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        Posted 02-12-2018
        5.00 Approved. Recommended for all attackers
        • Feeling
        • Dwell Time
        • Control+Speed

        • Maybe Weight
        • Maybe Handle
        • For me none
        Hi all.
        I am playing this blade, i will just call it NMLC here, for about five training sessions now, each between 2-3 Hours.
        Although i have the feeling that i haven't fully experienced all it's secrets and potenzial, because here and there i hit shots i never thought i would. I couldn't wait any longer to share my experience so far.

        The specifications of my NMLC are:
        blade head size is 162x152mm overall size is 262x152mm. Manufacturer says could vary +/- 1mm
        weight on the digital kitchen scale says 94g. Manufacturer says varies from 92-96g.
        I am aware that weight is a concern for many people.
        For me 94g is just right. I always play with 93-95g blades. I actually need this.
        Everybody has to choose for her-/himself. I contacted the shop and asked for the specific size and weight. Most customer services are
        that polite to search and measure for you. You just need to ask.
        The thickness of my NMLC is 5.7mm
        The blade's composition is as following; Koto(outer)-Ayous-GlassCarbon-Ayous(Core)-GlassCarbon-Ayous-Koto

        For the first session i used following rubbers;
        DHS Hurricane 3 Provincial Blue Sponge #20, 41degree, 2.2mm
        DHS Hurricane 3 Provincial Orange Sponge #20, 39degree, 2.2mm
        FH prepared with 3 layers Fine Zip and 3 layers Falco
        BH prepared with 3layers Fine Zip and 3 layers KaiLin (softens Sponge more than Falco)

        The next 4 sessions i played with the main rubbers which were not ready while first session.
        I use these rubbers since then and they fit the NMLC really well;
        DHS Neo Hurricane 3 Provincial Blue Sponge, 40 degree, 2.15mm, using the prott.vip boosting method for Neo rubbers.
        (it's waiting for you to be found on their webside)
        DHS Goldarc 8, 50 degree(ESN scale), max.

        The fiberglass-Carbon composite gives the NMLC great power on strong impact, especially in combination with the koto outer ply but it doesn't feel as hard as you might expect from that.
        The fact that the composite layer is next to the Core plus the slighty larger head size resulting in a very pleasant feel and direct response with nearly no Vibration.

        The larger head in combination with only 5.6-5.9mm thickness allows great dwell time which makes it very easy to put spin on the Ball in general.
        I have no problems to vary the ratio of Speed and Spin, so i would say it is easy to 'choose or change gears' and bring versatility and change of pace and rhythm
        into your game. I recommend this Blade for all versatile attackers who are aiming for great feeling, awesome control, high speed and spin, all at the same time.
        This Blade does it all.
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        Posted 07-13-2017
        5.00 37° recommended BH rubber
        • very controlable
        • spinny
        • feeling

        • effort
        • no harder
        • version
        I have only played it as a backhand rubber due to the fact that it is only available in 35 and 37 degree but on BH i can recommend it in combination with a composite blade. i have only played it on a carbonado 190 and like it very much.
        Very good for loopkilling serves that drifted too long and for mid distance play with playing style that puts effort in the shots but up to a certain point you only get what you put into it in terms of force. it is bouncier then a classic chinese rubber but not as near as bouncy as a tensor e.g. so you still need a good amount of effort but you can play that with safety because the rubber gives you a good control in every aspect and you don´t need much adjustments in terms of technique. you will quickly learn what is possible and how to execute the shots you wanna play.
        on a carbonado 190 i found the throw angle low on very fast shots, when you hit more with forward motion and high at lower speed e.g. at flicking over the table or at open ups on backspin near the table edge. i rate the possibility to create different throw angles at will as a high +.
        with 3 thin layers of falco long it is a deadly weapon in every aspects and still very controlable.
        Satisfying for the BH! Thumps up

        If this rubber would be available in 40° (DHS scale) - it isn`t, what is sad - i can imagine it as wonderful jap/china hybrid on the FH side.
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        Posted 07-13-2017
        5.00 has it`s own character
        • distinctive
        • character
        • balance

        • needs a bit
        • sanding
        Plies: limba 0.3mm - textreme 0.25mm - ayous 0.7mm - ayous 3.3mm - ayous 0.7mm - textreme 0.25mm - limba 0.3mm

        Dimensions: 156x150x5.8mm

        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.
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