Steve - 23 Oct 2017
Could not be happier with this blade. This might have just replaced my Stiga Clipper (which costs twice as much) as my all time favorite penhold blade. First off the finish is top notch. The outer wood plies felt almost glass slick. Just very nice. The handle for a penhold is perhaps my favorite part. The thickness/roundness of the handle is very skinny which makes it as comfortable of a penhold as I've ever held. Now to the fun stuff. This blade has good flex which is great for spin but no vibrations that I felt. Feels very controlled. You should be able to open up with soft loops on backspin balls with the utmost confidence knowing that ball will hit the table. The speed of the blade is right in that sweet-spot for me. Certainly when you go for a ball, it'll be fast no question about it. But when you need to play a touch or drop shot, you'll be able to keep those balls short. That's harder to do with super fast blades that want to zip everything off the table. All in all I couldn't be more impressed and I highly recommend checking this one out.