The kido 5g premium paddle is a nice paddle. But the weight of it and the top heaviness make it hard to use. If you are not a "spin player" this paddle is not for you. The 7 ply is much better for the fast player
Love it! Great control, my game has improved greatly!
I had a killerspin jet 500 for a number of years and that paddle was amazing for me. It really improved my game, from speed to control. But this kido 5a took all of my skills to the next level. Highly recommend it.
I purchased this paddle and was at first very happy with it. It performed true to its advertising. Unfortunately over time it degraded severely, beginning with a crack/separation between the handle and the blade. I exchanged over a half dozen emails with KillerSpin over the course of two months and they refused to help me. Initially they offered to at least give me new rubbers if I bought a new blade, but when I followed up to take them up on their offer they stopped responding altogether. It's a shame the service and build quality were so bad because I was otherwise satisfied with the performance of the paddle. It's possible I just got a dud, but I'm not willing to chance it again given the inadequate customer service.
I bought my Kido 5A with Fortissimo rubbers a couple years ago and have played for many hundreds of hours with it. I was a rank amateur when I started and now am out of the league of casual players. The paddle was excellent for me even as a beginner and is still going strong. Beat up around the edges, but I love it and have never been tempted by any other paddle I've tried. There are stickier rubbers out there, but none match the overall performance of this baby.