Donic Waldner OFF World Champion 89

Donic Waldner OFF World Champion 89 Blade
Approx. $ 130 USD
Price $

User Ratings (20)

Speed 9.0
Control 8.9
Stiffness 6.7   
Hardness 6.2   
Medium hard
Consistency 9.4   
Always identical
Overall 9.6 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 8.0 / 10
Control 9.0 / 10
Weight 85
Plies 5
Materials Spruce, Spruce, Zylon, Kiri
Thickness 6.9
There are 7 users using the Donic Waldner OFF 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.

This is a fast blade but with great feel and ease of control. Designed for players who require a balance between speed and control.

Reviews (11)

qvoliszz  on 5/8/2017

Perfect handle, perfect tempo, delicate and fine touch, awsome control, huge loops with epic sound. This blade definetly hits the standard of the most expensive butterfly blades. And the price is 23% of a Butterfly SZLC blade. Don't get fooled by the speed 9,2 atm, this blade is not that fast, it is nearly the same like waldner senso ultra carbon with wider range of speed from ALL+ to OFF. This is my all time best blade. An offensive blade with fine touch, works well with modern offensive and allround rubbers, has a solid feel when hitting. A vey decent attacking blade with outstanding control. Don't be scared of the head thickness, the handle is very comfortable and slim, you won't notice it. Before that I was found of blades under 6 mm head thickness. UPDATE 2017.MAY! I bought an another for my second blade. Tested rubbers: Baracuda, Baracuda BS, Bluefire M1, M2, M3, MX-P, EL-P, FX-P, MAXXX 500. Despite being stiff ,this blade has a very soft touch, which comes handy when spinning the ball. Nearly every time, I get some compliments, that the sound of my blade is music to the ears, when I am looping. Works really well with hard rubbers, gives them a fine touch, so it is easier to fine brush some opening loops or to recieve serves. MY setup is M1 (FH) and M2 (BH). The blade has an unique dinamic range, so it needs time to get used to. It is better then ALC blades, because it has better touch, more power when needed. It has less throw angle, which is unlucky in some situations, but comes in handy when facing a looper. This blade has far enogh power far from the table, yet it performs well close to the table, when hitting down the line shots. Serves are slow and spinny. J.O. Signed both of my blades! :)
junior9737  on 7/2/2015

Pros: Fast and very controlable, the handle is very comfortable for big hands, Cons: The head are heavy, the weight is aprox 90 grams
ThoZi  on 6/29/2014

Very nice new Donic blade with two outer plies of spruce, one Zylon/Carbon and Kiri. I fitted two MX-P in max. It's a very good looping blade. Compared with the Legend Carbon it has a nice softer touch, is a littlle bit slower and has a bit higher throw. It has less vibrations than the Legend Carbon but you alway feel where and how you hit the ball. I like it more than the Boll ALC because of it's softer touch. But I like more the ST handle of the ALC or the Legend Carbon which is the same. If you like powerful topspins this is my recommendation.
saeedgh  on 8/31/2014

nice blade.
tktopgun  1 days ago

Lately have used other brands and nice quality blades but keep coming back to this ONE with Donic Bluestorm Z3 (2.1) on both sides. One of the best original innerforce-like blades on the market (IMO). Best feel for me. 5 star blade (well balanced) and my favorite blade. Super nice blade with great characteristics and very enjoyable to play with. Gorgeous blade can be as powerful as you want it to be and matches up very well with different types of medium hard to medium soft rubbers. Provides excellent ball control if proper technique is used when delivering or receiving the ball. The touch and feel of this blade IS LIKE NO OTHER and the ease of blocking is what makes this blade stand out. The flared handle feels very comfortable in hand. Beautiful blade with immense quality and top-notch craftsmanship. For me the WALDNER WC89 blade performs better than any SZLC innerforce blade that I've used and the price is very reasonable and well worth it. I like the Spruce, Spruce, Carbon Fleece Zylon, and Kiri combinations. Give it a try if you like controlled speed. Also, if you're able to tame a wild horse try the Donic PERSSON World Champion '89 blade that has the same makeup as the Waldner WC89 but with the Carbon Fleece Zylon next to the outer spruce ply (super nice blade and much fun to play with). Both blades are of immense quality and craftsmanship. Two of the best original SZLC blades on the market. What more can I say......5 STARS and a 10. Waldner WC89 blade weight 92 grams.....with rubber 191 grams....perfect weight for me and most of all it is well balanced.

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