anand0077 on 9/29/2017
Donier BALSA CARBON OFF +
This is a composite blade with balsa core of 4 mm and total 7 layers with stiffness around 6.5 and hardness around 6.5.Excellent for blocking and close to
net play.Needs great skill set for looping and plays good with medium soft to hard sponge rubbers.Please dont use hard sponge chinese tacky rubbers not a good combo.Plays great with tensor rubbers.So please pair it with medium soft rubbers with throw angle more than 5 it will be great.Currently using rakza 7 max on FH and Rakza 7 soft max on BH with great ease and excellent results.It is light and great for backhand.I think this blade is off with average effort but once u put effort the blades becomes lively so its great for control.I tried for 2 months and currently satisfied with rakza 7 .once they wear off will use
Rakza shining dragon or another chinese medium hard (4 -6 /10)tacky rubber to see how it goes.If u train for long time this blade is excellent for play within 2 metres with minimal issues.Unsure about far off play.Please dont use balsa core blades with chinese tacky hard sponge rubbers as they dont work good.
Dwell time is around 4-5/10 with medium hard sponge it is 6/10.I have found that when you start moving up the TT rankings u will want to play with
a harder stiffer blade with adequate dwell time to counter the top spins and loops effectively.This is my back up blade currently.