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Xiom Hayabusa ZXi

Xiom Hayabusa ZXi ping pong blade
Approx. $ 153 USD
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Ratings  (rated 17 times)

There are 6 users using the Xiom Hayabusa ZXi.
From community:
Speed   9.7
Control   8.7
Stiffness   7.3 - Stiff
Hardness   7.5 - Medium hard
Consistency   9.2 - Always identical
Overall   9.2 10
Plies   7
Materials   Koto outer plies-Zephylium Carbon-Ayous-Kiri
Head Thickness   5.7mm
Head Dimensions   158x152mm
From manufacturer:
Speed 99.0 / 100
Control 88.0 / 100
Weight 85g

Description of Xiom Hayabusa ZXi

Amazing synergy of wood and composite material from new construction. Zephylium Carbon towards the center made ZXi feel more solid but very genuine. Spin loading was leveraged by new construction and became easier to perform. Accurate and powerful ball control makes the player keep up and win over the longer rally. Control phase of the game improves along with the winning opportunities. New paradigm defines Hayabusa optimizing controversial properties to make the unprecedented table tennis weapon.

Reviews of the Xiom Hayabusa ZXi

Review deddy_as said this on February 5, 2013:

The blades are very light and thin, but it has tremendous power. Equivalent to TBoll ZLC, even sharper and have better control. Impression of luxury on the blade, providing confidence when playing. This is the fourth blade I have ever had and the higher levels of Amultart.
Review smasher said this on March 1, 2013:

It is very thin and just 80.6 grams. Compared to BTY Amultart, It seems bouncy when bounce the ball on bare blade, so I doubt on its control. Will the control be traded off!

(2nd edit) Well, after playing it with my favorite rubbers on both side (bh-OMG IV elite, fh-OMG III Asia), I can measure an impressive speed which is faster than my old paddle, while spinning ability is good but blocking and control required few time for player to get used to. If you love speed ball game, this one is a OK. Overall I am OK with it

(3rd edit) after 2 hrs game with zxi today, I can control and block the ball very well even sweep and forward ball from a distance right on target as fast as I wish. The blade performs a winner play just like riding a wild horse. fun play! deadly kill! By now, I switch to this one and reorder for 2 new.

note: Please keep in mind that recommendation refer to my selective rubbers, my playing style and tactics. Discretion would be applied before acknowledgement.
Review AndySmith said this on March 20, 2013:

Thin, quite stiff, hard feel. Really quite fast, with a medium throw - nothing too unusual to adapt to.

The feel is unlike other composite blades I've used. The sweet spot is huge - the whole blade seems to be incredibly uniform in response. Even though the overall feel is hard, the short game feels strangely slightly softer, like the blade is damping rebound at low speed in some way. This makes the short game surprisingly easy considering the top end speed.

Very well made, bit expensive, but a serious piece of kit.
Review AlexKr0iss said this on April 10, 2013:

I play a 77gram zxi with Nittaku fastarc s1 2.0 fh an nittaku pro beta 2.0 bh. its overall weight is 161gram so its extremly comfortable to play with. never had such a light blade with so much speed. great for looping/smashing and blocking. Control is really nice for such a fast blade. i mean there are blade which are better controllable but the relation between speed and control this blade offers is amazing. overall i really really enjoy playing with it. its a pleasure. highly recommend it ;)
Review tybritton5 said this on May 1, 2013:

Excellent control and tremendous speed at any distance from the table. I find it to be an especially effective for aggressive loops and power strokes. These strokes aside I find it to be consistent carrying out any strokes.

It carries quite a "punch," and sometimes control shots need to be carried out with a bit sensitivity. If you are looking for a powerful blade, as far as I can tell, there is nothing but top marks to give it.
Review zetro said this on May 23, 2013:

Hayabusa zxi is fast but not a solid blade,you can tell when you test the blade,sounds like the chinese blade not solid enough,personally I do not like this blade,the feel,the sound,not very well balance,compare to previous maked like Zetro,strato etc,the price is too high,although xiom's quality is good,but the blade are not as solid as previous maked,the previous blade are much better.I always like xiom product but not now,big disappointment.
Review TIME said this on June 13, 2013:

Love this blade. Fast, but with plenty of control. Big sweet spot. Plays great from over the table to mid-range. Lots of ball feedback.

Only complaint is the sharp wing edges which need sanding.
Review hoyuenlee said this on July 18, 2013:

Now, it is my best blade so far. I used Bluefire M2 in FH and Palio (Baidu - cheaper and better quality) in BH. To me, it is the best in looping and smashing among my blades and I like this better than my Innerforce Zlc.
Review ctong said this on July 29, 2013:

I like this blade. It doesn't have a very solid feel but has large sweet spot. It is fast and goes well with the tenergy 05, 80 and 64. With tenergy 64, hitting away from the table and counter loop is fantastic.
Review RNL said this on September 4, 2013:

I have a Xiom V1 Quad, and I decided I wanted a speed upgrade. The ZXi is faster, with just a tiny sacrifice in control. I play Andro Rasant on the FH with Yasaka Rakza 7 soft on the BH, both in max. The ZXi is slightly less stiff, but has a harder feel. When I hit my V1 Quad, I feel the ball impact as a thump, but on the ZXi, it's almost like a click. I like that kind of feedback in a blade. It took a few sessions to learn to control it, and breaking in the rubber was part of the process, but now the feels very comfortable. It blocks nicely, and a solid hit is very fast. I have had some very fast, hard hitting volleys with a number of players in my club, and they have remarked about how nicely I'm hitting the ball. Don't flat hit with this blade, you'll put the ball in orbit, but if you spin it, it's very consistent and effective. I have been very impressed with the quality, materials, and workmanship of all the Xiom products I have purchased, and this blade lives up to everything Xiom says about it.
Review gyman75 said this on January 6, 2014:

heavy head. Doesn't have a solid feel. Spin and speed is ok..not the best. Loop, block and push is ok..not the best. Many other cheaper blades which are better than it.
Review raulmaster said this on March 3, 2014:

very demanding
Review igszoctan said this on October 21, 2014:

First impressions are great. I guess I have found my ultimate blade. Love at first touch. Huge power, speed and control. You will be surprised. A bit head heavy but not disturbing especially after my wrb. I'll update later :) Now 05Fx and Aurus Sound but planning to stick M2 and M3 (2mm) on it to tame the beast a bit :D
1st Update: A bit sharp around the neck so it was sandpapered a lil bit and now it is cool. Full size sweetpot can be felt :)
2nd Update: Everything works excellent after a few training sessions. The blade is simply perfect for me. Tremendous power, spinny balls and control. Anyway, one may find it heavy because mine is 102g with two layers of sealant and the handgrip on it according to my kitchen scales. Sorry guys, I forgot to weigh it right after out of pocket :(
3rd update: I am NOT a Pro TT player so U should take my opinion with a pinch o' salt :)
Well, I have been using ZXi only for a couple of weeks but I must tell U I am very satisfied with it.
Technically all kinds of strokes can be carried out with it efficiently but its main stregth lies in spinny powerful strokes. Short spinny or no-spin serves can be carried out easily as well.
Used TBS for a year as my main blade which is similar to ALC (?) . ZXi is more powerful and has huge capacity of spin and control. Anyway, TBS is also an excellent blade but I miss the ZIP of Hayabusa.
Moreover , I'd say it is a cannon supported by a skynet-sattelite-system :D ...so you will have the control and power far away from the table too. By the way, it weighs 198 gramms with M2-M3 and grip so those with weak muscles and joints keep their distance please :)


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