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Good touch on the short game and blocks well but topspins slower and less spinny than expected for the blade's rating. Wasn't as good against underspin as my Viscaria blade as its harder and sounds somewhat hollow.
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Similar structure to viscaria with a different carbon layer, great for constant looping, solid feeling, doesn't have the viscarian feel where the vibration is absorbed.
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Similar feeling to Donic Ovtcharov True Carbon, except it's slower and feels a bit "hollow."
Overall speaking, Stradivarius is a good blade. Good feeling and many gears at a bargain price.
This is a stiff fast blade, with mid to low throw angle, depending on rubber combination.
If you want an 85% Viscaria clone at 45% of Viscaria price, you should go for this blade.
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Amazing blade. The feel is like a rock. Nothing soft at this blade. The soft is the taste of victory using this amazing blade. Control is everyware. Looping, blocking, tospining, all go into the table. First impresion when you touch the ball ...very stiff...very hard...thinking...nothings will be ok. But you will have an amazing surprise. This top blade will give you quiqly confidence, power, and all control.
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Great looping offensive blade for the price modeled on Boll ALC but not as consistent as the more expensive carbon blades. From my experience in table tennis equipment, cheaper alternatives are never as good as the real deal but you can still find good quality at lower price and this is about the best carbon blade you can get for the price. Great spin potential and manageable speed. Definitely not an OFF+ My Off- Diva is just as fast as this on the top end, However, overall this blade is faster due to it being more elastic. Due to lack of vibration player receives little feedback on the shot so the player must have developed shots to maximize the blades potential. If you only play once or twice a week you may struggle to find the feel of this blade early on in matches due to low feedback. Around 42 degree rubbers work well on this blade as it increases dwell and softens the feel. Andro R42 works really well for loopers. Stiffer feel than Boll ALC and doesn't play as well with harder rubbers like tenergy 05 or R47 as the hard rubber on stiff blade doesn't allow for much spin generation. Softer rubbers play best on this blade.
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Excellent blade, on the table, and mid distance, blade for looping, paired with 40- 45 rubbers will be great, its defiantly a off blade...with great amount of spin, speed and control my type of rubbers on this masterpiece is xiom vega pro 2.0 fh and gewo xtpro 40.0 1.9 bh ...enjoying with this blade
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My best blade so far! I had 3 blades before this one. Donic epoxx all+, Donic burn off+, BUTTERFLY TIMO BOLL SPIRIT ( very good blade too)
I took xiom stradivarius for test from my play partner (he uses xoim omega 5 asia 2.0 for fh and bh)and after 10 minutes of playing I was in love eith this blade !!! It has a very good speed, awesome control, and.....amazing top spin! (fast and crazy spin, and you will play like a hand)
I have already bought this blade for myself! ( omega v asia 2.0) I am so happy with this setup!

Best regards and good games!
Alex
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it is timoboll alc
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Sniff at top ply.When i hit hard i feel it soft.
Compare to viscaria light it more feel better.
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Paired with Sigma II pro FH and Sigma II euro BH you will get perfect arc for your topspins. It is the same with T05 FH and T05fx BH : perfect arc.

Use it with medium hard and hard rubbers. Stradivarius name is not a scam, this is the off/off+ carbon blade which provides the best feedbacks and very good dwell time.

Lacquered my Styradivarius with Xiom sealer, the blade is such a beauty that i dont wanna risk to damage it when ungluing. Craftmanship is impressive, premium quality, TRUE premium quality, not like Stiga's premium blade with many joints on the top ply (and certainly other joints for intermediate ply).

Sharp feeling, extremly precise.

