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The Katana is a classic combination attack blade with moderate stiffness. The forehand side is completely free of balsa, which allows for longer than normal drag time, high control and super topspin. On the slower backhand side, there is a hard but thin outer ply that enables excellent spin reversal for anti and long pip players. The balsa ply on the backhand, enables a unique combination of dampening and catapult. The end result is a low thow angle which is suited for close to the table block play.
The Katana is designed for aggressive backhand defense using long pips-out rubber combined with fast forehand topspin attack close to the table. The blocker-hitter will be able to use this blade effectively. With only 7mm of blade thickness, the Katana is the thinest of the Re-Impact blade series and is super light.
Weight ~ 70-75g
Thickness ~ 7.2 mm
Speed FH ~ 8 (off)
Speed BH ~ 5-
Spin +100 % of the rubber abilities
Surface; 160mm by 160mm
This blade is custom made and manufactured one at time. TableTennisStore.US stocks right handed blades. If you are left handed, please allow 3 weeks for delivery. Priority Shipped from Germany to TableTennisStore.US. Free assembly and advice provided. Call us!
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Re-Impact Blades are slightly a-symmetric for balance and reduced wind resistance when swung. Thus they come in Right or Left handed versions.
Re-Impact Blades are custom manufactured individually with German Know-How and Precision. No production lines, just care and thought. The blades have some unique characteristics that make them different from other table tennis blades:
1. Light Weight
Re-Impact is owned by master craftsman, Achim Rendler. He and his brother built the company and have gained respect in Germany and world-wide for their quality craftsmanship.
A Re-Impact Blade is almost twice as thick as any other table tennis blade on the market. Most Re-Impact Blades have a high concentration of balsa, a light weight wood that is known in table tennis circles for its soft feel, and long drag time (enhanced spin). Combined with patented gluing process and a slightly asymmetric shape (to reduce air flow resistance), and these blades carry unique and favorable properties.
The Rendler Brothers have designed a line up of Impact Re Blades that fit a wide variety of styles, including possibly yours. Re-Impact blades revolve around for main variables.
1. Blade speed - Each Re-Impact Blade has a different blade speed for the forehand verses the backhand.
2. Drag Time - By varying the wood and ply thickness, the Rendler Brothers can produce blades with different ball "drag time". Long drag time, suits off the table play and longer strokes. Short drag time (high rebound), suits close to the table play.
3. Size: Re-Impact blade is offered in three sizes - Standard, Mid-Sized, Oversized. Standard size blade head is 152 cm high and 157 cm wide, Mid-Sized is 162 cm by 162 cm, Oversize is 166 by 162 cm.
Please note that these blades are highly customized and are primarily suited for experienced players seeking to elevate their game by finding a customized light weight racquet.
Before you buy a Re-impact blade, we encourage you to visit this link and click on the users guide PDF. http://re-impact-blades.com/