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Stiga Mantra Medium & Hard – New Equipment Review by USATT

Review by Matt Hetherington, USATT, Aug. 15, 2017   Tested Equipment: Blade: DONIC Waldner Senso Carbon V1 Rubber: Stiga Mantra M (Forehand), Stiga Mantra H (Backhand) Rubber Specs: Mantra H: Spin Elastic, Hard Sponge, 47 degree hardness Mantra M: Spin Elastic, Medium Sponge, 45 degree hardness Supplier Statement: The new STIGA Mantra is developed with […]

Olympians’ Equipment: Play Like the Pros with Paddle Palace

olympians-small When the best in the World battled in Rio, each used the combination of equipment that gave them the best chance to win.  Each has a different combination (likely taking their sponsors into account), often mixing rubber types and even mixing brands.  Find your personal best combination at Paddle Palace.  Click on the links below for additional equipment information from these six medalists

Talking Tech – With STIGA

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.

Chinese Trials

The Chinese Trials have concluded: (1st) Xu Xin, (2nd) Zhang Jike, (3rd) Ma Long, (4th) Fan Zhendong, (5th) Lin Gaoyuan.

The 2016 Trials were for the express purpose of picking a team for the World Championships, so this is not necessarily a limitation on who the Chinese will send to the Olympics this summer. That said, this is a big first step towards Rio, and there were some surprises.

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