Its a blade close to the butterfly viscaria by many aspects, but the aramid carbon provides a sharper feeling than Arylate Carbon (from Viscaria), its a matter of preference. I love both but the stradivarius looks better and I prefer the handle (larger than viscaria FL).
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This blade is for advanced players who loop mid/away from table. Very quick impulse vibration trigger to send the ball back fast. I agree with some others here this blade lacks feel. In the speed range of BTY Viscaria with solid but muted ball feel. FL grip feels different being that it is wide but not deep in the hand. Build quality is high and has an attractive look. Not a good choice unless you practice/train on a regular basis.
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Xiom got it right. This blade is an excellent looping machine. Good speed, good control and above all a very nice feel for the ball. If you are a close-to-the-table looper, this is the blade for you. I would say this is not the fastest blade i have ever used (BTY's photino is faster than this, in my view, but Strad's loop spins are way better), but it is remarkebly consistent. The only downside that i can say, is that the feeling of the ball seems nice even when you overhit the ball. Other than that it is a pretty good table tennis blade for any offensive minded player. Decent blocking too. Good work Xiom, i switched from DHS's hurricane-WL and i dont regret it :)
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This blade is good for the constant looper; this blade can produce some crazy spin when paired with the right rubbers.

Speed is good, mostly due to the carbon and hard outer wood.

Blocks are easy; the thin outer piles make controlling the ball exceptionally easy.

The main problem with the Stradivarius is that there is absolutely no feeling with this blade, it is so stiff with its carbon. Be weary because you won't be able to feel much with it.

Works best with soft/medium soft sponges.

One of the most beautiful blades I've ever seen as well, +1 to Xiom for that.
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A pretty good blade if you average all the different types of shots together; but the Stradivarius is definitely a loopers blade, one of the best looping/topspin blades on the planet! Paired with spinny rubbers, the Strad can really put some unbelievable spin on the ball.

I use 2.2mm Mark V's on both sides and my topspin shots have unbelievable spin, even when I don't exert too much effort to add more spin!

As for the speed rating, conventionally and collectively with other blades, the Stradivarius is definitely just an OFF blade. In Xiom's line however, they have an OFF++ rating which would be equivalent to OFF+ conventionally. So the OFF+ rating on the face of the blade is already quite accurate.

PS: That picture is outdated. My Stradivarius has the "NOVUS T" emblem on the upper right, along with the blade info right underneath it.
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one the best blade for topspin attack, excellent control and speed. very good flex when looping has a lot of kick. tested lots of premium blades, but i keep comming back to this one. good for close or far from table, if you are not fussed about brands and into quality, performane, delivery. than i suggest give this one a try, u might be supprised. 10/10
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Legocityshow before you read, please
take note that this is just my own personal opinion, do not take this personally.

This is the best blade I have ever used, based on my experience. I previously used all wood blades and I was able to unleash my best performance. 3 months ago, I was given an advice to upgrade to stradivarius. I was wise because I agreed. I agreed because I thought that this blade would enhance my performance even better, fortunately, it gave me a positive impact.
Spin, control, arc, feel, and most of all, the consistency are improved, not only power and speed does this blade have to offer. This blade has the highest consistency because it always force my opponents to adjust each time I play, there is no higher standard while using this blade.
And the feel is completely on. You can even feel the ball when you play. It feels like you are able to play for a long time even if you don't play regularly.

Conclusion:
I can always recommend this blade to any player, this is a blade that is worth being used. This blade enhanced my performance. (take note that this is just my own personal opinion, do not take this personally. this is just my own personal opinion, do not take this personally.

This is the best blade I have ever used, based on my experience. I previously used all wood blafes and I was able to unleash my best performance. 3 months ago, I was given an advice to upgrade to stradivarius. I was wise because I agreed. I agreed because I thought that this blade would enhance my performance even better. But fortunately, it gave me a positive impact.
Spin, control, arc, feel, and most of all, the consistency are very good, not only power and speed does this blade have to offer. This blade has the highest consistency because it always force my opponents to adjust each time I play, there is no higher standard while using this blade.
And the feel is completely on. You can even feel the ball when you play. It feels like you are able to play for a long time even if you don't play regularly.

Conclusion:
I can always recommend this blade to any player, this is a blade that is worth being used. This blade enhanced my performance. (take note that this is just my own personal opinion, do not take this personally.
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Before you read, please
take note that this is just my own personal opinion, do not take this personally.

