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Champ Clip £16.99 Adjustable tension, quick install and removal with a clip system. Black nylon net.

Match £29.99 Adjustable tension, traditional screw-on attachment system. Black nylon net.

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Master £44.99 Adjustable tension, traditional screw-on attachment system. Blue nylon net.

Premium Clip £54.99 Blue ITTF approved. Stronger and longer lasting Stiga net. Quick install and removal with a clip system. High quality cotton net. Adjustable tension, adjustable height, strong spring.

Premium VM £59.99 Blue ITTF approved. Stronger and longer lasting Stiga net. Excellent screwon attachment system. Adjustable tension, adjustable height and high quality cotton net.

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Champions Choose Stiga

Bertie Kelly National Under-11 Boys’ Champion

Amirul Hussain National Under-13 Boys’ Champion

Tin-Tin Ho 17 year old English Senior No.2. Commonwealth Championships Silver Doubles medalist, current National Doubles, Mixed, Junior and Singles Senior Champion. European Championship Silver and Bronze medalist. Tin-Tin is really happy and successful using Stiga equipment on a long term contract. Uses Stiga Calibra Spin and Royal.

Jamie Liu Current National Under-12 Champion following up 2015 Under-11 and Under-12 Champion.

Sophie Chang National Under-11 and National Under-12 Champion

Alex Ramsden Junior No.1 and National Schools Champion. Former National Cadet Singles and Doubles Champion following up his four previous National Championships at 11, 12, 13 and 14. Alex has a long-term contract with Stiga.

Faye Leggatt Scottish National Under-13 and Cadets Champion for the second year in a row.

Rebecca Plaistow Scottish National Junior and Senior Champion

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Legendary Names of Hans Alser, Stellan Bengtsson and Kjell Johansson, all World champions, proudly wore the STIGA shirt and used the company’s first class products

Number one in the world. Stellan Bengtsson, the first ever Swedish men’s singles world champion at 19 years old.

Production with tradition. Making table tennis blades during the 1950s.

Stiga made its first table tennis bat in Sweden in 1944

Quality was given top priority

World famous, Stiga products are sold in over 110 countries. Products are developed, manufactured and quality controlled by personnel with long experience with the company. This experience combined with close collaboration with world class players has made it possible for Stiga to continually lead the development of table tennis products. Aims of players vary, but all want quality and value which is why Stiga wins every time.

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Liu Guoliang

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the Chinese Head Coach Olympic Champion Singles

LIu GuOLIAnG

head coach for the chinese national men’s team

Olympic Champion Doubles World Champion Singles World Champion Doubles World Champion Mixed World Champion Club Team The only player in the history of table tennis to win all Olympic and World titles. Liu Guoliang is very happy to be sponsored by Stiga. He says: “I trust Stiga material 100% They offer the best equipment.”

ALL STIGA BLADES ARE HANDMADE IN SWEDEN

Liu Guoliang Chinese Coach

Andrew Baggaley (www.andrewbaggaley.com) Now twice World Ping Pong Champion Olympian and 3 times National Champion. Leading medallist of all times at Commonwealth Games.

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General Blade Information We show you the value of speed and spin to indicate the nature of the blade or rubber. The control factor is only a guide; relative to each player’s feel. Usually one of the first questions a player will ask is, “How much control does this rubber or blade have?” A good question! Because, who wants to hit a ball uncontrolled? But, this question cannot be answered objectively. Control cannot be measured. It is an expression of the individual ball feeling of each player. A rubber that gives you optimum control can be uncontrollable for your doubles partner… why? Each player has different ball feeling since everybody has different sense of touch. The more sensors a hand’s skin has, the more sensitive it is and the better it feels the ball when it is hit. This capability to feel the ball increases naturally the more you practice. A professional player who practices 30 hours a week has quite a different ball feeling than a hobby player who trains one hour a week. Every player has different technique. One makes much use of his wrist to hit a ball (the so-called man with the “golden hand”), the other plays almost without any wrist movement. One plays topspin with a short arm swing, the other a long swing, etc., etc. Everyone holds his racket in a different way. This is not about shakehand or penhold grip but about the different way you can hold the bat. Both grips have numerous varieties which influence the feeling of the ball and have advantages and disadvantages depending on the strokes you play. Each player defines control differently. For one, control means ball placement in a short chop stroke; for the other a safe topspin stroke means a correct return of a service.

