I find that the Barricade goes great when matched up with long pips, as the ad says. Ive been using it with Tenergy 25 2.1mm and Stiga Destroyer Ox. Even though it is a Def+ blade, I get plenty of speed off of my loop drives when combined with Tenergy. My defensive game has never been better. With a good sense of touch, I can block back even the hardest smashes or the spinniest loops with my long pips. It plays fine chopping away from the table as well. I recommend it to any aspiring long pips modern defenders.
- Kyle, FL