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    Posted: 01/20/2014 at 8:25am
Hmmm. TT11 just gave the heads-up on these:

http://www.tabletennis11.com/other_eng/tt-blade-xiom-vega-pro-tt21445685#.Ut0fwodFDGg

http://www.tabletennis11.com/other_eng/tt-blade-xiom-vega-euro-tt21445662#.Ut0fwodFDGg

More Zeph carbon, "jointless" wood, a wide flare handle option. According to the VAST amount of writing on the blade face, there's also a Tour version with an Hinoki outer.

Can make some guesses from the handle-end pictures. Both Pro and Euro have the fibre under the outer ply. The Outer plies look different between the two models - Euro has the "leopard" pattern, so I guess koto? Pro has a slightly porous wood for the top ply - limba?

I liked the Hayabusa ZXi, but it was a bit of a full-on blade. Would be interesting to see more details - blade thickness would help a lot. Zeph had a nice feel to it, and I'm highly curious about the hinoki Tour... (edit - they are 5.8mm, so only slightly thicker than the ZXi)

Still, Xiom, come on. Why re-use the Vega name for a range of blades? This will get confusing - "I'm using Vega Pro and Vega Euro on a Vega Euro, but I have a backup setup of Vega Euro and Vega Pro on a Vega Pro". Bah.

Edited by AndySmith - 01/20/2014 at 10:49am
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Yeah, Koto on the Euro and maybe Limba on the Tour...Prices are a bit lower than for the Hayabusa blades and the design (if one doesn't mind the novel that's printed on the blade's face) is more simple. If there also Omega and Sigma series coming... 
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Re: blade names, someone in their marketing department needs to be shown the door...
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The top ply on the pro is limba wood. It will be interesting to see how the blades perform.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GeneralSpecific Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/20/2014 at 5:15pm
Terrible names, it will get very confusing like Andy said. Also, the price seems inflated for something that has the appearance of a mediocre product. Fortunately, my Hayabusa ZXi is a quality blade. I love every rubber that I have ever tried from Xiom but as far as blades go they have the Hayabusa ZXi and the Stradivarius. All of their other blades seem very whatever to me. It's rather disappointing because I consider them to have the best rubber of any other company.
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as if Xiom's product line couldn't get any more obnoxious
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Originally posted by slevin slevin wrote:

Re: blade names, someone in their marketing department needs to be shown the door...


Already did. That's why they're recycling these blade names  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Peter C Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/21/2014 at 4:49am
Is it possible the marketing department decided to call them the Vega Europe and Vega Pro blades, so as to indicate that they are a good match with those particular rubbers?

Although I've not seen or played with the either the Vega Pro or Vega Europe blades; I know that Vega Europe is a good match on the Xiom Fuga; which is another Xiom blade that has Koto outer plies, like the Vega Europe blade.


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The names need work but I don't really care because I know if I buy something from Xiom I'm getting a great product. I'll win with them.LOL
 
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i kinda like the really plain look… well except the tattooed side
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote liulin04 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/21/2014 at 8:25pm
so does this mean that we will expect a XIOM Vega Asian?  Would people find the name racist?
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No, next one will be Xiom Vegeterian or Xiom Vegan.
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Xiom has really nice blades and rubbers but the rubbers are confusing with the names. Also I find the FL grips rather strange feeling. What exactly is a "Hayabusa"?
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Originally posted by frogger frogger wrote:

What exactly is a "Hayabusa"?
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what happened to xiom vega euro blade??
It is no longer listed on tabletennis11.com website.
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Originally posted by the_theologian the_theologian wrote:

as if Xiom's product line couldn't get any more obnoxious


??????????????????  They sell high quality blades for a reasonable price.  Their rubbers are standard ESN issue.  What is obnoxious?  Names?  Who cares?  I don't get it.


