Background of TIBHAR Table Tennis
TIBHAR is a German company founded in 1969. It is one of the most influential brands in Europe. The company’s products are available in more than 100 countries worldwide. Lately, TIBHAR has signed up with many top table tennis players like Samsonov, Freitas, and others to promote the company products.
Famous products released by the company include blades like Stratus Samsonov Carbon, Black Carbon, Volcano X, Norm, and Freitas. For rubbers, they also have Legend Destroyer, 5Q, Quantum, Evolution, and many more.
Founder of the Company
The founder of TIBHAR is Tibor Harangozo, a world-recognized table tennis coach and former world-class table tennis player. He used his first 3 characters of his name: “Tib” and “Har” to make the company’s name.
The headquarter is in the capital of Saarland in Saarbrucken, Germany, and the Berg family now runs it.
Initially, TIBHAR only produced blades and rubbers, especially design based on professional players’ specific requests. Today “TIBHAR” has become synonymous with the world of high-quality table tennis products that range from amateur to world-class competition.
Develop into China Market
After the company invaded into China market in 2002, TIBHAR managed to provide reliable service for most Chinese table tennis enthusiasts and professional players with the virtue of their technical superiority. In November 2006, the company officially opened its Chinese company to provide more quality and quick service to its Chinese customers.
Let’s take some brief reviews on some of the rackets and rubbers produced by TIBHAR.
Black Carbon – Tibhar Flare/Concave
It is a blade produced with the cooperation of TIBHAR with the table tennis experts from Korea and China. The stiffness of flare or concave that built with the blade provides overwhelming speed. This blade is designed and built with an innovative carbon concept.
The Tibhar table tennis blade is perfect for playing looping shots. It has an ultra-fast speed that is very durable throughout the game. It can offers reasonable control as well. Also, due to Carbon fiber’s multi-layers, you can sense the big sweet spot that gives you a very consistent touch.
You can feel the ball’s spinning when you are doing some topspin. Even the carbon layer might not have any vibration when you give the shot.
Play Style: OFF+
Wood Feel: Medium Hard
TIBHAR Black Silver Blade
It is a very rare blade for people to use. It has lightweight features, and it is made with 5-plies carbon suitable for allround players. The soft surface can give you very fast speed and simple control if you take a little test on the speed by doing some quick hits.
If you attach a suitable rubber-like the Nimbus or Norm on the blade, it will help you score the point with the proper game techniques.
With the unique design on the wood surface, It offers exceptionally great spin. The appearance of the blade gives an eye-catching silver sparkle feel.
Nonetheless, I think this blade is only selling in Europe. You can get one from Amazon in the UK if you intend to get one.
Play Style: ALL
Wood Feel: Soft
TIBHAR Stratus Samsonov CB Carbon
The stringent standard set by TIBHAR in picking premium quality wood types to produce the blades makes the company stand out from others. This blade is built with high-quality Kevlar carbon.
The blade is reasonably fit for offensive players who are also looking for reasonable control of the racket. The Kevlar carbon that made this racket allows you to have the hardness you need and can provide you with a very steady play.
Generally, this Stratus Samsonov CB Carbon is an excellent racket that not only can gives you fast speed and good control but also a perfect feeling as well.
Some people may think that the Tibhar table tennis blade is a little heavier than others, but once you are used to holding it, you will feel the solidity it gives you. It can give you extra power for your shots.
Play Style: OFF
Handles: AN, FL, ST
Wood Feel: Medium
TIBHAR Volcano X
TIBHAR Volcano X is a complete racket pre-assembled with Volcano rubber. This Tibhar table tennis racket is built with high-quality materials and offers great value for money.
The adhesive rubber surface allows you perform with a different spin, and the blade is very fast for you to play in a competitive match. Some said this is one of the most complicated pre-assembled rackets they have, but most of them still love its features.
Overall, this Volcano X can give you fast speed, good feel, good control, and great value. This blade is especially ideal for offensive players playing in an all-round game.
Play Style: OFF
TIBHAR Legend Destroyer
You get a great deal with the purchase of this Tibhar table tennis rubber for the price you pay. The rubber can be harder on its surface. If you get the sponge and attach the rubber to the right blade, it can produce a very fast speed for you.
The Legend Destroyer by Tibhar Table Tennis is an innovative ping pong rubber designed and released with the collaboration of the Worlds’ leading players. It features an exceptional, unique pimple, which is soft that offers players great response throughout the play.
Hardness: Medium Hard
This rubber is excellent value for money. It is especially very good for beginners to buy and attach it to their blade. The ideal blade to put on this rubber is the TIBHAR P.Chila Light or TIBHAR Black Silver.
With the combination of this rubber with the right blade, it offers you with good loop and spin when you are playing a lot of topspin. The delicate coating on the surface can give you a very well control of the game.