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Improved Hinoki-Carbon blade of 7.0 mm thickness
High power, comfortable feel, and all-round capability
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 be once accustomed to the high speed, he/she will be able to perform every technique with ease.
NOVUS HINOKI CARBON
SUPER COMBINATION OF POWER AND STABILITY
The variation of NOVUS HINOKI CARBON is greatly expanded by the addition of new model. NOVUS HINOKI CARBON is the combination of legendary KISO HINOKI wood and advanced technologies. ENERGY CARBON is newly developed carbon of enhanced energy efficiency, and provides better feel and more power than conventional carbon fibers. QUAD is another new technology of sophisticatedly adjusting the performance of table tennis blade. All blades of NOVUS HINOKI CARBON family are fast, and suitable for power play. But KISO HINOKI grants them very comfortable feel and high level of stability.
Compared to NOVUS TOUR CARBON, NOVUS HINOKI CARBON is more "repulsive". It means that NOVUS HINOKI CARBON gives ball more speed along with the increase of impact strength. It also means that player can easily select his/her technique between topspin and hard smash. The feel of NOVUS HINOKI CARBON is mild and stiff (hard). Though these blades give hard feel except for ZETRO QUAD, they also give mild and comfortable feel. It is the reason of their ease of use.