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Nittaku Acoustic Carbon Table Tennis Blade Review


Many people are relish with the Nittaku Acoustic blade in which most of them think the blade offer them with a lot of fine touches and feel. But for speed wise, the original Acoustic may not meet their requirement.

As Nittaku always take their customer feedback seriously, they have then released the carbon blade where users will not only get the touch and feel they want, but also the speed and power they are looking for.

Nittaku Acoustic Carbon

The blade is built with string instrument manufacturing technology which is produced with premium wood. It is laminated in stringed instrument production. For the first time, the Nittaku blade is using the special material of this “FE Carbon” to make their blade in Japan. For your information, FE Carbon is standing for FEEL Carbon and the softness can be similar to the ALC Carbon.

Specification

  • Feel: Hard
  • Material: 5 ply Wood + 2 ply FE Carbon
  • Weight: 90g
  • Thickness: 5.5mm
  • Size: 157 x 150 mm
  • Speed: 9.4
  • Control: 9.5
  • Consistency: 10

Blade Test

It is response faster toward hard shots. You may experience a lower throw. If you relax your hand while playing, you may feel the blade as short as with the acoustic. For the spin test, it provides almost the same spin with the original Acoustic blade.

The sweet spot is bigger compared to original Acoustic blade and you may have the woodiest feel from this carbon blade. The handle is quite comfortable and the finish on the blade is superb. You are going to have a smooth feel when you grip it in your hand.

Nonetheless, the blade may provide the player with less flexibility which causes a lower throw on the ball. The good thing is this also making it easy for you to do smash and drive with.

If you get this Nittaku Acoustic Carbon blade to play the game, you may immediately get a good feeling after playing a while without losing any speed or control. This blade can provide you with speedy shots and spins. Compare to other blades, this blade will offer you faster shots and more speed.

The head is not too heavy and therefore it can provide you with perfect balance as well as a low throw angle. The FL handle is as slim as the original Acoustic blade.

Many people getting this blade is because of its 5.5mm thickness blade that combined with carbon. They love the awesome feedback and stiffness that the blade offering them. This blade can say to be a one gear blade without catapult effect.

In terms of playing

Bounce

When trying a low and medium bounce, you can have a clear dwell time when the blade is in contact with the ball.

Push

You can do the pushing without any difficulty on both sides. You can do the pushing especially good when it is close to the net. It is especially great when you try to return short backspin serves from the opponent.

Blocking

Excellent blocking experience offering for all players. You can easily make the block from both of your forehand and backhand. It is even easier for you to do the block when you are playing close to the table.

Looping

You will have a better result if you paired this blade with rubbers that can give you better tensor like the Tenergy 05 or Tenergy 64. By having the right rubber, you can play really good at looping and driving.

Smashing

It can offer players with consistency smashing while playing the game. You can use apply certain pressure to the ball that you smash from any distance and your opponent will find it is rather difficult for them to return the shot.

Speed

The speed generated by this blade is quite fast. Even though it is not as fast as the hinoki blades, but the speed is better than many of other carbon blades.

Spin

The limba wood can bites the ball really well and so it can offers players with great spin. You can generate a lot of spin by simply exert a low to medium power to your strokes.

Control

You can have really good control with this blade and it is really easy for you to play with. You can feel the blade is very stiff and you can get no vibration at all when you use the blade to hit the ball.

Flexibility

There’s not much flexibility. This is one of the stiffest blades being produced by Nittaku. You can get crips sound and hard feel when hitting the ball. However, there is not much flexibility with it( I just feel the flex is almost close to zero). It is only slightly more flexible compared to Timo Boll ALC blade.

Nittaku Acoustic Carbon Plies

If you like this Nikttaku blade, you can get it from Amazon or Megaspin.

Conclusion

The string instrument manufacturing technology adds two layers of carbon fiber to the original Acoustic blade, which enhances the overall rigidity and supporting force of the blade.

The blade can offer you will good and solid feel. It is suitable to play loop and drive. The ball is fast and the toughness is strong.

When the middle force hits the carbon layer, it will have the 7-ply speed and solidity. And when the force hits the sweet spot, it has the strength and throughput of 5-ply wood.

At the same time, the blade has the characteristics of a traditional carbon blade and excellent defensive stability. Although it is a carbon blade in the traditional sense, there is no “wooden feel” of traditional carbon blades.

It feels transparent and has excellent handling. In general, Acoustic-Carbon is a more powerful, comprehensive and balanced blade that is suitable for all-round players.

If you make a comparison of the Nittaku Acoustic Carbon to Acoustic blade, we can typically say Acoustic Carbon is an upgraded version of Acoustic blade.

However, the Acoustic Carbon offers better feel and control than the Acoustic. It is not only able to offer players with more balance, but it can also offer players with a more powerful shot.

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