I began playing at age 7 with a Butterfly Kenny with Soft D-13 rubber, completely abandoning the sport at 17 and returning back to the game 25 years later when the game and technology had completely changed. I started with an offensive paddle to realize after a few months that I needed something less aggressive. Serendipitously, another player who came back to the sport after a 25 years hiatus bought a Tibhar Samsonov Alpha blade with Vari Spin D-Tecs rubber, but didnt quite like it -too light for him- He wanted to try mine, so we exchanged paddles and it was love at first sight for me. The sweet spot is huge, the paddle is well balanced and gives the ball plenty of spin and enough speed to zoom by just about anyone. I needed more control and this paddle gave me tons of it -quite useful when changing rhythm, such as going from offense to drop shots- Many others in our club have ordered this paddle since. Ill go on a limb to say that it would fit just about anyones game, except for the all out offensive, or the all out defensive players.