This version of the Palio 1 Star bat is fitted with HK1997 rubbers. The Palio 1 star racket is a big step up from beginner bats and will give you improved power, spin and control of the ball. Featuring a good quality blade and rubbers, this genuine Palio ready-made bat is recommended for players wanting to improve their table tennis play. The HK1997 rubbers fitted to this bat are slightly heavier than the usual CJ8000's and may not suit complete beginners or players preferring a lighter bat.
Supplied with TWO FREE SkillToyz plastic rubber protectors!
- Pre-assembled by the manufacturer.
- Palio 1-Star blade.
- Palio HK1997 rubbers ITTF approved.
- Palio bat case.
- The blade and rubber combination have been carefully chosen by Palio for optimal performance.
- The handle is shaped to provide comfortable control.
- Weight: 204g approx.
- Handle length: 10cm to from base to rubber.
- Playing surface size: 150mm x155mm.
- A good quality bat at a great price!
- Now includes a pair of single sided non adhesive plastic table tennis bat rubber protectors to cover and help protect your rubbers!
The Palio 1 Star blade is a good quality class 2 wooden blade with a 5 layer construction. The profile of the handle fits comfortably in the hand and it is nicely balanced. Like most table tennis rackets sold in the UK, this has a long handle designed for shake hands grip (which is the most commonly used grip).
The rubbers used in the Palio 1 star bat are the popular Palio HK1997. These are ITTF approved, pimples (pips) in, two sides loop on a 2.0-2.2mm (approximate thickness) sponge. The rubbers are the same on both sides, only the colour is different. Please note that the rubber sponge colour may vary.
Table tennis bat rubbers have a ‘shelf life’ of about 18 months. Beware of buying bats where the rubber may be so old that it has deteriorated: this can be the case with paddles kept on display in sports stores or when making a second hand purchase. As the rubber deteriorates it loses grip (tackiness) – grip is essential to put spin on the ball, which is crucial to playing modern table tennis. Our Palio 3 Star bats are freshly imported from the manufacturer and you can be confident that the rubbers are brand new.
To help preserve your Palio bat condition we recommend you keep your bat in the bag and store it out of direct sunlight and away from sources of heat.
Do not touch the rubber surface because you will transfer sweat and oil from your fingers.
To help maintain performance, occasionally gently clean with water or use a specialist bat cleaning fluid.
Palio rubbers are glued onto the blade and can peel off at the edges if the bat catches the table, particularly if the bat edge is pushed along the surface of the table. Be careful during play!
Like all table tennis rubbers, the rubber condition will slowly deteriorate over time and will lose tackiness. The more you play the quicker your bat rubber will wear out! Luckily, the rubber can be replaced when required.
Any new bat will take a little getting used to at first. From experience I can tell you that your new bat may take some getting used to, but will be worth persevering with.
Please note damage to your table tennis bat which might reasonably result from normal wear and tear is NOT considered a fault, this includes worn, peeling or torn rubbers, chipped or worn wood.
If you have any questions we will be pleased to help. You can contact us by email.