Just tried the Hugo Calderano blade from Xiom, it feels pretty unique.

Sherwin told me that they are good friend. They known each other long ago before they both start their own business. Then both their businesses become successful, one becomes a successful coach, and one establish a successful TTD~ :D:D



I wonder who would win between sherwin and dan.
they are both in UK so would be a nice match to watch.....
 
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Looking forward to sherwins comparison to Lin gaoyuan... in the first review i heard nothing really helpful...
reviews without comparisons do not make much sense to me.
 
Compared to Lin Gaoyuan / Viscaria,

Hugo SAL has a bit more control, bit more dwell time, bit less power from away from table, and less vibration.


Looking forward to sherwins comparison to Lin gaoyuan... in the first review i heard nothing really helpful...
reviews without comparisons do not make much sense to me.
 
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Just got this blade today, put on Omega VII Tour on the forehand and Vega Asia DF on the backhand (wanted to put on Omega VII Asia on the back but I'm using it on another blade lol). Just tested out serving with it, takes some getting used to, but I can already feel it has good touch control. But we shall see how it behaves in a match.
 
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Hi G-ZHang, from yesterday Bundesliga semi-final match, it seem hugo calderano is using the Hugo Calderano HAL wood. Wonder have you try it can compare with Hugo calderano SAL and Viscaria? I am wondering this blade worth to get compare to the Viscaria that I am using now. Thanks.
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Ever after Xiom signed Hugo, I was wondering what blade he will use.
It is pretty certain that Xiom will made a named blade for him, But I am just wondering what composite would it be.

Today I got the answer. My coach Sherwin got the Hugo Calderano blade, and I have tried for around 10 minutes.

To conclude, it feels pretty unique.

First, it's a outter fibre blade with koto as the first ply.
Second the fibre, Xiom calls it Super Arylate. And the catch is, there is no carbon with it, like the Butterfly ZLF or AL blades.

How it feel? Here is some of my conclusion:

1 Although it is a outter fibre blade, it doesn't feel very fast or stiff. The dwell time feels long.
It feels slower than the AZXi (both alc and zlc side).

2 To compare with other outter fibre blade like Viscaria, the biggest difference is the feel. Hugo feels quite woody, with no vibration, while the Butterfly fibre blades normally with quite amount of vibration (even the zlf blade).

3 Because of the woody feel, the touch game is really good with the Hugo blade. And the control during top spin is quite good as well.

4 I've played mostly inner fibre blades in the past few years (mainly DHS blades) and never played outter blades. But after playing Hugo, I would really want to give it a try and considering buy one myself.

5 Blocking and flat hitting feels good because of the outer fibre composite.

I feel it pretty unique, because this is probably the most woody feeling outer fibre blade I've ever play so far. Less vibration than most of the butterfly carbon blades.

I played it for only 10 minutes and I can't make any in depth review and comparison.

Check Sherwin's channel, he will probably post a in depth review soon: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4JbqJ-oq1BtLLr7v-ZMG0A


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He's an awesome Coach! He used to coach me when I was in college in the Philippines. Please send him my regards. The name is Cielo Sowers.

On the other hand, I'm curious about the blade and maybe it's something that I wouldn't mind trying in the future. I attack but I also enjoy blocking and placements. With its touch, I will be able to apply my playing style with it.
 
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