The Tiago Apolonia TAX3 features a strong 5 ply blade with an attractive and comfortable anatomic shaped handle. This combined with Butterfly, ITTF approved, red and black Pan Asia rubber with 1.5mm sponge provides a bat that offers good control and spin. For added protection the edge of the bat is protected by Butterfly edging tape. The Ergo Grip finish is applied to the grip which means that all the edges are smooth and rounded so that the bat feels more comfortable in the players hand. This bat is particularly suitable for the advancing player who has some playing experience and wants to improve his game.