Bat breaking

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

Lukas Oberbanscheidt

Lukas Oberbanscheidt Asked 9 years ago

Can you tell me something of the break resistance of table tennis blades (How can they break, how can I find (out) a crack and how I can protect my blade)? I wish you all the best!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Lukas,

It depends on how you hit them.  They tend to break near the handle.  If you hit them near the end of the blade then twill tend to snap.  If you put the bat flat on the table with the handle overhanging the table and then push very gently down on the handle you will see if it bends a little.

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Kaustubh Kulkarni

Kaustubh Kulkarni Posted 9 years ago

Once I was playing with GKI Kung-Fu(pre made racquet), and I hit a smash, and the forward part of the blade (excluding the handle) broke and flew away and the handle remained in my hand!

Ashish Desai

Ashish Desai Posted 9 years ago

My first bat was a GUI kung fu


Ashish Desai

Ashish Desai Posted 9 years ago

I ment gki


Neville Young

Neville Young Posted 8 years ago

Don't let anyone sit on your bat. Last season I had just cleaned my bat before I was about to play. I leaned it against the back of a chair to let it dry while I put the cleaning gear away. At that point a team mate sat on my bat and broke the handle off my Butterfly Hinoki bat. frown 

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

That is good advice Neville. Sorry to hear about your bat.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

I guess it was pretty easy to tell it was broken! cry

Siddharth Shah

Siddharth Shah Posted 8 years ago

Hi Lukas,

In my opinion you can buy a 12mm protection/side tape. It will protect your rackets from external crack. 

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