nymose on 11/25/2013
My blade of choice.
After trying different blades (BT555, BT550, waldner allplay, sweden classic, clipper, Persson powerplay, 7p-2a, oc cr wrb, redshank and Bulldozer) I find this (BT555) the most fitting for me.
Everytime i take this blade in my hand, it just feels right, like it's the right one.
But i don't find the handle perfekt. It's too round. When I start sweatting it Can feel a little unstable. But I think it's one of the best handles out the. But found stigas straight handle the best. I think it's the combo of a bigger and shorter handle with thin blade (5,7 mm) and good weight balance, that makes it feel right. And maybe Because it's the blade I trained most intense with.
The blade is medium with some flex. Has a medium-soft feel. Vibrates only a little. Has alot of spring-effect.
Makes medium hard chinese rubbers more alive and less dead.
I use it with Palio cj8000 36-38 (without biotech) both sides. The rubber is medium-hard with a medium surface. Slightly to medium tacky and pretty grippy. Little grainy surface.
I think that makes a setup with many gears for short- and mid-distance play. At least it does for me.
Good for spinny and varied placements. Can hit and smash well. My looping is in general bad. But When i do make a good loop it has a good arc with heavy landing Starndard topspinning is great. Blocking is good. But with practice it will turn better. Can make Them spinny and varied. Good for counter-looping.
Serves is spinny and varied as well.
It's a well-balanced blade/setup.
ex_hai05 on 4/12/2015
Mine is 88g. Good speed & control.