First feedback is the blade COULD have ANY of those 4 names I proposed... it did all those things. Mostly, I was consistent, the best quality of all... but it wasn't only consistency, it was consistency with high quality shot attempts that were not just attempts.
Overall, it did NOT feel like a composite blade, that was the overall goal - OFF or so performance with feel that is not carbon... and some possible low end OFF+ action when I crank it.
Got MANY balls blocked long and out. Made MANY plays accross many kinds of shots I normally use. Easy to spin, feel was overall similar to the koto blades, but a little crisp with enough softness. Easy to hit direct shots. Easy to take off spin. Easy to receive serves. Easy to powerloop.
This blade nailed all the things I wanted to do in terms of performance and feel. You would need to operate it yourself to really get it. This thing had the smoothest edes and face of a blade I have never held. Handle heavy in the right way. Blade felt lighter than the listed correct 212 grams. With new rubbers glued on - the standard MX-K and FX-S combo, blade weighed 208+ grams and felt just as light as a 180s gram blade.
Counter drive or counter loop an incoming topsin it had another top gear over Nate's previous heavy wood blades, and that is including the Quarter Pounder Deluxe.
Blade lived up to moniker of Mass Annihilation Unit - did not lose any of my 5 doubles matches and we swithched partners. Offense was Destructive and ball landed high percentage.
I was very happy with any of the last 10 blades I got from Nate.. and COULD play my level with any of them. However, this blade feels even more of a winner.