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Ok blade but for price there are much better blades. Stiff, not as enjoyable for looping. Good for samshers. A little hard. Good but not best for control.
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I have xiom ajh TMXi 90 gr with 05 bh - mercury inhe hard boosted fh ( versus ) or after ===== zjk alc 90 gr and viscaria 89 gr with 05 boosted both and mizutani szlc 92 gr with bh barracuda - fh rasanter 37 and zjk szlc 92 gr both 05 boosted and tb zlf 84 gr with 05 hard unboosted .
XIOM TMXi is overall my best choice and i intend to change mercury with mxp normal .xiom have a little more speed ( smash ) and high throw and accuracy placement ( topspin - receive - retopsin ) than viscaria 90 gr versus xiom 90 gr . negative xiom is a little head heavy . is a innerforce blade but timetrix is between alc and zlc .
update baracuda fh cut 45 gr high throw with gewo nanoflex 40 have 47 grams with xiom tmxi 90gr = 184-186 gr glued very good in all situation on the table- near -away very good sweet spot better than viscaria a little bit more stiff xiom tmxi . Xiom tmxi on smash tmx is activated and you can hear it . retopspin is easy . control very good . loop against backspin balls good .
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music to my ears, lovely feel
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My daughter plays with a Joola Vyzaryz Trinity, and my son wanted a similar blade, but a bit slower. He thought the Xiom TMXi would be a perfect fit. He likes Vega rubbers, so he paired it with Vega Japan on both sides.
I have tried it with high expectations but I am quite disappointed (and so is my son, we have the same impression). Compared to the Trinity (with Dynaryz ZGR + CMD), the TMXi seems muted, soft (like a 5 all-wood-plys), almost mushy, and suprisingly it has less feedback and less control. Handle is too thin and slippery to my taste. Maybe some glue issue or a need to break in. We will see in the next weeks but for now the blade is unimpressive. EDIT: 3 weeks later, still not convinced by this blade.
Beside that, build quality and finish are good, as expected in that price range.
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Hello! I got used to it for a long time (2-3 months) after Zetro Quad. In short, the blade has both delay and good speed on hits far from the table, making a great sharp discount at the net.

Recommendations for mastering a blade after another (such as Zetro Quad) - take the time to flat hit, feel the ball hitting the carbon to feel the strength of the blade. I had problems the first time because Zetro Quad vibrates and the ball flies off by itself, but here you need to squeeze it and then the result will be good. No, it is not slow - you just need to move confidently and wherever you want - the ball will fly there.
ST handle - could have done more, like Timo Boll.

Once you feel its power, you will no longer need anything else.
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Xiom AJH TMXI is a pretty normal blade for the Xiom blades Ive grown accustomed to. Ive played the first generation Stradivarius, and the Zetro Quad. All blades from Xiom have excellent build qualities. This is no different. The blade is beautifully crafted and feels overall very well made. I would say this blade is probably on the low side of OFF. Its faster than OFF- I would not call it OFF+ but Xiom has always had kind of a strange rating system with blades listed as OFF++ so maybe this is why most of their blades have a different type of rating.
If I have a complaint I would love for the handle to be just a bit bigger but my guess is most people like smaller handles.
This blade isnt as stiff as indicated in the ratings. Theres good dwell on loops. The loops
are snappy with good kick off the table. The blade gives good crisp feedback without vibrating too long. Youll know how well you made contact in the feedback for a split second and stops pretty quickly. My pet peeve with Stiga blades is its vibrating a longer period of time. I want the feedback instantly and on to next shot. This blade does that pretty well.
Serves are good. Flat hits are pretty good. Loops are great. Pushes can be easily varied. Ive played a lot of blades over my years. This is my favorite. I would highly recommend this blade to just about anyone. If you dont loop I bet theres a better option but if thats a major part of your game this blade will do the job all day long. It also does nicely with pushes. Start and heavy spin.
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I use the TMXI with Dignics 05 max on both sides,i have been using using this blade since august and its a great blade.I previously used the Xiom Stradavarius with dignics 05 max on both sides. The TMXi is great for control and for counter attacks it has a better dwell time than the stradavarius and more control .I have used various blades in the past which are stiga carbonado 190,xiom vega tour,xiom vega europe ,xiom stradavarius,xiom ZX3i but the TMXi is the best blade i have used .Its not as powerful as the stradavarius but more forgiving and the touch is great either close or away from the table. I have yet to try the jekyll and hyde rubbers as the blade was designed for these rubbers but i like the dignics too much
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The TMXi was paired with Jekyll & Hyde V47.5 on fh and Z52.5 bh. This blade is quiet unique and very interesting. When looping or doing drives and other aggressive attacks, the blade plays more like an outer carbon blade! Very fast attacks with a super crisp feeling. The ball kicks a lot on the opponent's side of the table. Speed feels slightly faster than a Timo Boll ALC / Viscaria. When doing touch shots and playing close to the table, the blade feels like an inner carbon blade with a satisfying vibration. The same vibration is felt on blocks which also felt superb. This blade also has a really good Katapult especially when looping and driving aggressively. The control on this wood is astonishing. For an offensive wood, I felt like I can do whatever I want and place the ball wherever I want. Lastly, the finish on this blade certainly feels premium and a notch up from previous Xiom blades. Definitely recommend this blade to players 1800+ USATT.
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Weight: 92 grams (Pro) 89 grams (Non-Pro)
Thickness: 5.9mm
Blade Head Size: 152mm x 158mm (Non-Pro), 160mm x 152mm (Pro)
Speed: Off+
Plies: 7 (Limba – Limba? – TMX – Ayous – TMX – Ayous? – Limba? – Limba)

