I haven't made these for a few years, and this one is very deep purple, almost looks black. The laces are thicker than before and a bit stiffer. This one will provide intense sensations with two knots in each tail. The purple may mark lighter objects for a short while. On a scale of 1 to 10 (Velvety Soft to Very Heavy Thud) this would be an 8+ with a good bit of sting.