New! Made exclusively for SkillToyz, the Palio 4 star Advanced table tennis bat combines an Energy 06 OFF+ quick attack blade with the popular AK47 rubbers. Best suited to more experienced players.
Supplied with FREE plastic rubber protector!
- Pre-assembled by the manufacturer.
- Palio Energy 06 blade.
- Palio AK47 rubbers ITTF approved.
- Palio bat case (colour may vary - red or yellow).
- The handle is shaped to provide comfortable control.
- Weight: 188g 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!
- Includes a non adhesive plastic table tennis bat rubber protector sleeve to cover and help protect your rubbers!
The Palio Energy 06 blade has a 6 wood plus 2 carbon ply construction, and is designed for quick attack. It has a It is a special design for 40+ balls, OFF+ grade, with a flared profile shake-hand grip (long handle).
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 are the popular Palio AK47s. These are ITTF approved, pimples (pips) in, two sides loop with sponge. Please note that the rubber sponge colour may vary.
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 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.