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Improved Hinoki-Carbon blade of 7.0 mm thickness.
The basic construction of STRATO is based on that of our classic carbon blades such as SPEED OFF++ and POWER OFF+. But, replacement of older carbon with newly developed ENERGY CARBON realized another level of performance and feel. Improved efficiency of energy due to the lower damping of new material makes more powerful strokes. Further it gives improved control. KISO HINOKI of improved quality is used as top layers, and provides very comfortable and mild feel. This improvement gives STRATO the ability of all-round play though it is very fast blade. Topspin is more stable than players expect, and draws very sharp trajectory with good control. If a player can become accustom to the high speed, he/she will be able to perform every technique with ease.
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Reviews of XIOM Strato (14)
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In the past i played some another hinoki carnon blades -Gergely carbon , Primorac carbon , Xiom Axelo , Xiom Ignito. Strato ist most soft of them. Against Primorac carbon is slightly slover and significantly softer. Softest hinoki carbon I ever tried. my two pieces are 84 gram and 80 gram . In this weight is Strato not extrem powerfull blade. Wery good match with plastic ball - stiff , mild feel , enough power , light. I am happy that I founded it. I checked in the past all blade - categories and - I hope - I founded my definitely blade. Highly recomended with short or medium pimples on BH side.
i had a xiom strato with a strate blade problem was sometimes getting up on the smashes as i was using rakza7 soft on both sides and handle was a bit not my type,i had a dhs A2003 readymade paddle just lying unused so decided to take of the handle of xiom strato and fix the dhs handle on it and i changed the rubbers to fh dhs hurricane 3 neo and Bh xiom vega pro, to my surprise it clicked right the blade is now so aggressive it has become unforgiving, xiom blades are designed ok the face of the blade should be a bit bigger maybe slightly and should have a nice long flared handle some what like the DHS A2003 or the Aruna off blade but a bit longer, otherwise this blade is the best
I used butterfly gergly tamca5000 but due to the loss of control switched to xiom strato Fh &bh rakza7 soft max 1st was difficult to smash but after lot of accuracy it is dangerous on the table even after tremendous topspin,smash ball is back on the table opponent gets confused descent paddle
The Xiom Strato is my favorite blades! Fast, good control, spinny & precise.
I asked for a light blade and received an ultra light one at 80.3g, 80.9g after 2 light coats of polyurethane. Thickness measured to be 7.1mm. FL grip is wide & flat providing a sure grip.
Strato has the same exact design as my Bty Primorac Carbon: Kiso Hinoki+Carbon+Kiso Hinoki(center but I'm not sure if Bty uses Hinoki for the center core). Strato's outer ply of Hinoki is much thicker than the Primorac Carbon but surprisingly it has firmer wood feel than the P/C giving a more precise signal. Power is comparable to P/C. may be slightly slower (but still too fast for most people for competition) with noticeably better control, similar great spin capability and lighter (my copy is 80g vs 90g). to sum up all these attributes are exactly what I was looking for where they were lacking in the P/C. I wonder if the light weight has something to do with the slower speed or maybe the thicker top layer. But to me the speed is just right for just playing rally but a little too fast for competition when on the defense.
This blade is a looping monster. It can generate very strong topspin at a medium low and very fast trajectory. It's one of the best OFF+ blades. My rating: speed=9.6. control=8.8. stiffness=9. hardness=6.7. Spin=very good. throw=med low. consistency=9. balance=head heavy. overall=9.5. What an excellent blade Xiom Strato!
Update: I originally underrated the speed as 9.4 & corrected to 9.6. I think med soft rubber is the most suitable for this blade. I currently use Fastarc S-1(1.8mm) for FH & Mark V HPS (2.0mm) for BH. I love this blade/rubber combo very much.
I have found out this blade has the excellent speed balance with control and good quality.I will compare with the other hinoki carbon blade.This blade is the softest hinoki carbon blade which i ever used,but not softer than aryl.C or Aramid.Speed is almost equal to Gregerly.Superb control because it has the softer feel.
Fantastic blade. Plenty fast, but not so much that it is difficult to control. I currently have with Omega IV pro both sides, but am changing to Tenergy 05 next week for higher throw. I don't recommend Omega IV pro for this blade. Blade is fantastic though. Handle is larger than most. Perhaps not best choice for players with small or average hand size.
This is my favourite blade and I never think to change.I use Sriver G3 FX FH and Yasaka Mark V XS BH.This blade should use the rubber that balance for 2 sides.I compare this with the Sardius (Black Butterfly Plate) It has the same speed but Strato easier to control to the position.Strato has lighter than Sardius you can respond the ball faster.For me BH good to block,flick,and topspin(but I'm usually topspin out of the table because it faster i think i have to adapt it).FH I can defenite ''Perfect'' . It easy to topspin and the ball speed that my please.I think this blade suit for the Offensive player it great to play middle distance and out of the table(For in the the table that depend on the personal).
I got this blade with ST Handle.
Handle is wide and it perfectly fit my big hand.
Anyone who has only touch my blade say : wow it's superb quality.
Xiom made a really good work with this blade. Its average stiff. it's hard and medium heavy. Perfect blade for OFF player. You can also do pushes,blocks and underspins with ease. Anyway the blade is awsome for modern topspin play. Got this one with Vega Pro (bh) and Omega IV Pro (fh) and in my honest opinion I really recommend that rubber setup.
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