wind_comm on 12/13/2010
coming from a Schlager Carbon, this pretty much blew my mind. doesn't give up whole lot of speed, but the of touch in all aspects of the game is ridiculous! that alone is worth it completely. it can more than hold its own close up to the table and if your form is decent enough, your distance smashes could knock a coin off the table. everything inbetween is just as amazing.
it's not without it's downfalls, however. it's not made in Sweden, so the fit and finish is lacking, especially in the carbon layer. there were little tufts of fibres sticking out everywhere, which is fine around the head (especially so if you like edge tape) but annoyed the hell out of me because it was basically leaving little slivers of carbon fibres in my skin. a couple light scrapes with sandpaper did the trick however.
my second issue is the balance. it's fairly average in weight (~85g) but coming from a ~95g+ SC, I was expecting a bit more weight in the handle (the whole ordeal not being made better by the need to take weight AWAY from the handle with sandpaper)
my third complaint: Donic doesn't make it anymore. *sadface*
if you can still find one, buy it! be forewarned of it's sub-par fit and finish, however. Donic seems to have replaced it with the Li Ping Kitex (which has me very interested, if I wanted to replace this blade)
kostyshor on 3/28/2010
The best blade i've ever encountered. Tried over 15 blades from almost every manufacturer there is, and i once i found donic carbo system off-, i knew i had found the perfect blade. It's pretty light(around 80 grams), and most of the weight is on the handle, therefore it never feels heavy, not even with heavy rubbers. Another advantage is its softness. I'd say it;s medium soft, and therefore can be played with any rubber type, even hard rubbers feel good on this blade. The only downside is that it has somewhat of a medium-low throw. Too bad they've discontinued it recently...