Stiga CC7 NCT Blade Review

To further improve the quality of a carbon blade and add additional speed onto it, Stiga has combines the two hardenings Nanotech & Crystals Technologies (NCT) on the release of the Stiga CC7 blade. The CC7 is a powerful, stiff, and ultra-hard blade that is good for intermediates and advanced players.

Development of the Blade

Stiga CC7 blade is a unique crystal carbon blade. It was developed in cooperation with Liu Guoliang, XuXin, and several other Chinese national table tennis players.

The Chinese team emphasizes the arc of the shot. The long arcs keep your opponent away from the table and you can control the continuous match and the entire game.

China National Table Tennis Team mainly needs two basic elements, long arc, and power. Therefore, STIGA combines these elements to study the production of the blade.

Stiga CC5 and CC7 are the crystallization to meet these requirements. A layer of carbon is added to the sandwich of CC5 and CC7, and the surface is treated by STIGA’s famous NCT and crystal technology.

It is designed for offensive players and offers great control skills. Stiga can achieve this and at the same time keeping the weight of the blade at a comfortable level. The weight of the blade is about 99g.

Construction

Stiga CC7 blade is a fast blade that focuses on speed and long arc. CC series is the most flexible and fastest blade in the history of Stiga.

The material used to build the CC7 blade is a combination of Stiga NCT technology and crystal. It is added with two layers of thin carbon on both sides of the blade. This increases the speed.

The white wood adds a bit of mystery to the blade. With a thickness of 5.82 mm.

The thin carbon and hard surface material on the structure make the blade have a hardness that is higher than any other ordinary blades. Therefore, its elasticity is undoubtedly the fastest.

Product Specs

  • Control: 45
  • Speed: 142
  • Veneer: 5+2
  • Elasticity: STIFF
  • Type: OFF+
  • Thickness: 6.3mm
  • Weight: 99g

Stiga CC7 NCT

CC series (Crystal Carbo)

Most people claim the Stiga CC7  performs better compared to the previous version CC5. However, I think it actually depends on your playing style. If mid-distance is your preferable playing style, then this CC7 is the ideal blade for you as it can offer you the speed, power, spin, and control that you need.

Nonetheless, the blade is not designed for beginners because it requires a certain level of skill to handle the blade. I would recommend making use of soft rubbers for this blade. Rubbers that match well with the blade include Andro Hexer Plus, Joola Express 2, Stiga Airoc Astro, or Yasaka Pryde 40.

Experience with the Blade

I got this blade last week at a discount from Megaspin’s online store. I was hesitant at first when I first saw the blade. I was not sure if this blade is going to fit my playing style as I have never used a Stiga blade before.

I have used the  Butterfly Viscaria for three years. I always feel safe playing with Butterfly blades. They give me some sort of guarantee for my playing style.

When I first started using the cc series blade, I discovered the power it has. The bottom strength has exceeded the nanocarbon blade.

If you use CC7 for 5 to 10 minutes, then use back the nanocarbon blade, you are likely to return the ball and hit the net. This is because of the bottom strength of CC7. The elasticity is good.

Another good feature of this blade is you can push the blade to the drop point that you want effortlessly.

Characteristic wise, the blade can be flexible but not soft. For some people, they may not get used to the blade even after using it for some time.

They may find their playing skill deteriorating with the blade. Thus, they may wish to have the intensity NCT blade without carbon. This is a better one because of the natural characteristic the blade possesses.

If you do a comparison between the intensity carbon and the TBS, you may notice TBS is actually much softer. If you are having such feeling, then the CC7 NCT will not be a blade that fits you. I would suggest you try Rosewood 7 instead.

 

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Warren Davies

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