design your unique table tennis blade
How it works
design your own table tennis blade
You would like to assemble an individual table tennis blade? Here we show you how our Configurator works.
So that you can adapt your blade exactly to your wishes, we offer you the possibility to select each individual component according to your preferences – from the handle shape and handle length, to the blade size and the materials used.
IT’S SO EASY TO CREATE YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL TABLE TENNIS BLADE
Choose the right type of wood
Better slow and easy to control for the classic defender or better an extremely hard and fast carbon blade?
10 completely different types of blades are available for you
Choose the blade size
You can hoose from 4 different blades sizes – S,M,L and the enlarged defensive blade size DEF
choose the handle shape
Straight or flared? We also build chinese penholder blades
Right or left-handed?
So that left-handers can also adapt their handle perfectly to their hand, we build all asymmetrical forms also mirrored for left-handers.
the handle length
Since there are large and small hands, you will find all our handles in 2 lengths
CHOOSE HANDLE SHAPES FOR FORE- AND BACKHAND
Each hand is different – so you can choose the shape of the forehand and backhand handles separately – just as it suits you best.
Select handle color
A question of appearance and weight – choose your favourite from 14 materials. Professionals use the choice of handle material to precisely control the balance of their table tennis bat.
Order you blade & enjoy
After the payment we will start and build your individual table tennis blade for you. After approx. 10-14 working days you will receive mail from us and can look forward to your self-designed table tennis blade. Have fun with it!
We are curious how you like it and look forward to every feedback!
The choice of the right type of wood
Choosing the right type of wood is the first and most important step if you want to put together your own individual table tennis blade.
We currently have 10 different types of blades in our range – from easily controllable defensive blade to extremely fast and hard offensive blade with synthetic fibre inlay. Each of these types of wood can be individually adapted and combined with different types of handles.
Here you can learn more about the different types of wood and their playing characteristics.
The blade size
You have the choice between 4 different blade sizes – from the small blade in size S to the extra large defensive blade DEF. The blade size allows you to control the speed of your table tennis bat as well as the balance of the blade.
Some players use it purely according to feeling and personal preference, others use it to individually adjust the playing characteristics of their blade.
the handle shape
The first step to an individual handle is the choice of the basic handle shape.
You can choose between straight, flared and C-PEN for Chinese penholders.
The fine tuning of the handle takes place in the next steps.
right or left-handed
All handles that are asymmetrically shaped are also available in the mirrored version for left-handers.
I.e. a handle which, like form G3, normally ends flat to the left at the lower end, is mirrored and ends flat to the right if you have selected the ‘left-handed’ function. The shape is marked with the addition ‘L’ in the configurator.
It is not absolutely necessary for left-handed users to order left-handed handles as well – this is a question of taste. If you are not sure, please order one of our test cases in advance – these are also available separately for left-handers.
The handle length
You have the choice between two different handle lengths. The normal handle length is 100mm – but those with large hands often prefer a slightly longer handle. If you choose the long version, the handle of your table tennis bat will be 103mm long.
Players with large hands often have the problem that the handles of their table tennis bat are too short and the edge presses uncomfortably on the ball of the hand. Or the blade simply does not lie well in the hand. If you also have these problems, we recommend that you choose the long handle when configuring your blade.
In addition, the choice of handle length is also a good way to influence the balance of your racket. Those who prefer a blade with a heavy grip can move the centre of gravity of the blade in the direction of the handle by choosing a long handle in combination with a heavier material.
Steps 6 + 7
The handles shapes for fore- and backhand
Now it’s time to get down to the concrete configuration of your racket handle. The special thing about this is that you can individually choose the shapes for forehand and backhand. You do not have to play with a prefabricated handle, as is the case with standard blades.
We currently offer 7 straight and 4 flared basic shapes – these will be displayed depending on what you selected in step 3.
We also offer each of these basic shapes in two thicknesses, ‘thin’ and ‘thick’, to give you even more options in adjusting your handle to your hand.
If you switch between ‘thin’ and ‘thick’, you will see that the shape of the handle itself does not change – the difference lies in the thickness of the handle piece. Players with large hands often prefer a slightly stronger handle and have the possibility to adjust it perfectly to their own hand.
A popular combination even for players with normal sized hands is the choice of a thin handle on the forehand and a thick handle on the backhand – this type of grip fills the palm of the hand particularly well so that the racket lies perfectly and securely in the hand.
CONTROL THE BALANCE OF THE BLADE
Another important point is the control of the balance. If you want to shift the center of gravity towards the handle, then it makes sense to choose at least one thick handle part. If you prefer a more top-heavy blade, then the choice should fall on a thin handle, as long as it fits well to your hand. By choosing the handle material you also have the possibility to control the balance of your blade (see steps 8 + 9).
We will introduce you to the individual handle shapes in detail and give you tips for good combinations. Here, too, we recommend that you order one of our test cases in advance if you are not sure which handle suits you best.
And if you don’t have the confidence to configure it yourself, our pre-configured ROOTS blades or the BASIC series are a good choice.
Steps 8 + 9
the handle color
Here you have the possibility to choose the material for your individual handle. You can choose from 8 solid wooden handles as well as 6 coloured Fineline handles and design your blade as you like.
This is on the one hand a question of appearance, but on the other hand also a question of weight and balance. By choosing the appropriate handle material, you can control the weight distribution of your racket well. The approximate weight of your table tennis blade will be shown live in the configurator.
The coloured Fineline handles tend to be a little lighter than the solid wood materials – we will show you a detailed overview of the different materials and weight differences here.
Your individual table tennis blade is nearly finished!
If you are satisfied with your choice, all you have to do is put the blade in the shopping cart. Here you also have the possibility to add rubbers to your order. You will then receive an order confirmation and payment details.
As soon as the amount has been credited, we will build your created blade for you. We need about 10-14 working days for this. As soon as the last seal has dried, we will send your blade out to you.
Very important: Please note that all blades ordered in the configurator are custom-made and will be made individually for you. Therefore it is not possible to return blades if you do not like them.
If you are unsure and need help configuring your racket, please give us a call beforehand – we will be happy to help you with your order. Or you can use our pre-configured ROOTS blades or the BASIC series – you can return these blades without any problems as long as they have not yet been played.
Made in Germany
Every blade is unique
Our blades are not off the peg, but each table tennis racket is made individually. Each piece is individually laser engraved, so that even years later we can still trace when and how your blade was built. For your individual blade you will receive a certificate in which all details of the configuration are recorded. As a small extra, we add a small mini racket to each hand-made blade, which is milled from exactly the same piece of wood as its large counterpart.
You don’t want to configure it yourself?
Take a look at our pre-configured blades, without any risk.
The ROOTS series consists of 10 pre-configured rackets, with very special handles.
The BASIC series, on the other hand, consists of 10 blades with a classic handle in straight or flared.
All pre-configured blades can be ordered without any risk and exchanged within 14 days, as long as the blade has not yet been played.