I have been playing with several XIOM blade and rubber for the past 12 months. I can testify about quality and life duration on these blades and rubbers.
All this rubbers has been set on the same blades Zetro Quad and Stradivarius. I have chosen the rubbers maximum and straight handle
• XIOM Zetro Quad
• XIOM Stradivarius
XIOM Zetro Quad: If you are a two winged looper, this is definitely for you! Everything goes under your control, with a considerable speed.
My weapon of choice. It plays awesome with Omega IV Pro on forehand, and Omega IV Asia, has great feeling, and has perfect weight balance. Recommended for all-round player.
XIOM Zetro Quad + Omega IV Pro FH+ XIOM Omega IV BH
XIOM Stradivarius: I think Strad is more a like Innerforce ZLC with soft feeling. I had it one before 2nd version and in my opinion Strad is nice in looping and close-to-the-table game. Strad has also a straight handle.
My opinion Strad does it all. Very nice soft touch for the short game and a ton of speed and spin on loops. If you are a power player with soft hands touch this is a great blade.
• XIOM Vega Pro
• XIOM Vega Asia
• XIOM Omega IV Pro
• XIOM Omega IV Asia
The N°1 is Vega Pro. No doubt one of the best price/performance/durability ratio available on the market.
The Omega IV Pro. It performance decreases after 2-3 weeks, and have to be changed after 3 months and half. That’s not bad as I pratice about 6-8 times a week.
The Omega IV Asia seems to last longer than Omega IV Pro. It’s hard to be sure as I play Omega IV Asia on my backhand. But after 3 months, I can give same amount of spin, and only lost a few in controls and touch.
My favorites XIOM rubbers are Omega IV Pro, Omega IV Asia and Vega Pro.
The Vega Pro is so good if you play Asian-style. Give you more control at the first top spin. Counter spin and flat strokes are highly powerful.
The Omega IV Pro is really different. It’s a kind of Tenergy05, gives a little less than Tenergy05 in term of adherence.
The Omega IV Asia is fast as Tenergy05, has more adherence, gives more spin, So I’m currently playing with Omega IV Pro on forehand, and Omega IV Asia on backhand.
- Hung Ho, OR