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    Posted: 02/13/2012 at 4:14pm
Check out pics of a new Xiom blade range called Omni Hayabusa!

Apparently, there is a new cool composite material called "Zephylium" :-)

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idk how the blade plays but it looks really good. 
maybe this new carbon has zylon in it or something like that.
apparently is has a very sharp feel but the carbon is actually very soft and flexible.
this looks very....interesting
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WOW... pretty...
 
how much do they cost?
 
so... what are the differences between "modern", "classic" and "extreme" topspin?
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what! no new 7 ply all wood blade from xiom?
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Sleek design & colours.  The marketing looks impressive too Clap

Hayabussa:  Z, Zi, Z+, ZX, ZXi

Sounds like a high performance sports car


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Originally posted by tuco tuco wrote:

WOW... pretty...
 
how much do they cost?
 
so... what are the differences between "modern", "classic" and "extreme" topspin?

There used to be a Xiom equipment reseller in UK (prott.co.uk), then they went bust, but left a site full of Xiom marketing material around (http://xiomtabletennis.co.uk/?p=76). From there:
  • Modern Topspin : This is the most common playing style in modern table tennis. In this style, topspin is always the key technique of the game. Player hit the ball close to table of from mid distance. This playing style is divided again into some categories. Some players are more offensive, and the other players pursuit the balance between offense and defense. We call the playing style “modern allround” if the main technique of the player is topspin but he/she tries to keep balance between offense and defense.
  • Extreme Topspin : This playing style is close to modern topspin. But, the difference is its aggressiveness. The players of this playing style are very aggressive and are always aiming at the rising of ball from bounce. The key technique is of course topspin. And generally, the players of this playing style prefer counter topspin to block.
  • Classic Topspin : Classic topspin means power-play with topspin from mid distance. Decades ago this playing style had been one of common style of table tennis. And, still there are many players of this playing style. This playing style is very close to classic allround style. But, the difference is that “classic topspin” is more offensive. Power is indispensable to this playing style.
  • Classic Fast Attack : This playing style is very aggressive offensive style whose key technique isn’t topspin. Players of this playing style prefer direct hit to topspin. Some players begin their attack from topspin, but from the next shot they use direct hit, and finishes the rally with kill (smash). Passive block is also very important in this playing style. Generally, penholder players use pimples out rubbers on their forehand side. And, shakehand players use the combination of inverted rubbers on forehand side and pimples out rubbers on backhand side. Some shakehand players use pimples out rubbers on both of forehand & backhand sides. Also, some players are using long pimple rubbers or antispin rubbers on their backhand side. In this case, the playing style may be far from aggressiveness. But, basically it can be classified as one variation of “classic fast attack” style.
  • Classic Allround : Also in this playing style, topspin plays very important role. But, players of this playing style tries to use every technique of table tennis. And, they hit ball generally from mid distance, and they prefer balance between offense and defense to continuous offensive play. The difference from classic topspin is that “classic allround” is less offensive.
  • Cut Defense : Of course the key technique of this playing style is cut (chop) defense. Players are using special blade with big head and reduced speed. Also there are many sub-categories in this playing style. Some players like pure defensive play. They don’t try to attack at all. But, the other players frequently attack from forehand side with preparatory topspin or counter topspin. Even they try to smash. Gerenally, players use long pimple rubbers on their backhand side for variation and irregularity, and use inverted rubber on their forehand side for strong spin following their will. Please note that this classification can’t represent all playing style of table tennis. But, at least it will work as the guideline of selection when players try to find the proper equipments for them.
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Is it just me, or the handle shape seems somewhat different from traditional Xiom blades?
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Looks like chinese made andro-joola blade.

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Am I the only who:
 
1) Thinks these blades look ridiculous
 
and
 
2) Just wishes Xiom would stop discontinuing blades and stick with some good ones which don't require gimmicky graphics to sell?
 
... I might be alone
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Originally posted by vvk1 vvk1 wrote:

Is it just me, or the handle shape seems somewhat different from traditional Xiom blades?
 
I think you're right.... looks more rounded
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Originally posted by the_theologian the_theologian wrote:

Am I the only who:
 
1) Thinks these blades look ridiculous
 
and
 
2) Just wishes Xiom would stop discontinuing blades and stick with some good ones which don't require gimmicky graphics to sell?
 
