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XIOM 36.5 ALX

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Excellent performance with COLD PRESS manufacturing technology and the world first orange AXYLIUM (Arylate) with carbon! The combination of outer Arylate Carbon is world’s most popular, the genesis for XIOM's first true outer Arylate Carbon blade.

The 36.5 ALX incorporates XIOM's blade development team vision, introducing two world first technologies: AXYLIUM and COLD PRESS.

AXYLIUM is a new found Arylate fiber that provides high stability, less vibration, clear feeling and tremendous power. The unique orange color stands for the fresh, clear feeling. 36.5 combines the outer Axylium carbon with a crispy Koto outer ply, which is great for fast play close to the table.

Unlike traditional blade manufacturing methods that dry at high temperatures, 36.5 blade features the industry-first low temperature drying technology. This new "COLD PRESS" technology provides a softer touch that leads to a better feeling for the ball while maintaining the direct contact. This makes the blade more forgiving and easier to play without loosing speed.

Speed Rating: OFF
Ply: 5w + 2 ALX
Blade Thickness: 5.7 mm
Head Size: 157mm x 150 mm
Grip Size: FL 100 x 25mm; ST 100 x 23mm
Surface: Koto
Weight: 85g
Made in Korea

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Reviews of XIOM 36.5 ALX (5)

a very good blade to learn how to be better in tabletennis this blade give me a lot of confidence when playing
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This is a very nice blade, fine craftmanship by Xiom. Mine is 86g and paired with V>15 Extra on both sides. The costruction is similar to Bty ALC blades. It features a medium-hard touch, great speed and enormous spin. I think it is faster than TB ALC, but offers a fine touch for topspin players. It is one of the best looping blades and it is excellent for mid distance play.
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What an amazing blade, weird but in good sense. Finishing is above everything I've grabbed my hands on, koto surface and handle are nice and smooth. Too bad they've used cheap lens/logos. Mine came in 87 grams, flared handle.

This is my first impression - only one session - and is in comparison with Viscaria. Upfront it is needed to say that comparing this two, in a sense that they have similar behavior, doesn't make justice to neither, IMO. They are two different species! I will refer to Viscaria as it is a benchmark blade.

1. XIOM 36.5
FH: DHS H3 Provincial Orange 39 degrees, 2.2 mm + booster
BH: DHS Gold Arc 5, 2.1 mm
DHS 15 Glue
194 GRAMS

2. VISCARIA U code
FH: DHS H3 Provincial Orange 39 degrees, 2.2 mm + booster
BH: TIBHAR MX-S, 2.1-2.2 mm
192 grams

For me, the most outstanding difference between the two is speed (elasticity). I didn't expect to ALX to be so fast! According to the reviews I've read I was expecting a more captive blade, higher dwell, more oriented towards FH strokes, resembling inner carbon structures, with a good kick provided on higher power strokes by composite layer. These respective to Viscaria.

In reality the blade provides a fast spiny kick upon contact, even at relatively low power strokes (warm-up drives). The kick is not a heavy type (Amulart/Photino) but a crispy one with very good conversion to speed, with balls landing deep on the table. Even stranger is that one can easily tame this wildness, decelerating the ball in an automatic manner. If you go slow it goes slow, if you ramp up it becomes really crazy. Bottom line, I cannot say it is linear.
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This is an alternative to Viscaria, if you like it, but wants a little more soft touch, control and a little higher arc, try it. It is very good, fast if you hit fast and gives you a nice feedback, increasing your control. Im very happy on it. Important: The speed is not 8.5 at all!! It is 9 to 9.2, Im sure.
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Works very good with hurricane 8 soft on forehand, very good control. Drive, loop, counter all works really well. Good to receive serves also. But sometimes the ball shoots out. From second zone dificult to play, best if you stay close to the table. Better than carbonado 45, 145, at least for me. Its a little slower than viscaria on light touch and faster on power play. Its strange. Thats why i said sometimes shoots out of the table. On backhand i played with dhs g555, which is very very good at block play, flicks, and thats about it. I will continue untill i find something good for me. Another difference from viscaria, its better for forehand oriented players, viscaria works better for backhand oriented players. Hope it helps. Sorry for the bad english.
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