The basic construction of the Xiom Strato is based on older Xiom carbon blade models, but the older carbon layers have been replaced with newly developed Energy Carbon, which realizes another level of performance and feel. Improved efficiency of energy transfer due to the lower damping of new material makes for more powerful strokes. Further, it gives improved control. Kiso Hinoki wood of improved quality is used for the outer layers, and provides a very comfortable and mild feel. This improvement gives Strato the ability of all-round play though it is very fast blade. Topspin is more stable than players expect, and draws a very sharp trajectory with good control. Once a player becomes accustomed to the high speed, he/she will be able to perform every technique with ease.