Friendship/729 Z-1 (Z1)

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

User Ratings (7)

Speed 8.4
Control 8.5
Stiffness 6.6   
Hardness 7.0   
Medium hard
Consistency 5.8   
Occasional variations
Overall 8.3 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 (6)

Founder  1 months ago

Best P/P blade .
chop  on 6/8/2019

The Z-1 is very good and stable blade for offensive game. The quality is nice. I would rate this blade as OFF-/OFF. It has good touch and high control. Pretty impressive power when looping from mid or long distance. At the same time, it has precise game near the table as well; blocks, flips and pushes are easy to play. The handle is very comfortable! The Z-1 pares really well with tacky china rubber and hard sponge (H47-50) for FH side. For BH you can use anything you like with sponge hardness of (H38-42). 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. NOTE: make sure to contact your seller before buying Z-1. to get the right weight (g.). I bought three blades for my t.t. students and they all had different weight: 76g/87g/96g. All blades play and feel different. This review relates to the 87g. version of Z-1 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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