This is an assembled blade ready to play with Mech-Tek Oh-Toro rubbers and edge tape + free pro padded cover as shown above.
About the blade:
Vector Target is a high control mid speed attacking blade utilizing the benefits of Zylon +Carbon construction. Made to the most exacting standards, Vector touch features AYOUS and SOFTWOOD layers combined with Zylon and 30ton (60K) graphite weave. All Vector blades come with a preservative lacquer finish (no need to seal the blade), 2 high polish metal lens inlay, and a manufacturer backed guaranteed weight range (the only kind in the industry). Gambler is able to achieve precision weight range by using a proprietary grain density testing method and exacting moisture content regulation.
- Speed: 77(ALL+)
- Ply: 5 PLY (3 wood + 2 Zylon Carbon)
- Flex: mid
- Weight: 77-82 grams (guaranteed weight)
- Thickness: 6.1mm+-.2
- Head width: 149mm+-2
- Head height: 155.6mm+-2
- Handle Style: Flared
*While the VCZ blades do not have an equal in the industry they do compare favorably to other Zylon Carbon blades that cost $200-$400USD.
About the rubbers:
GAMBLER Mech-Tek Oh-Toro is a moderate speed mechanical rubber perfect for players who prefer a bouncy rubber with a high grip and soft feeling. Mech-Tek Oh-Toro uses a taller pip geometry arranged in a diagonal array giving enhanced ability to hold the ball longer and catapult effect. Mech-Tek Oh-Toro characteristics are closely associated with the “European style” of play, or alternatively “Chinese style” backhand.
- Speed: 94
- Spin: 97
- Control: 88
- Sponge Type: 2.1mm Gambler “Oh-Toro” Japanese MID 37+-2
Spin Type: Mechanical (bouncy not sticky)
I purchased this paddle as a novice player for daily use in the break room at work. I am very pleased with the quality and how easy it is to use and put spin on the balls. It also does a great job at returning slams without sending the ball flying in some random direction. The only downside is the extra cost because of the shirt. I wish there was an option to get this paddle without a shirt.