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Xiom MUV 9.0S (pre-made) Bat FL

06/05/2019
Sean M.
Very pleased with this bat, which I have named Nadia. Nadia and I have made such light work of my colleagues, that many have followed suit and bought the same bat with similar (but, in any event, less) success....


Darker Speed 90 9mm one ply Kiso Hinoki (made in Japan)

10/31/2018
Josh b.
I ordered this blade a week or so ago and it finally arrived yesterday, loaded with Tenergy 05 2.1 on both sides. I was amazed by how easy the blade handled the ball. Short drop shot returns, slow spin, fast spin, control when I needed this. I thought that the ball would fly off the bat but I was in complete control.

I played in the league yesterday with this new bat and had no problems with my opponent, I did not drop a single game, It was a most enjoyable experience.

I must admit that when I was much younger I player the Jonyer H 1 - 9 blade so I had an idea of what the blade was capable of. A few years ago I ordered a H 1 - 9 one ply hinoki wood blade from Ireland but the blade I just purchased is by far superior.

If you can afford the extra money and lets not forget a blade is for life then it is well worth purchasing it. I will probably purchase a reserve blade shortly....


Re-Impact Dream blade

09/19/2018
Trev G.
Awesome blade, superb control paired with 802/40 backhand and Spinlord Tiger.


Butterfly Mizutani Jun Super ZLC FL (made in Japan)

05/26/2018
Alex v.
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LKT TOXIC 3 TACTICAL Blade - Super Defensive!

03/30/2018
Ziggy Y.
The shape looks unique. However, after tried it out surprise with the performance. Fit the right rubber thickness no more than 1.6mm and is good for chop, block, push & smash and most important, good control. If you try 2.2mm thickness, get ready for super springy effect, well such thickness great for speed on FH/BH, no control. Overall, its a very good blade. Going for the 2nd order....


TSP Spectol 21 Offensive Sponge

03/09/2017
Andrew P.
Suitable for close-to-table speed play. Suggested reading: Drew Ogden's "How to dominate with short pips" ebook

See World Champion Wang Tao matches on youtube (eg against Persson and Waldner)

Wang Tao (CHN)
Avalox p700
FH: Globe 999
BH: TSP Spectol (spectol is intended for BH use, but Singapore's Li Jia Wei is an exception)

Why use SP21 rather than other short-pips:

1) Deceptive due to the pips shape. You can attack & deceive. Doesn't react as much to spin so easier to return loops

1) You can hit "knuckle-balls", the ball dropping off the blocker's bat

2) Against opponents who back off, easy to dropshot & play passive blocks, making the ball land short of the opponent

3) To really confuse opponents, you can mix up both passive and active blocks

4) You can return a spinny serve with the opponent's spin and added spin of your own, given good touch

5) With a combination bat & fast game, spin changes quickly, messing up opponents. They also don't have time to watch which rubber you're using, putting them under pressure

Disadvantages:

1) Plays like long pips (deceptive), but has cons of long: difficult to play against no-spin balls and not good at generating your own spin

2) The OFF is not fast, even in max on an offensive blade. Hard to get pace against slow balls Anything less than max is not suitable for attack

3) More difficult to learn because of its unusual properties. Not recommended for those wanting to cover a weakness.

4) Ball trajectory is almost linear: by having less spin you don't have the safety of spin from inverted

5) If your coach doesn't know about pips you might be better off with inverted

6) All pips have pros and cons. You have to know how to use them

7) Takes time to get used to. You'll need a big break between comp seasons. No quick fix to your game but an option many don't consider. Could change your whole playing style for the better
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