ROOTS 5 – VERSATILE ALL-ROUND BLADE
The ROOTS 5 VARIOUS OFFENSIVE is a pleasantly soft, versatile all-round blade that can easily generate high speed and lots of spin. It offers a lot of control and security and a fantastic ball stroke with a lot of feeling.
It is located in the upper all-round area and is therefore well suited for all-round players who attach great importance to rotation-rich topspins and a solid basic speed.
Compared to our other all-round blade, the CONTROL, the VARIOUS OFFENSIVE has a softer ball stroke and a longer ball contact time. I.e. you can generate more spin with this table tennis blade, but it does not play as exactly in blocking and short play as the CONTROL.
WHAT CHARACTERISTICS DRAW THE ROOTS 5 AS AN ALL-ROUN BLADE?
- medium fast speed
- slightly top-heavy, which simplifies playing topspins
- easy to control
- soft ball stop due to outer Spruce veneers
- high ball bounce
- long ball contact time
- high spin development
- well suited for all-round players who want to generate a lot of spin and a solid pace
- versatile all-round blade
Playing characteristics and structure of the Roots 5
The veneer structure
- BLADE: VARIOUS OFFENSIVE
- OUTER VENEER: 0,8 mm Spruce
- INTERMEDIATE LAYER: 0,8 mm Ayous
- CORE VENEER: 3,2 mm Kiri
- THICKNESS: ca. 6,4 mm
- LAYERS: 5-ply
- COMPOSITE FIBRES: none
The playing characteristics
- GAME TYPE: all-round
- SPEED: medium speed
- HARDNESS: soft
- CONTROL: pretty high
- BALANCE: slightly top-heavy
Handle and blade size
- HANDLE FORM: flared
- HANDLE FOREHAND: K1 A thin
- HANDLE BACKHAND: K1 B thick
- HANDLE LENGTH: normal 100mm
- BLADE SIZE: L
We have selected the handle of this blade so that it is particularly firm and secure in the hand. The strong handle shape on the backhand fills the palm of the hand particularly well. The wedge-shaped shape prevents the blade from slipping out of the hand even when topspins are pulled vigorously.
The handle material used is quite light, which further enhances the top-heaviness of the large blade size – so you can take even more momentum with you when playing topspins.
Made in Germany
Each of our table tennis blades is produced with passion and attention to detail in our workshop in Neuwied.