GAMBLER TEXILIUM BALSA SH HANDLE
Gambler Black Diamond (Texilium)
Huge balsa core sandwiched with Texilium Glass weave, skinned with high grade Limba. This blade is very light but still has a solid feeling of power. Black Diamond is a truly different breed! After a full year of testing we have upgraded the speed of this blade. Players find this blade to be a true balsa lovers dream with very little between the ball and the balsa core, giving a very live surface. The ST handle is very fat for players who need extra wood or want to custom shape the handle. (please note that the ST handle will add a few grams of weight).
I purchased this blade, because I use a Balsa wood blade with LP's on the back hand an a slow spinny rubber on the forehand. The Balsa has little flex which improves the reaction of the LP's, and it gives speed to a slow rubber. This blade worked great for me! The forehand adds control and a spinny/tacky rubber can produce plenty of speed on attack, and can loop well. The LP's performed well also with added control. I suppose the glass fibers work on the control side. I train with a robot, so I can differentiate control pretty well between paddles. I played at my club this week and did better than ever, and surprised my competition. I am very pleased. I would give this a try if you are a LP player.