Frogger on 2/6/2014
I have tested numerous blades of all classes through the years but not this one until now. This blade must be sealed when new after a light sanding of the handle and wings. This blade gives you exactly what you put into the shot. Medium speed with some vibration and medium small sweet spot. Build quality is good. Pair it with classic rubbers for a safe allround game or with tensors for more offense. Great for looping. Pair it with slower rubbers/thinner sponge for defense or control game. An all time classic allround blade good for just about any style depending on rubber selection except pure power play away from table. With tacky Chinese type attack rubber it becomes very allround in nature with very good spin. A classic!
hagupi on 12/19/2014
Very good blade to start playing and you can use it for a long time, just need to put faster rubbers on it as you're lvling up. You can do everything with this wood, the only limit is you. A blade one can buy without 2nd thoughts.
Frank on 7/14/2015
One of my first blades and probably one of the best blades for all round players who likes a lot of control. The Stiga classic is not super fast but the control in the blade is very very good. I think it works best close to mid range and what I like the most with this blade is the feel and control in my blocks. Even if it's a pretty old blade it's still one of my favorites.
danenos on 11/7/2012
For an all-around blade this guy is pretty fast, I feel. I havn't used a ton of blades, but I feel this one pops. The sweet spot is small, but when you hit it, the ball does exactly what you want. I feel this is a very good mid-distance blade. Overall a very nice blade
Wister on 9/21/2018
First blade for me and i played with it 2 years. I think it's a very good blade to begin with because it has indeed very good control and help to develop good strokes.
I think a lot of people complain about the lack of speed but I don't think that's really a problem. When I do proper stroke i can generate really a lot of speed and spin.
To illustrate it, i first play with 2 vari spin and it was great. Then i upgrade to Mark V on my FH and it was actually too fast and i had to downgrade back to vari spin (a great idea to do it !). Then i wanted to play tensor rubber so i went for rakza 7 soft 2mm. Also too fast (so yes the blade can be fast) and i had to downgrade to acuda S3 1.8mm. After a while, i played again with the rakza 7 soft and now i can manage it and it's a good fit. What i want to say here is that the blade can follow your progression with rubbers upgrade for a while.
About the con : I find that the sweet spot is a bit small. And it can feel a bit dead if you block slow ball without being active in your shot (but that's good, it helps you to learn to be active)
But overall nice blade. Good feeling, easy to control but still possible to create some nice power