Waldner Dotec Allround (Donic)
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The DONIC Dotec System is the first wood technology without awkward edges.Since the human hand does not have hard edges, DONIC wanted to develop a smooth blade without sharp edges.It was, therefore, important to ensure a completely smooth transition between blade and handle.
The handle: The DONIC Dotec model has a totally different handle to previous bats.The handle is made out of one piece, surrounded by natural cork. There are different versions for right and left handers.
Waldner Dotec AR: The Limba / Balsa combination produced by the new DONIC Dotec Technology, results in a perfect, relatively speedy, all round blade. The touch is amazing when returning the ball. One cannot experience better control inside the DONIC Dotec range!
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Tuesday, 01 June 2010
Written by icontek - Top 10 reviewer - View all my reviews
I spent about a year with this blade as my main setup for beginning intermediate play. Light, medium stiff with soft limba outer plies, the Wldner DOTEC AR's most obvious feature is the handle. A cork wrapped handedness specific grip, it resembles an asymmetrical conic grip with a slight curve. And contrary to many player's opinions, the bend or curve should go INTO your palm (with the DONIC logo and stripe on your BH). This design, in addition to fitting your hand, effectively angles your FH grip for top/sidespin shots, while at the same time allows you to close your BH stroke with ease. Love it or hate it, the DOTEC grip is unique, and very comfortable due to the soft, sweat-absorbing cork. Perhaps just as unique, but rarely discussed is the core construction of the blade. It resembles that of Andro's BLAX designs, with small blocks of wood (Balsa?), divided up into cross sections by a strange green synthetic material. The blade plays a bit above ALL - maybe ALL+/OFF-. Touch in the short game is quite good due to the limba outer plies and the blade feels very linear. I would say that it is fairly low throw, compared to something like the Primorac. More of a htting blade than a looping blade, smashes are firm and direct. While It plays well with classic rubber, ESN Tensors make it a lot more loop friendly. Did not like the feel with Chinese rubber. At $60 this blade is expensive for something that is "Made In China" but the fit, finish and grains look good. Quality is up there with Yin-He's better stuff.
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