Through my neglect, I should have inquired more about the difference in paddles; but, very satisfied with its performance and handling. Yet, due to the paddle long time storage, the protective covering left a marking on the paddle which after cleaning has not been removed as of yet.
Love the paddles. These are not your standard store-bought paddles/blades. The rubber surface is sticky, and really grips the ball to control spin and aim.
After reading some of the previous reviews, I decided to purchase the D5; the second paddle I've bought from Killerspin. The D5 gives me excellent control, negates my opponents spin wonderfully and has helped me improve my game.
I bought this as a gift for an experienced ping-pong player. He loves it, it really made a difference is his game. The paddle is everything that it was advertised to be. Definitely worth the price.
This is my first entry into owning a nicer paddle. I absolutely love it. The spin is ridiculous!