Xiom Zetro Quad
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Innovative topspin weapon by “QUAD” technology.
ZETRO QUAD is a blade for topspin. Aiming of ZETRO QUAD is purely the improvement of the ability of topspin. “QUAD” means our innovative technology of using four layers of artificial materials sophisticatedly. Zylon fiber which directly placed under top layers increases the ability of grabbing ball. Soft carbon fiber under middle layers adjusts overall performance, and at the same time reduces the unnatural feel which is the shortcoming of Zylon fiber. Top layer of selected KISO HINOKI guarantees comfortable feel. The result is great ability of topspin. Making heavy topspin is effortless, and even secure. Players will always be able to take initiative of their game by effective preparatory topspin attack, and keep it by continuous topspin from any distance.
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Reviews of Xiom Zetro Quad (31)
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As a looper, I was searching for more speed with very good control/touch - the impossible, as we all are. The TSP balsas are excellent and gave me almost what I searched for. The 6.5 & 8.5 gave the speed & penetration of shot right for me, while the slightly slower TSP Black balsa 7.0 gave excellent control.
The Xiom Zetro Quad combines the two, perfect for what I was looking for.
Having tried several Xiom blades, they are well crafted and very high on control and feel. My experience was they all play slower than most ratings suggest, so aim slightly faster than you think you are looking for.
Other blades tried recently were:
Butterfly Primorac - lovely allround bat but too slow for me.
Butterfly Michael Maze - way faster than rated here and no control at all! Mad hitter's blade.
Xiom Vega Pro & Novus - lovely feel and All or All+ speeds.
In addition, I was able to practise yesterday with the Butterfly Boll ALC and the Xiom Stradivarius. The ALC felt a fraction quicker off the blade with loop, otherwise both were vitually identical in feel and speed to the Zetro Quad.
At first, I bought the Xiom Zetro Quad because it looked so nice that I had to make it mine.
After about 2 years of playing with it, I've begun to love this blade. and I will explain why.
The Zetro Quad is a carbon blade, with Zylon Carbon. Generally, carbon blades are known for making the blade lighter and faster but on the flipside, losing feel/dwell time and control.
What I've found though, is that the XZQ behaves like both wood and carbon blades, it has a remarkable wood-like amount of feel and dwell time, resulting in a ridiculous amount of spin and perfect control. On the other hand, it also powers the ball very well, as well as coming in very light- mine was only 86g. 7mm blade for 86g is pretty good.
It has been said that this blade is a loopers' dream and I can most definitely confirm this! The ZXQ, with its controllable carbon and hinoki layer results in the ball sinking into the wood resulting in control, as well as powerful shots. I use Xiom Omega IV Europe Max both sides and it is very controllable as well as fast enough to kill shots.
My only downside to this blade is that the edges are a little sharp so they require sanding, and it's a little expensive. For what it is though, the XZQ is on par with the top Butterfly blades for less than half the price.
an unexpected feeling from a carbon blade and control, stiff but soft, fast, but controllable, i could not find the speed and sound I'm looking for with vega elite. but workmanship is great and the blade looks very smart. so I should give a chance with vega pro when I started regular training program. dwell time is great, a real spin machine, controlable but powerful. isn't a very stiff and hard blade at all, like wooden.
excellent build quality, weight 86g and only 6.7mm thick and nice handle too. definitely off blade. comparing with xiom stradivarious/xiom v1. all the blade were used with xiom vega pro max both sides and played at same session. speed: stradivarious & zetro,v1 spin: zetro & stradivarious, v1. hard to seperate strad/zetro both high spin, i think zetro might be a touch more spin, you get that slight dwelly feeling on big strokes. loops: stradivarious & zetro, v1. all three blades are monster when looping, but i found more comfortable with first two blades better feeling. feel of blade: zetro medium soft feel, stradivarious medium feel, v1 hard feel. all three blade are very flexy on big shoots even zetro which is thicker, amazing. overall one of the best blade i have ever used, still cant decide between stradivarious and zetro , in which one to use as my first choice. all three blades are also good for all other strokes, close or far. serious defenders might not like it, althought i was able to play defensive aswell.
Using Bluefire M1 and Rakza 7 in 2mm both sides. It is very thick... Great blade for looping and blocking is good but one disadvantage is feeling. I switched from a Yasaka extra blade which was all wood and slower than this. After the switch i noticed the feedback I got was very dull compared to an all wood blade, but you can get used to it pretty quickly.
Update: Pushing game is weak with this blade. Angle and power when pushing needs to be adjusted.
It's verry consistant blade to perform spin and loopping with speed and excellent control. Smash to kill the opponent also easy to perform. Combine with P7 adidas and T80 it's good match combination, overall lovely so much this blade. One of famous blade manufacture by Xiom. Great...!!
Blade 1 XZQ 84grm weight (light)
Rubber : FH P7. BH T80 all max
Blade 2 Adidas carbon strike
Rubber : FH Stiga boost TC. BH P5 all max
Quite stiff as it is pretty thick, but really soft thanks to the hinoki outer ply. This blade is excellent for both looping and countering : you can really make the ball spin a lot thanks to its softness (and, I think, the Zylon underneath the outer ply) and it's quite high throw angle, but it's also really good for blocking. It's quite fast (let's say OFF), but really easy to control over the table, especially in short game, it can "grab" the ball and allow you to drop it right behind the net.
I still need to totally get used to it on my FH, especially for more powerful shots, but it's a really good OFF blade if you rely a lot on looping.
I like how consistent the reviews are for this blade and I agree with 95% of the reviewers. It's stiff, but has a soft feel. It doesnt flex much (just a lil), but you get enough vibration for a lil feedback. Its not the fastest blade (good for close to mid), which is a nice thing if you play at your friends garage. The dwell on this is amazing with medium/hard rubbers.
Rubbers tested (all good for BH/FH)
>8.0 block (sensitive to spin, 9 with practice)
>9.0 chopping (mid-distance)
>Expensive ( x__x)
>47g cut (not bad)
2. Rasant powergrip (2.1):
>9.0 chopping (mid-distance)
>$30~ @tt-japan.net :)
>heavy x__X 52g cut
3. Xiom pro (2.1):
>?.? blocks (forgot)
>dont bother, no dwell time at all. Frustrating to play with.
Conclusion: t05 and the powergrip are pretty identical, i recommend the powergrip for its price and it's a blockers best friend. I like the xiom pro too, tho its harder for people too block it coz of its spin, i like the catapault effect of the t05 and powergrip better
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