The Balsa Carbo X5 is the first balsa blade designed by Butterfly so you can expect excellence. It combines enormous touch for the ball due to the dynamics of the balsa core and carbon plies. The low weight design heightens the control factor and affords much more consistency for variable block play over the table. Soft touch shots have emphasized control making ball placement easier. Forceful attacking play is strongly backed up by the 2 carbon layers, while touchy half distance spin play is possible without much effort. Overall a well balanced offensive blade for a committed attacking style.