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Ping pong paddles are deceptively simple looking. On the surface it looks like they’re made of a simple wooden blade with a bit of rubber glued on top. While that may be the basic truth, what you don’t see if the wealth of technology that goes into these highly complex blades and the advanced composition of the rubber and sponge combination. Paddles that look similar can vary significantly in performance, imparting more or less spin, greater or lesser speed and differing levels of control.
Each Killerspin ping pong paddle is constructed of two distinct parts; the blade and rubber. The blade is the wooden or composite portion that provides the grip and backbone of the racket. It is responsible for much of the power produced. Our blades vary in construction, from those with five layers of specially-selected wood to those with five layers of premium wood and several titanium or carbon fiber layers. Each combination provides differing levels of flex which impart different levels of spin and speed to the ping pong ball. Players that like to loop usually choose blades with fewer layer for more flexibility, while player that like to drive or block select stiffer blades with more layers to prevent flexing. They all may look similar, but the performance differences between entry level paddles and high end, tournament quality table tennis rackets is quite significant.
Rubbers are the next component of the paddle. These are glued to the blade with a water-based adhesive. Paddles with RTG in the name are built to have their rubbers replaced, while in most cases, rackets without the RTG moniker typically are not designed for rubber replacement. Killerspin Diamond and Kido series are custom made RTG paddles. Killerspin offers two rubber selections, the ITTF approved Nitrx 4Z rubber and the ITTF approved Fortissimo rubber. The grippy topsheet on Nitrx 4z gives you the advantage of heavy spin on serves, while being more forgiving when receiving spinny shots. High control is offered for blocks and counters. Nitrx 4z rubber is suited for a power driving offense, and works well in a third-ball attack game. The Killerspin Fortissimo is an extremely innovative rubber developed especially for offense-oriented and top-spin players. The Fortissimo consists of a hybrid top-sheet made of an elastic compound which generates amazing rebound as well as a soft compound that grabs the ball and create more spin. Equal components of natural and synthetic rubber provide extra spring upon contact.
Each of our table tennis paddles is rated on a scale of 1 to 12 in three categories: spin, speed and control. The higher the number, the more spin/speed/control the racket produces. Offensive players tend to prefer paddles with high spin and speed ratings, while defensive players typically choose a ping pong racket with a focus on control and spin.
Typically there is three different blade handle styles from which to choose; straight, flared, and penhold. Straight and flared handle styles are self-explanatory. The straight blade is the same width from base of the racket head to the end, while flared handles increase in diameter as they move away from the racket head. Both paddles are meant to be held in the traditional western or shakehand grip, like a tennis racket with the index finger placed over the racket head perpendicular to the handle. Penhold grips are designed for what is essentially the opposite grip. Instead of the racked head extending from the thumb-side of the hand, the head extends out from the little finger side of the hand.
Killerspin manufacturers and sells a wide range of ping pong paddles, from entry level paddles designed for fun in the home or office to high end, professional quality paddles that are used by leading athletes in international competition. As with our tables, our ping pong paddles are created with both performance and looks in mind. You’re sure to look good while you dominate your opponent with a Killerspin racket.