Stiff & Flexible Blade

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 7 years ago

Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Asked 7 years ago

Hi PingSkills

I want to ask what is Stiff Blade and Flexible Blade?

What is the advantage & disadvantage of each of them and how to know that it's a stiff blade or flexible blade?

Last, what rubber should i use to combine with each of the blade? (Hard or soft sponge,etc)

Please help me

thank you very much


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Frendy,

The harder woods are usually stiffer blades and the softer woods are more flexible.  I think the softer blade gives you a bit more feel for the ball as the ball sinks into the wood more.

It is a matter of preference as to the combination that you use.


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Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 7 years ago

so how to know if the wood is hard or soft? or we can only know it from the factory description?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

The manufacturer or others that review equipment may be able to help.  You can also knock on the wood and with experience you will be able to tell the hardness by the sound of the knock.  The higher pitched the sound, the harder the wood.


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 7 years ago

allright then, I'll try it

thank you very much ^^



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