The new ARCHE blade was modeled after the successful (but discontinued) Kim Jung Hoon blade. Same construction, but a different outer veneer on one side. Another twist is the ARCHE is 5 grams lighter, averages around 82-83 grams, but plays a very similar controlled offensive game with an emphasis on spin and control.
Here is what the blade designer said about it on a post in MyTableTennis.net
Nexy is proud to release our second 5th Generation Blade, ARCHE.
The meaning of the name comes from the question, “How did the world begin?” We fathom what is the outside our universe and wonder about the origin of the cosmos.
“Arche” is a Greek word that means 'beginning' or 'origin'. Nexy uses the name Arche because it shows the basic concept of the new 5th. generation.
Nexy began in 2007, and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017.
For the past decade, Nexy has designed and developed many new blades — experimenting boldly to deliver every imaginable type of blade to suit players’ needs.
I began each new generation when I could not find anything else to add to the current blade design concept.
At that point, I found something unique to create a new generation.
But this time, I could not think of anything new.
Nexy completed a full round of adventure, and the cycle was complete.
Another generation would have been redundant, and Nexy could not do that!
So, to run another generation, as a blade designer, I checked the paths previously crossed and found the correlation between individual blades and entire generations.
For the 5th Generation, I began interweaving those factors to create an exciting new line.
The first blade of this new collection was CAKRA, which adopted the 3rd Generation blade AKTIUM and retouched the 4th generation blade, RUBICON.
CAKRA shows the general characteristics of the 5th generation.
Nexy only makes blades that will compete and survive for many years, and those blades have enough value to support the development of other blades.
Nexy does not have a seasonal concept. All blades are released when they are complete.
Normally, one blade’s design takes more than one and a half years.
Some blades are in development for three years before being released into the market.
Sometimes I kept a sample for over a year, contemplating what to do with it.
Perhaps there was something attractive about it, but it also lacked in some respect.
Sometimes I made changes to find a better composition or shape; sometimes I set the blade aside.
Blade production is often slow, and all blades have their own character and value.
No blade can be thought of as small or trivial.
Therefore, when I started the 5th Generation, I discovered a huge resourceful mine to dig through in search of something new and exciting.
And now I am introducing Nexy’s second blade of 5th Generation, ARCHE!!