katekarin on 8/27/2017
I don't agree with the previous reviews or ratings. My ratings: Speed 8.4, Control 9.1. Tried with Yasaka New Era on FH and Nittaku Fastarc on BH. Amazing feeling with just a bit of vibration. The dwell time is high since the top ply feels soft. The blade is not flexible. It is thick and a bit heavy but not head heavy, well balanced. I wasn't afraid to put power on my strokes. The thickness allows you to put a lot of power/speed if you want to. It plays better with medium hard rubbers. Amazing in the short game. It's a shame Stiga decided to discontinue this blade. Otherwise I would dump my Timo Boll Spirit for this one. Maplewood is similar to OSP's Virtuoso OFF-. P.s the conical, almost straight handle named "Champ" is the best handle I have tried.
maple woodnct vii on 11/19/2011
I bought it about 6 month ago it is powerfull blade but it is hard to control , it suite for medium distance player and it hard to block but if you are offensive player I suggest you bought....