jkilla 4 weeks ago
I've been using this in penhold for the last 6 months or so. It weighs 85g and is quite head heavy, the manufacturer claims that this is a WRB hollowed handle blade, and it does feel that way. Visually it resembles a Stiga Carbo 7.6, but with a carbonado handle with orange as the accent colour. I got this for around 15 dollars US, and it is an absolute bargain. It has lots of power but good soft touch close to the table, I found the soft limba outer works best with harder chinese rubbers. Palio CJ8000 39-41 and Hurricane Neo 3 being my favourites. Hitting with the CJ8000 has such synergy that you can literally feel the power on connecting strokes. Yet brushing hard loops with the Neo 3, you can feel the big boost that the carbon adds in. It truly is a do-it all blade, I play close to the table primarily but can easily sink back and start counterlooping with this blade. The top layer is quite fragile, but other than that the build quality is nice for the price. Some people are often shocked when I show them my blade and how much it costs, it has received a number of compliments since I've been using it.