The TMXi AJH blade is the flagship blade of Xiom for 2022. This blade was pre-viewed as early as last year wherein An Jae Hyun was using this blade in some of his games. There were also samples of the prototype showing up online by people who had access to stores. The one I saw was a version where the picture of the player was at the bottom of the handle.

Blade Construction

The AJH TMXi is a blade made in Korea. This is an inner-composite type blade where the composite called Trimetrix is being used. Trimetrix is basically a triple composite material weave formed by weaving 3 materials – carbon, AL and ZL. The blade feels stiff but I could still feel some vibrations with it kept to a minimal when I was bouncing the ball onto the bare blade. People would think this is an Innerforce clone blade but due to the composite materials used, it is far from being one. The Pro version is slightly larger and heavier as what has been stated. The handle shape is somewhat different a little bit compared to that of the Hugo Hal or Ice cream blades. There are parts of the handle’s curve that feels different around the

The Test

I used all the new Jekyll & Hyde Rubbers from the 47.5 X and V Variants to the 50 and 52.5- degree variants. I weas lucky enough to test it with several types of rubbers with different hardness and performance. I have used both the Pro and Regular versions. The Pro version feels a bit heavier after you attached the rubbers due to an increase amount of rubber that is added with a bigger blade surface, you would need to swing a bit harder but then you would also get rewarded with a stronger shot. The difference would be minor so I will just uset he regular version here as an example. I have used both 2.1mm and max versions of each of the J n H rubbers.

The TMXi feels stiff despite having an inner composite layer. The feeling is still new to me despite having used a blade having the same composite material but with an outer or 2nd layer placement. The Trimetrix does not feel like any other composite blade because of the 3 composite weaves it possesses. It has some hardness of a pure carbon weave but at the same time it has some sort of better feel and stability granted by the AL and ZL strands respectively.

When I was bouncing the ball onto the bare blade, the sound was of medium pitch and the bounce is of any typical control offensive blade. It did not bounce as high compared to pure carbon blades or with zylon. I think there is a need to revamp the speed ratings of both rubbers and blades. I am saying this because for example in a group of off+ blades, there are blades that are faster from another blade in that same group. I have rated Tamca 5000 blades and similar blades to off++ instead because sometimes they are hard to compare and make the speed rating simpler to the person inquiring. This is a true off+ blade but it feels unique because it has the stiffness of a carbon and zylon composite blade but at the same time it has some of the impact absorption of the ALC. Like another blade with a similar composite layer but on the 2nd layer, the TMXi has a new distinct feel. The speed of the TMXi is comparable to that of the Viscaria, Stradivarius and other outer ALC blades. I would rate it a notch lower or 2 in terms of speed if compared to zylon-carbon blades. If compared to an Innerforce ALC blade, the TMXi is clearly faster.

What does the TMXi offer for players? The TMXi has the feel that has the stiffness you need for an extra speed or kick on your shots due to the carbon and ZL layers while at the same time, the ALC layers makes sure that the blade impact feel is not too stiff which makes the blade great for spinning the ball. I also tried Hurricane 3 37 degrees with the TMXi and this blade felt a good substitute for a setup that usually is prevalent in the market right now – tacky rubber on the forehand and a Jpn or Euro rubber on the backhand. The TMXi with all the rubbers tested, gave a medium to medium-high arc when looping the ball. Even with tacky rubbers in the forehand, the power did not diminish much with a distance far from the table. There might be some reduction in terms of speed, but this is due to the Chinese rubber used but when I switched using the Jekyll and Hyde rubbers for the forehand, doing counter loops about 15 feet away from the table did not feel slow. I must admit at first, I was not able to adjust to the feel of the blade since I am used to using ALC or ALC-like blades but after a few days, I began to like the TMXi since it was not really hard to control. It’s just that the feel needs to grow accustomed with given time but it is more of a personal preference and you will get to like the feedback of the blade in your hand.

Overall, this is an excellent attacking blade that excels almost in all fields. It is an almost complete blade that excels in blocking the ball passively or actively like punchblocks. It is stiff enough to smash effectively but at the same time has some flex to have that “feel and dwell” when looping the ball that it aids the rubbers in some sort of a “dwell” when brushing or grazing the ball. If you value delicate shots that are inside the table like dropshots or flicks, the TMXi will deliver these shots for you with no problem. I believe the blade is controllable even if an intermediate player uses the TMXi with slower or thinner rubber but this is used best by trained players.
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