckungz on 1/21/2012
When you try this blade with TG05,You have to say " That's it !!! " ;)