This is an innerforce ZLC blade, and I have been enjoying it so far. Coming from viscaria previously, it took me some adjustment, as it is not as crisp as viscaria, but it compensates with a easier shorter game with better control. Due to the carbon being underneath wood, to get the same power as viscaria, I have to put in more effort.
The handle is very nicely designed, but sweat on the handle will eventually blur out the colour, which isn't a problem as it shows the scars from battle.
When I first switched to this blade, I felt my backhand become easier whereas I had to make more adjustment to my forehand, but that was no longer an issue after the adjustment period.
I have ordered 15+ box of DHS 3 stars D40+ balls for my robot. They work very well for robot training. I also used it in serve practice and matches with friends, no issues with them.
They also seem to last a long time, as I haven't broken much of them apart from occasionally stepping on them.
The rural club that I am currently playing at uses them, and they are so worn out that the labels are barely visible but the balls are still fine, and that is a sign that they are quite durable.
I cannot comment on roundness and hardness as I never actually tried testing each of them.
The Amicus Prime comes with a tabloid which has an app for managing the drills. It is quite user friendly and straightforward to use. The app allows you to see the sequence of how each drill works, and has 20 pre set drills, with videos of Apolonia Tiago playing the drills. To create your own drill is very simple, and only takes a short amount of time to get the ball that you want by adjusting the amount of spin, the speed, and the placement. Everything is adjusted on the app, there is no need to manually adjust the robot for different drills. The app allows drills with balls that have varing speed, spin, and placement to be all mixed together. This is very useful in simulating the rallies that you want to practice.
With each individual drill, you can vary the frequency of the balls, all the way up to 120 balls per min. You can also set how long you want the drill to run for before it stops and give you a rest in between. With a single button, the drill can be mirrored from right side to the left side, so you can practice forehand and then backhand of the same drill without having to create 2 drills. There is also the random function, where you can randomize the spread of the ball on the table, the sequence of the drill (left vs right), and also the spin of each ball.
Occasionally the robot may miss one ball, where it seems like it shoots one out, but it doesn't quite make it, but this is very rare. It doesn't actually jam, but it just skips that ball in the drill and continues with the next shot if it ever happens.
Overall, I am happy with the Amicus Prime, it is very useful when I do not have a practice partner and when I want to practice a particular sequence of shots, such as a short push, open up backspin loop, and then looping a topspin ball.
I've been playing with some plastic balls, and mostly with 3*** DHS 40+, but sometimes with 3*** Stiga 40+. My first DHS 40+ ball broke within 1 session of playing. It might have hit the edge of the blade, but then I have hit the edge of my blade many times with other balls, and they don't break immediately. So this may indicate its weak durability.
In terms of gameplay feel, I think it is acceptable. I am perhaps not at a high level to tell the exact difference between a Stiga 40+ and a DHS 40+, but for general matches, I am happy to use either. Just that with using DHS 40+, probably a good idea to bring a few extra for any unexpected accidents.
Been using this rubber for my backhand for 2 months, and I have already been liking it alot! It has great spin and speed, which is good for doing backhand loop. I also like to use it for blocking, as it can absorb the opponent's power and then send it back fast and stable. I do however, have some trouble at the beginning of using this rubber on a carbon blade, but it can be adjusted. The only downside is that this rubber is very expensive ($75 AUD). But overall, it is a great rubber!
After using this rubber model for 2 years for my forehand, I still greatly enjoy using it. It is very good for looping, as it can generate lots of spin. It also gives a very good control on the ball, however, the downside of that is a little lacking on the speed. The rubber also smells not very nice at the beginning, however, the smell goes away gradually. The rubber is also relatively cheap, which makes it a good choice.
I have been using this blade for 2 months now, with H3 neo on forehand and Tenergy 05 on backhand. I like the speed of this blade, as comparing to a wood blade, this carbon blade delivers speed and power. With a fast backhand rubber, it can be difficult to get the ball to stay on the table at the beginning, but after a while, it can be adjusted. The forehand was not hard to adjust from a wood blade, and the increase in speed and power is easily noticeable. The downside I feel with this blade is the reduction in the dwell time when compared to a wood blade. Also, I find this blade to be a bit pricey.