Several top players prefer the pure wooden blade construction, appreciating the special feel of pure wood. In EXTRA SPECIAL Yasaka combines harder inner veneers with a little softer middle veneer to get the right power without vibration. In addition the surface veneers are thin, selected hard walnut veneers, making the blade faster. Yasaka EXTRA SPECIAL is the ultimate pure wooden blade for demanding players who like hot power strokes. Made in Sweden.