This blade has several gears and can be fast. With Yasaka Rakza 7 on FH and Mark V HPS soft for BH I get a solid feeling blade good for all the strokes. Very high quality blade for the money. Speed is slightly faster than BTY Primorac...more like BTY Korbel. Great for looping, fast counters and the short game. Nittaku handles always seem a bit small but comfortable in the hand. This blade is well suited to a wide range of players depending on rubber selection/thickness etc. Perfect power to control ratio on this one.