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Yasaka Sweden Classic - Chinese Penhold

by Yasaka
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$27.40
$39.95 Save $12.55 (31%)
Rated 4.5/5





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The Sweden Classic Chinese Penhold.

Unsurpassed ball feeling, a perfect blade for players that can mix technical attack near the table and topspin play short distance from the table. Also a favorite with defensive players, due to superb control.

Speed: 67
Control: 90
Plies: 5
Weight: 76g

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Reviews of Yasaka Sweden Classic - Chinese Penhold (16)

 External Review for Yasaka Sweden Classic on June 5, 2016
One of the best blades for beginner players who begin with Chinese rubber. Very easy for looping from close and mid distance from table. AN handle is very comfortable with small hand. Good feedback. Size 151x156, thickness 5mm. Outer veneer seems to be limba, but I cannot sure about that with my limit knowledge about wood.
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Review by mycitymyboston (Verified Customer) for Yasaka Sweden Classic on May 18, 2016
Best blade for all around player. Looping is easy, block is solid. Good for beginner to intermediate player (maybe upto 2200).It will do everything you ask for in the short distance. Excellent combination with a fast rubber. Only the problem is that it is difficult to loop from more than 20 feet behind the table.
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 External Review for Yasaka Sweden Classic on May 18, 2016
Best blade for all around player. Looping is easy, block is solid. Good for beginner to intermediate player (maybe upto 2200). It will do everything you ask for in the short distance. Excellent combination with a fast rubber. Only the problem is that it is difficult to loop from more than 20 feet behind the table. Yes you can do a loop drive, but a power drive does not have much speed.
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 External Review for Yasaka Sweden Classic on May 10, 2016
great blade which allows for high spin and control but doesnt lack speed if used with 2.0 or thicker rubbers
great for blocking and precision play but if you want an upgrade in speed i suggest yasaka sweden extra because it is slightly stiffer so it is more directional
overall great blade for all plus to off minus players and works well with new plastic ball
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Review by ikky68 (Verified Customer) for Yasaka Sweden Classic on December 5, 2015
Outstanding build quality.

Plays noticeably slower than what I'm used to using (Andro CSV Off+). The handle fits better in my hand.

Hoping to learn something new on this blade.
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 External Review for Yasaka Sweden Classic on June 13, 2015
Really good in ST for twiddling with a heavier rubber + light long pips, the balance is just perfect for that. Very controllable.

Edit: I've since switched to dual inverted. This is a great racket for lively rubbers, as it brings them under control. Superb in the short game, but you do need to put more power into medium-long shots compared to a carbon blade.
Overall it's a fantastic, forgiving, affordable blade that will keep a lot of points alive thanks to fantastic control.
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 External Review for Yasaka Sweden Classic on March 24, 2014
` Great blade for allrounder {rather ALL- } ! /
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 External Review for Yasaka Sweden Classic on November 14, 2013
One of the best allround blades available. Great for a wide range of players from beginners to experienced control/defensive players. Large ST grip. This blade can become offensive with tensors with fine touch. Makes a great pips/inverted combination for close to table play. Excellent build quality. Excellent for looping close/mid distance from table. Lacks some power away. A classic blade from Yasaka. Made in Sweden. Update. The ST version has a great fat feel that balances heavier rubber sheets like Tenergys. After sealing this blade twice and using a glue effect rubber I felt this blade has many gears for a lot of players. With T05 it produced great spin and good speed. Not blazing fast but fast enough to gain the point. With classic rubber it is slower and requires good stroke to produce power. Very good power to control ratio depending on rubber selection. Great blade for beginners and advanced players alike. Some say this blade is slow. It can be slow and it can be fast, that is where the rubber selection comes to bear. Some say this is a defensive blade. Perhaps with the correct rubber it can be. With OX pips out it played poorly due to the wood selection of the outer layer ply.
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 External Review for Yasaka Sweden Classic on March 2, 2013
Great allround blade. Soft and flexy. You can play every style you want with this blade, maybe it's regullar size makes it slightly worse in classical defense but it is still very good. I've tryed to pair it with:
1) Donic Baracuda - great spin with excellent touch. It was ok close to the table but lacking power from mid distance.
2) Tenergy 05 - excellent match. It's feel and speed was great (even in mid distance - it wasn't like a bomb but still capable to earn points).
3) Globe 999 Nat - slow and dead without speed glue, very good with it (nice speed - around Baracuda, awesome spin, high throw). I'd say this could work as a forehand rubber for long pimple players.
4) Palio Thor's. Good close to the table but lacking speed in mid distance. Thor's is an excellent rubber but requires an offensive blade for successful attack.
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 External Review for Yasaka Sweden Classic on May 13, 2012
Very nice with a fast medium hard rubber like tenergy 05/ vega pro.
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 External Review for Yasaka Sweden Classic on October 9, 2011
Great blade . Everything written above is totally confirmed .
The handle (I have anatomic) makes wrist movements more effective . Those who have huge hands may not appreciate it .
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 External Review for Yasaka Sweden Classic on September 19, 2011
The best overall blade ever. Been playing for several decades and always comes back to this one. Its a pure art.
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 External Review for Yasaka Sweden Classic on August 24, 2011
I use it with Andro Hexer 1.9 on the FH and Donic Akkadi L2 (0.5) on BH. Super control, Super Dwell Time on FH loops. You can create enormous spin on slow loops becoause of the soft feel of the blade. It's light and the control is just amazing. I've played with Andro's ALL blade before (Kinetic Supreme ALL). This blade has a softer touch and is lighter and cheaper. For me it's great for allround and defense play.
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 External Review for Yasaka Sweden Classic on August 24, 2009
Outstanding allround blade in the all+ class. Great build quality. Straight handle is very comfortable and large in feel. Great for controled looping and the near table short game. Lacks power away from table. I would highly recommend this blade or the BTY Primorac as a first custom racket for beginners or players who love control.
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Review by lpkjfhis (Verified Customer) for Yasaka Sweden Classic on April 14, 2009
The Sweden classic is an excellently controlled blade and the craftsmanship is great for the price. I would recommend this blade to beginners, because like myself I purchased this blade about half a year ago and it helped me develop my game
> style. It plays well around 3 feet off the table, but requires a little more powerful of a stroke for further than that. Great blade, I love mine and I give it a 10/10, however it is a bit slow for me now.
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 External Review for Yasaka Sweden Classic on March 6, 2009
A slow and very flexible blade, slower than the Stiga allround classic, gives good feedback and exceptional control. It has very good construction with smooth edges and attention to detail, despite its low price. The anatomic handle is relatively thin, but still comfortable. Overall a great blade for beginners and players who value control and ball placement, while having the potential for huge spin generation with appropriate rubbers.
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