The blade from the greatest of all time.
DHS Hurricane Long 5, Ma Long’s weapon, is one of the best blades made by DHS(Double Happiness).
The current choice of World and Olympic champion – Ma Long from China.
DHS Hurricane Long 5 is a 7-ply attacking blade, with the ALC carbon layer closer to the core.
The blade is composed of the following layers, Limba – Limba – ALC – Ayous – ALC – Limba – Limba.
The blade thickness is ~ 5.9 mm, similar to many popular blades.
The throw is medium, so the blade will match most rubbers depending on your style.
The limba outer layer give it a perfect dwell time and spin. It is very easy to control, and is very stable as you play with more power.
There are some positive vibrations, enough to get good feedback from your shot.
DHS Hurricane Long 5 have absolute control in small touches and wood feel.
- Huge sweet spot
- Very easy to impart spin
- Produce extremely low arc, which gives you incredible shot
- Can easily loop kill a no spin incoming ball
- Excellent for blocking
- The backhand loop gives you a lot of spin and low arc
- Punch block gives you a perfect feeling.
The blade quality is very high, the finish is excellent and it comes in a very nice box, with an individual blade ID card with dimensions, weight, thickness, and serial number.
This is one of the “secrets” of Ma Long blade.
He didn’t go for power, he wants a blade with more control, slower speed, better short game and more safety.
It feels like a 5ply blade, imagine this blade + Chinese tacky rubbers on a forehand side. The control of his paddle must be extraordinary.
This is what exactly DHS Hurricane Long 5 is.
If you’re a looper like Ma Long then this is the best blade for you.
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DHS Hurricane Long 5 Composition
Weight: 85 – 95 g
Thickness: ~5.9 mm
Type: Carbon OFF
Composition: 5 ply Wood + 2 ply Arylate Carbon ( Limba, Limba, ALC, AYOUS, ALC,Limba, Limba )
– Ayous 300 lbf (1,330 N)
– Limba 670 lbf (2,990 N)
Head dimension: 159 x 150 mm
Butterfly Viscaria vs DHS Hurricane Long 5 vs Butterfly Innerforce ALC
Blades with similar composition:
|Butterfly Innerforce ALC||Limba – Limba – ALC – AYOUS – ALC – Limba – Limba||~ 5.9 mm||.8.8||9.1||5.6||5.5||$ 150|
|DHS PG5||Limba – Limba – ALC – AYOUS – ALC – Limba – Limba||~ 5.9 mm||8.2||9||6.1||6||$ 50|
|Sword HD997||Limba – Limba – ALC – AYOUS – ALC – Limba – Limba||~ 5.9 mm||9||8.9||5.7||5.6||$ 70|
DHS Hurricane Long 5 Alternatives :
|Friendship/729 V-6||Limba – Ayous – Aramid Carbon – KIRI – Aramid Carbon – Ayous – Limba||~ 6.4 mm||8.2||8.8||5.1||6||$ 30|
|DHS Hurricane Bo 2||Limba- Ayous – Arylate Carbon – AYOUS – Arylate Carbon – Ayous – Limba||~ 6 mm||9.4||9.2||6||5||$ 79|
|DHS Hurricane 301||Koto – Ayous – Arylate Carbon – AYOUS – Arylate Carbon – Ayous – Koto||~ 5.9 mm||9.2||9.4||5.1||4.1||$ 50|
|Donic Waldner Senso Carbon||Limba – Ayous – Carbon – AYOUS – Carbon – Ayous – Limba||~5.8 mm||8.4||8.7||5.6||6||$ 50|
|Tibhar Samsonov Stratus Carbon||Limba – Limba – Carbokevlar – KIRI – Carbokevlar – Limba – Limba||~ 5.6 mm||9||8.9||5.3||4.7||$ 70|
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