Palio Expert 2

Palio Expert 2 Premade Racket
Approx. $ 40 USD
Price $

User Ratings (1)

Speed 6.0
Spin 8.8
Control 9.0
Weight 7.5   
Heavy
Durability 7.0   
Lasts longer than average
Overall 10.0 10
Manufacturer Details
Speed 6.0 / 10
Spin 9.0 / 10
Control 10 / 10
The new and improved Palio Expert 2 is the perfect racket for players that are learning the game and need a racket that will allow them to produce a high amount of spin. It is great for learning the basic techniques and strokes correctly and plays like a custom table tennis racket. The ITTF approved Palio CJ8000 rubbers are well known for their ability to generate spin while maintaining a good level of control and feeling due to their softer sponge. The tacky topsheet will help you produce topspin, backspin and sidespin with ease. The allwood Palio x ETT Expert 2 blade has been completely redesigned to improve quality and feeling. It features a flared handled that is very comfortable to hold and provides maximum control, helping you to increase your accuracy and keep more balls on the table. A free Palio bat case is also included to help you protect the bat and keep the rubbers clean.

Reviews (1)

wakkownr  8 months ago

This is an excellent premade bat for beginners! Leave the other premades at the big box stores. Pros: excellent control, quality rubber, safe speed for beginners, blocks and drives easily, helps stroke mechanics, spinny serves, easy to remove rubber, comes with case, affordable. It's a good allround bat. Cons: slow speed, takes a fair amount of effort to smash hard or loop from med/far distance, tough to negotiate incoming spin due to tacky rubber (for beginners). The rubber (Palio CJ8000) is tacky enough to pick a ball off the table for a moment but not nearly as tacky as DHS Neo Hurricane3. The rubber is also soft enough to generate spin even when the tack starts to wear out. After a year, I put on DHS NH3 for FH and Mark V for BH. That was a pretty good combo for this bat, but I noticed that's where I needed more speed in my game. It took way too much energy to sustain a topspin rally at a far distance from the table. Maybe it's my amateur mechanics and fitness level, but let's be honest, I don't have time to train hard. So I eventually upgraded to a faster setup. It's been 2 years since upgrading, and I'm still able to have great success with the Expert 2 whenever I pull it out. This bat is my backup one.
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