« Saguaro Forms and Cactus Flowers 100-piece Jigsaw Puzzle Rap4 Shogun Paintball Heavy Duty Coiled Remote with on/off » 3 thoughts on “DHS Ping Pong Paddle A6006, Table Tennis Racket – Penhold” 27 of 27 people found the following review helpful Great racquet for the money, November 11, 2008 By L. Foo (Manhasset, NY USA) – This review is from: DHS Ping Pong Paddle A6006, Table Tennis Racket – Penhold (Misc.) Being raised in Hong Kong, where ping pong is practically a national sport, I was familiar with the DHS brand growing up as a kid in the 1960’s. It was the # 1 brand at that time. I am an excellent player, so I know what I am talking about. Having recently returned to the sport after a long absence, I had no qualms about buying this racquet on-line sight unseen. So I ordered it. When it arrived, I was a bit disappointed to see the quality of the wood used for the paddle and handle had cheapened over the years. I remembered back in the day, the wood and handle had a nice finish and varnish to it. That is now gone. Now for the good stuff. The quality of the rubber is superb, which is the most important feature of the racquet. It has a very tacky surface which provides an excellent grip on the ball, and therefore enables you to impart a great spin on the ball. If you maintain the paddle properly by simply wiping it with a damp cloth after use, you will be able to maintain the super grip of the rubber. Bottom line: although not the best or most expensive racquet, this is a very, very good racquet for the money. Please note that this racquet is designed with a short handle, for holding it pen style, hence the name “Penhold”, which is the way most Chinese players hold the racquet. Make sure you buy the one that fits your style of holding the racquet. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful its OK for a beginner paddle, DEFINITELY not your final paddle. Update: Great after 4 months, July 2, 2014 By $20 dollars a day (NEW YORK) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: DHS Ping Pong Paddle A6006, Table Tennis Racket – Penhold (Misc.) Paddle received do look different from stock pictures. My Paddle observations: 1. The blue handle is not blue completely, only the middle dark blue exists, the sides are wooden color like. 2. Even after 3 months of using it on a regular basis of 3 nights per week, the glue/fishy smell is still strong. 3. Wang Hao picture button does look off colored, this however doesnt suggest its a fake like another reviewer has stated, it might just sub-par printing machines. 4. The handle does have the black see thru plastic on/off at a different angle print of “6 star/6006 print” and the anti counterfeit sticker, however when I go to dhs-sports.com to check for authenticity, the site itself goes 404 and NULL. 5. The rubbers have all the word printings on both side. (red is hurricane III as FH, black is tinacr III as BH) 6. The blade and handle are NOT perfectly proportioned when lay flat on table. The blade has more space on the right side below the rubber with the black plastic button facing me while the handle is tilted lower on left side. 7. IF I stand the paddle up by itself with WangHao button on bottom, the blade looks proportional and the rubbers are tilted. I seriously hope that rubbers are tilted and not the blade because the holding form is much more important. This is an OK paddle, it’s a mass factory produced product and the quality and price reflect so. I got it for 1/3 less than a premium rubber (Donic Baracuda $45). My previous paddle has the Donic Baracuda and Haifu Whale rubbers with a longer blade. I bought the A6006 mainly because I read Chinese rubber like Hurricane III was more tacky and should generate much more spin than the Baracuda. It is not the case. The Baracuda still has far superior topspin power when I do a forward loop. I have not tried the underspin or sidespins to compare and will update once i did because have been using it for 3 months since I got it and never really got back to the older paddle. Thanks for reading. Update 10/2/2014: It is very spinny on underspins and sidespins. I like to use Tin Arc III for FH. I have sanded every sharp wooden edge off because they cut my fingers when I use full force. I play with RPB with HIII (no more forehand push), I dont know if it is my illed grip form or not (I just hold the paddle in a way that I can exert full force when doing RPB) but I have endured a very painful swelling of the 2nd joint on my index finger, it is so painful and serious that its been going on for a month now, (I kept playing everyweek). Rubbers are still very intact and the fishy smell (glue) is there still. Anyways, I think my grip form is improper and I dont know how to correct it. My index finger hurts too much to hold the paddle tightly. Everyone including close ones use Shakehand in the YMCA I go to. With all these reasons, I decided to give the Penhold grip a rest after debate (Im a sentimental person), and try Shakehand. I tried to use this paddle with a shakehand grip but unfortunately the handle is just not comfortable and too short for my hand. I have gone and bought the A6002 and it is in the mail as of right now. Goodluck to you all and I’d be here to answer questions. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (3) Reply 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful Excellent Racket, February 9, 2010 By DanE (Texas) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: DHS Ping Pong Paddle A6006, Table Tennis Racket – Penhold (Misc.) I’ve only been playing for about 6 months but this racket suits my style perfectly. Excellent quality in it’s construction. I recommend this racket for short to mid-range attack players. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.