View Full Version : Blade Review - Yasaka Leo 11 ply Hinoki wood.

07-09-2011, 12:24 PM
This is a review of the blade I am currently using, it is a nice blade and very fast. The Hinoki wood is quite a precious wood as it can only be found in high altitude alps in Japan in mountain ranges. The hinoki wood is definately a type of wood that I would recommend for all players to try as it is a very nice type of wood. As the blade is 11 ply it is very fast but this also adds to the weight of the bat, so it is quite a heavy bat. Due to its weight and speed of the blade it is better suited for players that play from mid-long distance from the table as the 11 ply does not give as good feel as some other blades however other hinoki wood blades with less ply 5 or 7 ply would give beautiful feeling for the ball as hinoki is such a nice wood. So a 5 or 7 ply hinoki wood blade would be more suited to close-mid distance players. A very nice 7 ply hinoki blade would be the yasaka Leo 7 ply and a brilliant feeling Hinoki 5 ply blade is the butterfly Jonyer.

07-09-2011, 01:30 PM
Hinoki does feel great. Very interesting wood. Soft so good for short game and touch, but springy so it has good speed when you swing harder.

04-29-2014, 08:06 PM
I used the leo 11 for a while and it is awsome blade ..very fast with very good control..the problem of the blade is that the hand is not comfort anyway. .now transfered to Timo Boll ZLC ..and it is more than fantastic blade

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