Which Table Tennis Bat to Select?

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Manas Srivastava

Manas Srivastava Asked 9 years ago


This side  Manas Srivastava from Delhi,India.I suppose I am a good TT player and not beginner. After a break of 6 months,I started playing again.Little selfish to say ""I am playing good"".


Till now i was using GKI TT Bat(Ready to play).But now I want to change my Bat.I am looking for ""Donic Waldner 700 Table Tennis Bat"" and  ""Donic Waldner 800 Table Tennis Bat"" as known in Indian market . 

Please suggest me between these two or some other Bat with in the budget of Rs.2000.Your suggestions are welcome.

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 9 years ago

Hi Manas,

I haven't used either of those bats.

If any of our readers have had some experience with these bats please let Manas know.

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Duncan Wraight

Duncan Wraight Posted 9 years ago

That's ~36 oz dollars if anyone is wondering.

Vijay Madge

Vijay Madge Posted 9 years ago

Hi Manas, Donic Waldener 800 is quite good; it is light which suits an offensive player like me and still it has got good control. If you are playing after a gap that bat will give you back a good feel. You can move on to other rubbers as you discover your brand of play. I feel the Donic bat will be alright. The GK bats are a bit heavy and the rubbers are only fast without offering you much spin.

Sivaraman Sankar

Sivaraman Sankar Posted 9 years ago

hi manas , i feel that playing with donic waldner 800 is quite complicated because it's somewhat hard to tame the rubber alpha stick 

moreover if you are and offensive player using donic bat is not recommended because the rubber does not have much speed . instead of using it you can go for gki euro xx racket . eueo xx is a good racket with a good spin and speed  and it is ittf approved and it costs for rs 1500 only . 

Debo :

Debo : Posted 9 years ago

GKI euro XX is a good choice.  

But, if you can afford, a custom made racket with Mark V both side on a Johnyer H or Stiga Allround Classic would be much better and can serve you for a long long time, even the blade can be used forever,

(if not physically damaged).

soma sundaram

soma sundaram Posted 9 years ago

Hi Manas,

Did you purchased bat? If so, can you explain your experience on that here?

I also planned to purchase GKI Euro XX Racquet. Your help is much appreciated.


Aasim Showkat

Aasim Showkat Posted 9 years ago

Bakwaas handle

Aasim Showkat

Aasim Showkat Posted 9 years ago

Stiga revtech

Manas Srivastava

Manas Srivastava Posted 9 years ago

Hi ,

I am using waldner-800 from last 4 months .This bat give u a very nice control, good structure of a handle which give u great comfort while playing.1 thing i feel as a disadvantage is ""Bat donot spin a ball lot and while chopping ball its effect is on the return is not good"".

But, dear its my suggestion might be wrong. I have not played with GKI bat which other person are playing so can suggest for  that.

Joemar Abajay

Joemar Abajay Posted 9 years ago



Vilasouk Sengsourith

Vilasouk Sengsourith Posted 8 years ago

Hi Alois Rosario

I was just wondering if you could tell me what equipment do you use like your bat your forehand and backhand rubber.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago


I use a PingSkills Touch Blade with XIOM Vega Pro on both sides.

atharva sakharkar

atharva sakharkar Posted 8 years ago

Another good choice is adidas tour carbon it gives great speed and spin

Ir pre

Ir pre Posted 7 years ago


I am a beginner for table tennis would you recommend dunlop as a good make for a bat



Steve Billmire

Steve Billmire Posted 7 years ago

Hello Ir Pre,

I have read on other websites that the Dunlop bets are not good for beginner's. You should probably look at some other pre-made bats that are better than the Dunlop. Do you have Amazon where you live? If so I would go there and see what they have to offer, and read the reviews on the one you think might be what you want.


R B Posted 6 years ago

It s not good .

They have not good spin .

If you are not beginner buy a wood and rubber . separate . its very better .

I have a waldner 800 . its not good for a professional player .

But if you new player it s good for blocker playres  .

Sergio Martinez

Sergio Martinez Posted 6 years ago

I have a Palio Master as my first bat. It's recommended by many and I enjoy it.  It's got quite a good bounce to it.

Sergio Martinez

Sergio Martinez Posted 6 years ago

To add to this, I had my first lesson with a coach yesterday.  He is from Taiwan and has been playing from a very young age.  I asked him if my bat was good for a beginner and after examining it, he said it was a very good bat for my level, so at least that's some comfort that I made the right choice as a beginner and without much guidance except for some websites such as this.

Gurjot Dhaliwal

Gurjot Dhaliwal Posted 5 years ago

DONIC bats are okay.The premade bats have a weird handle but the rubber is really good at first but it dies out kinda fast



I am using Donic Waldner 800 which costed Rs.1800/-, purchased 1 month ago.

I would rather say the spin is ok but speed is lacking a bit. However its ok.

But you can go for Waldner 900 which is more faster I think. It will cost around Rs.2,100/-.

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