jayml1966 3 weeks ago
The Palio KA is an excellent allround blade, the speed is about allround + so higher than the actual Palio rating. It has excellent feel to the blade and quite a few gears. It is quite stiff due to it's thickness of 7mm, but this makes it superb for hitting and good close to the table play for blocking, touch shots and service. There is a slight weakness away from the table but this improved by using decent professional rubbers such Tenergy 05 or Tibhar Evolution MXP, if you go softer for softer sponges such as Tenergy 05FX or Bluefire M3 you get increased dwell time which makes it good for sparring loops off either wing and drives close to the table. Stunning value for the price a professional "allround" blade. In China when it was launched in 2008 it was one of Palio's best selling blades, and has remained popular a hidden gem!
Arise on 5/18/2014
It's a good 5 plies blade, faster than Palio say. It's thick, 7 mm then it's quite stiff and fast but anyway it has good control. It's well done