Imitations sold at cheaper rates

Table Tennis Equipment

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Ankit Jandial

Ankit Jandial Asked 5 years ago

While searching for tt equipment i visited a chinese website which is selling imitation of different blades and rubbers.So i want to know is it ok to purchase them as they are much more cheaper than the original ones.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Anit,

It would be interesting to hear others ideas about this.  I don't really know anything about them.

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Francisco Cespedes Grau

Francisco Cespedes Grau Posted 5 years ago

Dont buy it

My club bought some rubbers and blades from china, tenergy for 6 € 

At first, the rubber may seem good, 2 weeks - 1 month later the rubber is very bad

If you have luck maybe it's just a bad rubber, if you dont have luck in some weeks it may seem like an antitop rubber.

One member of my club bought two Tenergy 25, one for backhand other for forehand, the forehand rubber it is obvious it's not a tenergy 25, but for backhand, it is like an antitop, if i do topspin it comes with backspin.


With blades it is harder for me tell if are good ones or bad ones, but at least with rubbers, buy the originals.

Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 5 years ago

There are "Fakes" and there are "Clones".

If you see a Tenergy for $20 or less, it's a fake and you'll have no idea of what you're actually buying, but most certainly it will be crap and you'll never get the same quality twice.

"Clones" are rubbers and blades which are advertised as providing caracteristics equivalent to famous rubbers and blades, but under their own name and brand. They will most certainly not be exactly as good as the real thing, but at least they should have a relatively stable quality.

If you want to buy cheap, I'd rather advise you to look into genuine Chinese blades and rubbers, that don't pretend to be something else. It can be very cheap and still good enough to reach a very decent level.

Ankit Jandial

Ankit Jandial Posted 5 years ago

one more thing can u tell me the actual cost of yasaka mark v rubber

Arjan van Luttikhuizen

Arjan van Luttikhuizen Posted 5 years ago

Among trustworthy online stores I know of...

Ranging from lowest: 2'400 Japanese Yen (~20 US Dollars)

To highest: 33 EUR (~35 US Dollars)

Mike Deubig

Mike Deubig Posted 5 years ago

I tried "imitations" of rubber which had the exact same labeling as the original, and the quality of them was very poor! 

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