« Keith Haring: Double Retrospect – 32000 Pieces Puzzle Gun Rail Mount for GoPro HERO 2 3 Cameras Side Gun Picatinny Weaver Paintbal » 3 thoughts on “STIGA Evolution Table Tennis Racket” 12 of 13 people found the following review helpful Love it!!, February 22, 2014 By Morgan – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: STIGA Evolution Table Tennis Racket (Sports) I bought this paddle trying to amp up my game. I have played all my life and my brother had a nice butterfly he beats me with. I wanted to even the playing field and this paddle has done just that. Awesome paddle! It takes a sec to get get used to…like everything in life but the reward is great. Very nicely crafted, good spin, excellent speed. I have had several people compliment the increased speed in my game. My chops are very difficult to return as well. First really nice paddle I have ever owned. I could not go back to primitive play using regular “come with the table” paddles. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 13 of 15 people found the following review helpful Lives Up to Every Single Expectation I Had (From a Life-Long Table-Tennis Player) …, November 24, 2014 By Dr. E – This review is from: STIGA Evolution Table Tennis Racket (Sports) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?) All I can say is “WOW!” I grew up with a tricked-out rec-room … 90s style … LOL! We had a home gym, table-tennis, Foosball, air-hockey … very typical suburban “finished basement for the kids.” I learned how to “put a little English on the ball” by the time I was a small child (much to the dismay of my friends who didn’t own a table). But, to be perfectly frank, our rackets (a.k.a. “paddles”) were NOTHING like this. This is some full-on Forrest Gump stuff! Even the super slick look of it is unreal! Not only am I blown away by the aesthetics (everyone wants a great looking racket), but the feel in-hand is outstanding! It has a pleasant heft, a really nice grip, and fantastic control. Now, in this picture, I thought that the handle had rubber grips (those red areas) and I was initially disappointed when I saw that this was just a design … but the second that I had this in my hand, I knew that would be superfluous (if not downright confining). (And, if you conduct a detailed look at the paddle, you’ll see the craftsmanship here … which I should have done right from the start! It is so unreal. Just amazing!) I used this paddle for just under an hour with my iPong serving “robot” (I got it years ago at Amazon … it’s not great, so don’t take this as an endorsement, but it is something that I still occasionally use for practice). I did not feel any fatigue (I was worried about this since I’m not accustom to a product of this weight/substance) and I really, really enjoyed the overall performance. I am going to pick up a second of these only because I cannot imagine me with this paddle and one of our friends with our old, plywood (?) racket. Something about that seems unfair. Haa! Amazing! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 10 of 11 people found the following review helpful Pro Level Paddle, November 28, 2014 By B. Colonna (Somewhere in NJ) – This review is from: STIGA Evolution Table Tennis Racket (Sports) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?) Up until now I had always used whatever paddles came with the table I purchased. I upgraded once, buying a couple of Stiga Apex paddles. This Evolution is the first one I would consider an “expensive” paddle. If you just play in the basement one in a while, I would not invest in it. If you are more serious and want to play competitively, you might like the Evolution. You will probably notice an improvement in control. The Evoluton feels very solid in your hand. The rubberized surface has noticeable tack, and catches and returns the ball very nicely. I note a big difference in being able to apply a lot of spin with this paddle versus cheap paddles and even the Apex. The sponge itself is 2mm thick. The 6 ply blade is very lightweight yet feels strong. I am not a competitive player, and while I play often, I consider myself a novice. So I cannot tell you which is the best paddle out there, but if, like me, you play with the stock paddles you got when you bought your table, or cheaper replacements, or even a $20-$30 paddle, the Evolution is heads above those in the way it handles. I know people may think it is the player not the paddle, and of course that is true. I am not going to beat a pro with this paddle, even if he uses a cheap Walmart paddle. But for equal levels of play, this paddle adds so much more to your game, especially for control. If you are serious about table tennis/ping pong, this is really a nice paddle. 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.