ok, I've used so many defensive blades with just about every combination imaginable. This blade is very slow, and has a lot vibration in it. I'm getting use to the vibration now- I like it now, gives a sense of ultimate control over every shot even though I miss quite a few. I'm a 2050 rated player that can beat 2200-2400 rated players, when they refuse to push, instead of looping everything. I'm a chopper on both flanks. I've had it for about 2 days now. I will update in about 3 months.