The Balsa Carbo X5 gets you the best of both worlds by combining balsa and carbon.
The main core is made out of Balsa. Balsa is very lightweight and this allows you to play nimble shots. The outer plies are made out of carbon, which provides the much needed power. What this translates to in the end are quick attacks with a lot of control due to the soft feel provided by the Balsa core. The soft feel makes over the table play, especially blocking, effortless & effective. The Balsa core offers light weight & great touch while the Carbon layers ensure there's enough power. Designed for close to the table attacks but enough power to execute from mid-distance as well.
Ultra light matierials help increase speed and reaction time.