Seventh Heaven Plies of Pure Hinoki Heaven - exactly just how Nittaku described it!!! I just can't believe how much CONTROL is dripping in this paddle! It's really confidence & awe inspiring and it let's me take the calculated and risky shots when miliseconds matter the most during intense play. I thought the Zhang Jike ALC w T80FX had control - buddy let me tell you this blade is all about CONTROL and surgical control for that matter. Ball placement is awesome! You can make your opponent run from one side of the court/table to the other because of it and it let's you set up your attack for the next shot! Looping, pushing, flicking, chopping, smashing you name it, it can and will do it! The only thing I wish I did was carefully read and listen to the reviews below and actually paired it with hard to medium hard sponge rubbers. I like the Nittaku Refoma 2.1 mm that I have on both sides right now but I feel like it could definitely use some help with speed, power and explosiveness especially during serves. This is why I will be ordering it with the Nittaku Fastarc S-1's here very shortly! Can't wait to get it and I will add an updated review of the blade with rubber combination! Thank you Paddle Palace & my product specialist and advisor David for the awesome suggestions and quick service! Cheers!
Teddy Lim - Austin, TX