DHS Power-G PG7
DHS Power-G PG2-L
Review of DHS Power-G PG2-LDHS power G2 L version at 5.3 mm.
This blade is a 5 ply thinner blade rated Off by DHS. Finish is great as with most of the blades nowadays. It is advertised by DHS as a looping blade and I do agree with their marketing.
Blade flexes some (not the most flexi blade but it does flex) and there is ok amount of vibration. Handle feels nice it is not too small or too big, since many players played with PG7 I should disclose that handles are the same.
In a short game blade has ok amount of speed and that speed in my opinion comes from the weight of the blade and not the construction. It weights around 90g which is not so light for a avg blade. My feeling about this blade is that one could easily sort it as a ALL blade if it was lighter letï¿½ï¿½s say 10g. In a short game it feels very stable and you pushes go off with confidence. If you go back just a bit letï¿½ï¿½s say 3 feet (1 meter) blade starts shaking and flexing and stability drops, while spin imparted increases. In my opinion this is a very good solution by DHS to have 90g relatively heavy blade which flexes. Takes care of both aspects of the game short and long in a very efficient way.
All in all I am very happy with this purchase. I hope it wonï¿½ï¿½t split or something similar.
If you are the type of player who likes to feel the ball while bombing from away then this is the blade for you. I would not recommend this to a starters due to the speed off the table and whip effect which it creates.
Enjoy TT and have fun :).
Sep 02, 2014
DHS Hurricane Long 5
Review of DHS Hurricane Long 5Ma Longs weapon reviewï.
Great finish on the blade. Two types of fiber between wooden layers. Clean cut on all corners with comfortable handle. Handle is very flared in typical DHS style. It has good size and it feels good in medium size hands. There is a picture of Ma Long at the bottom of the handle, lol.
My blade is very heavy. I think it is around 100g, no less, and size appears to be average.
Play and feel:
High amount of stability and super large sweet spot. Speed of the blade is just insane. I am not sure if it is due to material composition and gluing or just sheer weight of the blade. Personally I have to hold back all the time or else I would overshoot the table. Most problematic shoots for me are serve flics and high speed looping shoots. Openers can be bit problematic also. On flicks since blade is heavy it puts some strain on the wrist (forearm).
Blade does not vibrate or flex much at all. It catapults the ball super-fast all the time. Sometimes when you hit the ball with medium amount of power you score a winner.
This is a very expensive blade running at 200$ plus. I think this is the last time for me buying Ma Longs blade since I am nowhere good enough player to actually use this or should I say I cant utilize 100% of it.
If you are blocker or pusher this blade may be what you are looking for. It will provide you with speed and stability with minimum swing. If you are looper than I would not recommend this to you at all unless you play at least at 1300 ITTF rating, which realistically is a professional player. Maybe even higher rated players should use this. Price is a big downside of this blade too.
Hope this helps and have fun.
Jun 24, 2014
Review of Galaxy EC-14Super blade for the money :)
Finish of the blade is nice, all the edges are smooth. Color of the wood is just fine. If you have sweaty hands like i do sometimes color will fade fast. This handle holds up well so far (2 months of play with ok color).
It is a bit head heavy. Slimmer head thickness. 2 carbon layers are hard to see. Head does not chip easily when taking off rubbers. I usually don't hit blade on the table but i did it with this one. Dent was created. So in that department blade is so so, but that is just a bad luck and does not happen often.
It plays great. It is rated as medium fast by Galaxy. Rating is correct in my opinion. Short game provides little feedback to the palm which is normal for carbon blade. When you go in fast game away from the table it does flex a bit.
Personally i think this blade would suit a lot of players from beginners to pros with wide range of playing styles. One can not easily make a bad comment on this blade. If you are looking for something cheap and "safe bet" then my advice to you is to get this blade. I did pass it to other TT club players (most of us have more then 10 years of training) and none had any bad comments.
Enjoy TT game and have fun :)
Sep 25, 2013
Review of Galaxy T-11+Good one by Galaxy :)
Stiff blade and hard blade but very light in weight.
