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rsmrostov
10-14-2019, 04:36 PM
Hi, had this paddle for about a year, and it's time to replace it (I don't play too often - may be once a week) and it's a bit too defensive for me. It took me about a month to apply enough strength to put the ball over the net consistently.
I prefer to play a mixed type of game usually closer to the table, but I definitely want to be able to return aggressive attacks from a meter or two away.

I think Stiga Carbon and Kingspin Jet800 are way too offensive...

Any help is appreciated

rsmrostov
10-14-2019, 04:46 PM
Killerspin Kido 7P Table Tennis Racket thoughts on this one?

yogi_bear
10-14-2019, 06:01 PM
Stiga Azalea Off.

rsmrostov
10-14-2019, 06:23 PM
Stiga Azalea Off.

thank you for your suggestion, I have never put together a paddle; therefore, I am looking for an already assembled racket.

Baal
10-14-2019, 06:25 PM
Many companies will attach rubber for you prior to shipping but it is still really useful to learn to do this yourself. It is pretty easy after the first time.

rsmrostov
10-14-2019, 06:53 PM
Many companies will attach rubber for you prior to shipping but it is still really useful to learn to do this yourself. It is pretty easy after the first time.
absolutely - I have no argument here, ping pong isn't my only hobby though and I only play maybe once a week. Gentleman before only mentioned the blade type...also evolution is a defensive paddle and I am being suggested the offensive one and which rubber?
waiting for a more comprehensive suggestion :)

thot
10-15-2019, 06:51 AM
What rubbers you have on it?
You can change only the rubbers with faster rubbers, it's not that hard to do it.
The blade is good even with the new ball.

808ponger
10-15-2019, 07:49 AM
Hi, had this paddle for about a year, and it's time to replace it (I don't play too often - may be once a week) and it's a bit too defensive for me. It took me about a month to apply enough strength to put the ball over the net consistently.
I prefer to play a mixed type of game usually closer to the table, but I definitely want to be able to return aggressive attacks from a meter or two away.

I think Stiga Carbon and Kingspin Jet800 are way too offensive...

Any help is appreciated

i doubt many here have much experience with premade paddles. Once someone decides to take up the sport seriously the move is to go with a custom made blade and rubbers. If you dont want to go down that road - I guess you could go for one of their higher priced "5 Star" paddles

rsmrostov
10-15-2019, 11:08 AM
i doubt many here have much experience with premade paddles. Once someone decides to take up the sport seriously the move is to go with a custom made blade and rubbers. If you dont want to go down that road - I guess you could go for one of their higher priced "5 Star" paddles

I understand that, 5 Star paddles could be offensive/defensive etc...I have played the sport seriously in my teenage years, not many-many years later it's just a hobby.

rsmrostov
10-15-2019, 11:09 AM
They don't specify, the fact that makes it slow is the hollow very light blade. I also don't think it's made to replace rubber.

This is what they list as specs on their website:


Performance-Level Table Tennis Racket
Performance Ratings- Speed: 96 Spin: 94 Control: 90
Handle: Concave Pro
Rubber: Premium
Sponge: 2.0 mm
Blade: 6-ply Light

rsmrostov
10-15-2019, 12:09 PM
They don't specify, the fact that makes it slow is the hollow very light blade. I also don't think it's made to replace rubber.

This is what they list as specs on their website:


Performance-Level Table Tennis Racket
Performance Ratings- Speed: 96 Spin: 94 Control: 90
Handle: Concave Pro
Rubber: Premium
Sponge: 2.0 mm
Blade: 6-ply Light



corrections, they say the rubber is replaceable.

Simas
10-15-2019, 09:00 PM
I won't say anything new, but I'd stay away from those "high end" premade rackets. They can get way too expensive for what they are and you can get so much better and for less. Just without turbo nano labels.

For example my racket is super cheap, it should be smth like 40eur for the blade, 25eur for FH DHS H3Neo and some 50 for my BH Donic Bluefire. So in total ~120eur. If you change the rubbers to smth like nice chinese made Palio AK, which cost around 15 per rubber, you would get 70eur for a good quality not too offensive blade..

Better and cheaper :cool:

rsmrostov
10-16-2019, 07:45 PM
I won't say anything new, but I'd stay away from those "high end" premade rackets. They can get way too expensive for what they are and you can get so much better and for less. Just without turbo nano labels.

For example my racket is super cheap, it should be smth like 40eur for the blade, 25eur for FH DHS H3Neo and some 50 for my BH Donic Bluefire. So in total ~120eur. If you change the rubbers to smth like nice chinese made Palio AK, which cost around 15 per rubber, you would get 70eur for a good quality not too offensive blade..

Better and cheaper :cool:

Thank you for your advise, seems like both of your sides are extremely offensive. Are they both OFF+?

thomas.pong
10-17-2019, 08:05 AM
The Stiga Azalea is very good. You could either get the ALL (more control) or OFF (more speed) version.

For rubbers, I'd recommend Xiom Vega Europe in 2.0mm on both sides.

You can purchase this combo at a discount from tabletennis11.com who will put it together for you.

Simas
10-17-2019, 09:39 PM
Thank you for your advise, seems like both of your sides are extremely offensive. Are they both OFF+?

no, they are not. blade is is not off+ for sure. H3Neo is rubber with a lot of gears, it's not a tensor, so if you smack, it flies, but if you don't the speed is average. It's perfect for "touch" game. It has some tackiness too. Donic Bluefire is slightly more offensive, it's tensor, so there is some pop effect, but nothing crazy.

Generally, the playing characteristics depend both on rubbers and the blade, and I'd say even more on the blade. So if your blade is all wood, it would be hard to get smth very super crazy fast even with 7ply hard wood blade. If it's 5ply Stiga OFF, it won't be near to off+