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azlan
04-28-2012, 05:41 AM
NITTAKU RESOUD

2250

I came across this some time ago, and only now I have the opportunity to create a thread about it. Crazy as it may seem, the blade retails at EUR2,064.17 (http://www.tabletennis11.com/other_eng/tt-blade-nittaku-resoud-st)

Anyone interested doing a review on it?? Hahaha I know most of you will say, if I buy it, you'll be more than happy to review it!!:)

The Resoud Story – Forest fostered the ultimate table tennis blade The original “Violin blade” was born at the beginning of 1990s. At that time, Mr. Nakata who was a staff of one of the world famous manufacturer of guitars just started to develop unheard-of table tennis blade which was applied stringed instrument production technology. However his dream did not come true. Ten years has passed since then, Mr. Junichi Matsui, Development Section Chief of Nittaku Company found out one of this sample blade in his belongings by chance and this story had been developed again. He tried and tested again and again for dozens of kinds of glue used for stringed instruments. Also the Japanese top players willingly helped him to make tests of several samples of table tennis blades to inspect the most suitable combination between glue and plywood for the table tennis blade.

After repeated trial and error, the flexibility and the impetus fused and ideal blade finally was born. The name of this blade was “Violin” because it was produced by applying stringed instruments production technology. “Whenever customers asked me if plywood materials of “Violin” blade were the same as violin of stringed instruments or not, I had to answer that the plywood materials were not the same as violin but we just applied the stringed instruments production technology. And since then I had a dream that one day I could produce the blade made of the same plywood of violin instruments.” Said Mr. Matsui and his dream took an unexpected turn.

In 2007 autumn, one of table tennis fan brought Resoud forest home-grown spruce wood which was used by very famous atelier for top quality guitar in Vallee de Joux, Switzerland to his office. Resoud forest home-grown spruce wood is so-called world finest quality wood and a famous Stradivarius is also made with this wood, it means that this spruce wood is an authentic violin material. The red dyed color wood of the grip is imported from Europe and brown wood of the grip is wenge wood which is used in body and finger board of guitar. Besides, the “Resoud” brass plate on the grip end represents luxury status. Resoud blade has special close surface, just-fit grip and very clear sound when hitting the ball. When you meet Resoud blade, you surely will feel the soul of Resoud forest which has been creating the finest stringed instruments over the hundreds years!

http://www.tabletennis11.com

sxTT
04-28-2012, 06:48 AM
yeah ive read about this 1, if i were a millionaire id buy 1 hahaha, i guess with that price i will never know how it plays cause i cant afford it

YosuaYosan
04-28-2012, 06:59 AM
Whoa! And I thought that Handmade Kokutaku 9008 is the most expensive (around 1125 EUR).
I doubt any pro would use that though :p

Talking about ideal blade for all playing style there have been some claim so I guess this is not the first.
If I am not mistaken there is this Re-Impact Dream blade (read in OOAKForum) which turns out not to be THAT ideal.
This blade, however, I will look for further news..

WiWa
04-28-2012, 09:32 AM
The handle is PURPLE... Who wants that anyway :p Really manufacturing a blade and pricing it like this makes no sense at all. It is so far beyond any normal price for a piece of wood. I think most of us (including me) find more than € 100 quite much for a blade already. However, if you buy this one, no shipping costs :D That's good huh.

Matt Hetherington
04-28-2012, 10:11 AM
And you'd look a moron in a tournament if it broke and u just slumped in the middle of the playing area and started crying at the loss of over 2000 euros LOL

azlan
04-28-2012, 10:19 AM
I think the blade playability itself is quite ordinary. There are a lot more blades out there play better. But, I think the price is due to the rareness of the wood, identical to the worlds famous Stradivarius violin.

And Matt, even if I hit the edge is enough to make me cry:), if I break it, I probably would just go mental hahaha

UpSideDownCarl
04-28-2012, 10:36 AM
For those of you who wanted a dollar amount, here it is:

€2,064.17 = $2,735.19

No blade could possibly play that well. The blade would have to do more than cook and clean for me.

azlan
04-28-2012, 10:44 AM
For those of you who wanted a dollar amount, here it is:

€2,064.17 = $2,735.19

No blade could possibly play that well. The blade would have to do more than cook and clean for me.

hahahahahahLOL More than just cook and clean for you? Hmmmm I wonder....what else:)

Matt Hetherington
04-28-2012, 12:48 PM
hahahahahahLOL More than just cook and clean for you? Hmmmm I wonder....what else:)

LOL Azlan! > . <

WiWa
04-28-2012, 04:33 PM
hahahahahahLOL More than just cook and clean for you? Hmmmm I wonder....what else:)

Let's say he meant driving the car :)

UsakoKirei
04-29-2012, 08:33 PM
btw. this shop is quite cheaper than other shops i saw. thx for this great infos!

inguhrushuh
04-29-2012, 09:06 PM
Haha. Cool find, Azlan. I was doing some research and it turns out spruce (the wood that the Resoud is made with) is a very stiff but light-weight wood. With this information, we can probably get a general idea about how it plays. Also, spruce is a common wood used in instruments. This means that either they're ripping whoever wants to buy it off or they're using a special type of spruce.

