Dr. Neubauer Firewall Plus
Review of Dr. Neubauer Firewall PlusI am a penholder and I use this blade with inverted rubbers on both sides. Its control is amazing, good for playing over the table (use thin rubber 1.5-2.0mm) to mid distance (use MAX rubber), great for pushing, chop and, to my amaze, even loops. But where it really excels the most for me is counter-topspin attacks from mid-distance, it's just so smooth and everything falls onto the table. It also has that kick from mid-distance with amazing spin (using Mark V XS). It's really an ALL blade capable of both offense and defense, pips or inverted. You can never go wrong with this one.
Nov 23, 2016
Review of Galaxy 986As a small asian guy with small hands I can say that the ergonomics of the handle of this blade is amazing. Just a little shave and everything is perfect fit to my hand, "fits like a glove."
As for the performance, I say it's 9/10 overall. The speed is great even when using hard unboosted chinese rubbers, especially when counter-driving and hitting off the bounce. In terms of control the blade is also great (atleast for my style), the only draw back is it lacks control and variate when looping mid to far distance but that's not my style and my rubbers are also not made for that game, so that could be a factor also.
In conclusion, the blade is fast and excellent close to the table and countering attacks. It is also very light and comfortable to handle. I would recommend rubbers with low-throw (I'm using H2 Neo but I think short pips will also pair well with this blade.) to pair with this blade in order to maximize its close to the table arsenal.
Jun 12, 2017