TSP Balsa 8.5 Top Speed

TSP Balsa 8.5 Top Speed Blade
Approx. $ 65 USD
Price $

User Ratings (10)

Speed 9.6
Control 8.8
Stiffness 9.1   
Very stiff
Hardness 7.9   
Consistency 7.5   
Always identical
Overall 9.4 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 99 / 100
Control 70 / 100
Weight 80g
Plies 5
Materials Balsa, Fiber glass
If out and out high speed is what you're after then look no further. The central core of this TSP blade is made from a 8.5mm thick piece of pure balsa wood.This thick and springy central core is then covered with 2 additional fibreglass layers which really do make this an explosively powerful and high speed blade. We would only recommend this blade for a totally committed and 100% all out attack.


A unique structure developed by TSP. The heart of the blade is the central core produced from Balsa cross cut wood using vertically lined wood fibres with outer horizontal plys incorporating fibre glass. The vertical core acts like a series of mini springs and combined with the fibre glass creates an extremely precise and uniform bounce without vibration.

The large deformation of the surface results in a massive sweet spot which in turn gives excellent feeling and control when compared to the dynamic speed of the blade. The lightness of the blade is appreciated by many players.

Each blade features a different millimetre increase in the thinckness of the Balsa core.

All at a very light weight ranging from 70g - 85g. TSPs best selling blades for many years.

Reviews (4)

massive_attack  3 weeks ago

9.8/10 for OFF style. FH/BH: Donic Bluefire M1, 2.2mm, 50g (0.246g/cm^2), 47.5 degrees (ESN), 37.5 degrees (Shore A). Blade: TSP Balsa 8.5, 80g, 157mm x 150mm x 10.5mm (Width x Height x Thickness). Plies: 5 (3 Wood + 2 Composite): Ayous - GlassFibre - Balsa - GlassFibre - Ayous.
sergey05011957  5 months ago

very speed
ElegantPlayer  11 months ago

Firtly i love balsa Blades. I ve tried butterfly balsa off and all+ , dermaterial specilist Excalibur and tsp balsa 6.5. This Blade seems to be maked for my style of Game. I play with short pips un both sides. I play close yo the table with Terrific smashes on both sides and good first top spin to lift the ball. Good active blocks. For smashing and blocking this is the perfect Blade. If this is tour Game Don't worry to loose control with this Blade you Will improve this shots. Great feeling.You can feel the ball penetrating into the Blade. Fantástico work of TSP maybe the best balsa blade
aktasramazan  on 2/10/2019

This is a strange blade. Speedy, for sure. But identical hits vary, it has low consistency. For a Balsa blade, it has a little feeling and control. Dwell time is close to the lower end of mediocre.

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