GAMBLER IM7 WITH ZERO RUBBER - FREE SHIPPING AND CASE!
IM7 Graphite is 5 ply wood + 2 ply IM7 graphite. Designed for players who desire a top spin+ high dwell time game, while still maintaining feeling. IM7 Graphite has high flex featuring a special bond between the Koto outer ply and the IM7 graphite fibers creating a new level of feeling and touch. Inner ply consists of kukui with ayous just under the composite layers. Blade is hand sealed with a superb finish. Rubber is Gambler Zero, a mechanical spin type rubber, generating spin exclusively via grip. Zero's non-tacky surface is ideal for away table play or flat hitting (just like Japan or Euro rubber). Bat comes assembled and ready to play with edge tape. Unlike other assembled bats the rubbers can removed and replaced when worn. These bats are assembled in our Pro Shop and all components are available individually. FREE SHIPPING AND CASE! (Free shipping is to US only!)
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SPIN GENERATION: 100% mechanical
I've only used this a bit but here are my initial impression. This is a well made, well balanced paddle. But that's both good and bad. Despite being carbon, it's not that fast with Zero on it. The flip side is that it has a high degree of control but you have to put a stroke into it. As for the Zero rubber, even though it is suppose to be a mechanical grip Euro/Japanese type rubber, it behaves more like a Chinese rubber without the tack. On this wood, drop a ball on it and it's a bit dead. Put energy into the bounce and it becomes livelier. For a more Euro/Japan type rubber, 729 Transcend with creme, Rapid Power, Snipe is more like it. So if you are looking for a balanced paddle with good control where you have to put energy into your stroke, this is it.