XIOM Offensive S
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The Xiom Offensive S table tennis blade utilizes traditional 5-ply construction with a special layer construction. It is perfect for speedy drives with great speed performance with excellent control from both forehand and backhand. Soft touch at contact offers amazing ball control at contact. This blade is excellent for both modern offensive players with higher/speedy hits and also traditional style players with lower/controlled hits.
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Reviews of XIOM Offensive S (3)
Typical 5 play all wood offensive oriented blade. Good blade for training, Slightly head oriented in balance as a good offensive blade should be. Definitely offensive, not -/+. I typically play with Xiom Vega Europe on both sides and it's very controllable. With Vega Europe it's not fast but plays consistently with its softer, pliable sponge and springy top sheet. It has an offensive feel and plays well for short distance offensive but controlled style, looping and hitting. I think it's also good with Xiom Vega Pro thats has a slightly harder sponge. The blade already has good feel and dwell so the harder sponge of the Vega Pro provides slightly more drive and improved mid distance looping play but still has good control
If you're trying to decide the All Around S and the Offensive S, the only difference is the thickness of the blade. The Offensive S is 1mm thicker than the All Around S. All other specifications seem to be the same. I also have the All Around S and have a review for it as well.
Plies: 5 (Wood)
- 2 * Limba 0.5mm
- 2 * Ayous 0.6mm
- Ayous 3.9mm
Flat hitters will give it a low rating for speed. Intermediate/advance loopers who know how to utilise its flexibility to create a catapult effect will rate it as fast. Combined with hard Chinese rubbers gives you a great feeling, control and precision, but becomes slower and physically demanding to play with. Yasaka rubbers suit this blade too. The feel of control is decreasing when you use tensor rubbers but it is still a lot better than harder blades. The flared handle is thick enough to feel more comfortable than most blades I have tried. Not as thick as Viscaria's handle though. The price and quality are unbeatable. If you prefer consistency over spectacular smashes you should give it a try.
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