Table Tennis Equipment

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Sergio Martinez

Sergio Martinez Asked 6 years ago

When a blade is made out of "wood, carbon and titanium" what is the titanium referring to?  I understand wood and synthetic carbon, but is titanium also a type of wood or does it have actual titanium metal in it?  Educate me please.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Sergio,

Hopefully someone will have some information for you.

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Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 6 years ago

Titanium blade interesting...

I got some information on Google

Titanium table tennis blade are made up of 7 ply in which 5 ply are of wood and other 2 are of titanium (According to Site).I mean really titanium. Here I am talking about  Stiga Titanium Blade. They are very stiff and made for great speed. They are heavy and have less control. There are also 9 ply blade available in which 5 ply of wood and 4 ply of titanium.


Maybe this information is useful to you.


Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 6 years ago

Maybe this can also help you

- Offensive blade built around 4 ultra-thin layers of titanium and 5 layers of wood veneers
- Ideal for the offensive player who demands speed combined with control 
- Ultra-thin titanium mixed together with unique bonding glue that makes the blade very powerful 
- WRB-system gives faster returns, more power and extra sensitivity of touch

ART. NO. 2091-XX 
SPEED: 116 

Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 6 years ago

Art. no. is not required 

They are specification for Stiga Titanium.

Sergio Martinez

Sergio Martinez Posted 6 years ago

Interesting.  I guess I was trying to make sure it really was metal.  I purchased a Palio TCT which is titanium/carbon.  I was just trying to make sure.  It almost seems like it should be illegal haha.

Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 6 years ago

It is legal as long as the non-wood material doesn't exceed 15%, and its thickness isn't greater than 7.5% of the total or 0.35mm max. See here under 2.04.02. I guess Palio wouldn't spend the money to put a product on the market that can't be used in competitions! cool

Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 6 years ago

Correct I think you bought a 5 ply blade which has this composition (Wood+Titanium+Carbon+Titanium+Wood).

And I think this combination will give you a better speed and its legal too but it will take a lot of time to control as its control is less.

Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 6 years ago

Maybe your blade has 7 ply

  1. Wood+Wood+Titanium+Carbon+Titanium+Wood+Wood
  2. or Wood+Titanium+Titanium+Carbon+Titanium+Titanium+Wood

I am not sure about Palio as I never seen it as it can 5 ply or 7 ply.

I think it is written on the box in which you got it. If you know it please answer. 

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