This is the worst blade I have ever used, based on my experience. I previously used Stiga tube carbo and with that wood, I was able to unleash my best performance. 3 months ago, I was given an advice to upgrade to stradivarius. I was a fool because I agreed. I agreed because I thought that this blade would enhance my performance even better. But unfortunately, it gave me a negative impact.
Spin, control, arc, feel, and most of all, the consistency are very poor. Only the power and speed does this blade have to offer. This blade has the poorest consistency because it always force me to adjust each time I play, there is no standard while using this blade.
And the feel is completely off. You can't even feel the ball when you play. It feels like you are not able to play for a long time even if you play regularly.

Conclusion:
I can never recommend this blade to any player, this is a blade that is worth being trashed. This blade destroyed my performance. (take note that this is just my own personal opinion, do not take this personally)
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It´s very similar to the ALC and the Boll Spirit, but it´s often lghter, cheaper and a little bit slower.
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top blade, i have it with vega pro max both side. its a crazy combo, you could do any offensive stroke with speed and precision. heavy spin shoot is easily achived also excellent for power loop attack, fantastic for blocks and punch. playe better than my btrflys m maze with same set up also bit faster. 10/10 highly recomended worth every penny.
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we have a big contender for btrfly. too good for the money, correct blend of everything. play with it once and you will definitely gona think about your exisisting blade.
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This blade has nice control and I used with rakza 7 and I loved every loop
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have'nt tried it but i'm definitely sure that this is tb alc equivalent.
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good blade, definately off blade, but not off plus. low vibration than timo boll spirit and m.maze. slightly faster than both, excellent for looping and high control game, the handle is ok. thickness of blade is 5.7cm. materials are koto-aramid carbon-ayous-kiri core.
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I can confirm that this is a very nice blade; nice control and good speed without loss of sensibility
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This blade is fast combine with sigma pro(FH) Omega IV (BH) easy to loop and very high spin this is good blade
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This blade is def an OFF+, but just tad slower than Schlager Carbon, a little faster than TBS or Maze. With Joola Express One (FH) & Gambler Ace (BH), this setup is really way too fast...! If you want power loops/smashes, this blade is really for you. I would rate this blade overall a 9.5 out of 10. Good job Xiom!
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Have tried it with two LKT Rapid Speed 2.0. Perfect backup for a TBS (only due to price, because feeling wise in play, the Strad is very similar, TBS just ever slightly faster, specially in big strokes).
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Do not know why Xiom are calling this blade OFF+ because it is definitely not. I would say it plays at OFF- speed if I compare to other OFF+ blades. The blade is of highest possible quality, very stiff and has a very sharp click when striking the boll. Extremely good feedback and control for an offensive blade, you namely feel every single ball coming off you racket and are able to put the ball very precisely. Using this blade with Xiom's OMEGA IV Pro and Asia and love every loop I made with it.
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you feel every shot that comes off this blade, good blade, bit expensive for what it is though
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Xiom Stradivarius +H3 NO19#
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This is a very high quality blade. It looks and plays beautifully. It is constructed of Carbon-Aramid so it has nice control. It's rated OFF but it's not THAT fast. Could be OFF/OFF- depending what rubbers you pair it with. It's very versatile in the fact that it has such great control and is not too fast. Therefore, people of a variety of skill levels can enjoy this blade. It works very well with soft rubbers. I currently use 2.1 Sriver EL on both sides. This setup is very Allround Offensive and it's easy to make any shot. The only downside is it's slightly weak on finishing shots. Flat hitters or smashers might have to compensate with different/perhaps harder rubbers. It's stiffer than your avg wood blade, the vibrations are quite dulled out. However, the reason everyone says it has such great feel is because, despite the dull stiffed feeling you can still sense every nuance of the ball. It's like it has "just enough" feedback. This is a great blade but a little hard to get your hands on and also comes with a hefty price tag.
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