Frogger on 2/24/2014
This blade is rated in the ALL+ range however it plays like OFF-to OFF. Superb balance and feel for a composite blade. Huge sweet spot due to carbon and Kevlar layers. Fast with Tensors or medium-fast allround with slower rubbers. Used by X3 times champion Jimmy Butler. An ok blade from Juic not great. Update, seal blade when new as the outer ply splinters very easily when changing rubbers. I used 2 coats of sealer on this one. After extended use I found flaws in workmanship like gap developing on underside if handle. Changing my mind on this blade. It plays fine but build quality is not on par with Butterfly and Donic. Made in China.
Tarheel2536 on 6/3/2013
A good blade, easy to play with, and useful for a variety of playing styles and levels. Handle (mine is flared) is too thin--I had to wrap it with tape.
jacekgm on 10/11/2012
The Alpha is a good, versatile blade that feels great in the hand. It does require some minor sand paper work around the flared handle. The blade works well with medium soft inverted rubbers, as well as with short pips like Spectol. When ordering, it may help to ask for a specific weight range - I did not, and my first Alpha weighed 84 grams, the second ... a disappointing 95.