Broken Bat

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

Lukas Oberbanscheidt

Lukas Oberbanscheidt Asked 8 years ago

I have been playing the TSP Balsa 4.0 for 3 Mönchs now and I'm very impressed of it. I have been hitting the table lots, and When I did the "breaking test" (place the bat on the table with the handle over it and press down...) I couldn't find any cracks or something like that. But now I have the concern the blade could be broken inside. This blade is heavy pressed balsa wood with two sheets of fiber glass in it, so I don't know if it can really "broke".  Is it possible? Do you think my blade is broken and how could I find it out? Thanks and have a nice weekend you guys, Lukas.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Lukas,

If the blades isn't wobbling when you press it is probably OK.  You will often feel the difference when hitting the ball if the blade is broken.


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Lukas Oberbanscheidt

Lukas Oberbanscheidt Posted 8 years ago

It wobbles a bit, but just like every blade. When I push the handle down, it feels complitety normal.


Lukas Oberbanscheidt

Lukas Oberbanscheidt Posted 8 years ago

It also could be that the Speed glue has not been escaped out of the blade because I tried it. Very soft.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Lukas,

If it is only wobbling a little then it should be OK.  The Speed glue won't effect it that much.


Lukas Oberbanscheidt

Lukas Oberbanscheidt Posted 8 years ago

I don't know. I used the speed glue last Sunday and it really worked. on tuesday there was only a bit of the effect left. Then I placed books on my bat because it felt like my rubbers could go off. And that evening, I realized that the ball was going down very often and it was much harder and slower as before.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Maybe your rubber isn't stuck properly.


Sovan Ly

Sovan Ly Posted 8 years ago

It is not sticky because you put lots of heavy on the bat or it will not be sticky any more becuase you do not put enougth.


Lukas Oberbanscheidt

Lukas Oberbanscheidt Posted 8 years ago

Hey Sovan, I actually mean my blade :D I got it from a friend, so I have to buy a new one anyway. I don' know if I should buy the Boll Forte Off Blade or the Zoran Primorac Off-. Are there any pros and contras? I ask everyone here :)

 


Sovan Ly

Sovan Ly Posted 8 years ago

Use the bat that have the picture timo boll. It is great i use it evey day. You sholud use that and I am a kid.

 



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