It’s made from balsa wood and fibre glass, which gives it quite a large sweet spot. But its main selling point is that it is very light – only 60g. This is the lightest blade I have played with and it really does seem effortless to pick up and swing (even for a weedy guy like me!).
Considering this, which is the best table tennis blade?
The Top Ping Pong Blades in 2021
|#1. Butterfly Viscaria Blade||CURRENT PRICE|
|#2. Butterfly Timo Boll ALC Blade||CURRENT PRICE|
|#3. Butterfly Petr Korbel Blade||CURRENT PRICE|
|#4. Butterfly Zhang Jike Super ZLC||CURRENT PRICE|
Hereof, what is the weight of racket in table tennis?
In the game, you can use a bat that weighs anywhere between 150 g to 250 g. The simple definition of table tennis bat is a blade that rubber on both sides – forehand and backhand. The average weight of the rubber is approximately between 40-50 g. So, the two rubbers combined will weigh somewhere around 80-100 g.
What is the lightest rubber?
Rubbers by Lowest Weight
|1.||Gewo Proton Neo 325||0.4|
|2.||Stiga Innova Ultra Light SynergyTech||0.5|
|3.||Andro Plasma Women||0.6|
|4.||Stiga Innova Ultra Light||0.6|
Recommended bats (UK)
- BRIBAR Allround Professional Table Tennis Bat (Amazon / or purchase at Bribar Table Tennis)
- Palio Legend Table Tennis Bat (Amazon)
- Stiga Allround Classic Table Tennis Bat (Amazon)
- Tibhar Powercarbon XT Table Tennis Bat (Amazon)
- Impact Legend Pro Table Tennis Bat (Bribar)
Weight, Ply, Thickness
Blades will generally weigh between 75-95g. Lighter blades (75-80g) are better for defensive play as you have better maneuverability of the blade. Heavier blades (90-95g) are better for attacking play as it provides better stability and generates more power.
1) the balance of Zylon to Carbon is different than in the older ZLC blades and since it is being billed as a “new formula” the blades are being sold at a high price because of the “research and development” that went in to making them.
Butterfly makes better quality paddles in general, but Stiga’s wood is softer compare to new Butterfly paddles. the newer butterfly paddles (Viscaria, Timo Boll ALC…) the wood are known to be harder than older ones(a few years back). In China, people sell older Viscaria at higher prices.
Pimpled rubbers or Pips (some people mistakenly call them “nipples”, “nips”, or “pimps”) have raised tubes in a uniform pattern (instead of a smooth surface), and produce different effects. There are three types of pips: Short Pips. Medium Pips.
The Blade. The wooden portion of a table tennis bat is referred to as the “blade”. It’s made up of multiple layers of compressed wood, and sometimes includes layers of carbon fibre, glass fibre, texalium, titanium, aluminium, synthetic, arylate, aramid, and kevlar.
The official rules of table tennis state that a racket can be of any size, shape or weight, but the blade must be flat and rigid and made of at least 85% natural wood. However you’ll find that most rackets are all very similar in size – about 15cm (6 inches) across and 25cm (10 inches) long including the handle.