I just bought this Palio Master table tennis bat last week. I am very impressed with the case when I first got this. I can feel how tacky the rubber really is and the case is really good. You are going to get the table tennis paddle cover case for free when you buy the bat.
The Palio Master table tennis bat is made in China and it is ITTF approved bat.
Normally you can get this type of quality bat for about 25 pounds and I am lucky enough to get a discounted price for 20 pounds. They put the rubber and case altogether when I bought the bat.
I really like it and I also notice that the sponge behind the rubber is green in color and the other one is orange. So the backhand is quite different from the forehand. I need to put some kind of liquid in there to have a smooth grip.
I take a ball and drop indirectly on the bat and see how many times it will bounce. I found it actually managed to bounce evenly and consistently.
The blade is built with 5 plywood. The thickness of the rubber is 2mm. This bat is especially good for topspin play and for those who do a lot of chopping. The boxed-product weight is about 259 g.
This bat is better than the entry-level Palio Expert bat. It has the CJ8000 rubbers like the Palio Expert but the blade is built with faster carbon. The bat is ideal for those who are looking for great power and control of the blade.
After this bat, Palio has continued to research and develop the better bat. After a while, there has been a new release of the enhanced version of this bat which is known as the Palio Master 2. It inherits all the great features of Palio Master and further improves some of the features to make it even a greater bat for any player to own.
You can read more about the Palio Master 2 by following this link.
Apart from the Palio Master, there are other two bats that are of similar series with it which are Palio Expert and Palio Legend.
Palio Expert Bat
As mentioned earlier, this is the entry-level bat which is suitable for beginners. It can be said to be the upgrade version of the Palio Beginners Bat that was released prior to this bat. This bat is ideal for practicing as it can give players a lot of spins and steady control of the ball.
Palio Legend Bat
Among the three, this Palio Legend bat is the most aggressive one. It is featured with Hadou rubbers which are a little faster and harder compared to the CJ8000 rubbers on Palio Expert and Master. However, the bat is not suitable for beginners as it is hard to control. It is great for expert players who want the utmost power for them to play the game.