Im a two-winged looper who uses spinny loops to attack/counter-loop from 3-15 away from table.
My other blades are all faster carbon jobs - Premorac Carbon PC, Schlager Carbon SC, Iolite...
Compared to these blades, Amulart isnt as fast, and with better dwell time. I can feel the ZLC fibre layers afford the ball to stay on the blade a little longer, creating more spin yet with better control.
It works great with Tenergy rubbers for looping. My loops from 10 out has tons of crazy spin, more than all other blades Ive used so far. However, what it gains in spin, it gives up in top end speed. My max effort loop-drivers arent as hard as from PC or SC, but it makes up for it with very heavy spin.
If you like to hit, smash, and punch block close-to-table, this blade may not give you the speed like the other true Off+ carbon rigs. But if you graze the ball a lot, this one is for you.
In terms of value, Id agree $180 is a big price tag. If bang for the buck is what you look for, PC will get the job done for half the price.
Then again, the quality and workmanship of Amulart is among the finest money can buy. To recap, this blade is for looper who ventures beyond 3 feet from the table. It isnt a true Off+ blade and it isnt for fast attacking type either.
PPMAN - Toronto, Ontario
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