Stiga Allround Classic
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The Stiga Allround Classic is definitely a classic! Great for the allround player. Good control and all-around offense for a versatile all-around game. A perfect balance between speed, weight and feel lies behind Allround Classic´s enormous popularity among competitive players, who choose the best.
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Reviews of Stiga Allround Classic (38)
For me, this blade is extremelly helpful for developing and improving the technique. It has a great feeling and flex. I can always feel exactly where the ball hit the blade during a shot - essential feedback for improving my shots.
Control and consistency is very good, at least in the combination I use with chinesse hard tacky rubber. When the ball goes long or into the net, I can understand what I did wrong with my shot. Again, great feedback for developing technique. With other "faster" blades when the ball goes long I often can't tell what I did wrong.
For amateur level, the speed of Stiga Allround Classic is fast enough when hitting the ball with proper technique and enough power (weight transfer and waist rotation). The blade is not fast on it's own, not using your body to put power behind your shots will make the blade seem slow.
The only thing I don't like about the blade is that it produces excessive vibrations. May upgrade later but for now this blade is improving my game and shots quite a bit.
keeping rubbers the same: DHS Hurricane 3 (black, commercial) and TSP Curl P1R
1.0 mm (red).
First of all - huge increase in spin on topspins! As expected here, DHS H3 runs
on its native engine - flexible blade, perfect Chinese setup with all profits.
DHS H3 is also fast (sometimes too fast) on this blade without any boosters or
speed glue (probably due to the hardness of blade). As for technique - closely
follow EmRatThich guides - you will progress and enjoy.
Defense is a bit more controllable overall and with a shorter trajectory. But it
gets some time (at least a month) to get used to the flexible blade after stiff
JSH. Notably, Stiga Allround Classic is a hard blade (my partner says it's a lot
harder than his DHS 301). Assuming both hardness and flexibility, it can be
thought as a tricky combination for a defender. First, you will think its
defensive returns are slow and compared to JSH are easier for an attacker.
Chopping in the same way as you do with JSH won't give you much spin, there is a
big difference. Later you will understand how to benefit from its flexibility in
defense too. As you catch the feeling you will get ways to generate more and
more backspin on both sides.
TSP Curl P1R gains pretty strong attacking capabilities on this blade compared
to JSH. It lets you even generate topspin with the pips. It's also very unusual
after JSH, which sends the ball in a very straight manner when executing
anything other than chop. Opens you a bunch of new stroke types, previously not
viable on JSH. But again it gets some time to discover it. I discover it useful
even far from a table - you can push back and attack medium height balls like
with pips-in rubber. Overall it brings you to a different active game.
The only significant drawback this blade has in comparison to JSH for me is
smaller head size. At least it's not a perfect fit for a defender. Also, there
is a minor disadvantage as a consequence of allround blade & Chinese rubber - it
requires more effort and concentration to smash lobs. Maybe generating backspin
requires less concentration with JSH too, but not sure.
Passive gameplay is not the best for this combination as well as chop-blocking
or other low amplitude strokes gameplay. It's just not as controllable as the
mentioned JSH in such strokes.
Also, the forehand combination of Stiga Allround Classic & DHS H3 emphasizes the
direct feeling of the ball with your hand (also a lot lighter weight than JSH).
It doesn't do anything itself that you didn't do. Nothing unexpected. As was
mentioned here: "This blade gives you exactly what you put into the shot". This
helps you to progress and quickly judge which strokes performed well or badly.
It's definitely worth to switch from JSH to this blade and I recommend this if
you aim for upgrading drastically your attacking skills. Attack more confident
and actively both forehand and backhand. It's not an easy switch at all but this
pay is worth its outcome. Be ready to be in good physical condition.
- 2 * Limba 0.5mm
- 2 * Ayous 0.6mm
- Ayous 2.9mm
I think a lot of people complain about the lack of speed but I don't think that's really a problem. When I do proper stroke i can generate really a lot of speed and spin.
To illustrate it, i first play with 2 vari spin and it was great. Then i upgrade to Mark V on my FH and it was actually too fast and i had to downgrade back to vari spin (a great idea to do it !). Then i wanted to play tensor rubber so i went for rakza 7 soft 2mm. Also too fast (so yes the blade can be fast) and i had to downgrade to acuda S3 1.8mm. After a while, i played again with the rakza 7 soft and now i can manage it and it's a good fit. What i want to say here is that the blade can follow your progression with rubbers upgrade for a while.
About the con : I find that the sweet spot is a bit small. And it can feel a bit dead if you block slow ball without being active in your shot (but that's good, it helps you to learn to be active)
But overall nice blade. Good feeling, easy to control but still possible to create some nice power
I played with this blade for 6 months now and I really have improved a lot, and this blade is one of the main factors. Because of its high Flex, the dwell time is increased a lot, which means great spin, and an amazing Feeling of the ball (I can tell exactly where on the blade I hit the ball, even in short game and serves)
People always complain about the Speed, but i think the Speed you can create with Looping is very high. Also, the spin this blade creates with the chinese rubber is insane (Players 2 leagues above me struggle to block my FH Loops).
I absolutely recommend this blade for loopers and developing Players who want a good Feeling.
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