notea on 8/4/2013
paired it with p5 FH and p3 BH, pretty awesome, but i still have to learn as im switching from an allround blade, its quite fast, but not off+, more like an off blade
lifesamd on 11/26/2012
A very nice blade. Played with one borrowed from a friend. Loved it and immidiately ordered one for myself. Its $185??!! R u kidding? Itz jus Rs 3500 in India. Thats about USD 70!!! less than that infact!! an awesome blade at that range when paired with P5 rubbers..
singody on 11/24/2012
$185 is too high! $140-145 is worthy of trying.
yogi_bear on 1/21/2012
Weight: 85 grams; average weight 80-85 grams
Size: 152x157mm blade head
Plies: 7 ( Limba, Ayous, Carbon, Kiri, Carbon, Ayous, Limba)
The thinnest and the lightest blade among the C-series blade is the C-500 but this is also the fastest among the 3 with a speed range between OFF to OFF+. This stiff blade produces a high pitch ping upon flicking of your fingers against the blade. It has a big sweetspot and has a balanced feel and weight. Looping and counter hitting with this blade using the R4 and R6 was fun since the set up is very loud due to the rubbers and the blade itself. The blade has a more woody feel maybe because of the construction of the blade wherein the carbon layer instead of being placed immediately after the top layer, it was placed as the 3rd layer right after the limba and ayous layers respectively. Control is good. Its as fast as those soft carbon yasaka blades but very controllable. It has some feel and doesn't feel to stiff. i would recommend soft and medium rubbers for this blade. Hard rubbers are ok if you are using chinese rubbers or the harder euro rubbers if you have the skill. Definitely not a beginner's blade. i highly recommend the following rubbers to be paired with this blade:
1. Adidas Tenzone SF
2. Adidas P7
3. Syntec regular and fast