seguso on 6/30/2015
The perfect blade for offensive players.
hard, flexible, fast, high throw blade.
The flexibility gives it a high throw in loops.
The hardness gives it speed in loops, and low throw in block.
Speed is between OFF and OFF+.
It is almost flexible as a 5-ply (e.g. stiga offensive cr, DHS pg2), but it holds up well at max power, so you don't have the problem that powerloops to kill go too high and long. (which happens with hard 5 ply blades such as infinity, dhs pg2, offensive cr).
block is great: keeps the ball low, because of the hardness. (and the blade almost does not flex when blocking, only when looping)
sweet spot is big but not huge. To improve on that, you will have to switch to carbon.
Only drawback is that, being hard, you can't hesitate when you loop. your loops must have power.
Best blade I ever tried (I tried maybe 60 blades).
mja 8 months ago
A very solid blade. I love the oval ST handle. I think it's particularly good close to the table where, due to it's medium stiffness, it allows for very stable and crisp blocking and looping, but since it retains a little elasticity, it also does quite well at mid-distance. Despite some claiming it's an OFF- blade, I would insist its speed is in the OFF range. I stopped using it because it was just a little too fast for me; this also made my short game less than ideal. However, I will very likely come back to it (or a Senso version) later on, when my power and consistency improve. I would advise beginners to stay away.
Hozuki 4 months ago
what seguso said.
very balanced blade in all aspects, no weakness.
price / performance is beyond excellent,
this is my fav blade for 40+
note: when new, it is faster, harder and most noticeably stiffer. I assume this is mostly due to moisture. I tried putting it into water for 20 sec, and it immediately became softer and more dwelly. I prefer well played in ones, mainly due to higher throw.
Update Jan, 19: I found out one can modify the amout of flex with this blade. Since the handle is quite long, you can grip it near the blade face for high stiffness (good for close table block, hit and counter) or near the end for more flex (good for touch, close table loop extra spin, higher throw and far distance extra power). Mastering this attribute will make your game even better, as the differences can be clearly felt due to the blade's excellent feedback.
This blade is so magnificent that I can say with confidence I do not have to try a new blade in the forseeable future. (I have tried 20 blades over the last 3 years so try to picture how darn good this blade is!)
Nakata on 5/24/2017
The blade used by Jorgen Persson in 1991 world title! Total old school.
Regarding construction, this blade is a bit rough in the handle and the surface definitely needs to be sealed to avoid splintering when removing the rubber.
As for the blade performance, it is simply the best 7-ply blade I´ve tried so far, having tested Stiga Clipper, Avalox P700, DHS Power G7 and Xiom Extrem S.
It´s not as stiff as the ones mentioned above, due to a thinner top ply. And the blade is thinner overall, with 5.9mm thickness. This means a well balanced blade with better feel when hitting the ball. Mine came on the heavy side, with 89g and must be fast enough to any offensive player.
PP has a slightly smaller head size (156x150mm) and a longer handle (102mm). It´s a budget considering how well it performs.
etxgmg on 10/11/2015
Good speed and good control. Very nice blade. I see no reason to change to anything else.