Defensive Control – Defensive blade
THE DEFENSIVE BLADE FOR DEFENSIVE PLAY
The DEFENSIVE CONTROL is a defensive blade for the classic defender. It has a solid basic speed and plays relatively softly so that the balls are guided safely and controlled. The large blade size in the typical defensive shape provides a particularly large sweet spot and thus a very large hit zone. This makes the blade very top-heavy, which makes playing extremely rotation-rich balls extremely easy.
WHAT CHARACTERISTICS MUST A GOOD DEFENSIVE BLADE HAVE?
The most important characteristics for a good defensive blade are:
- HIGH CONTROL VALUES
- LONG BALL CONTACT TIMES
- MODERATE SPEED
- BIG SWEETSPOT
A good defensive blade is easy to control without losing too much speed. That’s why we decided on a combination of a KIRI core veneer with particularly thick outer veneers made of SPRUCE. The thick KIRI core provides the necessary speed, while the SPRUCE makes the table tennis blade particularly soft and sensitive.
We only use our own selected saw veneers made from high mountain spruce – this wood is particularly tough and very elastic, which ensures long ball contact times. This ensures that the ball is guided very safely and played with a lot of spin.
“The thick Spruce outer layers make the blade extremely elastic, which results in a particularly long contact time with the ball. The longer the contact time, the more spin the recoil gets and the safer you place the balls. The Kiri core veneer gives the blade the necessary basic speed. So you can attack in spite of defensive playing style.”
DEF – The blade size for defensive blades
To enlarge the sweetspot even further, we decided to design a completely new blade size ‘DEF’ for defending players.
The blade size ‘DEF’ with 162 x 156 mm is a bit bigger than our blade size ‘L’. This makes the blade very top-heavy, which makes playing extremely rotation-rich balls extremely easy.
Made in Germany –
Each of our table tennis blades is produced with a lot of passion and attention to detail in our workshop in Neuwied.