The Xiom Ice Cream AZXi has two limba outer plies and a kiri core. However, sandwiched between the core and second limba ply, the AZXi has an inner carbon ply of ZLC on one side and an inner ply of ALC on the other side. This allows its user to have different playing characteristics on each side. The ALC allows for a softer and springier feel while the ZLC allows for a harder and more elastic feel. These inner carbon plies become activated fully on strong attacks. A truly special blade that allows you to tailor it to your style of play.