what i am after is a bit of a unicorn.
FAST cutting, but with EXCELLENT feedback, absolutely NO loading. preferably splash & go.
my current is watanabe ai1000. it's probably the fastest 1k out there but i'm afraid the feedback is not good enough for me.
i have on order a king hyper #1000 from japan but that'll take weeks to arrive via SAL. this is a soaker so will be permasoaked.
according to my research i need to get a chosera 800. i love the 400, hated the 600, and 1k too slow. maybe 800 is the sweet spot.
if you can think of any other contenders that fit my criteria please comment. keep in mind i am very picky when it comes to stone feedback.