Stiga Offensive Classic WRB
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The Offensive Classic WRB is an attacking, lightweight blade. Built to suit fast and technical attacking play. The Stiga WRB Offensive Classic is the same as the regular Offensive Classic, except for the hollow WRB handle. This enhances the balance of the blade and lightens the weight. WRB: W=Weight balance. The balance of the blade is scientifically moved to the point contact is made with the ball. R=Rate of recovery. Due to the decrease in blade weight the player improves his rate of recovery after each stroke. B=Ball sensitivity. The scientifically positioned recess in the handle provides extra sensitivity of touch.
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Reviews of Stiga Offensive Classic WRB (18)
9.8/10 for OFF style. FH: Tibhar Hybrid K1 Euro, 2.15mm, 52g (0.251g/cm^2), 47.5 degrees (ESN), 37.5 degrees (Shore A). BH: Yasaka Rising Dragon, 2.2mm, 50g (0.245g/cm^2), 47 degrees (ESN), 37 degrees (Shore A). Blade: Stiga Offensive Classic WRB, 75g, 158mm x 151mm x 5.3mm (Width x Height x Thickness). Hollow handle. Plies: 5 (Wood): Limba - Spruce - Ayous - Spruce - Limba.
Ratings for 75g. A bit faster than Allround Classic WRB, but not by a lot. Outer is limba for new blades and koto for old blades, followed by spruce and ayous core. 5.3mm. It's better to seal this blade to prevent splinters.
Paired with FH: DHS H3 mid and BH: H3Neo, All Chinese tacky rubber.
It feels lighter than DHS PG7 blade with similar rubber.
It is a good offensive blade. Light and powerful ability to smash hard and fast. As a left handed two wing looper, the spin is awesome.
Initial first impression is the sound of hitting. I guess its no big deal but the blocking is good. Loops are good too.
The hollow WRB handle gives some vibration - no issues here. My coach has some powerful spins loops on it with curvature.
Using the CPEN version, sealed. Lightweight. Mine has 73g, by request. Has quite some vibration, as already mentioned, but it doesn't bother me. Does well in every department, from blocks to flicks, serves to receives, flat hits to loops. Has plenty of speed, considering it's a thin 5-ply wooden blade. I'm really enjoying using it, mostly because of it's weight and direct feeling. Feels stiffer and more direct than Xiom's Offensive S. Lacks speed with soft rubbers, such as Joola's Maxx-P, but works alright with harder rubbers. Yasaka's Rising Dragon is a good choice on the FH.
This blade fits like an old pair of jeans. Perfect feeling Legend FL grip. Those that say this blade lacks control need coaching as a wide range of players can use this blade. Great for close/mid distance looping and nice touch for the short game. Pair it with Classic rubbers for great allround control play or try it with fast and spinny tensors for more advanced play. Seal this blade when new or top ply will splinter when changing rubber. Hairspray is a quick seal but there are excellent water based sealers available at most TT shops. An excellent ".Do All". blade.
It's not too fast but it's very stiff and hard to control, i mean it's fast but not as fast as the expensive carbon blades which has the same lack of control. the blade almost hasn't got any vibration. the feeling is clear but the sound, serves and control won't satisfy an average player but near table attacks are wonderful with this blade. also i haven't seen such an stiff spin blade before. shot's aren't comfortable but very fast and spiny spins can be done with this blade whatever the distance is. it's an off+ blade but the serves is very bad for an wooden blade, sound and vibration are similar to carbon blades it's hard to believe that it hasn't got carbon plies. very stiff, fast in loops but smashes and serves aren't good. sound and vibration are important for an wooden blade if you are a beginner and looking for an offensive style wooden blade this shouldn't be your choice, controlling it is harder than controlling %80 of carbon blades. it's light and offensive. all offensive rubbers (chinese,japanese, european, soft, hard, tack, non tacky) goes with it and it's consistent. good for a player who wants to use a carbon blade as fast as schlager carbon, primoroc etc. but doesn't trust himself or herself for the game's control aspect this is a quite good blade for prepare himself or herself for it. it's really a classic and i think i'm a player like i've mentioned just now, and i can recommend this blade who think that he or she is in this level of tt. vega elite is suitable. asia could be an aggressive choice.
