roggapingis 3 weeks ago
Nittaku qualiy! Really nice.
OlaBonga 3 weeks ago
As good as top 5 i ever tested. I have rated MANY blades during all 15 years working with tt. This is, as somebody pointed out Nittaku-Quality. Maybe a little hard to find, and that is a shame. The brand sometmes sponsors Japans national team. It is NOT a beginners blade that some wrote. High-Tec that wors with a broad people
ttplayer2 on 6/4/2014
I have had a few more sessions with this blade, that I felt compelled to update and expand the initial review.
Who is this blade for?
Beginner to intermediate players who want to practice their techniques.
FH: Nittaku Tin Arc 1.8mm
BH: Nittaku Flyatt Hard 1.8mm
What I like about it?
This blade is an all-rounder to offensive minus, with great balance. With the setup, I find that it has good control in close to mid-table play, but lacks power and speed unless you really go for it. It is precisely these reasons why I wanted this blade.
I find that I really have to use my body and with good timing to get the power and speed.
What is Lacking?
It is not very good for blocking compared to carbon blades (e.g. Nittaku Acoustic Carbon, Nittaku Rutis and Rutis Power). However, having this said, I think it is a great opportunity to learn more about blocking.
Excellent! Though the blade is made in China, it is a Japanese brand, presumably Japanese control process and material choices.
I gave it a speed of 8/10 and control of 8.3/10. But I gave it an overall of 9.5 for the purpose as described above.