Much worse than friends DHS paddles in the same price range, or even than my own old DHS padde. Wobbly construction of the wood makes it impossible to control fast balls - they bounce inelastically with a high error margin, and precision play is impossible. The rubber is cheap, making it very difficult to control and especially return heavy spin, such as slice. I regret having wasted money on this paddle and i dont recommend sub-$50 Stigas to anybody. I have bought an old Stiga and had to upgrade to DHS, and it looks like Ill do it again. Fool me twice - shame on me. It wont happen again.
Im giving it 2 stars to reflect the fact that its marginally better than $20 paddles from Sports Authority. However, I feel like Im being very charitable because the paddle costs way more than $20.
- Boris Hayete, MA