I have to say coming from playing a Gearbox CX14 that I liked a lot but it was missing the power component. I found that extra power in the SLK Omega Max paddle and it definitely met my needs. I am a 3.5 and wanted more pop from my paddle, especially for service returns. Not only did I get the extra pop I needed I also experienced exceptional spin that helps me with controlling the flight of my ball. All I have to say is this paddle has been a game-changer and has elevated all aspects of my game. The only thing I can mention that I would like more of is a larger sweet spot. Otherwise, for the price, this paddle is a steal and I would highly recommend!