Donic Appelgren World Champion 89

Donic Appelgren World Champion 89 Blade
Approx. $ 112 USD
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User Ratings (16)

Speed 8.4
Control 9.2
Stiffness 5.4   
Hardness 5.2   
Consistency 9.6   
Always identical
Overall 9.2 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 8.0 / 10
Control 9.0 / 10
Weight 80g
Thickness 6mm
There are 4 users using the Donic Appelgren World Champion 89.
Spruce Pressing Technology (SPT) "Made in Germany" Our finest quality, produced by top craftsman in honour of the Swedish legends. Top workmanship, made in Germany. The new World Champion 89 blade series is exceptional. It celebrates the 25th anniversary of Sweden winning the World Championships Team title in Dortmund in 1989 (in a historic 5-0 final win against China). DONIC is exclusively producing three new blades in Germany, in honour of the legends Jan-Ove Waldner, Jörgen Persson und Mikael Appelgren. Hand crafted and employing the most modern precision and technical know-how, in acknowledgement of the supreme mastery with which the Swedish Superstars played. All three models have incorporated an Italian Spruce ply which is over 200 years old. This is combined with a 3mm strong centre veneer of Kiri and for the Appelgren All+ model, Ayous combined with a new Carbonfleece Zylong webbing (CF2), exclusive for DONIC. Only the finest saw plies of our own production are being used. These are more stable than the usual knife plies and are a guarantee that the blade retains its playing characteristics without the normal deterioration. A specially developed drying procedure reduces the moisture content of all three types of blade from 12 to 16% to only 4%, resulting in a stable and light blade (Waldner and Persson blades weighing approx. 85g and the Appelgren All+ blade only 80g approx.) Each individual blade is subjected to a special cold press for 24 hours. The employment of our unique 3D-technology and the most recent bio technology ensures that the handle is in perfect shape. Perfect light allround blade for all types of players, irrespective of their playing standards.

Category: AR/AR+
Elasticity: speed-elastic
Thickness of ply: 6, 1 mm 7 ply 3,0 mm Kiri 0,55 mm Ayous Carbonfleece - Zylon 0,8 mm Spruce

Reviews (8)

kikoleppard  on 12/26/2014

Great feeling! It's a very good upgrade of Donic Appelgren Senso V1. Exactly same control but with a little more speed. Now it became my favorite blade and the Senso V1 left it in its case. :)
tompa8888  on 3/1/2016

There will never be any blade that is perfect but this has to be one of the closest ones. I played with Spirit, st before this with slower rubbers (M1 turbo, max) now i have paired this with the MX-P 2.1 bh and fh. It is totaly amazing! So long tenergy 05! The blade gives perfect control, speed ratio. Perfect for looping. Really good fit in the hand! St handle.
Mikenz  on 2/4/2018

This is an excellent blade if you are an allround or controlled offensive player.The all+ rating is accurate but with such an abundance of gears this blade can be pushed from def through to off with ease.The combination of wood and composite material are really well matched, giving small high frequency vibrations which let you feel the ball on the blade and provide you with a comparatively "woody" feeling.The large sweet spot increases consistancy across your entire range of strokes resulting in more balls on the table.With P2 F/H and Maxx P B/H I could generate loads of spin,and the great control meant I could concentrate more on placement (much to my opponents detriment).Speed is mostly moderate, but fast loops/drives/ smashes are possible, but I feel this blade might struggle beyond mid distance.So if you want an extremely capable blade for variable play tending off,then I can highly recommend the Appelgren W/C 89.
dbeff  on 9/18/2017

The best feeling of all my blades collection. Very light, control is the best aspect of this blade without lack of speed. Very comfortable and really really well done with good quality wood, perfect construction. I'm quite impressed with the quality. It is not the most beautiful racket but one of the best constructed that I had.
mateuszxy1  4 weeks ago

This is absolutely perfect blade, the best I've ever played (I played dozens of blades during last 15 years from Grubba ALL+, Primorac OFF-, Korbel OFF, Viscaria, as well as Stiga Clipper, Donic Waldner Ultra Carbon, Nittaku Acoustic, Harimoto ALC etc.). Comparing to above mentioned, It's rather OFF- than ALL+ (between Primorac and Korbel), so it's not only for allround but also offensive players, who get their power from the body and arm, not the equipment itself. Saying this, I'm able to play a really powerful topspins with this blade, both close and far from the table, but at the same time it has a great control, consistency and "feeling". I would describe it as a combo of the best features of Butterfly Viscaria and Korbel - it has similar feeling, a little bit of vibrations and good control as Korbel (but even better) and a great elasticity and consistency of Viscaria with even bigger sweet spot. It's not as speedy as Korbel and Viscaria (but the difference is not so big as an "all+" label may suggest), but hold the ball longer on the rocket which gives a great volume of rotation and control.

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