rokuhsz 2 months ago
i have been using this blade for about 3 months now and its good for developing stroke. though the box says allround+, but i feel its like an allround-. maybe due to the ABS ball that i used to train with. Servising is ok. u have to hit hard to get a good spin, required a lot of efforts to give a long fast spinning serve due to its low speed. u have to swing really hard if doing pendulum serves. soft touch need a while to get a hang with, the wood is too soft and the muvspin rubber is non tacky but grippy at certain angle, this also include flicking, if too hard, it bounce high. to soft and the ball wont go pass the net. looping can be a bit tricky, it depend on the ball power off your opponent, if they hit hard, u can certainly used the power back and return it to them but for common topspin its easy. for backhand looping, a lot of effort is needed. FH and BH drive/blocking near the table is fabulous, u get less control the farther u get from the table. to conclude this i would recommend u get the higher version such as 5.5s or 7s. u would used is longer for your development. im not saying this is a bad blade. its good but u can get better result from other premade bats with the same price.
kleifheit13 on 9/15/2015
This paddle puts all other brands' pre-made paddles to shame. Control and spin are there without a doubt, speed is possible but you have to learn proper form (isn't that what "beginner" paddles are for?) I had been playing for 6 years (2 competitively) when I bought this paddle and it allowed me to develop proper strokes. The only reason I moved on to another racket is because the rubber wore out (after a year, with no cleaning) and I wanted a custom racket I could replace the rubbers on. I am the president/coach of a collegiate table tennis team and recommend this racket to every newcomer because it works for all styles and will assist in proper stroke development.