Playing better with a cheaper bat

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 7 years ago

Sam Flachau

Sam Flachau Asked 7 years ago

Hi Alois, 

I after playing table tennis for coming up to half a year, I have realised that I seem to play better with a cheaper bat. 

By cheaper I mean a £5 Dunlop cheaper, compared to my Palio Master (technically a premade bat as it has a Palio C12 blade with CJ8000 rubbers).

I don't understand it but I play better (and prefer playing) with the Dunlop one.

Any suggestions on why and whether I should try to use the Palio more



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Sam,

It may just be that you get a better feeling from the cheaper bat.  I think this is quite common. Move on to the better bat as this will allow you to develop your strokes and game more.  It will feel worse to start with but in the end you will become a better player.

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Sam Flachau

Sam Flachau Posted 7 years ago

Ok will do, thanks again Aloissmile

Steve Billmire

Steve Billmire Posted 7 years ago

Interesting question, Sam how long have you been playing with the Dunlop compared to the Palio Master?

Sam Flachau

Sam Flachau Posted 7 years ago

Well the Dunlop one was basically the bat I got with my table 

The thing that I don't like about it is that the weight ratio is very badly balanced on the Palio (the rubbers seem very heavy) whereas  the Dunlop is very light 

Sam Flachau

Sam Flachau Posted 7 years ago

I got the Palio master during Christmas time 

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