easy on 8/31/2013
Carbon blade with very good feel of the ball. Nice linear response in accordance with the player's effort. With tensor rubbers, the spin this blade can produce is enormous.
The speed is fast but not extreme. There are faster blades out there; this one would be somewhere in the top end of OFF. It has a very good control and a large sweet spot too. Well made and best paired with soft tensors (I tried chinese non-tensor rubbers too but the whole combo just didn't play well...). Mine is with the straight handle and it is one of the best straight handles I tried - long, wide, fills my hand nicely.
Will suit attacking players, especially those that like to surprise the opponent with a sudden explosion of spin and speed.
If this was made by Butterfly it would cost 3-times as much!
Coen 2 weeks ago
Fantastic blade at a great price. really good looping close to the table. Smash isnt its strong point.
Mikenz 3 months ago
Played this blade last night with sigma II euro FH and vega euro BH. What a superb blade! Excels in all aspects of the game with no apparent weaknesses.I am a spin based offensive player but have a good background in allround skills, and the blade performed very well regardless of stroke I was attempting. The blade is of medium stiffness/hardness with these rubbers, and is fairly user friendly with a rating between off- and off. It's best attribute would have to be it's looping ability, be it brush loop, loop drive or counter loop.It blocked well but is not as good as a stiffer/thicker /harder blade as mine is relatively thin at 5.8mm (which I prefer).Newer models may be thicker as I've seen 2 sites advertising 6.4 mm .Blade is light weight at 83 gm and feels well balanced with these max rubbers, with good feedback, minimal vibration, large sweet spot.I haven't tried any other rubbers on it, but from experience I presume tacky chinese rubbers would also perform well (especially on FH). Flared handle is comfortable but small for larger hands (I used grip tape).
I would highly recommend this blade to any intermediate or advanced player who wants a fast efficient looping blade which is also strong in other aspects of the game.
( qualifications/ experience; owned about 20 blades, more than 30 rubbers)
15 June 2017
Oscarburd on 6/18/2015
Light, high speed with very good control.
frankie on 1/4/2014
Very good looping blade. You'll find lots of contol when loopin from close and mid distance. It's very suitable for topspin against topspi play. Short touch is OK. It plays very good with XIOM omega europe or Donic BlueFire M2