Friendship/729 Z-1 (Z1)

Friendship/729 Z-1 (Z1) Blade
Approx. $ 35 USD
Price $

User Ratings (5)

Speed 8.3
Control 8.6
Stiffness 6.8   
Hardness 7.1   
Medium hard
Consistency 6.3   
Occasional variations
Overall 8.5 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 75 / 100
Control 70 / 100
Weight 82+/-3 g
Plies 5
Materials limba+spruce+ayous+spruce+limba
Thickness 6.0+/-0.2 mm
There are 1 users using the Friendship/729 Z-1 (Z1).
middle/back court loop, OFF++

Reviews (4)

chop  5 months ago

The Z-1 is very good and stable blade for offensive/control game. The quality is nice. I would rate this blade as OFF-/OFF blade. It has good touch and high control. Pretty impressive power when looping from mid or long distance but ,at the same time, it has precise game near the table as well. The handle is very comfortable! Pairs well with chinese tacky rubber. I used 729-08 rubber for both FH (H47/ hardness) and BH (H45/ hardness). Overall, it is good professional table tennis blade for very reasonable price. The Z-1 plays very similar to DHS Hurricane Hao II blade and it is believed to be a less expensive clone of this blade.
Nelsonjack124  on 7/3/2016

This is a nice blade for the price is very cheap using MkV on both sides, 1st it was a bit difficult to control the ball on the table but when I got used to it,it's fabulous good for smash and topspin,you can back fire topspin to topspin but need a lot of footwork,this one gives a nice ping sound too for me it is like an all-around blade though it is an OFF+ blade, I play close &mid so for me it's ok ,nice blade
adrian_j  on 1/21/2015

Very hard feeling and very high speed and powerful for Mid/Far distance. Not easy to control for beginner, must have good skill to control it. But when you can control it, it is a kill machine. Suitable for middle speed and more control style rubber for compensation , because the blade's speed is fast enough.
fellercat  on 1/22/2014

similar to the Andro CS5+. Offensive blade good for topspin and lobbing. Good balance but not for the beginner. Feedback is lacking so precise control is iffy at best.

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