Roots 1 – Fast and hard carbon blade
The ROOTS 1 Speed Offensive is a fast and hard carbon blade with balanced weight distribution. Because of its high speed it is suitable for offensive players with two-sided offensive play, with emphasis on fast topspin, counter and shot play.
Blades with carbon fabric have a high basic speed. Typical for the carbon inlay is the highly enlarged sweet spot, the flat ball bounce and the straight trajectory.
The carbon inlay works vibration damping, but makes the blade very stiff, resulting in the flat ball bounce and the straight flight curve. The sweet spot is increased by the blade size and the carbon inlay, which significantly increases control.
Facts about the ROOTS 1 SPEED OFFENSIVE:
- hard carbon blade
- high speed
- stiff blade
- flat ball bounce
- straight flight curve
- relatively difficult to control
- Table tennis blade for experienced offensive players
Playing characteristics and structure of the Roots 1
The veneer structure
- WOOD: SPEED OFFENSIVE
- OUTER VENEER: 0.6 mm Koto
- INDERMEDIATE LAYER: 0.6 mm Ayous
- CORE: 3.0 mm Kiri
- THICKNESS: ca. 6 mm
- LAYERS: 5 + 2x synthetic fibre
- COMPOSITE FIBERS: Carbon
The PLAYING CHARACTERISTICS
- GAME TYPE: Offensive blade
- SPEED: very high
- HARDNESS: hard
- CONTROL: relatively low
- BALANCE: well balanced
Handle and blade size
- HANDLE FORM: straight
- HANDLE FOREHAND: G4 D thick
- HANDLE BACKHAND: G3 D thick
- HANDLE LENGTH: long 103mm
- BLADE SIZE: M
The long handle with thick handle shapes on both sides balances the blade well and offers good hold. The asymmetrical handle shells on forehand and backhand result in a wonderfully rounded grip, which can be perfectly and quickly turned.
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.