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.
multispoke on 4/3/2014
This blade was picked for me from a reputable TT supplier to match my old blade when I used a Mark V setup in the 70s. Supplied with tame rubbers - Mendo Energy 2.0 Good blade to start off with but quickly out grew it. Did re-buy one for an Agent of mine and stuck Magna TC II rubbers on it and was surprised how well it performed. Blade is a little flexible and there's little top end. Developed a sore shoulder from trying to over hit to compensate for the lack of speed. Didn't do well with harder rubbers on it like e.g. the M1. Legend handle was really nice despite developing a fondness later on for straight and anatomic handles. Highly recommended blade.
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