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TableTennisDaily
01-05-2015, 12:40 PM
STIGA Carbonado 190 Blade Review with Xu Xin and Kristian Karlsson!

TableTennisDaily had the fantastic opportunity to review STIGA's latest blade, the Carbonado 190, with world no.1 Xu Xin and Swedish no.1 Kristian Karlsson!

Both @Dan, Xu Xin and Kristian Karlsson used the STIGA Carbonado 190 blade and the STIGA Airoc Medium Rubbers in the review. The video looks at various techniques and a range of shots used in today's modern game of table tennis and also which types of players this carbon blade is suited to.

Thanks to STIGA, (https://www.facebook.com/stigatabletennis) Daniel Ives, Xu Xin and Kristian Karlsson in the making of this review.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcTQmuxoZYM

We hope you have enjoyed this review, let us know what you think by posting below guys. The Chinese National Team have worked alongside STIGA China and STIGA Sweden to produce this blade. Players of the CNT are currently using and testing the blade in practice.

Last month we reviewed the STIGA Carbonado 145 with Fan Zhendong, you can watch the review here. (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?9332-STIGA-Carbonado-145-Blade-Review-with-Fan-Zhendong!)

Check out more TableTennisDaily Equipment Reviews here. (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/forumdisplay.php?289-TTD-Equipment-Reviews)

trim
01-05-2015, 01:03 PM
nice review dan.

raazzz
01-05-2015, 02:40 PM
Great review as always Dan! Awesome to have both Kristian Karlsson and Xu Xin in the review! :)

TTHopeful
01-05-2015, 04:45 PM
Dan, this is table tennis heaven. It looked like Kristian enjoyed himself!

Outerveneer
01-05-2015, 05:08 PM
Great Dan! I will definitely try out these blades. Do you think that maybe Kristian will start using this blade?

P1ngP0ng3r
01-05-2015, 06:17 PM
Thanks for the review.

Looks like I prefer 145, mainly due to higher arc. Although some think 189 Euro is acceptable, I think it is a lot money for a blade!
TT11 normally has a nice promotion for new Stiga products (35 euro discount on the Emerald for example), so let's hope they will offer the Carbonado's for a special price as well.

Giangt
01-05-2015, 07:17 PM
Good job @Dan! Once in a life time experience with some of the top players in the world :) which one of the Carbonado blades did they like best?

ZED
01-05-2015, 08:56 PM
What is your personal favorite dan?


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Dan
01-05-2015, 10:51 PM
Great review as always Dan! Awesome to have both Kristian Karlsson and Xu Xin in the review! :)

Thanks @Raazzz yeah it was great to have the two of them. Gives more of an insight to how the blade performs.


Great Dan! I will definitely try out these blades. Do you think that maybe Kristian will start using this blade?

Yeah I think he might start using it. The only thing is, he currently uses a STIGA wood blade I believe. Some players tend to stick with wood so it will be interesting. i will let you know if I find out any more information regarding this :)


Thanks for the review.

No worries at all, thanks for watching and being active here on TTD :)


Good job @Dan! Once in a life time experience with some of the top players in the world :) which one of the Carbonado blades did they like best?

Thanks @Giangt hmm good question I am not to sure just yet but will find out soon as different players within the CNT are testing out the final product of the Carbonado series.


What is your personal favorite dan?


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Good question!

Personally for me I will go for the 145 because I am a lot slower now and I am not as aggressive as I use to be. I am more of an all round, mid distance player now so I think the 145 will suit me best. When I was younger I would have gone for the 190 as I use to use my forehand very often and I was very aggressive and heavy on attack back then. So the 190 would have suited me best then.

What would you go for?

GECA
01-06-2015, 09:39 AM
Always the Best players in the world in your videos,Dan. Great job,congratulations!

rocketscientist
01-06-2015, 12:40 PM
Great review! No the question is. Which one to buy!

Giangt
01-06-2015, 01:34 PM
Great review! No the question is. Which one to buy!If you are in doubt just buy both ;)

Outerveneer
01-06-2015, 08:17 PM
If you are in doubt just buy both ;)

Haha can't really decide which one either. I think I will end up with both :rolleyes:

Flash Gordon
01-07-2015, 10:23 AM
i have placed and order now on carbonado 145. the mailorder company told me that they will have stock end of this month. its like heiniken beer, worth waithing for :cool:

Amayzde
01-08-2015, 05:24 PM
170 euros for this blade? are you serious Stiga? And the 145 is even more expensive...

Outerveneer
01-08-2015, 05:51 PM
170 euros for this blade? are you serious Stiga? And the 145 is even more expensive...

Still not in Butterflys price range but yeah I hope the blade is worth the money and I don't think we will be disappointed :)

TTHopeful
01-10-2015, 08:29 AM
170 euros for this blade? are you serious Stiga? And the 145 is even more expensive...

I don't think it will be as much as this. Stiga have not released how much the blades will be yet.

raazzz
01-10-2015, 01:38 PM
I don't think it will be as much as this. Stiga have not released how much the blades will be yet.

I don't think the prize is that much if you compare to other blades and other brands, but of course I hope we can get it a little cheaper :D

docbrown
01-12-2015, 01:01 PM
Love Xu Xin!

Outerveneer
01-12-2015, 08:02 PM
Xu Xin is also one of my favorites! :)

Amayzde
01-12-2015, 08:24 PM
I don't think it will be as much as this. Stiga have not released how much the blades will be yet.

well I dont know but this is the price on TT11

Outerveneer
01-16-2015, 12:10 AM
I have not tried that many Carbon blades before but I'm really interested to give these Carbonado blades a honest try. My question is if some carbon fans can tell me if their is some rules that I need to think about when I choose rubbers to match with carbon blades. Should they be soft or hard or does both work well?

NicksonYap
01-16-2015, 01:04 PM
It's nice to see TTdaily grow, up till the stage where Dan gets to play with world-class players!

raazzz
01-16-2015, 11:29 PM
It's nice to see TTdaily grow, up till the stage where Dan gets to play with world-class players!

Agree, must feel incredible. I can only be a bit jealous haha ;)

raazzz
01-20-2015, 10:49 PM
I have not tried that many Carbon blades before but I'm really interested to give these Carbonado blades a honest try. My question is if some carbon fans can tell me if their is some rules that I need to think about when I choose rubbers to match with carbon blades. Should they be soft or hard or does both work well?

I don't think their is some special rule with carbon blades, I think it's different from rubbers to rubbers.

ZED
01-22-2015, 09:53 PM
When will carbonado release?


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Outerveneer
01-22-2015, 10:37 PM
It says on Stigas facebook page late January so I guess really soon! :D

Giangt
01-23-2015, 08:55 PM
It can already be ordered in Denmark. :)

Outerveneer
01-23-2015, 10:07 PM
It can already be ordered in Denmark. :)

How much do it cost? :)

Giangt
01-24-2015, 07:22 AM
Approx 155 euros rp

Outerveneer
01-25-2015, 08:34 PM
ok thanks!

rocketscientist
01-25-2015, 08:44 PM
I think its a good price. Will buy it for sure!

raazzz
02-12-2015, 10:17 PM
Someone tried it yet? :)