Are you looking for a new table tennis bat? Fed up with your cheap bat? Want to improve your game and gain some edge? The Palio 3 star racket is a big step up from beginner bats and will give you improved power, spin and control of the ball. Featuring a top quality blade and superior rubbers, this Palio ready made bat is recommended for anyone wanting to take their table tennis play to the next level.
This is a genuine Palio product.
Palio make two versions of this 3 Star bat, the difference being the rubbers that are fitted to the blade, which are either Palio AK47 or Palio HK1997 rubbers. This listing is for the Palio 3 star bat fitted with AK47 rubbers.
Now supplied with TWO FREE plastic rubber protectors!
- Pre-assembled by the manufacturer.
- Palio 3-Star blade.
- Palio AK47 Biotech rubbers ITTF approved.
- Palio bat case.
- The blade and rubber combination have been carefully chosen by Palio for optimal performance.
- The superior Palio 3-Star blade gives players good speed and ball control.
- The handle is shaped to provide comfortable control.
- Excellent spin, control and durability from the ITTF approved Palio HK1997 Biotech rubbers.
- Weight: 178g approx.
- Handle length: 10cm to from base to rubber.
- Playing surface size: 150mm x155mm.
- A great quality bat at an extremely competitive 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 3 Star blade is a top quality class 2 composite layered (5 wood and 2 carbon) construction, which increases playability and provides good speed and control of the ball. The profile of the handle fits comfortably in the hand. Like most table tennis rackets sold in the UK, this has a long handle designed for shakehands grip (which is the most commonly used grip). It is worth noting that the blade is of similar quality to the Palio C1 blade, and is superior to the Palio 2 star blade.
The rubbers used in this Palio 3 star bat are the new AK47 Biotech rubbers. These are ITTF approved, pimples (pips) in, two sides loopon sponge. The AK47 rubbers are great for beginners and intermediate players. For user reviews we refer you to the tabletennisdb web site ratings. AK47 rubbers are very good quality, and sell for over £10.00 each on Amazon! The rubber top sheet is tacky which makes them good for loops and spin. The rubbers are the same on both sides, only the colour is different. This is recommended for most players.
Compared to the Palio 2 Star
The Palio Professional 3 Star bat is the next model up from the popular Palio 2 Star which is presently one of the top-selling bats on Amazon. The AK47 rubbers fitted to the Palio 3 Star racket are a newer and higher-grade product than the CJ8000 rubbers fitted to the Palio 2 Star. The 3 Star model also has a better quality blade than the Palio 2 star
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.