Tibhar Stratus Samsonov Carbon

Brand: Tibhar
Class: OFF
Speed: 95
Control: 57
Blade Weight: 85
Plies: 5w, 2c/k
Blade Thickness: 5.5
Blade Handles: FL, AN, ST
Material: Wood + Composite



For the Tibhar Stratus Samsonov Carbon blade, Tibhar selected high-quality wood types and combined them with a new generation of Kevlar carbon: the ideal prerequisite for an offensive but still controllable game. The carbon permits the needed hardness and stability in your strokes. Great playing sensation!

This is a great blade, a little heavier than I prefer but it feels very solid in your hand. My only problem is that it is just too much. It lacks the feel most people would expect from a high end blade. It can really add power to your shots but I would be surprised to see many players who have experimented with other high end blades to be content with the control trade off. I ended up switching to the timo boll ZLF with no regrets. Thats a lot more expensive but for something in the same price range I found the nittaku kcz to work much better overall. Very nice blade! Just not what I would expect for the price


This is an awesome offensive blade!!!

I switched to this Stratus Carbon from TBS>Ma Lin YEO>Ma Lin Carbon. I think the Stratus Carbon is the combination of the three blades above, Its controllable yet fast and create tremendous top spin. I use Neo H3 on FH and Palio Blitz on BH, the blade is as fast as the TBS blade but feels more stiff, however i found that the dwell time did not reduce much, if you want a more stiff and a little faster blade than the Ma Lin Carbon, this is for you!

- USATT-1900s, CA