The Feather Carbon is the result of a cooperation between Sanwei and spinfactory.de. It was specially designed for the European market. We approached Sanwei in order to develop a fast, extremely lightweight allround blade made of a combination of balsa and carbon. Especially in Europe, many allround players often think of the new blades made by the well-established manufacturers as too fast.
The Feather Carbon is of an extremely high quality. The handle rests exceptionally well in the hand and will make you want to try it out immediately. The blade’s weight is very well-distributed, so it is not top-heavy. We weighed several of the Feather Carbon blades – all of them had a weight of well below 80g.
The 5+2 veneer structure may remind many of a fast, offensive blade. However, this not the case here. The balsa core veneer is followed by two relatively soft middle veneers, and the two subsequent carbon veneers ensure stability and an enlarged sweet spot. However, the most outstanding features of the Feather Carbon are its two hinoki outer veneers.
This veneer composition will make any allround player’s dream come true. The blade offers high dynamics and power, a property desired by many players. Nevertheless, the Feather Carbon provides great control and, thanks to the hinoki outer veneers, enormous spin potential.
The Feather Carbon is ideal for offensive allround players and variable attackers seeking a dynamic yet controlled allround blade enabling all stroke techniques found in modern table tennis.
Spin-oriented players may combine the Feather Carbon with slightly harder Chinese rubbers, such as the Sanwei Target National. Players seeking slightly more control and relying on classical blocking, counter-attacking and hitting will probably prefer a combination with softer speed glue rubbers, such as the Mizuno GF T40 or the Cornilleau Pilot Power Sound.
Additional information about the veneers:
core veneer out of balsa
two limba veneers
two LD carbon layers
tow outer hinoki veneers
blade weight: approx. 75g
blade length: 15.8cm
blade widht: 15.0cm
blade thickness: 6.5mm
blade construction: 5+2 construction