WEIGHT: The weight of blades ranges between 60g and 100g with 85g being the most popular. GRIP: The style of handle is an individual choice, It is advisable to try out the different styles. There are several important aspects to consider when choosing the handle - e.g. the length width and size of the handle needs to be matched to the size of the hand. A good grip should be adopted at the outset this will assist in developing a sound playing technique You can choose from the following shapes BLADE: The blade must be at least 85% wood. The rest of the material could be carbon, glass fibre, kevlar etc but the thickness of these man made materials should not normally exceed 0.35mm. BALSA: Particularly lightweight soft wood, used on the inner structure of the blade, with a hard outer surface making a fast lightweight blade. KEVLAR: Man made material is high in durability, low in weight and strengthens the blade. As with other man made fibres it enlarges the sweet spot increasing control. GLASSFIBRE: High quality man-made material, giving a similar performance to carbon fibre, enlarging the sweet spot, producing good control. CARBON: Carbon fibre man-made material strengthens the blade with a layer of carbon, usually between the top and second layers of ply on either side of the blade, enlarging the ‘sweet spot’ and increasing ball control.

CONTROL: cannot be measured but to help you to make a decision, we recommend you to remember: The higher speed and spin values are, the more difficult it is for you to control the ball in placement, adjustment of speed and spin, and the flying height of returns. Your ability to control fast and spinny rubbers will increase, of course, in proportion to the quantity of your training and matches.

1 Penholder

This explains why top players can still control the ball with an OFF+ blade and speedglued offensive rubbers of maximum sponge thickness.

Concave, wide

SPIN: It is important to play the ball on the most effective part of the blade, which is the outer area, to achieve maximum spin. The ply should be medium to soft. It is more difficult to spin the ball with a hard ply. P6 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608

Conic, short and wide

2 Winner Anatomic

3 Legend 4 Master

Concave, narrow

5 Peter Straight


Please use this blade table as guidance for you to make the right choice of Stiga blades. This information scale is not transferable for comparison with other brands.

Stiga Blades Rating Chart

The following characteristics decide the table below: the hardness of the veneers, the blade’s total weight, the thickness of the blade and the different effects of the unique Stiga blade technologies (WRB, CR etc.). Please note that this blade table only compares the Stiga blades related to each other

BLADE

SPEED

CONTROL VENEERS

TYPE

WEIGHT

Carbonado 145

145

44

5+2

off+

90

Carbonado 190

145

44

5+2

off+

90

CC 7 White (Crystal Carbo)

142

45

7

off+

90

Ebenholz NCT VII

141

46

7

off+

95

Carbonado 45

140

47

5+2

off+

90

Carbonado 90

140

47

5+2

off+

90

Rosewood NCT VII

139

49

7

off+

90

Maplewood NCT VII

137

49

7

off+

95

Hybrid Wood NCT

129

52

9

off+

95

Intensity NCT Carbon

124

60

5+2

off

90

Sense 7.6

122

60

7+6

off

7+6

Carbo 7.6 WRB

121

60

7+6

off

95

CC 5 White (Crystal Carbo)

120

61

5

off

85

Clipper CC

118

62

7+6

off

90

Rosewood XO

118

62

5

off

85

Emerald V

117

63

5

off

90

Titanium 5.4 WRB

116

62

5+4

off

80

Ebenholz NCT V

115

62

5

off

90

Titanium 5.4

114

63

5+4

off

85

Rosewood NCT V

113

63

5

off

85

Clipper CR - with WRB

112

64

7

off

90

Maplewood NCT V

110

66

5

off

85

Infinity V

100

70

5

off

85

Optimum CARBO

108

66

5+4

off

90

Eternity VPS V

107

66

5

off

90

Clipper WRB

106

66

7

off

90

Intensity NCT

105

65

5

off

85

Clipper Wood

101

68

7

off

90

Optimum PLUS

94

75

5

off-

85

Optimum SYNC

92

76

5

off-

85

Offensive Classic Carbon

92

76

5+2

off-

85

Offensive Wood NCT

90

76

5

off-

85

Offensive CR - with WRB

80

73

5

all+

80

Offensive CR

79

74

5

all+

80

Energy Wood WRB

78

74

5

all+

85

Offensive Classic WRB

77

75

5

all+

80

Offensive Classic

73

76

5

all+

85

Allround Classic Carbon

73

78

5+2

all+

85

Allround Evolution

72

77

5

all

80

Allround Classic WRB

63

78

5

all

75

Allround Classic

62

75

5

all

80

Defensive Wood NCT

61

77

5

def

75

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Allround Classic

THE LEGEND “probably the world’s most popular blade”

