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Blue Thunder 550 (BT550) (Avalox)

Blue Thunder 550 (BT550) (Avalox)

Avalox table tennis blades are the excellent result of experience from the China National Team players, in combination with unique knowledge in Sweden, how to manufacture superior quality blades. Avalox blades are developed and designed for the modern technical play, giving your strokes a maximum of power.

With Avalox blades the China National Team players have won a lot of gold-medals and titles and are dominating the major international table tennis tournaments.

Average user rating from: 1 user

Overall rating
3.8
Speed (1 rating)
3.5
Control (1 rating)
4.0
Hardness (1 rating)
3.0
Weight (1 rating)
1.5
Build quality (1 rating)
4.5
Value for money (1 rating)
3.0
 


3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Sunday, 09 May 2010

Written by icontek - Top 10 reviewer - View all my reviews

Overall rating
3.8
Speed
3.5
Control
4.0
Hardness
3.0
Weight
1.5
Build quality
4.5
Value for money
3.0
Think of the Avalox BT550 as an LKT Instinct/Primorac/Allaround Classic on Steroids. With speed solidly in the OFF- catagory, this so called "first real blade" actually suits a variety of playing abilities and levels. While not as forgiving as any of the blades listed above, the BT550 is more focused on looping. Close to the table and out to mid distance, this blade rewards even mediocre technique with loads of spin. The short game is superb, with the classic limba outer plies and great control over the table. Blocking is surprisingly controlled for such a flexible blade. Not a great blade for smashing however; if you're going to kill the ball, make sure you add topspin, otherwise the erratic ball WILL happen. Soft outer plies, medium to flexy and light weight - in the 80-83g range usually. Build quality on the 2 that I own is excellent. A notch above Stiga because they are pre-sealed and seem to have less variation blade to blade. Longevity should be good as well. I've been using this blade for most of the last year and have been very impressed. It's fairly pricey, however, and players looking for a similar blade at half the cost might be better suited bythe Stiga Offensive Classic (Regular). The Stiga is a hair faster, smashes better, but is not quite as much of a looping blade.
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