The new era is the world of fast attacking play,” someone shouted as early as the 40+ era. By the time the material of the table tennis ball changed and entered the plastic ball era, this statement was even more rampant. Undoubtedly, with the increase in size and material, the spin has decayed to a large extent, and it is becoming more and more difficult to rely on the spin to score points and kill at high quality on the single board. The trend is towards high speed holding on the near table, and fast attacking play can be said to be seamlessly integrated with this trend of technical and tactical development.
In this article, we’ll talk about the top 10 fast attacking baseboards for fast hitting spinners (in no particular order).
Butterfly PRIMORAC CARBON
Simply called “Primorac Carbon”. As the name implies, it seems that ordinary people can handle it well. The structure of three kinds of wood and two carbons has decent destructive power. This structure gives a crisp and clean style of play. The ball is direct and fast. Whether it is straight or cross-board, there are many fans.
Some of them stick to Brio 2, which can be called “hard on the hard”, but in fact, the ball-eating of carbon is still good. Some of them stick to the old-style rubber, Sriver FX, which is so soft that it can create a whirlwind of fast play. Not to mention the fact that there are a lot of professional team players and gymnasium kids who use carbon with a rubber or a raw rubber.
Yes, it’s not known for its spin, but it’s a good player for high speed. And it is very easy to control.
From the name, the popularity of “King Butterfly” is evident. The Butterfly King was not an official name at first. Until today, TEXIUM is recognized as “King Butterfly”, also because of its own excellent strength. The 7.0mm thickness gives it plenty of support to provide rigidity during fast attacks and a boost in speed.
The external blue carbon provides direct explosive power, and the tung wood core is transparent and cushioned, which is beneficial for fast attacks on the near table. I have to say, TEXIM is the mark of a generation of straight single-sided pull attackers. And because the board itself is both rigid and flexible, it is very suitable for fast attacking and defending, no matter it is attached to the backing rubber or the front rubber.
Nittaku Carbon Guitar External
Ito’s achievement shows: the plastic ball era may become a glorious era of fast attacking play. She has caused great difficulties to the Chinese national players with carbon guitar (now the carbon guitar is upgraded to Ito Mitsuru carbon). There is some similarity to Viscaria in structure, but with pure carbon. With the excellent feel of Nitaku, the arc is more low and flat than Vis, and it can be bounced and slapped more easily for close shots with low arcs. This is the fast attack value of the carbon guitar.
Although the absolute power value is not as good as Vis, the hold is still better than Vis, and the blade can easily play with shape and speed. The Carbon Guitar is a popular choice for both ortho and raw players, and in fact, it can be paired with a two-sided backing rubber with no problem.
Representative: Zhang An of the US team. This is a long goodbye reunion of the 3+2 structure. Because the current carbon board is already the world of 5+2, 3+2 seems more straightforward and the level of rotation is a bit worse. However, for fast attackers, Nobilis is unusual. Armed with two layers of PBO-C fiber, this soleplate becomes rigid and has enough bounce. In the new plastic era, the demand for stiffness has risen to a new level, and it is not impossible to make a difference with a stiff 3+2.
The Nobilis 1.2mm thick hinoki top, combined with the PBO-C fiber and thick body, makes the whole stable and solid, yet fine and firm.
Representative person: Muzi. Once upon a time, the pure wood seven clips led by CL was loved by many national players who played particles for a long time. But in the era of plastic balls, the aromatic carbon board became more popular. Viscaria (Vis) is a very versatile and versatile board, from different rubber combinations to technical playing styles. It can be used both offensively and defensively, has some shape and plenty of support. And it has a really good first speed in the close range. It’s not the fastest, but it’s fast and has a high top end. The kill shot after the power is sufficient is really shocking again.
A straight butterfly king, Taksim, and a cross-board butterfly king, Viscaria, are both well-rounded and balanced incarnations. For fast attackers, such a stable and solid base plate is really suitable.
STIGA EBENHOLZ NCT VII
Representative: Sun Mingyang. Sun Mingyang, with a 102 backhand forehand, uses the Stika Ebony Seven to perform a series of cannonball-like shots. In the years before the plastic ball era, the Ebony series was the king of the women’s team. Ebony Seven was also the weapon of Chen, the god of killing. The reason is that it has enough shape and strong bottom strength.
As a pure wood seven-layer, even after retiring from the table, Ebony Seven still has an amazing bottom strength, enough to compete with carbon boards. In addition, because of the ebony surface, the speed of the Ebony Seven is excellent. This, coupled with the faithful, linear feel that the seven clip has always had, makes it a natural choice for many fast attackers.
This is a thug! Unlike the sheer, multi-board stable arc of the Stika CC5, the CC7 is a total tough guy. The ash surface itself is not soft, and with the hard, slingshot-effect spruce as the powder material, and the two layers of thin carbon on both sides of the core, this rigid structure can hold up to the name of “king” of high-speed attack more than the Nano Carbon King.
Although not easy to penetrate, higher hardness, but has a higher ceiling of power. It only requires the user to have deep inner strength, and once opened, it will have a long arc and strong penetration power. This is a board that can be very intimidating from one to two speeds, fast attack up, never disappointing.
TIHBAR Steel Super II
Picture of the small-ball era, the three-carbon king is considered to be fierce, is a fast attack blade. The upgraded steel super series also maintains the characteristics of high speed. The second generation of the Steel Super, with a 7+2 structure, has a soft and ball-eating Ayos surface and a light but solid Balsa wood core, and is also used as an aviation material.
Steel Super II body, in order to strengthen the rigidity and explosive power, the ultra-high-strength Dyneema fiber mixed with carbon fiber, instead of the original thin carbon, so to speak: with a body of steel.
It’s a very crisp hitting sound, with a slight vibration and a high rebound power. With a thick 7.2mm body, the backhand bounce and forehand attack have obvious directionality and very fast speed.
Butterfly Tomohiro Harimoto ALC
This is a baseboard with built-in aromatic carbon (always considered to be soft to eat the ball), but won the favor of the positive rubber players. Representative person: Canada’s Zhang Mo. Although the structure of the ALC is the same as that of the Innerforce Layer ALC, the deformation is not as big, and the backstops are a bit meatier. However, the speed of blocking on the near side is quite good. This is a true interpretation of the “soft and firm” style of play that is required for a positive rubber. Softness means that you can control the small balls on the table freely, and give full play to the smoothness of the ortho-rubber technique; firmness means that the support itself is not bad, and you can hit it very fiercely.
It is worth noting that Butterfly’s built-in aramid carbon is a more explosive and concentrated blue aramid carbon, which is harder than the domestic yellow aramid carbon. The yellow carbon is stronger in power storage but softer than the blue carbon. The built-in blue aramid carbon Zhang Benji and ALC seem to be less rigid, but in fact, it is suitable for high-speed attack and defense, good at playing with power. This is a must for fast attacking play.
Yasaka Competitor Speed
This is an external aromatic carbon baseplate. But it still has a good feel for the ball as always. While the JIHAMOTO ALC is made stiffer than a typical built-in carbon board, the Athlete Speed is made softer than a typical external carbon board. It is not as fast as Vis and Ball ALC they come off the board but seems to hold the ball more in high-speed attacks. It’s a march towards the middle, just like Jiwa Jang and the ALC, responding to the demand for a “soft and firm” ortho rubber.
It has enough bounce and support, and can trigger the button of aramid carbon with small to medium power, and has excellent first speed. This is what fast attackers want, right? No wonder many professional players love it, such as Wang Lin Koon of Guangxi Provincial Team, one of the best ortho-rubber players in China.