In this sport, equipment and technology are truly important. Sometimes the terminology can be confusing. Understanding the labels can help you maneuver through the maze of equipment options available to you.
Below you will find a list of STIGA’s blade tech terms and specs, STIGA’s rubbers tech terms and specs, and a Glossary of terms used with STIGA products.
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STIGA’S BLADE TECH SPECS
DIAMOND TOUCH technology gives the outer veneers extra hardness and the surface an incredibly smooth finish.
VPS (The Veneer Precision System) treats the veneers with a unique and exact heating and cooling process. This results in a very solid balance and fantastic feel.
THE CR SYSTEM is when front part of the blade is UV-finished, which yields a reasonably increased speed to the ball.
OVERSIZE. The thicker blade offers approximately 10% extra speed compared to conventional blades. Larger head offers extra stability of touch and feel.
THE CRYSTAL TECHNOLOGY increase your speed. Normal blade treatments use regular lacquer, but Crystal Technology employs a transparent hydrophilic gel lacquer that STIGA specially developed.
THE NCT TECHNOLOGY blades use our nano technology.
1. PENHOLDER, 2. WINNER, 3. LEGEND, 4. MASTER, 5. CLASSIC
STIGA’S RUBBERS TECH SPECS
SUPER MATTED SURFACE The Super Matted Surface generates a tremendous optimal ball contact that helps the rubber adapt to the ball like never before.
APS-TECHNOLOGY The APS technology (Advanced Pimple Structure) with straight shaped pimples makes the rubber adapt to the ball like never before and provides an explosive and spinny rubber that is reliable in every situation.
THE ACS-TECHNOLOGY allows very high speed to be combined with max springiness/elasticity in an ultralight rubber with outstanding control.
THE SYNERGY TECH rubber is the combined collaborative efforts of top table tennis chemists from Sweden and Japan.
BUILT-IN SPEED GLUE EFFECT: Built-in speed glue effect to achieve maximum power.
MEGA TENSION TECHNOLOGY creates more tension without increasing the weight of the rubber, causing quicker rubber recovery.
TRANSTENSION SPONGE Thanks to the TransTension Sponge and the exciting material, we have found a formula that will revolutionize and generate maximum tension and sponge power.
THE NCT TECH rubber use our nano technology, and are designed for the era that begins with the ITTF speed glue ban.
LONG TRAJECTORY We focused on creating a longer trajectory on the ball, as a long trajectory in today’s game is more and more important. The combination of spin, speed and long trajectory is unique on STIGA’s rubbers; you have never felt this level of play before.
OXYGEN CAPSULE SYSTEM The brand new Oxygen Capsule System is our most advanced rubber technology, specially adapted to the new poly ball. The OCS-sponge generates a very high amount of catapult effect thanks to the precisely measured size of the air pockets. This technology is developed to generate the maximum amount of speed and spin possible.
STIGA’S GLOSSARY OF TECH TERMS
ELASTICITY: The control of the ball is affected when the ball gets in contact with the bat. The elastic properties of a blade make you feel this contact. It depends on the players what type of elasticity he or she likes best. Take these categories into con- sideration and you will surely find the right blade for you.
ELASTIC: Offering low speed with maximum control. Mostly used by the cautious defender.
FEELING ELASTIC: The enhanced touch and feel characteris- tics are a distinct advantage for players who like to be in com- mand of control and accuracy for the allround spin game.
POWER ELASTIC: Power elastic blades benefit the spin player a wide variety of attacking styles.
NEARLY STIFF: For consistent powerful forehand and back- hand top spinning loop play. Nearly stiff blades are ideal for players who want to set the momentum and dictate the play.
STIFF: The ultimate selection for the direct power-hitting player who primarily concentrates on pure speed than control.
SOFT: Soft sponges provide a better ball control. The spin remains the same while the speed is slightly reduced. Common among players that what to have a great sound during their game.
MEDIUM: Medium sponge is superb for active and powerful players. A well balanced relation between control, speed and spin.
HARD: These sponges provide more speed but less control of the ball when striking the ball.
STICKY: This rubber sheet offers much control and is very sticky, which provides plenty of spin when striking the ball.
CONTROL ELASTIC: They develop spin elasticity even at the low speed, and give you more control and more fun. Suitable for control-minded players that want to have the extra touch in their game.
STICKY ELASTIC: Slightly sticky rubbers with very good spin dynamics and ball control while playing at a high speed, both away and near the table.
OFF ELASTIC: Intelligent mixed between speed and spin dynamic. Off elastic rubbers is for speed players that use a lot of top spin in their game.
SPIN ELASTIC: Spin elastic rubbers are for the modern top table tennis. They are as fast as the off elastic rubbers, but have an additional spin component. Very sophisticated technology.