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Very nice blade that has good feel with the perfect amount of weight. Installed MXP Max on both sides and it performs very well with enormous amount of speed and awesome control. Can't ask for a nicer inner-fiber blade. Great job Donic you created a masterpiece of a blade. VERY HAPPY!!! Tabletennis11 website offers the best pricing for this blade with quality service and top-notch packaging and shipping. Also they offer discounts when purchasing their products. Check them out!!!
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dissapointment
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The best blade I ever had, and I played with Butterfly, Yasaka, Yinhe, Stiga, Adidas and some more. I agree with all comments, blocking is out of this world. Mine weights 87 gr and I paired it with Nittaku H3 pro turbo orange FH 2mm and Nittaku Sieger PK50 BH 1.8mm (195gr): amazing setup. Short game is amazing, but it does not lack reactivity on strong shots or away from the table. I had to adjust my forehand and backhand tops a bit but I'll get used to it soon. The sound is super nice and in general the paddle gives you enormous confidence because you know that if you have a very offensive opponent in front of you, you will be able to block everything he throws.
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I've used this blade with T05 on both sides for half a year now and I must agree with the others - its premium quality. I have used an old Alser blade before and wanted to switch to something faster. This one has less feeling of course, but still awesome compared to carbon blades. Counter-topsins, short push, even chopping is absolutely doable with the right technique. Blocking is supreme. The only thing that leaves some concernment is looping backspin balls, although it could be bc my rubbers need changing. Does anyone have suggestions for rubbers? I mainly am a blocker and also like to start attacking plays, so I'd prefer one that's good for looping backspin balls. I recommend it to any attacking playstyle over intermediate level.
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9.6/10 for OFF style. FH/BH: Butterfly Dignics 80, 2.1mm, 47g (0.23g/cm^2), 40 degrees (Shore A). Blade: Donic Waldner OFF World Champion 89, 85g, 157mm x 150mm x 6.9mm (Width x Height x Thickness). Plies: 7 (5 Wood + 2 Composite): Spruce - Spruce - ZLC - Kiri - ZLC - Spruce - Spruce.
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Very nice blade. Perfect sweet spot, very good control and feeling. No vibration at all but you can feel the touch softly. Works well paired with Andro Rasanter R37 or R47. Only negative side is the handle. Its a bit too thin.
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Very good racket in both game features and craftsmanship, I couldn't find a better made racket a real craftsmanship!Small hands can be thick I have carved and perfect for normal hands fancy too excellent!I tried a lot of rubber that was best for me Gewo nexxus el pro 50 forehand and Nittaku Fastarc G1 (black) backhand.Very good quality racket for this price!I have two rackets out of this, tried another way afterwards but couldn't find a better one.
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Ratings for 86g. Quick blade, similar to Timo Boll ZLC, but more stiff and not as hard. It's spruce, spruce, zlc, kiri, 6.9mm.
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This is an excellent blade - Originally owned a Butterfly Innerforce ALC and was looking for a similar blade but with a bit more control. The larger sweet spot due to the Zylon layer certainly does its job. Although the blade is quite fast (similar to the Innerforce) it has a lot more control and gears. I am playing with Xiom Omega VII 2.0mm on Forehand and Yinhe Moon 2.0mm on backhand. Although the blade is fairly stiff I am getting a reasonable amount of dwell time which greatly helps to generate a lot of spin. Very good in the short game displaying tons of control and good at open ups / 3rd ball attack. Deals with blocking very efficiently and good for looping away from the table. For smashing it is a real demon, but somehow still offers a lot of control. You will not be disappointed.
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I got penhold blade, I am surprised with quality of this product. Very good with control and good speed when you need to force your game.
Really good if you have long pimple for backhand.
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This is a blade of immense quality.
I have had top Butterfly blades etc but this is super.
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I don't think it has been commented on, so I will give a different perspective...

