GAMBLER ARYLATE/CARBON BLADE FL HANDLE
Gambler Arylate/Carbon Made for combination style attacking play. Unique blend of Limba and multiple different types of Cypress, with a core surrounded by interwoven Arylate Carbon composite. This comes hand lacquered. A proven performer, the Gambler Arylate/Carbon is the most controlled attack composite blade on the planet.
I've purchase many different blades from many manufacturers (Gambler, 729, KTL, Donic, etc) and this is my favorite without a doubt. It's a great quality blade with meaty control. If you put a different logo on it, it would sell for $100 more all day long. I would consider it to be a solid OFF- rating, but it's well-balanced. I would say it's very close to a Donic feel, where the blade feels light, balanced, but very solid for a great feel at impact. For $32, I encourage you to find a better offer. ZP does a great job with assembling the custom bats and are a great help on the phone when choosing rubber. This has my highest recommendation.
My favorite blade in my bag, Very balanced nice feel. The finish on the new ones is fantastic too.
I have a pretty good sized paw, and I struggle to find comfort with a number of different bats out there. This bat has a very meaty handle that is very comfortable for me. Many rubber reviews out there advertise that they have a high number of "gears", and this bat has the flexibility and feel to truly extract every last one when paired with the right rubber. I tried with a faster rubber right out of the box, and I almost ended up writing this paddle off. When I paired it with "Battle I" rubber from 729, and I loved the feel of this blade. It is certainly a OFF- or slower blade with this rubber, but the control is out of this world. I can hand this bat to anyone in my club and they all agree it returns and hits with enough control to return even the toughest serves. Great product really. I'm so glad I gave it a second change.