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JOOLA Chen Defender

by JOOLA
Price:
$49.95
$74.95 Save $25.00 (33%)
Only option available:
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Rated 5.0/5





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The Chen Weixing Defensive blade has been one of the most popular defensive blades for decades. Working with the world class defensive player from Austria, JOOLA has developed a blade designed for the modern defender. The Enzo glue layer between 2 Samba veneers provides superior control, tremendous feel and prolonged dwell time.

• Defensive 7-ply blade
• Enzo glue layer provides superior control and great dwell time
• Suitable for the modern defender
• Oversized racket

Vibration: High
Touch: Soft
Ply: 7
Composition: Samba Yellow, Samba Nature, Enzo, Samba Nature
Playstyle: Def- / All
Technology: N/A
Head Size: 165mm x 159mm
Thickness: 7.5mm

Weight: 90g
Speed: 55
Control: 104



(Video shows old design)


Recommended Rubbers:
Def-: CWX
All: Golden Tango


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Reviews of JOOLA Chen Defender (4)

 External Review for JOOLA Chen Defender on November 4, 2017
YouTubing around, I came across the idea of combining soft/flexy blade (for control, feel, dwell time, and spin) with hard rubbers (for more control) on both sides and applying pressure on opponents shot after shot after shot. I took this idea to the extreme: This is the flexiest/softest-rated frame that I could find on tabletennisdb.com, and I paired it with DHS Hurricane 8 Hard (~40 degrees) on both sides.

I love this setup. The weight does not go unnoticed, but I am used to heavy rackets (coming from tennis, where I use the ProKennex Ki5 PSE), and the tank-like properties work entirely in my favor.
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 External Review for JOOLA Chen Defender on February 19, 2016
I have tried a lot of blades since deciding to change to a combination bat using long pimples on the BH side and spinny rubber on the FH. I use it with Stiga Destroyer in black ox and Dr. Neubauer Domination in red with 1.5mm sponge. This is a combination I am very happy with and one which has seen me rise from a 40% win rate to 75% in my local leagues. The blade and rubbers are light and manouverable. My FH attack is fast, effective and controlled and my BH is extremely controlled with some disruption and deception. I can't attack effectively with the BH but that may well be lack of technique because I can't attract with long pimples on any setup. I recommend this blade wholeheartedly to anyone with a decent forehand attack and the desire to control and confound with long pimples.
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 External Review for JOOLA Chen Defender on July 22, 2013
This is the best option for beginners that start with the defensive game style. You can learn all the techniques for a classic defender, the control is amazing. Is has a huge head size, I played with a lot of defensive blades and Chen defender is the biggest one.

It's the best option if you want to build a good defensive style.
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 External Review for JOOLA Chen Defender on January 25, 2010
HUGE HEAD SIZE

if you just lob and chop it is almost impossible to miss, a definite must if you play with ox pips. the black cloth inner layers provide great control and sooo much feel. a little slow for counter looping and since the head is so large you cant match it with a heavy rubber or it feels like you are swigging a basball bat. however, chops land where ever you want them on the table and control is unmatched. classic defensive blade
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