If you love playing ping pong and but are struggling with the fact that your hands always cramp up after every play; then you should consider changing your ping pong paddle. Maybe the design, handle or its structure is causing the discomfort or the paddle you use doesn’t fit your playing style. There are good ping pong paddles available in the market and if you are looking for an improved model, then you should take a look at STIGA Pro Carbon ping pong paddle.
Its ergonomic design, lightweight model, and ITTF standard give STIGA Pro Carbon paddle worth a try.
Read the STIGA Pro Carbon review to know more about one of the popular premade table tennis rackets available.
For those who feel like they cannot get any more out of their current ping pong paddle, STIGA Pro Carbon is a great option for them. Offering a decent amount of spin and generating excellent speed, this turns out to be a great table tennis racket for the intermediates. However, being able to generate awesome power, it becomes difficult to control the shots and strokes. But for the experienced players, the paddle will not pose any problems.
STIGA Pro Carbon Paddle Features
The STIGA ping pong paddles are known for their efficiency and quality user experience. In case of STIGA Pro Carbon, the paddle sport two layers of high-performance carbon which helps in improving the response and rigidity.
- Rubber = ITTF approved 2mm thick premium rubber
- Grip = Shakehand
- Control Rating = 80
- Spin Rating = 100
- Speed Rating 99
Technology behind STIGA Pro Carbon Ping Pong Paddle
Crystal Technology: The combination of crystal technology along with nano composite materials makes the blade harder, giving incredible speed.
Balsa Technology: To improve the reaction time and increase the speed, the designers have used a very lightweight balsa wood center ply for crafting the blades.
Ball Sensitivity: The handle features strategically positioned recess which offers the users an extra sensitivity while striking the ball.
Recovery Rate: The blades are light in weight which improves the recovery rate of STIGA Pro Carbon after every stroke.
WRB Weight Balance: The WRB weight balance technology shifts STIGA Pro Carbon blade balance to the ball’s point of contact.
STIGA Pro Carbon Table Tennis Review
STIGA Pro Carbon is amongst the few paddles available in the market which is International Table Tennis Federation authorized. The regulations and specifications of STIGA Pro Carbon meet with the international standards and thus, make it suitable for professional matches and other competition play.
STIGA Pro Carbon is made from lightweight wood making it compatible for long-term play. The designers have added a unique type of rubber to the blades and when if it gets worn out, you can easily replace it with a new one. Moreover, there is a thin layer of sponge placed beneath the rubber that makes the blade harder, giving the player incredible speed and spin.
As a professional player, you will love playing with this paddle as you will have more control over the ball, that is; how you hit the ball and where it goes will all be in your control. Moreover, the paddle has received high-performance rating when it comes to speed and spin. This will help you to adjust the spin as per your gameplay and also ensure that the speed is ample during the serve.
The extremely lightweight blade of STIGA Pro Carbon helps you to play striking shots and an improved recovery rate. The blade is composed of seven different layers of carbon along with rubber padding. The lightweight blade feature allows you to engage in longer play without experiencing any discomfort like hand cramps.
The professionals prefer heavier handles in their ping pong paddles as heavy handles allow them to hit the ball like the way they want and help them to create spins and loops. STIGA Pro Carbon benefits the players with a heavy handle. It will give you better grip and will help you to adjust your shots.
- Product from a well-respected brand
- Supports professional level of play
- The rubber can be easily removed and replaced if worn out
- High-performance ratings
- Specific sets of technology used to give it a better edge over others.
- Excellent speed and spin control
- Allows longer duration of play
- The paddle can withstand only a few months everyday play
- Despite the blade being lightweight, the weight balance still sits more towards it instead of the handle.
- STIGA Pro Carbon Paddle works better with soft shots and loops
- Due to the heavy handle, you might require some time to get comfortable using it.
Our Rating –
- Durability = 4.1/5
- Comfort = 4.5/5
- Quality = 4.8/5
- Value for Money = 5/5
Overall Rating = 4.9/5
STIGA Pro Carbon is an ideal ping pong paddle for those who prefer an offensive style of play as it offers a wider sweet spot for smashing or looping. Also, the nano composite carbon helps you to accumulate more power and spin during the play.
The paddle is meant for the professionals and I still think that this paddle lacks in creating backspin and chopping. It is a rigid hitting paddle and without skills, it becomes really difficult to handle it properly.
Overall, STIGA Pro Carbon Paddle is a paddle worth a try if you want experience higher-level of gameplay. A word of advice, it is recommended not to play defensive shots with this paddle because it will only spoil your game.