Named after the scepter, a symbol of royalty, it undoubtedly reflects the high hopes that Ulla China has for this baseplate. In the past few years, Ulla’s boards have rarely attracted so much attention. The ones I am familiar with are the previous Ulla Aruna and the Nolibis held by Zhang An of the US team. This time, it is the Dragon Amazing series that contains 3 baseplates at once, namely: the Ice Fence, the Hybrid and the Scepter with the highest price point.
The English name Trinity actually means Trinity, which mirrors the X3 technology that Yura is talking about. That is, this baseplate uses a blend of three fibers. Most of the popular baseboards today are a mix of two fibers, some are ALC and some are ZLC, while Ulla has combined ALC and ZLC into one at once, making the three fibers into one.
So, does this scepter have special magic or not?
The face of the thing is clear at a glance. The workmanship is also relatively fine. The handle grip is relatively flat, or quite comfortable, and the front and backhand conversion over is more comfortable.
Structure, the official words, lampa surface material + fiber layer + lampa transition layer + ayus large core. In fact, I observed that the core is more likely to be a tung wood core. After trying to play, the kind of power after the throughput feedback and defensive feel is also more like tung wood core. The PBO-C is the ZLC. Simply put, it is a mix of horizontal ZLC and vertical ALC. This should be the only operation in the history of the board.
The soft Lemba surface will hold the ball well under small to medium power. The combination of the high bounce, crisp and clean ZLC and the instant bite of the ALC creates a high balance of spin, speed and power.
Feedback and Key Performance
There is something indescribable about the feel of the combination of ALC and ZLC that has never been seen before. But the Scepter gives me the illusion of “more fiber power than wood power”. It seems that this is not a ping pong board, but more like a badminton racket full of tension. If you compare it to the butterfly super fiber baseplate, you will feel that the butterfly has more of a woody feel after the power is applied. The Yura Scepter, on the other hand, has a more pronounced fiber flavor.
It is a very poppy baseboard with a short off-board time. So one speed is definitely fast. Faster than many external ALC baseboards (Viscaria, Ball ALC and such). Without power, it is still a little slower than external ZLC, but with power, the speed can be said to be comparable.
In terms of spin, due to the existence of the Limba surface material, and the ALC also has a certain sense of eating the ball, to create a strong spin or no problem. However, it needs to be “intentional” to create. It’s not the kind of board that is relatively soft and delicate to hold like the Carbon 45, which can add spin at will. The scepter is still more of a stiff side. If you just pull the board carelessly, you can still get on the table, but the spin will not be very strong. It is easy for the opponent to block.
In terms of power, the scepter is really tough. After I used it, all my friends gave me feedback that the quality of the ball has gone up a notch from the original. The sense of power of the fiber is really strong. It can be said that this is a board that combines the ball eating power of ALC and the high rebound power of ZLC. It has both good arc making ability and a great sense of speed and power. It shows more rigidity and flexibility than ALC, but at the same time, it is not as “dry” as Super ZLC, and the scepter has good toughness.
The measured thickness is about 5.8mm.
The ability of arc circle is really not bad. And the more power it has, the more threatening and stable it is. Because of the outstanding elasticity, the speed value itself is very strong. The power of the fiber is also large. The pulling of the arc circle gives the opponent a full sense of oppression.
In the case of defense, the pointing of the borrowing defense is also more accurate, and the speed is medium. The speed is much higher when you add power to the borrowing. However, because it is still too bouncy, it is easy to go out of bounds.
The control of small balls inside the table is a little high. When dealing with some ambiguous balls, such as when you are torn between swinging and picking, you will easily make mistakes. For some of my returns that I didn’t think of, I made more unnecessary errors because the scepter is still fast and flexible. It takes time to fully understand and adapt to it.
Overall, this ALC and ZLC hybrid board has exceptional ball quality. The combination of the crisp, high-rebound ZLC and the tough ALC makes for a unique feel and power. However, because of its stiffness and quick release, it is not friendly to beginners. It is suitable for more advanced players to master.