jpaik 7 months ago
Affordable and decent Japanese Penhold racket for beginners. The rubber and sponge is 2.0mm Butterfly Addoy and the blade is 9mm [5-plywood | EDIT: I bought a new one and this time it was a 1-ply pine wood blade.].
I have to say, for beginners who are learning Japanese penhold, this is a good inexpensive racket to practice with. We have a couple of these at our place if there are guests who just want to play or want to learn and didn't bring their own.
It's pretty light in terms of weight, probably because of its cheaper contents. The rubber is of pretty cheap quality - I can't spin the ball well nor loop it as much as I would like because it just won't grip correctly. However, it's good for practicing straight volleys and the control on it is not too bad.
For it's price for beginners (as in people who are just starting to play) I'd give it a 9/10. But if you're looking to get better with spins and more intermediate play, this is probably not the racket you're looking for.
Update: Spin and speed is average instead of being subpar, I have to say.