Edit added.  They do have a tendency to drop products from their line about as quickly as Taylor Swift drops boyfriends.
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Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

They sell high quality blades for a reasonable price.  Their rubbers are standard ESN issue.  What is obnoxious?  Names?  Who cares?  I don't get it.
Edit added.  They do have a tendency to drop products from their line about as quickly as Taylor Swift drops boyfriends.
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too bad the first generation blades were much better in quality and performance and they discontinued them
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do ppl still sing & dance around that Xiom Offensive S or whatever? Is it dying down?
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Originally posted by yogi_bear yogi_bear wrote:

too bad the first generation blades were much better in quality and performance and they discontinued them

especially the first gen blades that have a Lion symbol "design by micheal s. meister"
blade was given with awesome packaging.

this guy actually create a lot of beautiful high-end blade such as soulspin and basaltec(nittaku).


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I seems Xiom has taken these blades off the market again... not sure why or when they'll bring them back. Some shops no doubt still have some stock though.
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Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

Originally posted by the_theologian the_theologian wrote:

as if Xiom's product line couldn't get any more obnoxious


??????????????????  They sell high quality blades for a reasonable price.  Their rubbers are standard ESN issue.  What is obnoxious?  Names?  Who cares?  I don't get it.


Edit added.  They do have a tendency to drop products from their line about as quickly as Taylor Swift drops boyfriends.

No, the names aren't what's most obnoxious; it's the umpteen amount of rubbers they're releasing. Tibhar is starting to catch up.

And yes, the discontinuing of blades is annoying also.
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Good Day Pongers :) My 1st post and i'm Perry from the Philippines. My equipments are as follows...

Main setup (just shifted last night ^_^): Xiom Vega Pro Blade / Andro Rasant Turbo / Xiom Omege V Pro
Backups: BTY JMizutani / Andro Rasant / BTY Tenergy 05  -  BTY Photino Light / DHS Hurricane 3 / BTY T05fx

This beauty arrived yesterday from TT11 Estonia :), got so excited and hurriedly went to local club and tested it. This i found out.. Xiom's Zephylium & X-Carbon hype? all TRUE!!!!

It's lighter than MJ! Huge sweet spot (imho, about 3/4 circular area compared to main setup MJ which is about 1/2 sweet spot). Catapulting is so easy compared to MJ :)

However, i'd like to add, in my opinion, this blade is well suited for asian-style stroke, closed-angle bat stroke and full arm swing.. i tried euro style like timo stroke but the blade performance is mediocre. My guess is that, Xiom's other new blades like the omega ones are suited for other strokes, but for asian stroke, this blade definitely. :)

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Originally posted by the_theologian the_theologian wrote:

Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

Originally posted by the_theologian the_theologian wrote:

as if Xiom's product line couldn't get any more obnoxious


??????????????????  They sell high quality blades for a reasonable price.  Their rubbers are standard ESN issue.  What is obnoxious?  Names?  Who cares?  I don't get it.


Edit added.  They do have a tendency to drop products from their line about as quickly as Taylor Swift drops boyfriends.

No, the names aren't what's most obnoxious; it's the umpteen amount of rubbers they're releasing. Tibhar is starting to catch up.

And yes, the discontinuing of blades is annoying also.


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tron52,

nice first post! good pics

Baal,

Donic is catching up... for a long time they seemed pretty sensible, focusing on the acuda line and having baracuda in the mix... but with the JP's on top of the bluefires which aren't old to begin with... sheesh. tons of new blades also, but to my knowledge they're not discontinuing them like Xiom tends to
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How many versions of Bluefire can there be?  I'd say they are pretty much there.  But they win on style points for not discontinuing blades a year after they introduce them.  Just saying that it is not just XIom that went down the path of offering a blizzard of every so slightly different products.  In the case of rubbers, it is really everybody who gets their rubbers from ESN.
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I think Xiom takes the cake for confusion though. So many families of rubbers and how do they relate? Vegas, Omegas, Sigmas... bleh. I suppose Tibhar is the same: Nimbus, Aurus, MX/EL/FX-P, Qxwhatever. Something about Xiom just turns me off. I guess it's a personal issue!

edited to add: Tibhar... forgot about Sinus and Genius... man they have a ton


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Originally posted by the_theologian the_theologian wrote:

I think Xiom takes the cake for confusion though.

I think Victas can probably trump that one; VS > 01, V > 01 Stiff, VO > 101, etc Big smile
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