A table tennis blade with two carbon fibre plies sandwiched between three wooden plies. The wood is natural coloured except for the handle which is stained black and has an inlaid mulitcoloured pattern. The handle also has a clear acrylic insert under which is displayed the title of the bat. Carbon fibre layers in between the wooden plies add speed to the bat and increase the area of the size of its sweet spot. They also provide stability and make the bat stiffer and capable of hitting the ball harder. This is the blade used in 2012 by the Swedish table tennis player, Jan Ove Waldner, who won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1992. He is viewed by many as the greatest ever table tennis player and was one of the few players to challenge the dominance of China in the 1980s and 90s.
AIBDC : 006499
|carbon fibre composite|
|polymethyl methacrylate||The transparent PMMA is embedded in the wooden handle over the title of the racket.|