Need comparative review of few pre made bats

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vishwjeet chauhan

vishwjeet chauhan Asked 11 years ago

Hi Coach,

I am an intermediate level player and mostly play side spins, chops , top spin and am good at defense.

I am expecting more spin in my serve and better top spin from the new bat. I am confused between few pre made bats and want to know would they suite my style of playing? I am definitely not looking to change my playing style according to the bat. I also don't want to go for a customized bat and I am looking for the bat with best blade for speed among these so that I can reuse it if the rubber wears out or I am not satisfied with the rubber.

I am thinking of getting one the following and would like to know which bat would you prefer for my kind of playing:

1. Donic Waldner - Level 900/800/700

2. Stag thunder spin

3. Butterfly Primorac

Thanks,

 Vishwjeet


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 11 years ago

Hi Vishwjeet,

Thanks for your query. Unfortunately I haven't used any of these bats so I really can't comment on them. I'll throw this open to our readers to see if they can help you out with their experience.

We also have some bats on our website that we recommend. The PingSkills Rook is a great entry level bat (a pre-made bat). However from your explanation of your level it does sound like you are close to being ready for a custom made bat. You should consider trying the PingSkills Touch with Mark V on both sides. It is a great bat and we will glue the rubbers on for you before sending it out. That way it comes ready to play. The PingSkills Touch is an excellent all round blade that you can keep when your rubbers wear out.

Good luck with your selection. Please let us know what you choose.


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vishwjeet chauhan

vishwjeet chauhan Posted 11 years ago

I bought a Donic Waldner - 1000.

I had been using GKI TT bats i.e. kung fu, dragon etc. earlier and this bat is completely different from them. After using this new bat for almost a week now I feel like I have some control over it. I don't feel much difference in spin though but light weight and higher speed make me feel happy.


Rahul Ramesh

Rahul Ramesh Posted 11 years ago

where are u from??

vishwjeet chauhan

vishwjeet chauhan Posted 11 years ago

Madhapur Hyderabad.

Adway Lele

Adway Lele Posted 9 years ago

I don't have comparison, but I own a Waldner-900. I'm a very average player, so I may be wrong, but I believe that I can observe a few things right.

Buddy, I can tell you about the Waldner-900. Its amazing racket if you want to play the game where you like the ball to roll on your paddle. It'll put enough spin (all kinds - both surfaces) on ball. Not the best if you are going for speed-based game. You can of course play speed with it, but you'll have to work extra to put that speed on the ball - as the rubber is little softer. I hope other people share there experiences regarding other paddles you mentioned.


Manas Srivastava

Manas Srivastava Posted 9 years ago

Hi Vishwjeet n other players,

 

me looking for looking for waldler -700 or waldler-800 bat..Please do suggest me .I am confused by the control mentioned on the bat because I really dnt knw wht do control suggest, mentioned on each Bat of any Brand.I am aggressive player,like to play my shots but when i face better player than me I immensely depend on Spin and Chopps, so i can simply continue my game by placing ball on the table.But still say I am Aggressive player.

Need your suggestions .Suggestion for other than these 2 bats  is also welcome


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Manas,

It really depends upon your level. If you have excellent control on the ball then you can go for a faster bat. Even though you are an aggressive player, you need good control before you should move to a fast bat. We recommend the PingSkills Touch with either Mark V, Yasaka Pryde or Xiom Vega Pro. Xiom Vega Pro is the fastest and what Alois and I use but again it is important you have good technique and control before moving to this.

I hope that helps.


Manas Srivastava

Manas Srivastava Posted 9 years ago

Hi ,

 

Thankful for your suggestion !!!!

I will take some time to judge myself wheather I am able to control my game with these fast bats or not.But ,bat you suggested are not available. in India. So please do suggest bats which i can get in India or between the bat "" Waldler -700 or Waldler-800  "" bat.

 

Secondary, I do want to ask what does ""CONTROL"" mean. Bats mentioned with higher control rating are ""easy to control the ball "" or it means ""we have to be more careful while playing our shots with these Bats.""


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Control is talking about how easy it is for you to control the ball. The more controlled the blade, generally, the slower the blade will be. If the blade is a super fast bat, it is harder to control and hence not considered a controlled blade.

With regards to actual bats, there is just so many options available and we don't keep up with them. That's why we recommend just a few bats on our website. We know these are good and you'll be able to improve your game with them. And we do ship these to India too! Hopefully our readers can help you with the bats you have mentioned.

Having said all that, I'd like to reiterate that the key to good table tennis is improving your technique so it's important to focus on that aspect of the game much more than your equipment.

Good luck with your game and with finding a good bat.


Furqan Hashmi

Furqan Hashmi Posted 8 years ago

hey do pingskills also ship to pakistan....

my cousin in india told me that the pingskills touch with the xiom rubber is awesome, so i was wondering wether the equipment is shipped to pakistan..


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Furqan,

Yes we ship world wide. And we think the PingSkills Touch is awesome too! 


gautham shankar

gautham shankar Posted 8 years ago

hello..! I'm using mark v on both sides with butterfly jonyer han wood. I find something strange of my sponge being too thick...please can anyone help me?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Gautham,

What is the thickness of the Mark V?


gautham shankar

gautham shankar Posted 8 years ago

<p>I think it is 12 mm sir..and my ends of the rubber is fragmenting should I have to use a side tape to fix it??</p>

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Gautham,

It may be 1.2mm thick.  That is quite a thin rubber.  A thick rubber is usually 2mm or 2.2mm thick.

You can use side tape to protect the edges a bit.  It is difficult to stop this completely though.   The rubber can be fragile.


gautham shankar

gautham shankar Posted 8 years ago

hi sir I'm using mark v on both sides with jonyer han wood,i found it is less spinny but more fast and poor control help me.....i think the problem is with the wood....


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

A Jonyer blade is good quality.  Can you measure the thickness of the sponge under the rubber and also check that the rubber is still grippy.


gautham shankar

gautham shankar Posted 8 years ago

The sponge is 1.2mm thick and the rubber and sponge are tightly fixed with each othr...


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

That is quite thin sponge.  You could try a thicker sponge to get better spin.


gautham shankar

gautham shankar Posted 8 years ago

does speed glue has any influence in the spin and speed of the rubber sir?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

It does, but it is not legal any more.



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