blackbird74 on 9/3/2015
Medium-fast composite blade with two soft-carbon layers for a lot of control, but still allowing decent speed.
It has very good control for position and pace,. especially for short and medium games. It lacks a bit at longer distance as it is not that fast. More of a spin-control attack blade.
Overall: Recommended for allround and spin-control attacking players who require very good control in a medium-fast blade.
My review scores:
Speed: 8.6; Control: 9.4
Stiffness: Stiff; Hardness: Medium hard
Consistency: Always identical
Saugat on 1/2/2019
Such an amazing blade. Not just because of its price to performance ratio but because its actually fells great than many expensive blade out there. Speed slightly faster than palio energy 03 but very slight and control is just wonderful. Best for loop counterhit topspin average for defence game. Also the speed determined by the rubber you put on. For the player above average its gonna be the one you must try and the price is also very cheap on aliexpress. Excellent blade
mrmisior on 5/21/2018
good quality bat.
not for beginners and not for allround player.
this is a medium fast offensive blade.
has a nice large sweet spot.
i tested it with a non tacky, grippy rubber AK47 with good results:
powerful smash, fast drives and blocks.
comparing this to palio energy 03.
the palio 03 blade is much more versatile enabling a variety of strokes to include a chop, bs push, slow loop, spinny loop.
if you are allround player like myself go for 03 not 04.
palio energy 04 resulted with fast but not so spinny loops, uncontrolled chops and poor spin pushes.
i know, you can say my technique is poor and this may be true but with the 03 version i create so much spin that some opponents complain LOL.