Basalt blade structure and properties

Table tennis blades with Basalt-fiber

Basalt

Basalt Blade - offensive Table tennis blade

The BASALT BLADE is intended for offensive players who are looking for a table tennis blade with a high basic speed, but which still has a soft and easily controllable ball impact. The basalt fibres ensure high speed while keeping the blade very elastic - rackets with BASALT fiber are much less stiff than other blades with synthetic fibres and much easier to control. All in all the perfect combination of speed and feel.

Cross section through Basalt blade and its veneer structure handmade table tennis rackets by Soulspin

Typical properties of table tennis blades with basalt fiber

  • high speed, with soft ball impact
  • much less stiff than carbon blades
  • very elastic
  • enlarged sweet spot
  • little vibration, therefore clear feedback
  • high ball bounce with beautiful flight curve
  • high control
  • excellent spin development
  • well suited for players who have problems to bring spin into the new ABS ball

"The Sweet Spot is enlarged by the basalt fibre and thus offers enormous control and feel. This blade is particularly suitable for offensive players who play at high speed but still want a soft touch.

The basalt fibre has significantly reduced vibrations that pass into the hand, providing clear feedback and better perception for the perfect feel."

Playing characteristics - Basalt

  • blade: Basalt
    • outer venner: 1,0 mm sprucee
    • intermediate layer: 0,8 mm Ayous
    • core: 2,4 mm Kiri
    • thickness: ca. 6,2 mm
  • layers: 5-ply +2x composite fibres
  • Kunstfasern: Basalt Fiber
  • game type: Offensive
  • speed: high
  • Hardness: medium hard
  • control: high


How do the baldes sizes differ?

Blade size S

  • a little faster and stiffer than size M
  • the sweetspot is a bit smaller, but still very big thanks to the basalt inlay
  • slightly less weight on the racket head
  • suitable for all techniques
  • well suited for players who have problems to bring spin into the new ABS ball
  • high ball bounce and beautiful flight curve


Blade size M

  • high speed
  • very sensitive ball bounce
  • big sweet spot
  • absolute all-round talent in the spin-rich offensive game
  • well suited for players who have problems to bring spin into the new ABS ball
  • high ball bounce and beautiful flight curve


Blade size L

  • a little slower than size M
  • therefore even better to control
  • balanced weight distribution
  • slightly bigger sweetspot
  • good blade for defensive players who need a lot of feeling, but also enough speed to attack in between.
  • brings even more spin into the game due to the large blade size

Blade size DEF

  • a bit slower than size L
  • slightly top-heavy
  • good blade for modern defence and sturgeon play
  • excellent spin development
  • ideal for defensive players who value a lot of feeling and good spin development

Buy a basalt balde

If BASALT is the right blade for you, there are two possibilities:

Design your own Basalt blade

You configure your individual Basalt blade in our configurator and adjust the blade size, handle shape and design according to your ideas.


CREATE YOUR OWN BASALT 

take a look at our pre-configured Basalt blades:

  • The ROOTS 6 has a straight handle that feels great in the hand and is perfect for fast turning.
  • The blades of the BASIC series have classic straight or flared handles.
  • Or try the BASALT as Chinese Penholder blade.

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PRE-CONFIGURED BLADES IN WHICH THE WOOD TYPE BASALT WAS USED: