View Full Version : From wood to carbon

12-11-2010, 08:01 PM
I've have always used a wooden blade. And I hear alot of people that believe carbon blades are a lot better. Is there really a big diffrence? Is worth spending 100 Euros? Cause I'm thinking of buying a new blade since I didn't win the viscaria blade. xD
I'm thinking of the Timo Boll Spirit.

12-11-2010, 08:02 PM
Perhaps something you need to know: I use Tenergy 05fx on both sides/

12-11-2010, 08:08 PM
Carbon blades are good if you want more speed but still with a light weight, I prefer to use a fast wood blade though because it gives more control and feeling when you hit the ball, but they can still be fast. I think the best thing to do is buy a fast wood blade which would be cheaper as well :) I use the stiga hybrid wood nct with tenergy 05 which is awesome.

12-11-2010, 08:22 PM
At this moment I use Stiga Clipper Cr but (95g)I think it's a little bit to heavy, not that I have weak arms, it something just doesn't feel right. I want it to be lighter. What weight does the stiga hybrid wood nct have?

12-11-2010, 08:23 PM
Oh I found it, it says it's about 75g.

12-11-2010, 08:25 PM
Okay. Ill consider it. Thank you. Any1 got someting else?

12-12-2010, 07:52 AM
another aspect besides lightness of the blade is structural integrity
out of all the carbon / composite blades I seen, they hold up pretty well, not like wood blades that has a break point down the line
it kinda holds the thing together even if you bang it hard.... edges, handles. you'll know what I mean in 1 year time

12-12-2010, 11:10 AM
Okay. I hope so.

03-11-2011, 10:28 PM
Try an arylate carbon blade, with more control/speed of both.

03-12-2011, 10:26 AM
I like carbon blades a lot, but it's hard to lay short returns with them, just as you know...

03-13-2011, 12:22 AM
I've heard that you lose some feel with carbon blades especially on shorter balls that require more touch, I can imagine that with tenergy would not be too great of a combination. All the carbon paddles that I've played with have been unnecessarily fast and I didn't get a good feel from them.

03-13-2011, 02:39 PM
Practise makes better :)

03-13-2011, 04:28 PM
Practise makes better :) Yeah! But the carbon blades are very good for players at a high level, J-O Waldner is playing with the "Waldner Diablo Ultra senso carbon"
If you are pretty good at table tennis and have good feeling, carbon blades are no problem.)

03-13-2011, 05:01 PM
carbon blades are less heavier than normal wood blades and they are stronger.