The Nittaku Telion blade is a three ply hinoki blade that I have used for about 8 hours and will buy a flared version off my practise buddy shortly.
I am excited as it will be my first Nittaku blade ever, and I loved hinoki so much when I was at my peak and it feels like it suits my favorite rubber combination 25 and 05. It is like a perfect blade! It is fast soft and stiff. It is thick with a large inner vertical grained layer so has stiffness and speed to drive hit smash and attack. But is soft because it's 3 plies of only hinoki.
Best of all it is cheap! Sure it's the kind of blade that needs replacing as hinoki is a soft wood, but hay... It is a sexy blade.
I will be posting lots more about my progression with my thoughts about it.