BeaverMD on 8/22/2012
The hinoki grain is beautiful. Andro uses some select wood for the CS7 Velocity. It's pretty thick though at 7mm. Also, it's not a hollow handle but it looks like Andro is using lighter wood pieces for the handle making it head heavy if you use heavy rubbers.
The speed is very good, faster than Primorac Carbon.
lasung lukas on 6/30/2011
Well crafted. Comfortable handle/grip. Good weight balance. In play, it is dynamic, has many gears. Good dwell time, excellent spin capability. Stable and rigid with soft touch.Tons of power reserve even when away from table. Suitable for offensive style. I use Palio Blitz 2mm FH and Mk V 2mm BH.
cyber1call on 12/19/2010
7-ply with hinoki outer layers. Nicely crafted as one would expect from Andro. Rated OFF+ but I think closer to OFF. Quite stiff and hard so it works will with Ox LPs. Solid, with just a little vibration.
I'd recommend a medium-soft, non-tacky inverted rubber unless you are looking for pure speed and willing to sacrifice some control. I don't think this blade was designed for hard, tacky Chinese rubbers.
Comparing this blade to others using the same rubber, I found that the throw tended to be higher than average. Nice gears...flat hits and smashes really scream but it still gives good touch in the short game.