Jonlsl on 11/4/2015
Great combination of rubber and blade. The Pan Asia rubber is slow, soft, good control, good feel with adequate spin for beginners and higher level recreational players. It provides enough spin for you to learn proper strokes. The rubber is also soft enough to allow you to learn how to smash and FH & BH drive hard while keeping the ball in. Basically is a softer version and less spinny version of the Butterfly Flextra.
The blade is a carbon blade. It goes well with the soft rubber as it provides power to a soft rubber. Much less vibration compared to regular wood blade. Has a nicer sound compared to regular wood. The blade is firm but not stiff. Adds added control to a good control rubber.
Overall build quality is good. Great all round bat from beginner to serious rec player. Next upgrade after this would be better rubber with more spin and speed but using the original carbon blade. Part of the reason why I think its a good buy as you already have a decent carbon blade as standard and you have already learnt to use it and don't have to waste money buying a carbon blade as a next upgrade. Just get faster and spinnier soft rubbers. Then next upgrade would be even faster rubbers with hard sponge & more spin with the same blade.