fred80 7 months ago
My new weapon of choice!!! Sadly discontinued. Coming from Carbon-Balsa, I was looking for a light setup. After a few reading I came to this one. It has everything I was looking for:
Powerful. Despite the weight (71 gr for my bat) It's really fast, and a very linear feeling. You touch slow, it's slow, you hit hard, it's FAST!!!
Sweetspot. I've never had a blade with a sweetspot so huge! No week point, you can miss the center, it's almost the same.
Spin. Actually, I never really thought that the blade could help with that... Boy, I was so wrong! With the same rubber, my topspin are much more efficient and spinny!
Quality. Perfect, beautiful piece of wood!
Moanataur 10 months ago
This blade has incredible touch for a carbon blade, plenty of pop away from the table, and is just an all-round delight to play with. For those seeking a light blade that has none of the drawbacks of balsa and works with all conceivable rubbers i can't recommend this beauty highly enough.
Diogog on 5/5/2018
Just a correction:
2 carbon + 5 wood ply: Kiso Hinoki (outer), Kiri and Yanagi
kyjsky on 2/12/2012
Nice sensitive "product" of Japan, excellent wood for fast play close the table.. for both: sharp hits and topspins, I love it
Anonymous on 5/27/2010
Selected fine handmade blade from old cypress, 5 layers of cypress wood plywood 2-layer carbon fiber, soft with responsive feel, for the pursuit of power, an essential player offensive weapon, DARKER Esteem has good speed and flexibility.