fred80 5 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 8 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.