Is donic a good racket

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Youssef Asaad

Youssef Asaad Asked 8 years ago

hey alois , is donic a good racket? Specially (Turtle Donic Table Tennis Bat CarboTec 50) it's worth a lot , but I'm a professional a lough I'm not good with equipment , i can't find any training centers in Egypt ( where I live) also I have spent two years searching , I only rely on your videos so thank you very very much , u dont realize what you and this website means to me . Its like a dream come true

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Youssef,

That racket will be alright for learning the strokes.

I am glad that the website is able to help you with your game.  One of the main reasons we set it up was for players just like you.

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Sammy Serea

Sammy Serea Posted 8 years ago

Hey there Youssef,

You see, there are actually 2 kind of DONIC rackets - the ones with the turtle are actually DONIC Shildkrot and they are hobby bats.

The others are simply DONIC (no turtle), and they are professional table tennis bats of high quality having been used by many times European and World Champions Jorgen Persson and Jan Ove Waldner from Sweden, the latter being regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

Choosing between the two kinds, I would advise against the DONIC Shildkrot bats (the ones with the turtle) and I would definitely go for the DONIC ones (without turtle).

You see, I have personally owned 2 of the best and most expensive DONIC Shildkrot (with turtle) rackets - the CARBOTEC 100 made 100% from carbon fibre and retailing at about 100 EUR or $130, and while they are very good bats compared to other hobby bats, they DO NOT compare well to even the low and mid-range of DONIC (without turtle).

For instance, at a lower price of about 80 EUR, or $100, you could buy a DONIC Waldner Allplay blade and pair it with a couple of DONIC Coppa JO Platinum, Coppa JO Gold, Coppa JO Platinum Soft or Sonnex JP Gold rubbers, and you would have yourself a truly versatile blade worthy of a champion that will last you for many years of very good quality table tennis play and allow you to develop as a player.

I have used and still use DONIC rackets, in the past the DONIC Ovtcharov Senso V1 paired with DONIC Coppa JO Gold and Sonnex JP Gold, then I kept the blade, but upgraded the rubbers to DONIC Acuda S1 Turbo on both forehand and backhand, and now I use the DONIC Persson Power Carbon V1 blade paired with DONIC Acuda S1 Turbo on forehand and Sonnex JP Gold on backhand (more or less the same setup that Jorgen Persson uses himself, according to the DONIC official website), and even these which are rackets using top class blades and rubbers, still come in at around 100 EUR or just a bit more, and there is absolutely no comparison to the DONIC Schildkrot CARBOTEC 100 that goes for the same price.

So, bottom-line, my advice would be to forget the DONIC Schildkrot (with turtle) rackets and go for DONIC (no turtle). Regardless of your budget, you will find something.

Hope this helps.


Yousaid Cool

Yousaid Cool Posted 5 years ago

but you know in some places only the turtle ones are available like in my city and so this poses a real shortage of choices. other company rackets are not just good enough. 

Gurjot Dhaliwal

Gurjot Dhaliwal Posted 5 years ago

the rubbers of donic die out quickly


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