Affordable bats for a table-tennis club

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Hi,

I'm starting up a table-tennis club for my University and will need to buy a number of bats for new-comers to the sport to use for practicing. I need to purchase maybe 10-15 bats to start with... they need to be decent but very reasonably priced.

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions?

Thanks in advance
 
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Thanks for your replies,

Dawei DW2 + Rubbers Combo
Blade: (Dawei DW2), Blade Handle: (Flared),
Black Rubber: (Dawei 2008XP), Black Rubber Thickness: (1.8),
Red Rubber: (Dawei 2008XP), Red Rubber Thickness: (1.8),


As this is a new club and we need members I don't want to scare people off by having a high joining fee - so I'd like to keep it below £20.I was looking on Colestt.com and this was the cheapest combo. This would sub-total at $280 (£175) for 10 lots of this combo. I've emailed Cole and I'm hoping I can get a delivery quote to the UK of no more than $25 (£15) which would make the total cost per bat $30(£19). This combo comes with a basic bat case too but is the blade okay? It's not one you recommended.
 
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Your cost for shipping would be the package, and he can fit a lot of bats into one package. I bet you a banana your cost per bat should be around $30 a bat if you are getting a good number of them, $35 a bat if you are getting a half dozen, but Cole will tell you what the deal is.
 
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I have played with those ALL+, OFF, and OFF blades Cole and eacheng sell, both Dawei and Galaxy stuff. In fact, I used one of those ALL+ blades for 5 months while waiting for my sponsor to release an expensive blade I now use. Those 5 months I played with that ALL+ blade I played my current level, no problem for using that all wood ALL+ or OFF- to OFF blade. They will all work just fine. Ask Cole to seal the blade, he prolly will anyway. He will give you edge tape and either a Dawei 1-Bat full case or a semi-case that covers the bat. Either are fine.

The Matrix and another Dawei balde (cant remember) still do service at my old Kokean TT club along with 6 each Galaxy 896 blades I bought from Cole and eacheng.net ...
 
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As for the rubber, XP 2008, I use it on BH on most of my setups and it lasts a month or two longer than my FH rubbers. After I change it out at the 3 month mark or so, my friend at my old club would use it another 6 months.

Don't worry, XP 2008 will last you long enough, even if it will oxidize some.
 
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Thanks again for your replies,

Cole came back and estimated $35 - 50 to ship airmail first class. That's okay I suppose even at the upper end of that estimate the cost per bat comes out at around £20.70($33) which is acceptable.

Yeah, that setup should be perfect.

Why don't you make 2 x member rates - one with bring your own bat, and one with using club bats?

Yep, I'd thought of that - some people may have their own bat and therefore wouldn't need to pay for use of a club bat. Having said that, I am expecting the majority of people not to have their own equipment.
 
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