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    XIOM Blades

    Hello all,

    I currently play with a STIGA Offensive Classic Carbon (Catalog says Speed 92 Control 76 Veneers 5+2 Type off-

    Does anyone have any experience with the XIOM range of blades and could advise on a similar blade to the above?

    Thanks

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    The stiga off classic carbon is a slow blade compared to other fast carbon. Maybe you need to try vega europe blades. Those are really god with better quality and feel.

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    XIOM Blades

    You may like an all wood blade. The Xiom Offensive S is really good, has great feeling, and a similar speed to your Offensive Classic Carbon. Or if you want more speed the Xiom Extreme S is a 7 ply blade with similar feel but decently faster than the Offensive S without being too fast.

    That being said, I have heard good things about the Vega blades and yogi-bear's suggestion may be what you are looking for.


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    I would suggest trying the Zetro Quad (I play with it). Although it is 9 ply, its not crazy fast and paired with some rubbers with decent control it plays like a dream.

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    I have used Xiom's Stradivarius in the past. It is a medium-ish carbon blade with decent control and dwell time. I am not certain if it compares with the blade that you're currently using... If you're looking for something with more control then you should probably go with what Carl is saying i guess.

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    I will follow up on Carl. Xiom offensive S is such a good underrated blade. BTY Petr Korbel copy, very good for developing an offensive game

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    Thank you all for your valued feedback - i have posted some questions below

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaffar Lone
    I have used Xiom's Stradivarius in the past. It is a medium-ish carbon blade with decent control and dwell time. I am not certain if it compares with the blade that you're currently using... If you're looking for something with more control then you should probably go with what Carl is saying i guess.
    A friend has the XIOM Stradivarius spare - i'm going to put my XIOM OMEGA rubbers on the blade and give it a try - i'm mainly play a topspin loop game


    Quote Originally Posted by underlaydisk
    I would suggest trying the Zetro Quad (I play with it). Although it is 9 ply, its not crazy fast and paired with some rubbers with decent control it plays like a dream.
    Thank you for your suggestion - I will take a look at this

    Quote Originally Posted by UpSideDownCarl
    You may like an all wood blade. The Xiom Offensive S is really good, has great feeling, and a similar speed to your Offensive Classic Carbon. Or if you want more speed the Xiom Extreme S is a 7 ply blade with similar feel but decently faster than the Offensive S without being too fast.

    That being said, I have heard good things about the Vega blades and yogi-bear's suggestion may be what you are looking for.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaispencer
    I will follow up on Carl. Xiom offensive S is such a good underrated blade. BTY Petr Korbel copy, very good for developing an offensive game


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    Thanks - would you surgest this for a Topspin looper? playing with XIOM OMEGA Rubbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by yogi_bear
    The stiga off classic carbon is a slow blade compared to other fast carbon. Maybe you need to try vega europe blades. Those are really god with better quality and feel.
    Cheers Yoji - this blade skipped my reading material - would this suit a player who likes to impart heavy forehand loops?
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    Yeah I play a looping style, I used to use the offensive s. With tenergy, and the omega rubbers will pair well with it.

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