Friendship/729 F-1

Friendship/729 F-1 Blade
Approx. $ 15 USD
Price $

User Ratings (6)

Speed 8.6
Control 8.1
Stiffness 5.0   
Average
Hardness 6.0   
Medium hard
Consistency 0.0   
Usually different
Overall 8.5 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 89
Control 65
Weight 82g
Plies 7
Materials 2 plies of Carbon
Thickness 5.7mm
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Reviews (5)

Silverneedle  on 9/11/2015

Speed and controll ratings ive given are arbitrary. The only other blade i tried is a clipper wrb wood so cant really compare much. I bought the f1 (from eacheng) because of the straight handle and good price for a carbon blade. Its easier than the clipper for short game due to it being thinner. Also with the same rubbers on each blade the F1 is less head heavy and so i find it easier to put alot of wrist flick in to shots and faster arm speed on flips and over table smashes. Getting a second one soon as spare so will edit to say if they are same or any differences between them. No problems so far with splintering when changeing rubbers and pretty tough if hit table accidentaly. Clipper gets damaged much more easily. No problems with it absorbing glue as other review states. And cant see how it will change charachteristics over time. Slow/fast loops, blocking, serving all good.
+1
ayoushinoki  on 5/16/2013

This is interesting. It is a 7 ply composite but it feels like an all wood. The ball impact sensation is quite pleasant and accurate. It is less than 6mm thick, so there's flex, adding to the speed and spin on hard shots and loops. I put Donic Barracuda on FH and Hexer Duro on BH and the construction and setup is an invitation to topspin and more topspin!!! Even with my limited skills, I get the feeling like there's so much more this blade wants to give,,,,unfortunately, I am not Wang LiQin!
+1
flea03  on 7/28/2012

Speed is probably higher than I rated because I paired it with slow tacky rubbers. Due to the thickness of the outer wood layers it feels and sounds more like an wood blade rather than a carbon. Excels at starting the initial loop in a rally.
0
rabbi-D  on 5/5/2011

Pros: In a a certain way, this is a good value for money considering that the blades plays similar to Viscaria Light and reminds me of good old Sardius. Cheap replica with better than average looping performance; however, do not get too hyped, it is a cheap blade and behaves like a cheap blade. It has a decent punch and a pleasing feeling to it. Cons: Very poor craftsmanship and low quality materials. It is necessary to finish the blade with sandpaper and varnish, cause it splinters like hell and absorbs glue like a sponge. After too weeks of testing, I have established its performance is not uniform and it changes over time. Definitely not a blade you can rely on for a consistent game.
0
seguso  on 4/1/2011

I found a review here: http://mytabletennis.net/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=39284&PN=1
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