zzz on 11/26/2011
Absolutely great blade. It feels solid but not hard at all. Feeling is a little muted and hollow like the old Stiga blades from the 70/80s. There are no unpleasant vibrations. The feedback is superb. Virtuoso is less bouncy than the Expert. Well-balanced blade. Looping, blocking, hitting, short game: all strokes are powerful with a lot of control.
You can do all offensive strokes with it very well. A real off-minus blade with strong properties. First class craftmanship. This is definitely MY blade, that I was searching for. Playing it since 10 months and there is still no desire to look for another blade.
icontek on 2/28/2011
More than 6 months in and I'm sticking with this blade. Incredibly versatile blade. In the past I played blades that either A) hit well or B) looped well. This does both. Flex is medium so hitting and smashing are very predictable. Loops have a good long arc to the baseline allowing you to pressure blockers and counterhitters who play close. The softness provides great feel and dwell, and the blade "loads" really well to give you enough topspin to loopkill close to the table. Blade has enough pace to take out to mid distance and still pressure your opponents. And the feedback on the blade is absolutely perfect, your hand knows where the ball will land at the moment of contact.[
Faster than Stiga Offensive Classic
Control rivals Stiga Allround
redcode 4 weeks ago
Just an amazing blade! "Amazing" is the word who defines this handmade blade in my opinion! It's a blade for complex players who don't stick with just one style but who can play any types of strokes if they have good physical training because you need force to get high speed. But if you take control of the game placing the ball where ever you want (and the blade offers you the tool to do it), with enough speed, you'll be the winner. I really love it! It gives you the pleasure to play real table tennis. Nothing to say more!
Lumine 8 months ago
speed is like around off- very nice highthrow , i paired it with Tenergy05 max on backhand and XIOM Omega7 Pro on forehand ,
I really recommend this to intermediate players and beyond :-)
i really enjoy playing with this blade , ive improved alot since i started with it
jace112 11 months ago
An incredible allround / off blade with lots of control and feel.
Excellent for looping.
Worth the money. Nice finish.
Mine is 86,3 g and 1250 Hz