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How to test a new table tennis racket

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How to get the right feeling when you have a new blade, the new racket?

It’s very important to get the feeling in table tennis.

This is the review of Stiga Carbo 7.6 WRB. You will see how pro players test the new racket. Feel is related to things like spin, power, control, etc. It is one of the most important parts of table tennis, and you need to work on it from the start. One way to develop feel is to brush the ball differently with the new racket.


How to test the new table tennis racket?

What makes a difference is the blade. The blade will decide 80% of the feeling in your hand. It’s not easy to find a good blade.

Choosing a good control blade is very good. It’s the blade that can do everything. Do you need an incredibly fast carbon blade? Be honest with yourself. That’s the most important thing. It doesn’t make sense to buy the newest, fastest, and most expensive blade if you can’t play a backspin safely over the net or if your technique isn’t fully developed.

Tamca 5000 Primorac carbon
Tamca 5000 Primorac carbon

Find a middle ground between what I want to play and what I can play. A young player who can play a safe topspin and has been using an all-around blade, which he got when he first started playing table tennis. That’s why the most popular blade right now is the ALC blade.

Try to feel the sensation, with the slow topspin, a short push, control over the table. It’s very important to feel the ball. Don’t just try to hit hard with the new racket.

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How to test a new table tennis racket

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I like the Chinese Lady’s style in her every strokes (beautiful dancing). Her voice is attractive but English subtitles or text help me for more understanding. I will try this racket . She said feeling of soft and it produces good sound. I prefer the important of soft feeling while hit the ball.

The most important tip for choosing a blade is that once a good one is found, it should be kept. Don’t try to change too much.


Upgrade to faster racket

You should take a small step at once if you want faster material. For example, you could look for a blade with OFF- or choose a faster rubber for the blade you already have.

The blade composition of Super ALC Viscaria
The blade composition of Super ALC Viscaria

For higher training effort and stroking power, you should think about 7-ply solid blades, or 5 plies + 2 ALC carbon blades, or those with fiber-layer reinforcements. These are stiffer and usually much more straight-forward. The speed is greatly increased, but the blade is harder to control because it is not as flexible. In the end, it also comes down to how you feel with each table tennis blade.


What is a table tennis racket (table tennis bat)?

Some players prefers calling the blade as the bat. They said that a racket is only for tennis.

Its not a Racket, its a BAT.

Definition of racket (Entry 1 of 3)

1: a lightweight implement that consists of a netting (as of nylon) stretched in a usually oval open frame with a handle attached and that is used for striking the ball or shuttlecock in various games (such as tennis, racquets, or badminton).

But some players confirmed that, this is the table tennis bat:

Donic table tennis racket or Donic table tennis bat?
Donic table tennis racket or Donic table tennis bat?

Racquet (UK), Racket (US), Bat (means basically the same thing). It’s a matter of preference.

It IS RACKET and NOT BAT. Table Tennis is a racket sport. In countries that have played Table Tennis for a long time, we call it ‘racket’ and that is the correct term as opposed to ‘bat’, ‘paddle’ and what not. ‘Bat’, ‘paddle’ are terms used by newbies and countries where people are just starting to know the sport. It is similar to calling ‘Table Tennis’ as ‘ping pong’ – the official/professional term is ‘Table Tennis’ and not ‘ping pong’ (which is used by novices, casual amateurs and newbies to the sport)


Review of Stiga Carbo 7.6 WRB

This is the review of Stiga Carbo 7.6 WRB. Let’s see how the pro players test the new table tennis racket.

From the Chinese coach:

(Stiga Carbo 7.6 WRB – Review). Hello everyone. I’m Che Xiaoxi

Today I will review the Stiga Carbo 7.6 WRB Reviews (translated by coach EmRatThich).

I believe many players are already familiar with this blade. Stiga blade is very good. Because he is a very classic version of the blade.

As soon as I get started with this bat, I feel that the sound is very good.

He is not as soft as pure wood. Then it is softer than the pure carbon blade. As soon as you start playing, you will feel very comfortable

It is also very stable. Sometimes we try a new blade. It doesn’t feel the same when we use for training and when we use it for playing. I think this racket is good for every environment.

Good to control it. There won’t be much difference. It doesn’t feel like some racket are empty (too stiff)

The arc of the ball will be very low if it is a very hard blade.

It goes high when you spin the ball. No feeling in hand. Stiga Carbo 7.6 WRB with hollow handle technology make the center of gravity of the bottom blade more forward.

Hit the ball more powerfully. At the same time, toner technology is generally used for each layer. Make the blade more flexible. This is a very useful offensive weapon.

Both feel and stability. Basically hit and pull the ball is very quality. Great threat to the opponent

It is also a very affordable racket. The sound is crisp. Thank you very much. (Coach EmRatThich).

Special thanks to Stiga China.



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