Stiga Carbonado 290
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The new Carbonado 245 and Carbonado 290 blades are constructed with thicker carbon at 200 gram per m² carbon fiber, providing extra power and carbon feel. These two new additions to the Carbonado family are built with the same processes and materials as the original Carbonado 145 and Carbonado 190, with one difference – the Carbonado 245 and 290 contain 200 gram per m² carbon fiber while the original Carbonado 145 and 190 contains 100 gram per m² carbon fiber. - Carbonado 290 is constructed with carbon layers in a 90 degree angle which is preferable for driving. - 90 degree angle provides flexural bendability which gives the blade a stiff feel with great stability and high speed. - 200 gram carbon fiber per m². A thicker carbon fiber for increased power and carbon feel. - Wide sweet spot. Made in Sweden.
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Reviews of Stiga Carbonado 290 (8)
Very fast blade with a soft (outer) feeling, like slippers ! High frequency wavelength ... one of my fastest blade. Paired with Andro R42 2mm, powerful smash, very good spin and low throw angle, good control in short game, effortless at mid-distance. But it is a too heavy blade (95g)... Also excellent in defense.
am now using the 290 used XVT zlc koto before with ..diff faster rubbers like the R47 .. now with a soft very spinny slower rubber donic Barracuda the 290 is my best choice . Barracuda has v high throw and the 290 seems low throw and stiff... play close to the table love the b-hand flick with this setup
I switch from DHS301 (Cpen). FH Xiom Vega X, BH Xiom Omega 7
After 2 weeks of playing, i slowly understand the blade. Is very fast and able to produce sharp hit. Near to mid table is very great. You need a good agility body to pair with the blade.
I would say this blade suitable with hard sponge rubber in order to produce better stroke. the harder you hit the higher quality it is.
9.2/10 for OFF style. FH/BH: Donic Bluefire JP 02, 2mm, 46g (0.23g/cm^2), 45 degrees (ESN), 36 degrees (Shore A). Blade: Stiga Carbonado 245 / 290, 93g, 156mm x 150mm x 6.1mm (Width x Height x Thickness). Plies: 7 (5 Wood + 2 Composite): Limba - Textreme - Ayous - Ayous - Ayous - Textreme - Limba.
Simply the best blade I have used. As with most things, it's different strokes for different folks but as far as, feel, flexibility (number of gears), spin and control are concerned the Carbonado 290 ticks every box and then some. When it arrived in the mail, I was expecting a heavy racquet (the rubbers I ordered were medium/heavy) but it was not heavy in the hand. It is a solid feeling blade, beautifully balanced and gives confidence in your shots and gameplay. Excellent for loops, topspin and short game, amazing for blocking, pushing and chops. Rated as OFF+, the 290 is certainly that but is a terrific all-round and defensive weapon as well. I have used many bats over the years - mostly Butterfly, but also a Stiga Clipper and a Darker Speed 90 - all of which have been good in their own ways the Darker is a different creature altogether, almost alive, great to play with yet hard to win matches. The Stiga Carbonado 290 is as close to a perfect table tennis bat I have experienced. I wish I had bought it a couple of years ago. But je ne regrette rien, I am now at one with the Carbonado - with black Rasanter R47 2mm on forehand, and red Xiom Omega VII Asia 2mm on backhand.