The Ma Long Five is a 5 ply allwood blade. It has excellent touch and feeling combined with power for topspin strokes. This blades composition was decided upon by both Nittaku and Ma Long, specially for the Japanese market. This version has a larger handle which makes the blade heavier and thus slightly faster than the regular Nittaku Ma Long Five blade. It could also be recommended for players who find the standard handle size is too thin.