Carbon Blades

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 5 years ago

Shubham Chohan

Shubham Chohan Asked 5 years ago

Just wanted to know what exactly are the carbon blades and which is the rubber which will suit my playing style. I generally play a more attacking rally so I need a faster racket.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Shubham,

You don't necessarily need a carbon blade.  You can use faster rubbers with a controlled blade or an offensive blade and get a lot of speed.

I don't have specifics, but others may have some ideas.


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Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 5 years ago

Carbon blade are blades which have at least one carbon ply which provide blade a stability, stiffness, hardness and large sweet spot. If you have just started the table tennis don't go for carbon blade because they are hard to handle.

If you are intermediate player then you can play with them.

Their are many Carbon Blades, it depend on your budget and playing technique which one you should took. 


D K

D K Posted 5 years ago

Speaking if Carbon blades,is there any way how can I tell if the blade is Carbon or Allwood (or are there other types?) without looking for the manufacturer's info?


Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 5 years ago

Yes, their is a way,

Usually Allwood blades have an average sweet spot and in Carbon Blade sweet spot is bigger, so you can notice this difference in game by using different contact points, if the ball get the same amount of power when the you hit the ball 3-4 cm away from blade center then the blade is Carbon blade or Composite blade, and if the power is bit reduces then it is a allwood blade. The composite blade with  which is have played and has the biggest sweet spot is Butterfly Zhang Jike Super ZLC (off course I did not own it, who will spend $415 on blade, I borrowed from my friend) and biggest sweet spot of an allwood blade I would say Tibhar Stratus Powerwood.

By seeing on the edges of the blade you can see the carbon ply in different color such as black, green, blue, yellow or grey


D K

D K Posted 5 years ago

OK,thanks.

Do you know about any huge-sweetspot ALLWOOD blade?


Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 5 years ago

Yes, the biggest sweet spot allwood blade with which I played is Tibhar Stratus Powerwood.


D K

D K Posted 5 years ago

OK,thanks.
But in my country,it is too expensive :D


martinand bernard

martinand bernard Posted 5 years ago

I have a stratus very good wood with feeling but not too expensive.


Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 5 years ago

Yes it is not much expensive in my country India. It is one of the best allwood blade.


D K

D K Posted 5 years ago

Not too expenisve?
What is over 20 pounds,is too expenisve for me.

 

 


thomas tomi

thomas tomi Posted 5 years ago

i had an i-vl balsa which is a realy good wood but not expensive.


D K

D K Posted 5 years ago

OK thanks for suggestions


Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 5 years ago

"Carbon blades" differ from regular "all wood" blade by an addional thin layer of carbon fibre between two layers of wood (usually just behind the external layer). The carbon layer tends to make the blade a bit stiffer and faster, and it reduces the difference in reaction when the ball hits the center of the bat (sweat spot) and when it's off-centered. The larger the carbon layer is, the more these differences will show. You can find some blades with the exact same wood composition, one version with a carbon layer, one without.


Nagaraj Hegde

Nagaraj Hegde Posted 5 years ago

For a basic offensive carbon blade, you can try the joola carbon blade, worth Rs.1800/- I use the joola falcon sat blade which is also an offensive blade and is quite handy. Both of them are 7 plies-blades.


D K

D K Posted 5 years ago

Haha,this reminds me of my first blade Iever used: Joola Eagle Fast.
I was very displeased by that blade.
Fast,but I could not control it.

 


Shubham Chohan

Shubham Chohan Posted 5 years ago

Which rubber is better for an attacking player? Donic or Tibhar Nimbus


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Shubham,

It really is a personal preference. There is no single best rubber otherwise all players would be using it. What rubber are you using at the moment and do you find it effective?



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