Equipment: Butterfly Nippon on porcelain tile, Newgy robot shooting Nittaku celluloid 38s (did not upgrade to 40s since robot is all about technique and conditioning, and sizable investment, esp in balls) I like a strong heavy bat, and loved the old Hunter Sabre. Just received (1) the Black Widow w/ Stiga Magna TSII and Juic 999 Elite; and (2) Andro CS7 w/ Stiga Boost TC and Juic Nano Spin II. All Max. The BW handle is slightly larger, but both feel perfect (both flared). Weight feels centered more toward the handle on the Andro; more toward the head on the BW. The Juic pad is much firmer than the Stiga on both. The ball goes right through the TS II to the wood, like the rubber is not even there. First impression is that the blades are equally strong. I really like them both. Between the two, I would expect the play to be affected more by the rubber than the wood.
- Charles Gardner, NV