GAMBLER FIRE DRAGON HINOKI WITH FREE SHIRT
Every Fire Dragon has 2 layers of proprietary *high modulus carbon interwoven with multi stranded tempered filament,(F.L.C). F.L.C expands the optimal striking surface and gives the blade optimum flex recovery even at the highest professional levels all while maintaining touch and feel.
2 outer layers of high grade Cypress followed by *high modulus carbon interwoven with multi stranded tempered filament,(F.L.C)., Inner core of high grade select clearwood.
Fire Dragon Hinoki provides stability for the attack. Fantastic touch feeling of Hinoki wood backed up by the F.L.C. composite. Suitable for attacking players who like a deep feeling of power.
*compares favorably to Butterfly Garaydia ZLC
For a short time, the Fire Dragon series blade come with our limited edition Gambler High Performance Dri-Fit Table Tennis Shirt, a bestseller at the 2017 US Nationals in Las Vegas. It has a black gradient design and features the Gambler Dragon. (These are true U.S. sizes and the fit runs as a normal t-shirt will)
I normally play penhold short pips with a fast kevlar paddle, but teach my students to play SH and sometimes play SH. So take this for what it is worth. The build quality is very high. The edges are just a bit sharp at the throat of the paddle. This is supposed to be the medium speed of the trio, but it is solid, stiff, high dense tone, which is typical of carbon/aralyte. I paired this with Milkyway Sun 2.2 and Moon 2.2. In this combo it is not a looper's paddle, it is pure smash and hit. If you have the control you can loop but not a ripping point winning loop ( but remember I am not actually a SH). It's more like a Chinese rubber style spinny smash. Despite its speed and stiffness, you get a controlled block with a low throw, and a push/flip short game as well. The moon give a slightly easier time looping mid-distance. The Sun goes a bit long, for me at least. If you want and can handle raw power; this is it.
Purchased this as a back up to a 200$+ Butterfly blade, quality is very similar, will not be paying 200 bucks for a blade again.