After using 3 different carbon blades, I switched to this beautiful all wood blade. The blade is a touch heavier than some of the lighter carbon blades (ave. 90g) but very well balanced. I have been using over a year and plan to keep using. Currently, I am using this blade with Xiom Omega VII Pro FH and Omega VII Euro BH for an excellent set up for my topspin/attacking style. Full disclosure, I am a Paddle Palace employee.