This blade isn't nearly as fast as its specs make it look. To put it in perspective, i still have to work fairly hard to get some serious juice of of my JUIC Scramble 21 Ultima with MAX sponge. It has a very soft and controlled feel, which is great for looping and setting up offensively, but it is seriously lacking a nice solid feel when smashing. Another annoyance was that the handle was extraordinarily rough when i got it, so rough that i felt the need to sand it, before even attempting to play with it. However, for the combo price, I think it's worth it for the table tennis player on a budget.