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Donic Persson Powerplay

by Donic
Donic Persson Powerplay
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$42.95
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Flared Handle

Rated 4.3/5





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Fast Swedish offensive 7 ply construction. Hitting power with controllable speed.

Made possible with two thin layers of DONIC foil, a 100% wood product.

Used by our World Champion Jörgen Persson. This is one of the best selling offensive blades.

Speed: 88
Control: 72
Weight: 94 gr.
Ply: 7


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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on May 24, 2017
The blade used by Jorgen Persson in 1991 world title! Total old school.
Regarding construction, this blade is a bit rough in the handle and the surface definitely needs to be sealed to avoid splintering when removing the rubber.
As for the blade performance, it is simply the best 7-ply blade Ive tried so far, having tested Stiga Clipper, Avalox P700, DHS Power G7 and Xiom Extrem S.
Its not as stiff as the ones mentioned above, due to a thinner top ply. And the blade is thinner overall, with 5.9mm thickness. This means a well balanced blade with better feel when hitting the ball. Mine came on the heavy side, with 89g and must be fast enough to any offensive player.
PP has a slightly smaller head size (156x150mm) and a longer handle (102mm). Its a budget considering how well it performs.
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Review by hmsabry (Verified Customer) for Donic Persson Powerplay on March 9, 2017
I bought this blade with Donic Blue fire m3 and barracuda and the result was not good at all. The blade is classified as offensive but it is not. It should be an all round blade at most. No control no speed. I had to put the rubbers on my old YinHe T-3. I felt the rubber is back from the dead. Now I am happy with my new rubbers but I wasted $43 on this blade.
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on October 11, 2015
Good speed and good control. Very nice blade. I see no reason to change to anything else.
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on June 30, 2015
The perfect blade for offensive players.

hard, flexible, fast, high throw blade.

The flexibility gives it a high throw in loops.

The hardness gives it speed in loops, and low throw in block.

Speed is between OFF and OFF+.

It is almost flexible as a 5-ply (e.g. stiga offensive cr, DHS pg2), but it holds up well at max power, so you don't have the problem that powerloops to kill go too high and long. (which happens with hard 5 ply blades such as infinity, dhs pg2, offensive cr).

block is great: keeps the ball low, because of the hardness. (and the blade almost does not flex when blocking, only when looping)

sweet spot is big but not huge. To improve on that, you will have to switch to carbon.


Only drawback is that, being hard, you can't hesitate when you loop. your loops must have power.

Best blade I ever tried (I tried maybe 60 blades).
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on June 5, 2015
A very solid blade. I love the oval ST handle. I think it's particularly good close to the table where, due to it's medium stiffness, it allows for very stable and crisp blocking and looping, but since it retains a little elasticity, it also does quite well at mid-distance. Despite some claiming it's an OFF- blade, I would insist its speed is in the OFF range. I stopped using it because it was just a little too fast for me. this also made my short game less than ideal. However, I will very likely come back to it (or a Senso version) later on, when my power and consistency improve. I would advise beginners to stay away.
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on July 27, 2014
Agreing with the reviews above. So not more to add. Very good blade with good feel and awesome control. Many gears and useable from beginners to very advanced players.
You can't go wrong with this one.
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Review by keith_h for Donic Persson Powerplay on April 28, 2014
This blade has the best feeling flared handle I've found, and I own a dozen blades. The finish is rough, which means my hand doesn't slip when it's dry in the winter. My brother loves the rough handle of his Powerplay for the opposite reason -- when he sweats, he can still grip the paddle. Otherwise, the blade feels solid and has good speed.
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on June 27, 2012
this is actually my first blade and i am very pleased on how it plays. im just a newbie. it helps in making my strokes consistent when im playing with my mark v. it has a good feel. it has a little vibration but overall it great.
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on June 1, 2012
No matter how old this blade gets, the Donic Persson Powerplay gives its basic standards but it has a very nice feeling. This blade is best combined with rubbers that have optimum and superior control. Not only does this show a very aggressive play, it gives a nice rhythm to the rubber. Using this blade for the backhand is extremely awesome, especially when one has already mastered the backhand flick. Yet, only advanced players will be the real ones to use this correctly.
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on May 10, 2012
This is a perfect blade for OFF- players because it has a good speed and also a very good control
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