This blade is incredible. On my backhand up at the table, I was getting a little frustrated with the lack of speed at the table. It felt like I was not able to put enough speed into the ball without a big stroke, and if you look at the modern players, they all have short strokes up at the table. So, I moved back a little. All of a sudden I felt like I had the best setup in the world. I could spin the ball, power through the ball, on both forehand and backhand, and it would land on the table just the way I wanted. The farther back I moved, the faster the ball reached the table. I think this blade is MAGICAL.
If you are like me, you are a mid distance looper who has the advantage in the point if the point lasts a long time and there are counterloops and fishing. You want to make the ball hard for the opponent to kill but only kill the ball yourself if you have the shot. You want to develop your game. If you are like me, this is the blade for you. You can develop your strokes up at the table, and when you move back, even a step, your game is perfect. No ball you can reach is too hard to return if you know the bat angle. The ball goes where it would on a shot you would make on a controlled racquet, but ten times faster. I made so many backhand winners with this, counterlooping kills.
I still can't understand how it seems to give you just the amount of power you want from the distance, giving less as it comes closer, more as it goes back, but it is an incredible feeling.