I am sure quite a few has played with it, but I guess your post drowned among the other threads. Wait until after the weekend and see if answers it. Some weeks people post more midweek from work when it is slow and there is nothing better to do
That is so true. Right now it is 4PM and the day is dragging at work.
The Matsushita Pro Special is a really good blade for a chopper who are also looking for some offense on their FH. I have never used a Cayman so I cannot compare. But, speed wise it is definitely fast(for a defensive blade), very controlled with good response and a soft feeling. Tried it with Milky Way 955 OX, Meteor 8512 OX and Bty FLIII 1.3. Plays good on both OX and sponged LPs. However, IMHO I would pick a softer sponge LP to take some of that speed off if you're not used to it. Not sure if it is good for blocking as I don't but it's perfect for chopping. I friend of mine who plays with Bty TBS with T64 compared it to mine with T64 and said it was almost the same speed-wise, maybe slightly slower but very good for controlled looping. It has a semi-large head and weighs in around 95, but if you are playing LP OX it shouldn't be that bad. Straight handle feels nice in your palm and promotes easy twiddling. If you think it is too expensive then you can try the Pro Model which is similar but lacks the Carbon-Arylate layer and is also lighter by 7-8 gms.