Review of JOOLA KoolThe blade is composite made up of limba, texalium, pine and thick balsa core. The balsa provides the light feel. Even though the blade is very light the blade is very controllable and is very good for driving and looping. My current set up is DHS H3 provincial (Forehand) and Dr Neubauer Killer Short pips (Backhand). The point I would like to make is that due to the very thick balsa core the blade is very good when attacking and hitting out and is very controllable in soft strokes like controlled blocking and slow looping. This is due to the non-linear properties of Balsa. Balsa acts like a spring - good for soft touch and blocking and very good for attack when using it actively. I feel its faster than most of the offensive blades on the market that use ZLC, ALC or carbon because Balsa provides excellent control. I Btfly Balsa Carbo X5 which is not as fast and has less control in my opinion.
There is enough dwell time for looping and counter hitting and flat hitting is far better than an all wood blade. Im using max DHS H3 with #20 orange DHS hard sponge and the weight of the blade is still very light. It suits my short pimples back hand because I use this for blocking, punching and counter hitting. Overall this is a great blade Joola has produced. I would recommend it to more advanced players due to its speed and power and pips players.
Jan 10, 2018