jpaik 9 months ago
This was the blade that I used for my first custom Japanes Penhold racket build. It went pretty well with my Air 999T rubber, and I got some really nice spins out of it. It's much heavier than other rackets that I've used too, a lot of my peers also commented on that when they borrowed mine. With that, my power smashes were extremely strong and fast, adding a little curve to it too. I won my first tournament with this blade, so I have a little bit of bias towards it, but I'm bringing down the rating a bit because of the construction. I'm not sure why if it was mine or others, but the 3-ply construction was splitting near the handle, so I taped it down so it wouldn't peel completely. The cork's grip is also really far out towards the rubber, so i had to carve extra so that my hand would be comfortable gripping it.
Other than that, it is very solid, and I have no further complaints!