Stiga Energy WRB

Stiga Energy WRB Blade
Approx. $ 39 USD
Price $

User Ratings (14)

Speed 7.6
Control 8.3
Stiffness 3.5   
Some flex
Hardness 5.0   
Medium
Consistency 7.1   
Occasional variations
Overall 8.7 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 78 / 100
Control 66 / 100
Weight 77g
Plies 5
There are 2 users using the Stiga Energy WRB.
Stiga WRB Energy: The unique combination of veneer and the special drying process that Stiga use creates a very light blade that offers a perfect mix between speed and control that is unique to Stiga. This combination creates optimum feel that all players desire. The Stiga WRB Energy is the same as the Stiga Energy but it has the hollow-handle feature of the WRB handle, which enhances the balance of the blade and lightens it.

WRB: W=Weight balance. The balance of the blade is scientifically moved to the point contact is made with the ball. R=Rate of recovery. Due to the decrease in blade weight the player improves his rate of recovery after each stroke. B=Ball sensitivity. The scientifically positioned recess in the handle provides extra sensitivity of touch.

Reviews (8)

believer  8 months ago

This blade is an off- or all + range. It is the blade Chen Qi used back in 2000's before speed glue ban. The blade has great control and feel to it. You can always feel the ball and it is the best feel I have for many blades that I played with. The blade is not a speed demon. But with faster rubber, you can definitely get great put away shot at beginner to intermediate level. Anyone who is USATT rating 1900 or above will find the blade too slow. However, the blade can definitely be played at a high level if you are skilled with it. Overall, the quality control of the blade is an issue. I had a very old version and it plays much much better than the newest one that I bought. Also, this blade will require sealing or it will splinter like crazy. Also, if you don't mind the weight, this blade will play well if it weights more than 90g. This is probably due to the weight can add some more speed to it and makes it a better blade overall. The control of this blade is excellent. So you can use this blade from beginning all the way to 1800 range. Then you can decide to switch or not after that. This blade has limba on the outer layer and ayous in the second and core layer. It's a 5-ply blade. In some way, it is like a little brother of the Clipper wood. Since the blade has good flexibility, it is an excellent blade for looping. Also, you will need to pair it with medium to hard rubbers. I use EL-P on both sides and it is the perfect match for my style and level at this point. It also pairs well with hard Chinese rubber. But you have to swing a bit harder to get a power shot out of it. But it does not pair well with any soft rubber. So choose your rubber wisely for this blade.
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ucokpinank  on 5/16/2016

Best blade for beginners.. Medium sponge best combo...
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Gloriana72  on 3/28/2015

Excellent control, block, good spin and ideal for middle distance game. Very good vibration. A very decent blade for medium speed offensive players. Not very smooth handle is the only negative point I found.
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Frogger  on 1/9/2015

OFF- class blade, light weight excellent for looping mid distance. Softer feel at ball impact with good dwell time for creating heavy topspin. Shares the same speed range as Offensive Classic Series with a softer feel. Seal blade when new and sand the sharp wings where your hand contacts the blade face. Pairs well with medium to hard sponge rubbers. Lacks a bit of crispness for close to table play but short game has good control. Overall a good allround/offensive looping blade but feel Offensive Classic CR is a better choice in this class.
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Anonymous  on 6/1/2012

The Stiga Energy WRB is a magnificent creation of Stiga. Not only is it a very easy to learn blade, but it gives you some power for some strokes you are going to need to stretch. I tied this up with a Friendship 729 RITC GeoSpin Tacky on both sides, and my my, it created absolute topspin control and perfect elegance to my services. This blade is worth it. 4.5 stars!
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