Tinykin
04-30-2012, 06:28 PM
Tsk, tsk. All you poor people trying to put down a product simply because you can't afford it. Greed and envy indeed. Next thing you'll be saying that a Lexus for far less money will do the same as a Phantom. Heaven help you ignorant peasants.

WiWa
04-30-2012, 08:19 PM
Tsk, tsk. All you poor people trying to put down a product simply because you can't afford it. Greed and envy indeed. Next thing you'll be saying that a Lexus for far less money will do the same as a Phantom. Heaven help you ignorant peasants.

Tsk, jumping to conclusions so fast... ;) If the blade would really be worth it's money, pro's would use it and we would probably all be familiar with it. I think it is new to most of us if not all of us, and I challenge you to find a pro that uses it. If they find their best blade to be maybe some 100's, imagine what it would take to justify a € 2,000 price. It's more a thing of logic thinking that makes us 'put down' the product. You can't look in our wallets as well, who says we can't afford it :) Maybe for some of us it's pocket money ^^

YosuaYosan
04-30-2012, 11:10 PM
Tsk, tsk. All you poor people trying to put down a product simply because you can't afford it. Greed and envy indeed. Next thing you'll be saying that a Lexus for far less money will do the same as a Phantom. Heaven help you ignorant peasants.

Hold it right there tinykin!
Does that mean that you want to buy it and kindly review it for us?

Devonair
05-01-2012, 04:39 AM
Did you know purple is the color of the rich and royal back in the days? so its very logical and right they used purple on this blade ^.^

UpSideDownCarl
05-01-2012, 04:55 AM
Let's say he meant driving the car :)

Yeah, that was it, drive my car. Like the Beatles song. :)

Nice one WiWa. :)

UpSideDownCarl
05-01-2012, 05:11 AM
By the way, if it is Spruce that this blade is made of, here is a list of some of the blades that have Spruce in them:

Stiga Offensive Classic, (Offensive CR, Offensive NCT)
Avalox P-500
Butterfly Kong Linghui
Stiga Ebenholz NCT V
Stiga Rosewood NCT V

Now all these blades use the Spruce as the layer in between the top ply and the core. But I don't think that Spruce is a wood that is hard to get or all that expensive. Hinoki is harder to get and more expensive than Spruce as far as I know.

WiWa
05-01-2012, 07:52 AM
Did you know purple is the color of the rich and royal back in the days? so its very logical and right they used purple on this blade ^.^

So it's an old blade? :p Probably hard-bat style^^

YosuaYosan
05-01-2012, 12:06 PM
Did you know purple is the color of the rich and royal back in the days? so its very logical and right they used purple on this blade ^.^

Yes indeed. As far as the time before Christ (BC), purple dye is quite on the rare side, thus making it expensive, hence makes it available only to the rich and the royal..

UpSideDownCarl
05-01-2012, 03:02 PM
Yes indeed. As far as the time before Christ (BC), purple dye is quite on the rare side, thus making it expensive, hence makes it available only to the rich and the royal..

Oh, the Romans associated purple with royalty. The Ancient Greeks had similar associations, but not only with purple. This is where rolling out the red carpet comes from as well. When Agamemnon comes back from Troy, Clytaemnestra rolls out a red carpet for him to walk on. Once he walks on it, he is damned because, only the gods are supposed to walk on such fine material and by walking on the red carpet Agamemnon is basically making this statement: "I am godlike, because I have won this war and returned." This, for the Ancient Greeks, is an example of hybris. It is part of her setup for killing him.

So, roll out the purple blade and face the wrath of the Table Tennis gods. :)

Tinykin
05-01-2012, 09:34 PM
Hold it right there tinykin!
Does that mean that you want to buy it and kindly review it for us?

Just to satisfy your curiosity, here's one I bought earlier.

2252

Naturally, I have disguised it to prevent attacks from the Occupy Nittaku activitists.

But if you want a review I'll direct you to my staff who will negotiate the appropriate fee.

UpSideDownCarl
05-02-2012, 04:34 AM
Just to satisfy your curiosity, here's one I bought earlier.

2252

Naturally, I have disguised it to prevent attacks from the Occupy Nittaku activitists.

But if you want a review I'll direct you to my staff who will negotiate the appropriate fee.

Oh my goodness. :) I think that is the blade I saw being auctioned at Sotheby's in the 1950s. :)