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Light, fast and very sensitive carbon blade for aggressive players.
Very light carbon blade for aggressive close-to-table players. V1 is very hard and speedy blade. But its thickness is only 5.4 mm, which allows sufficient deformation required by modern aggressive players who play with topspin. Special hard wood is used as surface material, and “Energy Carbon” which provides very high energy efficiency is inserted directly under the surface. The result is the combination of high speed and compact feel. Both of close-to-table topspin and hard smash are very easy. On the contrary, players will easily be able to enjoy extremely precise ball placing of block. The stability and security of V1 even let players win the battle of topspin against topspin. VEGA ASIA is the recommended rubber for V1.
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Reviews of XIOM V1 (7)
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I got the V1 at 81 grams and put yinhe big dipper on forehand and tibhar mxp on the backhand. The craftsmanship is flawless; the handle is more conic than flared and fit my large hands perfectly. I have to say that Xiom's description for how it plays is pretty accurate: it's a hard and stiff blade with enough flex for looping. Blocking is very crisp and it excels at both aggressive and passive blocking. Close to the table it's faster than xiom stradivarius, bty timo boll alc or viscaria by far. The lowered dwell time made it more difficult further away from the table though. The optimal distance is definitely close to mid. I bought this knowing carbon blades suffer from a lack of feel and the v1 isn't much different in that regard. It takes some getting used to in the short game. Regardless, if your playing style has you close to the table, the v1 is a good bet, especially for the price.
Blocker blade... Also good for looping and smash... Medium hard n' Hard rubber recommended (head heavy)... Good quality from xiom...
Outer ply is very hard and very thin. Under that is the "energy carbon" layer. It makes a loud carbon "ping" sound when played. Has an old school carbon Tamca 5000 feel; IOW, a very carbon-like feeling. When you hit the ball hard, this blade is really fast. However, it's controllable. I'd rate it about 87 on the Butterfly scale, that is, slightly faster than the Boll ALC. It's flexible enough for looping. Short pips work great on it. Throw is somewhat low. Good for blocking and hitting. After using it for awhile, I don't like it that much. It feels like a somewhat flexible, carbon brick. It's very hard. The Boll ALC feels totally "woody" compared to this thing. Overall, though, I think it's a decent blade. Can also work well with long pips, due to the very hard outer plies.
i have stradivarius 88g and now i am useing v1 86g. on a fair test both were put with max vega pro both sides. i found v1 touch faster. on everything else i can not seperate theses two blades, v1 has slightly harder feel. i t.hink weght is important when buying blades according to xiom scale, it can make the deferrence some time. v1 was ment to be slower but not. main strength of both blades is looping. i cant make my mind which to use! 10/10 x2
My Xiom V1 is 82 g, goes well with medium soft rubbers. Absolutely love it with Vega Europe great control. Overall, it is a fantastic blade, the handle is nice - required only minimal sanding, nice balance in the blade, very little vibration, about OFF- fast yet really stable, with enough dwell time even for slower looping, and also esthetically pleasing. I recommend it for intermediate level amateur players, and maybe higher.
Usual flawless Xiom manufacturing quality. Lighter than Xiom Zetro Quad. Very controllable in the short game, feels slower than Zetro Quad. Looping with Palio Thors and Xiom Omega IV is simply great. Also, quite easy to lob from the second zone away from the table.
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