Frogger on 7/24/2016
This blade is excellent for aggressive defense or as a controlled allround blade. A bit fast for hardbat use but not much. Top heavy with sponge rubbers so keep the thickness 1.5mm and below. Pair it with Juic Elite Defense 1.5 and any pips for BH and you have a do all setup. I can chop, hit, loop, block all with very good control. Speed is slow-medium so good technique is required for loops and smashes to produce speed. Some light sanding is needed to remove sharp edges from bottom of wings. Long dwell produces great spin. Tired of setups that simply are to fast then try this and see more of your shots in for winners. Vibration is rather high, FL handle is comfortable with some players wanting to reduce wing amount to improve balance and feel. A good control blade at a decent price point.
jpenjunkie 7 months ago
Wonderful blade for me, a revelation really. Fast enough on hard strokes to finish points, amazing control with inverted and long pips. I use it with Xiom Vega Pro 1.8 and Spinlord Stachelfeuer OX and twiddle as often as needed with this light, versatile setup. I miss the feel of Hinoki, but I love keeping everything on the table! I have two, and changed the straight handle on each to a jpen handle that I sanded down. I definitely feel it is better to put an aggressive rubber on a slower blade like this vs trying to slow down and control a fast blade with tamer rubber choices. Still a beginner and new to defensive blades, but very happy with it and highly recommend!