The handle (ST) is shaped quite oddly. It tapers down toward the head of the blade, so in essence you feel as if your hand is "falling" into the top end of the grip. Also, it seems pretty small in size. Not something I personally enjoy. If you're used to thicker handles, this one will certainly feel a bit flimsy.

Other than that, the blade is fairly stiff itself. Not a whole lot of feel. I've got about 10 other blades, and this new Waldner one sits at the very far back! Nice quality and all. It didn't fit my preferences or playstyle. If you enjoy fast, light, and hard blades with little feel -- you might give this one a go.
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Perfect handle, perfect tempo, delicate and fine touch, awsome control, huge loops with epic sound. This blade definetly hits the standard of the most expensive butterfly blades. And the price is 23% of a Butterfly SZLC blade. Don't get fooled by the speed 9,2 atm, this blade is not that fast, it is nearly the same like waldner senso ultra carbon with wider range of speed from ALL+ to OFF. This is my all time best blade. An offensive blade with fine touch, works well with modern offensive and allround rubbers, has a solid feel when hitting. A vey decent attacking blade with outstanding control. Don't be scared of the head thickness, the handle is very comfortable and slim, you won't notice it. Before that I was found of blades under 6 mm head thickness. UPDATE 2017.MAY! I bought an another for my second blade. Tested rubbers: Baracuda, Baracuda BS, Bluefire M1, M2, M3, MX-P, EL-P, FX-P, MAXXX 500. Despite being stiff ,this blade has a very soft touch, which comes handy when spinning the ball. Nearly every time, I get some compliments, that the sound of my blade is music to the ears, when I am looping. Works really well with hard rubbers, gives them a fine touch, so it is easier to fine brush some opening loops or to recieve serves. MY setup is M1 (FH) and M2 (BH). The blade has an unique dinamic range, so it needs time to get used to. It is better then ALC blades, because it has better touch, more power when needed. It has less throw angle, which is unlucky in some situations, but comes in handy when facing a looper. This blade has far enogh power far from the table, yet it performs well close to the table, when hitting down the line shots. Serves are slow and spinny. J.O. Signed both of my blades! :)
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One of the best original SZLC inner-fiber blades on the market (IMO). Best feel for me. 5 star blade (well balanced) and my favorite blade. Super nice blade with great characteristics and very enjoyable to play with and can be as powerful as you want it to be. I'm playing with medium hard to hard rubbers now. Matches up very well with Donic Bluestorm Z1 (2.1) and Donic Bluestorm Z2 (2.1) and occasionally use Tibhar Evolution MXS (2.1) and MXP (2.1) both great rubbers and very powerful. Provides excellent ball control if proper technique is used when delivering and receiving the ball. The balance between speed and control is astonishing. The touch and feel of this blade IS LIKE NO OTHER and the ease of blocking is what makes this blade stand out. Great blade for counter attacking the ball with excellent control. Huge sweet spot with epic sound when powering the ball (music to your ears). The flared handle feels very comfortable and molds to your hand in time. Beautiful blade with immense quality and top-notch craftsmanship. For me the WALDNER WC89 blade performs better than any SZLC inner-fiber blade that I've used and the price is very reasonable and well worth it. I like the Spruce, Spruce, Carbon Fleece Zylon, and Kiri combination. The blade gives you the confidence of winning every point. Tabletennis11 website has the best pricing for the Donic Waldner WC89 blade. Great blade for modern table tennis. 5 STARS and a 10.
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Pros: Fast and very controlable, the handle is very comfortable for big hands, Cons: The head are heavy, the weight is aprox 90 grams
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nice blade.
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Very nice new Donic blade with two outer plies of spruce, one Zylon/Carbon and Kiri.

I fitted two MX-P in max. It's a very good looping blade. Compared with the Legend Carbon it has a nice softer touch, is a littlle bit slower and has a bit higher throw.
It has less vibrations than the Legend Carbon but you alway feel where and how you hit the ball.
I like it more than the Boll ALC because of it's softer touch. But I like more the ST handle of the ALC or the Legend Carbon which is the same.
If you like powerful topspins this is my recommendation.
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