DoctorWatzon 6 months ago
I am relatively new to table tennis though this is the fourth blade that I have bought and used. Overall this blade is top quality all around the board! Has speed when you need it, but it isn't overpowering. Definitely a mid to far distance blade meant for beautiful loops. The control is amazing compared to all the other blades that I have used and I can always keep the ball on the table. I currently have the blade paired with DHS Skyline TG3 on my forehand and backhand. A great setup, but I am not to fond of the tacky rubbers so I asked OSP for rubber recommendations. This is what they responded with: "Xiom Omega or Sigma series and Tibhar MXP series or Bluefire JP Turboseries or Andro Rasant will work well on that blade." -OSP Support. Overall probably the best allround blade that money can buy for anyone who is willing to drop the $120 including shipping if you are in the US or $100 if you are in Europe!
foam on 1/15/2013
If you love to play a game of all round play and variation with loops from mid and long range this is your blade. Mr do anything and do anything well. My blade of choice for the last two years, there are very few blades in this class of excellence.
cogito on 6/19/2012
An amazingly hard veneer of dark Limba gives it an overall hard touch for an all wood blade.
silva on 6/11/2012
this blade is made very well. it's definitely not an ALL+, i think it's more like an OFF-. the Headsize is a bit bigger than other blades i have used giving it a bit more power than an ALL+. excellent control.
zzz on 11/26/2011
Very good blade. The Expert reminds me of the P500 but it is in all aspects better.
Hard, clear and sharp ball feeling. Fairly bouncy. Rebound effect is rather linear. Well-balanced blade. Ball throw is imho relatively high. Ball feel and control in the short game is excellent. There it plays like an All+ blade. With offensive strokes the Expert is clearly faster than a classic All+ blade due to it's catapult effect.
Prime discipline is topspin. Blocks, counterattacks and shots worked for such a bouncy blade very well. The head size is a little bigger than usual: 151x160mm.
Craftmanship is, as always by Palatinus, first class. Highly recommended for controlled offensive game.