Plies: limba 0.3mm - textreme 0.25mm - ayous 0.7mm - ayous 3.3mm - ayous 0.7mm - textreme 0.25mm - limba 0.3mm
Weight: mine has 90g (sealed)
I play the Stiga Carbonado 190 Flared handle (handle called Master by Stiga) already 7 month now and i think i have developed a good sense for feeling and touch of the blade.
It is a bit difficult to explain but i try my best.
In a few aspects it always comes down, not only to personal preferences but also to a subjective perception. Therefore contradicted statements can be occur and are nothing to worry about, just the way different people perceive one and the same thing.
The 190 although it is a rather hard and stiff blade does play significantly softer than it is, maybe due to the limba outer plies and because it is rather thin (5.8mm)
this combination makes it a blade with high basic speed but still very controlable and with good overall feeling.
I have to ad that i only played two different rubber combinations so this probably plays a significant role in perceiving its playing characteristics.
I played Hurricane 8, 40 degree black FH/ Tinarc 5, 37 degree red BH and liked this combination very much, more than
Hurricane 3 Neo 40 degree black FH/ TG 3-60, 37 degree BH
In general the blade has a big sweetspot and its realy higher towards the head, like stated in manufacturers discription. this gives you an overall feeling of safety and when playing faster rallies, shots with more power and force can be played because with full arm swing (like a pendulum) more force can be generated from a hitting point near the head of the blade. the higher oriented sweetspot guaranties more margin for error and a higher number of winners due to that fact.
So it definitely rewards a certain style of play.
It is very suitable in combination with a rubber with chinese playing characteristics on the forehand side.
Close to the table it is a deadly weapon. The trajectory is lower than average.
With something like H8 which has a not so high first speed but a very good kick off the bounce with good spin, it causes a lot of trouble for the opponent because this is a rather unusual style of play. a relatively low trajectory in general and a very flat bounce on the opponents half of the table makes it difficult to return the ball for your opponent and at the same time making much fun to play for you.
It took quite some time to adjust the technique when playing away from the table but once you know the trick it is very enjoyable and effective too.
You have to significantly lower your center of gravity the farer away you play from the table but still deadly shot can be created when enough effort is put into it.
definetely nothing for lazy boys or girls.
But once you got used to it, you just can`t resist to love that blade.