Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is not just a game but an adrenaline pumping sport that requires skill, precision, and the right equipment. If you’re an experienced player, you know that the right racket can make all the difference in the world in your game. The right racket can elevate your game, taking your performance to heights you never thought possible. Different rackets have different designs, materials, and weights that can affect the way you hold, move and strike the ball. It can make a significant difference in your game, as it can affect your control, power, and precision.
And that’s exactly why we have put together this blog post, to introduce you to the best three table tennis bat models from top table tennis brands like Butterfly, XIOM and Stiga, that are guaranteed to take your game to the next level.
1. Butterfly Timo Boll ALC
First on the list is the Butterfly Timo Boll ALC. This racket is designed for advanced players who want a balanced combination of speed and control. Named after the European Triple Champion, Timo Ball, this blade is well-balanced and allows for heavy topspin strokes.
The carbon layers – made with arylate carbon (ALC) – give the blade a spin-oriented touch and increased dwell time. Arylate carbon is a material that is made by weaving together arylate and carbon and is found in many blades manufactured by Butterfly. Blades that feature this special material offer a lethal combination of power, speed and control. It’s an excellent choice for players who regularly incorporate loop strokes into their game.
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Number of layers: 5 ply wood + 2 arylate carbon (ALC)
Blade structure: koto – arylate carbon – limba – kiri – limba – arylate carbon – koto
Approximated weight: 85 ± g
Thickness: 5.7 ± mm
2. XIOM Ice Cream AZX
The XIOM Ice Cream AZX is a high-performance table tennis racket that is designed for experienced players that want to play an aggressive topspin game. It features a 7-ply blade construction, which provides a good balance of speed and control.
Wood type in table tennis rackets also is a significant factor in a racket’s behaviour during play. This XIOM blade is made with a premium-grade koto topsheet, a dense wood with a smooth surface. The standout feature of this blade is its two different carbon layers: Axylium Carbon(ALC) and zephylium carbon (ZLC). On one side of the blade, directly under the koto topsheet, you have the ALC layer, and on the other, the ZLC layer.
Players can choose which side of the blade they want to play with depending on the type of stroke they want to deliver. This difference in carbon layers allows players versatility and to be able to experiment with a variety of styles. The koto and carbon layer combination create a contact feeling that is both direct and hard.
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Number of layers: 5 ply wood + 2 ply carbon
Approximated weight: 88 ± g
Thickness: 5.8 ± mm
3. Stiga Dynasty Carbon
Designed in collaboration with Olympic champion Xu Xin, the Dynasty Carbon aims to create the perfect balance between classic wood feel and carbon fabric development. This table tennis bat is made with koto topsheet layers – a high-quality, hard wood. This wood choice allows fast strokes to be delivered.
The carbon layers used in this blade is made with an innovative Swedish technology – TeXtreme+ – that makes for a consistently stable and strong blade. The carbon fibre fabric layers are very thin and maximise strength-to-weight ratio. The Dynasty Carbon is also made with a thick middle veneer which enhances core feeling and overall balance. Premium-grade wood combined with proprietary carbon technology gives players considerable touch and immeasurable power.
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Number of layers: 5 ply wood + 2 ply TeXtreme carbon
Approximated weight: 89 ± g
Thickness: 5.9 ± mm
Purchase quality table tennis blades with Sin Ten
As you advance and become a more skilled table tennis player, having the right blade can truly transform your game. Apart from the models listed in this article, Sin Ten Sports Trading also carries a range of other table tennis blades for players of all experience levels.
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