The Palio Expert 2 is the enhance version of already obsolete Palio Expert 1. It is a new paddle that being added to the Palio paddle line. The selling price is very affordable for most of the people and the quality that you receive may well off for what you have paid for.
Now, let’s do some reviews on this racket by finding out how good it is? What the player can benefit from this bat? Is is worth the price that it asked for?
It has a very good control. Most beginners may face the problem of their back hand stroke may sometime not in pace with the ball hitting and has the ball pop up high, but this racket can certainly make a good adjustment for them. The backhand feel is kind of different with forehand which I think they must have put some kind of liquid in there.
This is important for beginners because you not only developing your playing skills even your techniques may not always be perfect, so it is good for you to have a bat like this Palio Expert 2 to assist you a little bit in sharpen up your overall skill.
The racket will not give you the spin that great when compare to professional racket. But it still will give you enough spin that you are looking for. I tried and it can really give me powerful spin when I make top spin shot. The bottom is quite tacky which really do hold the ball nicely. You may be surprise on how easy it was to play fast spin ball with the bat.
This is not a fast paddle, but it is quite okay for most people as it is not too fast but not too slow either. If you are a beginner you really don’t need a fast racket which you may not be fully exert it. I found a lot of beginners try to get a carbon paddle when they start playing the game of ping pong. This is not the ideal one as they will miss the opportunity to develop any control or feeling over the ball when they start learning to master the game.
What I like about this 2nd generation of Palio Expert racket is that it doesn’t give me any hollow feeling nor produce any irritating vibration. With this advantages, it easily winning over all other paddles of similar price range.
The blade has a long handle and is designed for shake hands grip. The handle that constructed of flared wood can give you a quite good feeling when holding it. It is heavy enough to give you a good balance of weight.
I try to get a ball and hit on the bat to see how many time the ball can bounce. I tried for few times and the average bounce that I got was 4 to 5 which was quite good as compared to the Palio Expert 1 which only gave me about 3 bounces on average.
Some drawbacks I found on this bat is that the rubber is not properly attached to the wooden frame. It seems like going to lose after some time of playing.
The Palio CJ8000 rubbers are the same rubber with the Palio Expert 1.
- ITTF approved
- Speed: 7/10
- Spin: 8/10
- Control: 9/10
- Weight: 174g