I don't normally do reviews, but......I have been trying different blades to get that combination of speed, power and feel. This has it, it's a fantastic blade.
It's a bit slower than my other blades, but the control is amazing. At first I didn't like how top heavy it was due to the hollow handle, I may end up filling it, but I have to admit, as i'm getting used to it, and after 3 or 4 sessions, I hardly notice it any more. I'll wait and see how it goes.
The blade gives a fairly high throw, and while it feels harder than an all wood blade due to the carbon layers so you get great power when you want it, you get the control of an all wood blade, so it's great for the short game, and you can loop the ball wherever you want to. I have a lot more accuracy blocking and it's a lot easier to balloon balls back on the table if you're ever forced to defend. Seems to have a big sweetspot too, so you still get a solid feel even if you hit near the edge of the blade. My game has improved 10% just by using this blade, and I love the loud crack you get when you hit with it. I got the straight handle and it fits great.
Highly recommended, amazing control, and it's a great value if you compare the price with most other carbon blades.