I played a couple more hours with the Strike Blade today and I have to say, it was solid when dinking and had a great feel with drop shots. Also, when it was time to put the ball away, I felt a great transfer of power, from my hand through the paddle. Never reached for my Paddleteck Helo once.
Had only one practice with the Alpha Polymer Pro paddle before playing in a sanctioned tournament. Instantly loved the feel, balance, power, pop and control this paddle gave me and I came home with a bronze medal at my first attempt in the 4.5 level. Excited to now try the Strike Blade Polymer Podium for singles play. I will be strongly recommending the Combat paddles to other players.
Jayne Hackman - 2017 USA Nationals Gold Medalist
This paddle has a great 'control' feel to it, with power behind it when needed. Great colours and graphics. This is the first paddle I have got that I haven’t had to change the grip on it. Great paddle!