Blade rules

Table Tennis Rules

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ahmed samir

ahmed samir Asked 3 years ago

If i made an ping pong blade of 8mm thickness without putting on the rubber it suposed to be butterfly tenergy 05 is that legal...?!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Ahmed,

You are allowed to make your own blade.  It just needs to be mainly made of wood.  Here is the rule:

2.04.02  At least 85% of the blade by thickness shall be of natural wood; an adhesive layer within the blade may be reinforced with fibrous material such as carbon fibre, glass fibre or compressed paper, but shall not be thicker than 7.5% of the total thickness or 0.35mm, whichever is the smaller. 

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ahmed samir

ahmed samir Posted 3 years ago

Thank you very match

But anotther question i heard that blade which more than 7mm is offen used in blocks is that right...?! 

And what is the perfect blade thickness

 


ahmed samir

ahmed samir Posted 3 years ago

Sorry thank you very much laughing


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

There is no perfect thickness, just what feels comfortable for you.

The type of wood else effects the feel of the bat.


Deighton King

Deighton King Posted 3 years ago

In reference to the following rule, how do the officials test the blade to prove that it is 85% natural wood.   How would they know if the blade was made of a higher percentage carbon fiber?  This question was raised at our club, and I suggested that a non destructive way to do this would be to use a spectrometer, but I doubt that this is used.  do you know what the procedure is?

 

2.04.02  At least 85% of the blade by thickness shall be of natural wood; an adhesive layer within the blade may be reinforced with fibrous material such as carbon fibre, glass fibre or compressed paper, but shall not be thicker than 7.5% of the total thickness or 0.35mm, whichever is the smaller. 

 

 


Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 3 years ago

I guess no manufacturer would risk to mass produce a blade that wouldn't comply with this regulation, but if the test is only visual, for a top player custom made blade it would be easy to hide a thicker layer of composite material by just not making it expand to the contour of the blade... Maybe they randomly sample a bat here and there from a tournament winning player and tear it apart? cool (they're not like us, they're sponsored, they wouldn't care...) 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

@Deighton, Great point... and Jean... come on wink...tear it apart...

The thing is that it really doesn't make enough difference for players to want to cheat on this.

 



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