About me: I'm an average player. Have been playing table tennis for about 10 years. Was very active in my youth playing league at a decent regional level. I've stopped playing competitively at age 17 and have since been a casual player. My technique has probably some decent fundamentals but my movement and in part my technique is certainly quite rusty. I've played a lot more TT again in the past two years including taking a decent amount of lessons (about 30 hours total) and playing 2 times a week at least.
My past equipment (EJ'ing):
BTY Viscaria w. T05/T05FX
OSP Virtuoso w. T80/JP03
Nittaku Acoustic Carbon w. T05/T80FX
Stiga Infinity VPS w. EL-S/EL-S
I've now acquired a Nittaku Violin (Large Handle) w. MX-P/EL-S.
I would rate the Nittaku Violin to the other blades from fastest to slowest the following way: 1) Acoustic Carbon 2) BTY Viscaria 3) Nittaku Violin 4) Stiga Infinity VPS 5) OSP Virtuoso
The Stiga and the Violin are very close to each other in terms of speed. Again, these are my subjective observations.
Rating the same way, top to bottom 1) Acoustic Carbon 2) Viscaria 3) Violin 4) Virtuoso 5) Infinity
The Acoustic just helps produce an insane amount of spin with any rubber i've tried on it; similarly the Viscaria really helps to bring out the best in the rubber. In comparison, I was disappointed with the Infinity in this regard as I felt a lot more effort was needed to create the same amount of spin. The Virtuoso and the Violin are close in terms of spin.
Rating top to bottom: 1) Violin 2) Virtuoso 3) Infinity 4) Viscaria 5) Acoustic Carbon
To me, the Violin is by far the most controlled blade. It has such a touch and its very easy to move the ball around. One way to describe it is that its confidence inspiring. The Virtuoso and the Infinity are pretty close in terms of control i felt. The Viscaria offers a surprising amount of control and feel for the speed of the blade. I found the Acoustic Carbon the most difficult to control.
Rating top to Bottom: 1) Acoustic Carbon 2) Violin 3) Virtuoso 4) Viscaria 5) Infinity
The top 3 are very close together. All impeccable. The Viscaria has a nice finish as well but it just "feels" a little more mass-produced. The Infinity has a rough finish in comparison.
Well that is it for now boys!