Donic Persson Powerplay

by Donic
Rated 4.5/5

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This blade is a classic 7-ply offensive blade made in Sweden. The plies used are thin enough to keep the thickness similar to that of most 5-ply blades. The Donic Persson Powerplay is a medium speed blade

Class: OFF
Speed: 92
Control: 63
Blade Weight: 80g
Material: All Wood

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Reviews of Donic Persson Powerplay (20)

 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on December 21, 2019
A further favourite blade for me. Guess blade is underrated here or works only with few rubbers. Paired with Fastarc G-1 I`ve fun now and play this package this season. First round I've 18:2 result in our league. Lost 2 games with new blade or rubber test. Worked best in topspin, blocking, smashing and chopping and overall in controlled OFF game. Bought this blade one year ago during sale action for very small money. Was surprised this system worked so well with plastic ball. Tested this blade already some years ago but was not happy with average play behaviour. Next impovement on FH is using Aurus Prime. Is not so sensitive for incoming spin as Fastarc where I made many chopping faults.
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on December 10, 2019
One of the best cheaper price penholder blades I've ever used!
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on July 9, 2019
One of Donics most sold blades. Works everytime. This blade is a allwood legeng. Fantastic ballance and speed fast when you want it. Tried many rubbers on this, i think it works with both hard and soft rubber, but the best setup yet is Nittaku FastArc G-1 and Andro Rasanter R47. Fast, but with unreal spin and good control. Price also good.
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on June 26, 2019
I am an allwood fan. For me, PPW is outstanding blade for close and mid distance. Not to hard, so it helps me to feel my strokes. Very good for training and competition. Good speed, great feeling....
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on November 18, 2018
what seguso said.
very balanced blade in all aspects, no weakness.
superb control...
price / performance is beyond excellent,
this is my fav blade for 40+

note: when new, it is faster, harder and most noticeably stiffer. I assume this is mostly due to moisture. I tried putting it into water for 20 sec, and it immediately became softer and more dwelly. I prefer well played in ones, mainly due to higher throw.

Update Jan, 19: I found out one can modify the amout of flex with this blade. Since the handle is quite long, you can grip it near the blade face for high stiffness (good for close table block, hit and counter) or near the end for more flex (good for touch, close table loop extra spin, higher throw and far distance extra power). Mastering this attribute will make your game even better, as the differences can be clearly felt due to the blade's excellent feedback.

This blade is so magnificent that I can say with confidence I do not have to try a new blade in the forseeable future. (I have tried 20 blades over the last 3 years so try to picture how darn good this blade is!)
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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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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on September 23, 2011
I like this blade. It's a very good and cheap all wood offensive blade for beginners to learn how to loop but also a good weapon for expirienced players. I bought it after last season and now am fully adjusted to it. blocking and short pushes are much easier than my epox offensive blade. topspinning with it took me some time to adjust but now it's superb. Still having some difficulties with the flip though. I also have difficulties with the finish of the handle. my hand doesn't seem to like the rough finish. I'll probably stick with it for one year and then try out the power carbon or senso V1 version but I hope that these other blades don't have the same problem. I would have appreciated if it was just a bit lighter. (using with acuda S2 and coppa X2)
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on August 27, 2011
I just bought this blade and trying to get used to it. I played with the epox offensive before this one and the finish of the handle was WAY better than this blade. it' not as comfortable.
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on July 12, 2010
i've used this 10yrs ago... i stopped playing 9 yrs ago.. now that i'm trying to look for my equipments to play again, i think i've misplaced my blade... of all the blades that I have used before this one fits me the best.. i've used clipper wood, gergely, grubba carbon, dynapower and a lot more
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on May 20, 2010
this was my first blade ever, that just shows how old and well established it is, i have been playing for about 15 years now. i used to just push and smash and it did a great job in helping me develope my game, whatever your standard this 1 will be a winner, just tune it with relevent rubbers
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 External Review for Donic Persson Powerplay on December 5, 2008
Awesome Blade, really. Although I'm used to an Off+ blade, this is definitely the better choice for me. You can use this for everything: Fast attacks, spinny attacks, blocking, defense, everything. Did I mention that is has a great feel? I tried several blades, however this is the one with the most control.
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