Stiga Octagon blade

Table Tennis Equipment

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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 5 months ago

Hi Alois. I heard stiga created a new blade which the hitting surface looks like an octagon. What do you think of this? Any advantages or disadvantages of using this blade? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 months ago

Hi Jasper,

I think it is more of a marketing tool.  I really don't think it will give anyone an advantage.  In fact it may be a disadvantage if you can't use the tips of the racket that are moving fastest.


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Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Posted 5 months ago

The other disadvantage I think is you can't simply use rubber previously used on conventional blade onto octagon, and vise versa. Most likely you'll need separate rubbers for octagon due to its unique shape and different cutting for rubber


Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 5 months ago

Looks like world #77 truls moregard who is using this blade got into the world championships 2021 men's singles finals going to face against fan zhendong 

 

Quite impressive that he got this far into the tournament. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 months ago

Yes an incredible effort by Truls. I would say not really due to the shape of his racket ; ). 


Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 5 months ago

Some people say that he is gonna become the next waldner because of his wide range of creativity. 



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