... I might be alone

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Yeah, too much pink in handle color ... :-) 
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Originally posted by Snakefish Snakefish wrote:

Sleek design & colours.  The marketing looks impressive too Clap

Hayabussa:  Z, Zi, Z+, ZX, ZXi

Sounds like a high performance sports car

lol
Hayabusa is the fastest motorcycle in the world, productin in large scale.
its made by SUZUKI btw...
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the more I think about these new blades, the less attached I'm becoming to my V-1...
 
it may go up for sale once I get my Nexy Calix
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Originally posted by Snakefish Snakefish wrote:

Sleek design & colours.  The marketing looks impressive too Clap

Hayabussa:  Z, Zi, Z+, ZX, ZXi

Sounds like a high performance sports car

Snakefish

How about a high performance Motorcycle!



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Originally posted by the_theologian the_theologian wrote:



the more I think about these new blades, the less attached I'm becoming to my V-1...
 
it may go up for sale once I get my Nexy Calix


I know what you mean. I used to love all this stuff, but now I have Calix, I can only ej rubbers.
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Originally posted by manofan manofan wrote:

Originally posted by Snakefish Snakefish wrote:

Sleek design & colours.  The marketing looks impressive too Clap

Hayabussa:  Z, Zi, Z+, ZX, ZXi

Sounds like a high performance sports car

lol
Hayabusa is the fastest motorcycle in the world, productin in large scale.
its made by SUZUKI btw...
In Japanese, Hayabusa is a fast flying bird - probably a falcon.
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Originally posted by the_theologian the_theologian wrote:

the more I think about these new blades, the less attached I'm becoming to my V-1...
 
it may go up for sale once I get my Nexy Calix

Hmm, the opposite for me. The more I play with my V1, the more I like it. What's so special about Nexy Calix?
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Originally posted by vvk1 vvk1 wrote:

Originally posted by the_theologian the_theologian wrote:

the more I think about these new blades, the less attached I'm becoming to my V-1...
 
it may go up for sale once I get my Nexy Calix

Hmm, the opposite for me. The more I play with my V1, the more I like it. What's so special about Nexy Calix?
check out the reviews... it's thinner, and the carbon is the 3rd veneer, not the 2nd, so it should be more flexible than V1 but still have the large sweet spot... that's the biggest factor for me. luckily, the one I have coming is 85 grams, just like my V1.
I do enjoy my V1 and at the moment it's my only blade until my OSP Expert and Calix arrive... but after seeing these new Xiom blades... ugh, I use to associate the name Xiom with great quality and prices less than Butterfly... now they're losing esteem with me
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hopefully next year's models will have a strobing LED in the handle Ermm
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sounds like that character in ninja gaiden, ruy hayabusa
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I do NOT like the look at all Unhappy
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I like the handle design on the Zi.

I don't understand the descriptions at all. Xiom doesn't need anymore blades, and most of their composite blades are too stiff, but I can't say I'm not interested in how all of these 5.7-5.8mm thick Limba/composite blades feel. Good thing I don't EJ anymore. Shocked

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Zi also seems like the most "allround" blade of the series ...
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i just talked to ben nisbet from tabletennisstore.us and he said that these blades are supposed to be similar to the timo boll zlf and zlc series. tabletennisstore.us will have them in stock in may. 

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No one is mentioning anything about the weight. My wrist is afraid of heavy set ups and those can't be light with 158x152cm dressed  with a Tenergy and sort a chinese. Apart from it I find them really attractive
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Originally posted by shay2be shay2be wrote:

i just talked to ben nisbet from tabletennisstore.us and he said that these blades are supposed to be similar to the timo boll zlf and zlc series. tabletennisstore.us will have them in stock in may. 

.... so here we are in late July... no Xiom Hayabusa... another Vega China story

meanwhile, we have time to submit suggestions to Xiom about how they should launch this blade

i suggest they give away a t-shirt like this one with the purchase of each blade:


and it will be very important that you wear it to each match.

... hey, if your blade is going to scream it, your shirt should also!
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I bought today by a tt shop in munich the z+ fl 81g

The st version was 88g

From my side the construction is the same of boll zlf

In the shop there was also the zi, like z+ but with zylon as second ply

And the zxi, for me the same construction of boll zlc

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