Donic Waldner Dotec Allround

Donic Waldner Dotec Allround Blade
Approx. $ 73 USD
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User Ratings (6)

Speed 8.1
Control 8.7
Stiffness 7.0   
Stiff
Hardness 3.6   
Medium soft
Consistency 10.0   
Always identical
Overall 8.6 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 8.0 / 10
Control 8.0 / 10
Weight 70g
Plies 5
There are 3 users using the Donic Waldner Dotec Allround.
In the case of this blade, the Dotec mesh lies directly under the Limba covering ply. The middle layer consists of Limba ply. The core is made out of 4,5 mm Dotec-Balsa.
Playing Characteristics:
The Limba / Balsa combination produced by the DONIC Dotec Technology, results in a perfect, relatively speedy, all round blade. The touch is amazing when returning the ball. One cannot experience better control inside the DONIC Dotec range!

Reviews (3)

illumind  on 10/31/2015

Makes a pronounced *tonk* sound when contacting the ball. No one I've met liked the sound, but it depends on your preference. I've never heard an all wood, carbon, ALC, ZLF, ZLC, or other composite blade that sounds this strange. Truly odd, and my guess is it's the combination of Balsa and 'Dotec Mesh' that creates it. Personally, I found it distracting so bought a Tibhar SPW instead, which I love. Only those who love balsa (and it's pro's and con's) or want to try something different need apply, IMO. Speed is definitely faster than say a Primorac Off- and slower than a Tibhar SPW, say between 7.9 and 8.5 speed. Just as speed is somewhat variable due to the balsa, so to is the control due to balsa's 'non-linear' effect. The rubbers applied to it also vary perceptions of speed and control. I tried softer and harder sponge rubbers on it but couldn't find anything that worked well for me, but again it's personal preference.The handle is cork, despite review by "lbuga68" above to the contrary. I'll add that it certainly doesn't look anything like "rubber" as suggested, although could in a strange way be said to feel like rubber as cork has a natural rubber-like elasticity to it. It IS cork though, without a doubt. Regardless of the blades many idiosyncrasies, it's not my cup of tea. It's strong points (IMO) are it's light weight (70g~) and forehand-friendly handle, while slightly opening the backhand up, for better or worse. For the record, the curved, fat, protruding (palm shaped) part of the blade should curve INTO the palm, not the other way around. If I was buying a Dotec style blade for the first time I'd get the Carbon version, which would hopefully change it's sound while adding a more consistent feel and playing characteristics than the 5 ply AR version. The 4 outer limba plies would probably assist with this. TTDB reviews appear to suggest the speed/spin characteristics are also more balanced with the carbon version.
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lbuga68  on 1/17/2015

I ordered it online and i tought handle is covered by cork. I was wrong, it is rubber looking like cork. I like thick handle but this was too much even for me. I sold blade to a defensive mate and he was happy with Calibra Sound and Xiom O Elite on it.
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Ttjw93  on 12/31/2014

This blade is very fast for a allround blade. Yet, the contol is very good so its not perse a bad thing. Also, its a bit smaller than im used to with allround blades. I use some slower spinny rubber on this blade otherwise it would be too fast for me.
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