DONIC SMIRNOV ULTRA CARBON Alex Smirnov is one of the "shooting -stars" of European Table Tennis. He has developed into one of Europe's top players in a very short time and he has beaten nearly all of our top players at International Pro Tour Tournaments. It is therefore a must for DONIC to present this new wood. The trend in table tennis is for players of all classes to search for faster woods to improve the power of their game with the 40 mm ball. SMIRNOV ULTRA CARBON enables the excellent technician, Alex Smirnov, to play with extreme power and unbelievable precision.
The basis of this power is the use of a new type of Carbon. The unique properties of control are achieved by using specially chosen plies of wood. The playing characteristics are guaranteed by the special lamination of plies. Uncompromising attackers have dreamt of such a blade since the introduction of the 40 mm ball.
Using this blade with Yasaka Pryde 30 on my forehand and Yasaka X-tend HS on backhand, both rubbers w/out speed glue. At first, it was really fast and a bit uncontrollable, but after getting used to the added speed of both new rubbers, the blade settled a bit and became very good to handle. If you have your strokes down, this blade will provide a nice feel to any rubber used for attacking. Always consistent.