View Full Version : XIOM Solo Review

03-18-2013, 12:57 AM
Hi guys , sorry for my english again.

Well , i like very much the quality of trademark xiom and i was willing test this blade.

Desing : So pretty and very very elegant , better after several days of use.

Feel : So soft , very nice to play with it. Not vibrations , and when you hitten the ball you don't feel anything hard only a softer touch. Very easy to use from the first time you play with it.

Handle: I prefer Flared hanle , but there is'nt in my proveedor, but this straight handle is very confortable beacuse is very rounded.

Performance: This 7 ply blade is fast but very controllable . I think the blade is close to Off- blades. With this blade you can accurate your offensive strokes with a good velocity. Great stability , and sweet pot.

TopSpin Game: Very approiate to player with a continuos topspin, you can do these easily and you can accurate your balls close to the lines. The rebound of the blade allow you make slow topspins load with great spin.

Short Game; although this is a 7ply blade is very controllable in a short game , pushes and flicks are easy to do.But i think this blade is not appropiate for passive strokes in a short game.

Blocking: I think this blade is a jewel for a blockers players , blocking with this blade is fantastic, you can block fast topspins o slow topspins with a great ease. Amazing with active-agressive blocking or passive blocks . I repeat "Amazing".

Conclusion: I think that bade is a great good job of XIOM , all what it says about this blade in its catalogue is true. This is a jewel!!

05-18-2013, 01:42 PM
What xiom rubbers did you tested on Solo?
I am having xiom omega 4 elite and i wonder if this blade will fit XO4E.

05-18-2013, 09:20 PM
I tried it with FH XIOM OMEGA IV Europe MAX , and XIOM VEGA EUROPE 2.0 in BH. I like the quality of XIOM. i had a good sensation with XO4E specially at blocking and in the topspin vs topspin , perhaps is most difficult generate spinny slow topsins and generate great loops but his behaviour in the direct play is supremme

05-19-2013, 05:57 AM
Thanks for reply and i think that it should fit with Omega 4 elite, because vega europe is also quite soft.

05-19-2013, 09:42 PM
Yes Europe is quite soft , did you tried XIOM SIGMA , can you comparate with OMEGA?

05-20-2013, 03:10 AM
I had few hits with friends sigma 1 Europe. It is rubber with long trajectory, seems for off the table play. Omega 4 elite has a nice parabola and over net landing.
Hardness for sigma is ~ 47, O4 elite ~ 40 or even less - very soft. Sigma seems more aggressive, but quite tricky on short play on pushes/backspin.

05-20-2013, 08:07 PM
Oh thanks then is better that i continue with Omega IV Europe

04-29-2019, 01:50 PM
I totally agree. The feel of this blade is just great!