Nittaku Kasumi Basic

Nittaku Kasumi Basic Blade
Approx. $ 60 USD
Price $

User Ratings (7)

Speed 8.1
Control 8.5
Stiffness 3.6   
Some flex
Hardness 4.1   
Medium soft
Consistency 10.0   
Always identical
Overall 9.0 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 86 / 100
Control 78 / 100
Weight 85g
Plies 5
Thickness 5.8mm
There are 4 users using the Nittaku Kasumi Basic.

Reviews (4)

achand777  on 9/29/2014

During the early 1990s, I won several tournaments playing with the original Butterfly Power Drive blade paired with Yasaka Mark V rubber. After recently, joining a league in order to pick the sport back up again, I was disappointed to learn that Butterfly no longer made the original Power Drive blade anymore. I tried a few different blade/rubber combinations, but never could gain much consistency. Utilizing this website along with ratings from Paddle Palace, I found this blade to have almost the same qualities as my original Power Drive. I purchased this blade with Mark V 2.0 on both sides. I was blown away by how much my game improved. Excellent dwell time, great speed, superb control are just a few of the great qualities of this blade. I was able to make all my shots with much greater consistency and accuracy. You can't beat the price, especially compared to Butterfly's prices. It seems most of the players in my league are on the Butterfly blade/Tenergy band wagon. I will keep this 5ply wood blade and "classic" rubber combination as long as I am able to play. No need to purchase more expensive blades or rubbers. This combination has it all. Brittany can't be beat when it comes to the value and quality of their blades. Excellent product!
Frogger  on 9/30/2014

Great blade for many players due to it's allround character. Very good for controlled looping and hitting close/mid table. Plenty of speed especially with tensor rubbers. High build quality. Seal this blade when new to prevent wood splintering. When your tired of low feeling, to fast composite blades this blade is a joy to play with.
TTExperience  on 4/5/2014

I've used this blade for 8 months and it is very versatile. You can play both offense and defense and it has good speed and control. Smashing, looping, blocking, and driving are all pretty easy to do with this blade. Definitely recommended for players moving up from ALL+ blades or anyone who wants a little more offense. If you want have good speed, chose rubbers who have a Paddle Palace speed rating of 85 or more.
KB  on 6/16/2011

A versatile blade for both attacking and defending. A lot of control for blocking and driving, and at the same time good speed for smashing and looping. Consistency at every point on the blade surface. Good for players who want to enter into the offensive game level. Needs rubbers of ratings about Butterfly Sriver and higher to have good speed.

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