The Donic Alligator Combi blade's most unusual characteristic is the difference in speed between the forehand and backhand sides. This AR+/DEF+ blade consists of 5 plies. The core consists of soft balsa wood to keep the weight down. The forehand has two hard layers leaving the soft wood layers for the backhand. This combination allows for defensive and offensive styles of play to be used at the same time. In combination with a long pips or antispin rubber, this blade turns into a formidable opponent.