The XIOM Absolute Carbon Speed is not a well known blade among the XIOM fans in America. What makes XIOM Speed surprising is that XIOM Speed is the best selling blade in Europe and Asia. This had made the XIOM Speed to rest in the professional classic line of products in XIOM.
The XIOM Speed is a carbon blade - made of Absolute Carbon. From my testing of different XIOM blades, I have a feeling that XIOM Speed is a junior version of XIOM Strato. The XIOM Speed lacks little bit of power compared to the XIOM Strato. It has more softer feeling than XIOM Strato. The XIOM Strato has little more meat than the XIOM Speed.
I have tested the XIOM Omega III Asian version on XIOM Speed. The whole combination suits more mid distance game. Unlike its name suggests, it is not a too-far-away-from-the-table blade with thicker sponge versions of Omega III. However, I have found more thrust in balls’ forward motion with softer versions of XIOM rubbers - called European versions. The XIOM Strato makes more loop angle, while XIOM Speed does not. The XIOM Speed is not suitable for brushing to generate spin. It is suitable for back of the ball hit.
The XIOM Speed is suitable for short pips. The XIOM Short pips named XIOM Styx SP makes very disastrous shots on XIOM Speed. I don’t recommend it to use it for defensive shots like chops as the shorts will be close to flat.Sponsor Ad: TableTennisStore.US - 1000 XIOM, TSP, JOOLA, CHAMPION table tennis products!