The Palio Legend 2 table tennis bat is the upgrade version of Palio Legend bat. They released the bat in 2013. The Palio Legend was received overwhelming reviews from many people and therefore the Legend 2 is being constructed with the purpose to serve the players even better.
A Quality Pre-made Racket for Table Tennis Players
Palio series rackets are the products being generated through the collaboration between one of the top table tennis brands in China, which is known as Palio, and the Expert Table Tennis which is based in the UK.
When I first look of the bat, I can know it is an incredible bat for players who are looking for a bat that can offer them powerful speed and spin from their strokes.
- Speed: 10.0
- Spin: 9.0
- Control: 6.0
- Blade: Exclusive OFF
- Ply: 5 Ply all wood
- Rubber: Palio Hadou (2.0mm)
- Handle: Flared
- Shipping Weight: 258g
- ITTF Approved
They make the blade of harder wood, there is 5 ply wood that constructed of the blade. They designed the blade to offer players with maximum power, this made the Palio Legend 2 to become a super fast bat with all these combinations.
There is a flared handle that is very comfortable for you to hold in your hand. You can observe there is a big logo you can find at the handle. While I first hold the handle to play the game, I can sense that the grip is having a little sharp-edged, but there is no big deal as I fixed it by sanding it down a little.
The rubber that put on both side of the blade is ITTF approved Palio Hadou rubbers. It has a harder sponge to make it suited for players with the all-out attack style.
The rubber is tacky which may make your gameplay a little slower but it can provide you slow loops with heavy spin.
One of the major differences of this bat compare to other preassembled bats is that you can buy the rubber and blade separately. It’s like you can get a custom racket for the price of a preassembled one.
There is a case that comes together for the Palio Legend 2 table tennis bat I bought. It’s free with the purchase of the bat. You may get impressed with the case that has the Palio logo embedded on its surface.
Some people are critique Palio for giving them a case that is not so quality that can be easily torn off. However, for me, I have used the case to keep my bat for a couple of months and the case is still in good shape.
I may think that some people are quite harsh toward this issue. They may tend to forget that the case is actually giving for free when you are buying the Palio bat. Do remember that most of the rackets that you buy will not give away a case for you for free.
You will need to spend additional money to buy them separately. So, if the case that giving to you by Palio is not good enough, you can still think of buying another case by yourself.
It performs amazingly. I played some games by using this bat and it gives me a fantastic feeling when doing loops and drives. I do a test with the multiball and the ball is hard to control in the beginning stage, but after playing some strokes and loops by adjusting my pace, I get under it and I can feel my play style is getting better and better.
The Palio Legend 2 is a lightweight bat. You can feel in right away when you first hold it in your hand. At first, I was expecting it to be a little heavy, but it is just not the case. But that’s fine with me. No big deal at all.
I can play with quite a fast game. For beginners, they may found they tend to send the ball off the table when they use this racket due to the harder sponge attached on the blade. If you are having this issue, then it is better for you to choose a racket that is come with a softer sponge.
The selling price for this Palio Legend 2 is about $50 with a free case. This can be superb value for money for you to spend on this bat. This bat is for sale now and you can buy it from popular online sport equipment retailers or from Amazon.
- It is a fast bat that is ideally suited for offensive players.
- It can give huge amounts of speed and spin into your shots.
- The bat is not suitable for beginners as it is rather hard to control.
Palio Legend 2
vs. Palio Expert 2
The rubber of the Legend 2 is much harder than the Expert 2. You may have the slower feel when you first play with the bat but gradually you will feel faster once you get used to it.
vs. Stiga Pro Carbon
One of the differences between these 2 bats is the rubber. Legend 2 is featured with tacky Chinese rubber whilst Stiga Pro Carbon is having the mechanical European rubber. So, it depends on your playing style to define on which racket you should choose.
vs. Killerspin Jet 800
For the performance, there is not much difference between these 2 rackets. I just think that they are almost of the same range.
Price wise, Killerspin Jet 800 is cost more than Legend 2. Legend 2 is a better choice if you are used to and love to play with hard rubber.
Is there a penhold version of Legend 2 racket available?
All Palio rackets are only available in shakehand version. If you are looking for a penhold racket, it is best for you to get one that made from DHS which is one of the popular rackets you can have that will match your playing style.