The Palio T009 is made with a superior quality Palio blade coupled with the popular CJ8000 long-lasting rubbers. It 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 genuine Palio bat is recommended for anyone wanting to take their table tennis play to the next level.
- Pre-assembled by the manufacturer.
- Superior quality Palio T009 blade.
- Palio CJ8000 long-lasting rubbers ITTF approved.
- Palio blue bat case.
- The blade and rubber combination have been carefully chosen by Palio for optimal performance.
- The Palio blade gives players good speed and ball control.
- The handle is shaped to provide comfortable control.
- Weight: 168g approx.
- Handle length: 10cm to from base to rubber.
- Playing surface size: 150mm x155mm approx.
- A great quality 'slight second' bat at a bargain price.
The Palio T009 blade is a top quality class 2 composite layered (5 wood and 2 carbon) blade, 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 1 and 2 star blades.
The rubbers used in the Palio T009 bat are the very popular CJ8000 long-last rubbers. This are ITTF approved, pimples (pips) in, two sides loop on 2.0-2.2mm (approximate thickness) sponge. They are very durable rubbers, and will last longer than average. The rubber top sheet is tacky which makes them good for loops and spin. The thick sponge makes these more suitable for an attacking/offensive style of play. The rubbers are the same on both sides, only the colour is different. This is recommended for most players. 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 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.