Some flex, but very little when hitting hard. For such a hard and stiff blade control is good, because of light weight. Compared with galaxy EC 14 much easier to play close to the table. Off the table it has bit less speed due to the weight difference (EC14 is about 90g, this blate less then 80g).
All in all good value for the money.
Enjoy TT :)
Mar 29, 2014
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Review of Sanwei M-8Great blade for 13$ :) !!
Finish of the blade is excellent. All edges are nice and smooth. Head looks a bit bigger then regular, and handle is bit slimmer. Handle is about what you would find on DHS blades.
This blade has 5 plies of wood with middle section lot thicker then the rest. I actually dont know what type of wood they used to make it but it looks totally ok. Thickness of a head is 5.8 mm as stated on the blade itself. It weights around 80g give or take few.
I dont use this for regular play, so this review is based on robot play only. Blade flexes and vibrates ok amount. It is not the speed king but in my opinion it has sufficient speed for most people. Control is exceptional. Since blade is not fast and it provides a lot of feedback to your palm you can really feel the ball, so it is easy to keep balls low and short.
I would recommend this blade as a developing blade for beginners or a great practice blade for advanced players. Since blade provides a lot of feedback it is very helpful with technique corrections and such. Personally i dont see this blade as a high ITTF rating player blade but for most "normal" players it will be great value for the money.
Enjoy TT and have fun :)
Nov 04, 2013
TSP Blazze Soft Touch OFF+
Review of TSP Blazze Soft Touch OFF+Name Blazze is correct :)
Finish of this blade is of the highest quality. Honestly one of the best i have seen. On par with the most expensive blades out there. Everything was sharp and superbly cut. Only minor problem was the color of the handle (fades if you have sweaty hands). Other then that superb finish.
Head is very thick. Top heavy ofc since off+ rating. Blade does not "shake" in short nor in away game (talking about higher speeds not chopping). It does not flex at all almost, or should i say it does not flex enough for me to notice.
If you are player who likes to bomb all the time and "Ma Long" every single ball that comes to you then this blade is almost perfect. It is made for all out attack. NOT recommended for defensive players imo, but most experienced defenders can handle it (not sure if they would buy off + but hey :) ). If you are beginner my advice to you is to stay away from this blade but come back to it after 3 or 4 years of active playing.
Best of luck all, enjoy TT :)
Sep 25, 2013
Xiom Hayabusa ZX
Review of Xiom Hayabusa ZXPhysical:
Hayabusa ZX is well made blade with average size head and a bit small handle. Finish on my blade is not premium, it is actually ok only. Top plies are not even thickness which is noticeable by a naked eye. Some could say blade needs more factory sending but Xiom provides sending stick so this cushions the issue. Fiber layers are close to the core. Blade when rubbers are on is very head heavy. About 85-90g blade only.
Close to the table blade feels like all wood with minimal to no flex. It has medium soft feel to it. Blade does not rebound the ball instantaneously when dealing with low speeds. Control is fairly good for a modern blade close to the table.
When you go off like 2m and up and start looping and hitting harder things do change a lot. Blade flexes bit more but still not huge amount. Flex feels very stable and vibration is kept to letās say minimum. Speed goes off the hook when playing away from the table. Basically at this point blade shows it is modern blade made for heavy top spin game. I had to hold back a bit for a week until I learned how to adapt. From reviews I thought blade would be much slower then it feels to me, and I mean much slower for mid distance and up. Control is ok once you get accustomed but donāt expect 5 ply all wood old school control. I think what gives power also is head heaviness of the blade next to the new materials.
Pros and cons:
Hard to say much here but I guess biggest up side of the blade is the price. Much better pricing than BTY blades and about same performance. Big con is actually production quality. Xiom premium product has to be spotless. All the rest is personal preference and what player wants from the blade on individual level.
If you have any questions about this I would be happy to answer.
Have fun and enjoy TT.
Apr 02, 2015