Palio 2 Star Expert Table Tennis Blue Bat CJ8000 with case + FREE rubber protector

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Our best selling bat, the Palio 2 star ready made bat is slightly heavier than the Palio 1 star model and features a better quality blade. This model is also known as the Palio "Expert" Table Tennis Bat and are identical to those sold on Amazon. This genuine Palio ready-made bat is recommended for players wishing to improve their table tennis skills.

Now supplied with a FREE plastic rubber protector sleeve!


  • Pre-assembled by the manufacturer.
  • Palio 2-Star blade.
  • Palio CJ8000 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.
  • Improved spin, control and durability from the ITTF approved Palio CJ8000 Biotech rubbers.
  • Weight: 174g approx (slightly heavier than the 1 star model)
  • Handle length: 10cm to from base to rubber.
  • Playing surface size: 150mm x155mm.
  • A good quality bat at a great price!
  • Now includes a non adhesive plastic table tennis bat rubber protector to cover and help protect your rubbers!

The Blade
The Palio 2 Star blade is a good quality class 2 blade with a 7 layer construction (5 wood + 2 carbon). The flared 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

The rubbers used in the Palio 2 star bat are the very popular Palio CJ8000. These are ITTF approved, pimples (pips) in, two sides loop on a 2.0-2.2mm (approximate thickness) sponge. The CJ8000 rubbers are great for beginners and intermediate players. The rubber top sheet is tacky which makes them good for loops and spin. The thick sponge helps with an attacking/offensive style of play. The rubbers are the same on both sides, only the colour is different. Please note that the rubber sponge colour may vary.


Product Advice


The rubbers on Palio ready made bats are attached to the blade using non-permanent glue. This means the rubbers can easily be removed from the blade, making the blade reusable. The advantage of non-permanent glue is that the rubbers are replaceable and you can replace worn rubbers or fit different rubbers. The downside is that the rubbers are more likely to peel from the bat if the bat catches the table or your bag etc. If this happens, it is easy to glue down any loose edges with table tennis rubber glue.  

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 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.

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.

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  • 5
    Quality items for improving child...

    Posted by Cefyn Jones on 21st Nov 2022

    I needed some improvers bats for my pupils in school. The quality is good for the price. I particularly appreciated the suppliers willingness to go the extra mile by carefully checking the quality of each item that was sent. I would probably order more if they were a bit cheaper due to buying in bulk. I also appreciated the addition of the rubber protectors.

  • 5
    Palio 2...

    Posted by Jean Foreman on 19th Sep 2022

    I have already reviewed this bat

  • 5
    Palio 2 Star Table Tennis Bat

    Posted by Dave Foreman on 12th Sep 2022

    I have reviewed this item several times and I continue to purchase this table tennis bat for a group of players that I organise. Really good bat for beginner through to improver and at such a good price. Delivery is always spot on, cannot fault this service at all.

  • 5
    New table tennis bats purchase

    Posted by John Richards on 26th Aug 2022

    An excellent product, at an excellent price, with comprehensive information of the website. The bats were to replace a similar one that 'disappered' when our son returned to his home! They arrived within two days of ordering. As a returning customer I'd highly recommend Skilltoyz.

  • 5
    We like it....

    Posted by joey zhong on 1st Aug 2022

    We like it. Thanks

  • 5
    Good bat

    Posted by lenO on 18th Nov 2021

    A a good price for a good bat

  • 4
    Palio 2 Star Expert Table Tennis bat

    Posted by David Foreman on 12th Feb 2019

    I organise an over 50's table tennis group in Saltburn and buy these table tennis bats from skilltoyz as starter / improver bats for our players. Have purchased about 15 so far and always found them be ideal for our use. Plus the offering and prompt delivery is superb. For this price I doubt if there is anything out there to match.

  • 4
    Palio 2 star Expert Table Tennis Bat

    Posted by David Foreman on 30th Oct 2018

    I organise a table tennis group of about sixty people in the '50+' age group and have decided upon this bat as our preferred bat for beginners / improvers due to it's quality, ease of playing and price. The availability and delivery from Skilltoyz has always been first class.

  • 5
    Restarting at 82

    Posted by Ken on 12th Mar 2017

    I am just restarting to play TT again at 82 and decided I needed a better bat than my old Stiga. Good choice. Good bat. Good price.