Blade Weight: 85
Plies: 5 wood, 2 carbon
Blade Thickness: 5.8mm
With Stiga Custom Weight Technology you can adjust and adapt the balance and weight of the blade quickly and easily with the help of small magnetic weights of 3, 6, and 9 grams that you easily attach on the inside at the bottom of the handle.
When you can adjust the weight of the blade, you can also control the blade’s mass, which together with the size of the blade and the force in the stroke, create kinetic energy. This means that a heavier blade generates more force and kinetic energy at a given speed. This gives players the ability to change the nature of the blade depending on your individual preference and other external factors.
A wide variety of factors influence whether play in a certain facility feels fast or slow. For example, choose a weight of 9 grams when playing in a large arena, a playing environment which tends to be perceived as slow, or a weight of 3 grams when playing in a small training facility or other playing environment where the play feels quicker. STIGA CWT allows you to start fine-tuning your paddle for a specific facility during warm-up. Depending on your individual preference and playing style, you can now adjust your blade to perfection. This also makes it perfect for players during development, as you can easily adjust the weight when you’re looking for more power and speed instead of switching to a brand-new blade.
Stiga Cybershape – a completely new type of blade with a unique shape and larger hitting area! Cybershape is a table tennis blade that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Stiga optimized the hitting area to be 11% larger for the shakehand grip. Also, during returns, the hitting area is as much as 6.5cm closer to the table compared with 2.5cm for a round blade.
The top half of the paddle is precisely where Cybershape excels. The larger hitting area provides an improved sweet spot, thus making it easier for the player to control their short serves and returns, for example. As the hitting area on the top part has been expanded, the bottom part has been reduced by 2% in order to not make the blade too heavy and cause an imbalance.