Andro Wanokiwami Ren OFF
Review of Andro Wanokiwami Ren OFFOne week ago I started using Andro Wanokiwami Ren 81 grams, thank you to my wife and daughters for my birthday present. Previously I used DHS HL 5, I felt something in common but AWR was more obedient, for what I want, this blade will be able to do well. I paired DHS H3N Prov BS on FH and Rasanter V42 on BH to get a total weight of 170 grams. AWR is an extraordinary wooden craft without using composite materials. Spin, speed, control and shifting FH/BH are incredible, fantastic blocking, a deadly smash even if the ball's position is low, super fast blade that exceeds my collection of carbonado, DHS HL5, BTY Boll Tricarbon. Amazing topspin because of dwell and throw from this blade is really great. Almost no one blade can surpass IMO, I agree on revspin which put AWR in the top position. I praise and respect to Wanaka San for his outstanding work. Thank you Andro.
Dec 06, 2019
OSP Musko OFF Pro
Review of OSP Musko OFF ProAs well as Peter Musko demand in 2010, I am greatly appreciate for Robert Palatinus who had devised the great blade successfully, now 2020 the Musko Off Pro really on my hand. I am an entusiast on table tennis from Indonesia, would like to share my experience using this blade. First of all I like using allwood blade cause of its capability to give the feedback by its vibration. I already used the Andro Wanokiwami Ren Off stuck with H3 on FH and Andro Rasanter V42 on BH (total weight: 169 grs), outstanding speed, spin and control, very light blade, I bought it especialy to face the new trend to play close to the table.
I noticed there was a similarity in outer veneer of both blades, Musko Off Pro used American Walnut, and Wanokiwami Ren Off by visual observation used a black walnut, but due to the construction, Musko (mine: 95,5 g) heavier than Wanokiwami (mine: 80 g).
The all wood blades have a great feeling but many of them are slower, that why Robert Palatinus OSP and Takeshi Wanaka Andro put the hard walnut wood veneer on the outer ply of that blades, and it turns out that they succeeded in presenting fantastic Off pro or Off + composite free blades. Wanokiwami Ren Off more faster, more spinny and less vibration than Musko Off Pro. Musko Off Pro is very balanced, stable than Wanokiwami Ren Off. I can felt that H3N DHS rubber on Musko Off Pro, very crisp and good sound (sounds like Stiga Carbonado Textreme 245), more catapult effect, maybe it was caused by extra stiffness and solidness of the blade.
The best bounce from both blades are at the centre with some weaknesses at the edges, but Musko Off Pro have larger sweet spot.
Musko Off Pro is relatively capable providing a longer throw but depends on to the rubber used, using tensor rubber the ball will tends to throw out from the table.
Dwell time is slightly less than Wanokiwami Ren Off. Using H3N DHS rubber on FH and Victas V15 extra on BH total weight: 190,5 grs.
Jan 07, 2020