The blade does vibrate. Once used to that paired with good rubbers this blade comes alive. Donic Acuda S1 &. Donic Barracuda make this blade an offensive weapon worth the vibration, but when your attacks and counters are perfect the vibration dampens and it makes a crisp pop sound. My new #1 wood blade choice
I am using this blade for past 12 months.It takes time to get used to it and have control on your shots but when you develop control over it, this blade performs exceptional.I am an offensive player and this blade suits my playing style.
I have both the Off and All version, and the difference is not much. I played 1 season with this blade, and i have mixed feelings, it is slower than expected, and it lacks control.
The weight is excellent.
Are you an Allround player? Or are you an Offensive Attacker? Or do you play Close to the Table Attacking Loop?
Are you a Spinner, who relies on underspin and top-spins, and an occasional ".side-spin". to decieve the opponent? Or are you a tactical player, changing your ".colours". according to your opponent's playing style?
If your playing style matches any of the above, the answer is Stiga Offensive Classic WRB.
I LOVE this blade!
Been using it for the last 4 years. Got other blades (Carbon Balsa, 7 Ply wood), but when in a crisis, this is the blade that I rely on.
I am a spin based player, with occasional hard pushes and smashes, and I play from close to the table. If you match the right kind of rubber with this play, it is a ".do it all"., unless you are a mid / far distance hitter, where you would like a little more of speed in your ply.
Let me explain with examples. I have seen ".blockers". using this blade with Butterfly Super Anti / Friendship FX and varying the pace of their blocks, to the horror of their opponents (I was at the receiving end, sadly), I have seen Allround players doing magic with this ply and Sriver EL FH / Bryce FX BH combination, and I have also seen ".hitters". using this ply with Tenergy 64 FH and Tenergy 25 BH!!
All the combinations created havoc, considering the exact rubber that you pair with this ply to suit your playing style.
The feel in this blade is Superb, the speed is more than Decent, which allows you to do almost anything that you want to do with your bat in a game.
What more can you ask for?
I would HIGHLY recommend this blade, and ask you to pair up with YOUR kind of rubbers to suit your playing style. If you know what you are looking for, this cheap, all wood ply will answer all your questions, provided you pair it with the Right kind of rubbers.
FYI, I still use this blade, and with Tenergy 25 FH and Tenergy 64 BH, some of my opponets thinka I am using a carbon ply..
Need I say more?
I started using the OC WRB abt 4 months back and oh boy,do i love the blade!!! Awesome control,optimum weight and a crisp feel can summarize this blade. I play looping style and rely on heavy, spinny loops combined with some loopdrives......... and this blade has allowed me to do all that and some more. The right choice for any beginner/intermediate/advanced-intermediate players!
I quite liked the blade I once tried (it was some 6-7 yrs ago). it was soft with excellent control. then I decided to buy it 3-4 years ago because of that good impression. the blade I've got was much more stiff, with different loud sound, giving less spin, not having such a good feeling of control either. the specimen I have must be paired with soft and spinny rubber to make a good match. I would much better like blade like one I have tried
European version. Took me quite a while to master for close to the net shots, different than anything I'd used before. Flared handle is great. I quite like it now.
A bit faster than the stiga allround, the offensive classic wrb is a very good blade for the close to the table slow looper and combined with the proper rubbers can serve both controlled and aggressive players. Very good construction. The older version seems to have a bit smaller head than the new one. The wrb handle can potentially create a timing problem to people not used to it. Relatively light. Overall a great blade, especially for the allround spin oriented player.
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