GAMBLER VECTOR HINOKI
Vector Hinoki is a high power attacking blade combining the unique benefits of Hinoki with the power and stability of Zylon +Carbon. Made to the most exacting standards, Vector touch features HINOKI and SOFTWOOD layers combined with Zylon and 30ton (60K) graphite weave. All Vector blades come with a preservative lacquer finish (no need to seal the blade), 2 high polish metal lens inlay, and a manufacturer backed guaranteed weight range (the only kind in the industry). Gambler is able to achieve precision weight range by using a proprietary grain density testing method and exacting moisture content regulation.
*While the VCZ blades do not have an equal in the industry they do compare favorably to other Zylon Carbon blades that cost $200-$400USD.
Let's be clear - this is a relatively heavy, rigid blade suited to certain playing styles, but I think everyone would enjoy having one of these in the arsenal. This hinoki version has such a solid, vibration-free feel that immediately rewards the player as their technique improves. As I got in to forehand practice with this blade (Mech-Tek Predator on both sides) I could immediately feel it whenever I hit the ball with proper stroke - this blade rings out with a loud, satisfying, crunch sound that would make people everywhere in the club stop practice to ask me about it. Vector Hinoki is thick, smooth, and heavy for hard-hitting. If that's your style, there's no way you won't enjoy this.