Ma Long is being famous as the number one table tennis player in the world. He been remain in the first seat for number of years. His playing style is very aggressive and stable. He won most of the matches and not many of his opponents can beat him easily.
Thus, many people would love to know what blade and rubber Ma Long is using for him to play the top notch game.
China Ping Pong Equipment Producer
With the tips that being ripped from one of the former China national team, he reveal that Chinese national team like to use product that being produced by their own country due to the fact that they can get special version for their ping pong equipment.
A lot of China players are actually using STIGA blade that being cloned to appear to be like DHS at the handle. They are doing so because of they need to comply to the rules of sponsorship.
If you got make your own observation on the blades that most of the China players use, you will find that most of them are using the black rubber. This is due to DHS is making them with special sponge and rubber. The rubber is features with a blue sponge and black top sheet. The reason they make it like this is due to this type of combination are pairing well with the blue sponge.
Ma Long Rackets That Ever Used
While for Ma Long, as we know he didn’t like to use commercial rubber where the brand is widely use by lot of players. All rackets that ever used by Ma Long include of custom-made DHS TG 506, the Timo Boll, DHS Hurricane FH NEO, DHS Hurricane 3, Nittaku BH, etc.
Ma Long racket that he used to win the 2016 Olympic Games men’s singles is a 7-ply carbon fiber blade. It is features with the “core” technology that inherit with underlying strength. It gives Ma Long with very smooth and stable playing stroke. This blade is the continuation series of Ma Long styles which is fast changing between offensive and defensive play.
The blade that he use at the moment is a DHS Hurricane Long 5 and the rubber that he use is a custom-made one that is specially made for his playing style as he is playing a very low angle. This type of rubber is not suitable for most players as not everyone can play that low angle like him.