The STIGA Allround Classic blade was first introduced in Sweden in 1967. For over three decades, it has been the measuring stick of quality and workmanship by serious tournament players. Numerous players have won World and International titles using an Allround Classic blade and it recently broke the one million sales mark. We believe these numbers make the Allround Classic blade the world’s most popular blade ever made.

To become a legend, use a Legend. Allround Classic WRB £39.99 Allround Classic £37.99

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Do the same as 11 times National Champion Desmond Douglas (formerly one of the world’s best players), and Marie Svensson, former European Ladies’ Champion, play with Allround Classic, the world’s best selling competition blade. A perfect balance between speed, weight and feel lies behind Allround Classic’s enormous popularity among competitive players, who demand high quality. 85g P8 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608

Desmond Douglas

11 times National Champion, European Top 12 winner, Highest World Ranking 7.


WRB blades The WRB system accelerates the blade face for faster returns, more power and extra sensitivity of touch

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Stiga Active A/R £29.99 A finely balanced blade with comfortable grip for young players. Developed for excellent touch and control. Perfect first blade recommended by Stellan Bengtsson (former world champion). Available in fl, an, st. Allround Evolution £39.99 Perfect for the modern, allround player who exploits every variation of speed and spin. The blade of Evolution is based on the STIGA Allround Classic, but is faster. 85g Offensive Classic £41.99 Offensive Classic WRB £43.99 After the worldwide success of the STIGA Allround Classic (introduced in 1967), STIGA decided to create a blade specifically designed for the more aggressive player. STIGA’s research and development team tackled this new challenge head-on and, in 1976, introduced its second winning blade: the STIGA Offensive Classic. Used by members of the world champion Swedish National Team, the STIGA Offensive Classic became the choice of the attacking player. Its winning design blends optimum speed, weight, and feel. Energy Wood WRB £41.99 A technologically advanced design using Stiga blade technology based on the legendary Allround Classic blade but with extra speed due to the harder middle veneer. The unique combination of veneer and the special drying process that Stiga use creates a very light blade that offers a perfect mix between speed and control that is unique to Stiga. This combination creates optimum feel that all players desire. 77g Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P9


World’s finest blades Allround Classic Carbon £49.99 STIGA Allround Classic Carbon advances the modern allround game to a new level! The world famous Allround Classic is updated with two carbon layers, resulting in extra stability when attacking and more speed. Allround Classic Carbon has the classic STIGA design, but gives the allround player an extra edge for the new era of table tennis. Take your allround game to the highest level!

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Offensive Classic Carbon £59.99 STIGA Offensive Classic Carbon is an update of the world famous Offensive Classic. We have added two carbon layers, giving extra power and stability for the modern offensive player. Designed in the classic STIGA design, the Offensive Classic Carbon retains the famous outstanding feel and balance, but provides an additional carbon dimension to your offensive arsenal. For an offensive game with feeling! P10 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608


The front part of the blade is UV-finished, which yields a reasonably increased speed to the ball (at least 21% faster than a conventional blade).

Clipper CR £64.99 Famous throughout the world for its speed and appreciated particularly by players who want extra power behind their stroke. Clipper Wood is used by many Asian world class players. Fl, an, st

TOUCH Untreated surface to preserve the genuine “STIGA-touch”.

Used by Chinese Coach Liu Guoliang

Allround CR £42.99 Increased speed with maintained STIGA touch because of the CR system. Fl, an, st

Offensive Wood CR £46.99 Lightweight 5-ply blade. Built to suit the fast and technical offensive/allround player.

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Increased speed with maintained “STIGA touch” because of the CR system - WRB-system gives faster returns, more power and extra sensitivity of touch. an, st

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CARBONADO

STIGA’s latest technology The new Carbonado 45 and Carbonado 90 blades are constructed with thinner TeXtreme® 64 gram per m2² carbon fiber, providing exceptional control and wood feel. These two new additions to the Carbonado family are built with the same expert processes and quality materials as the original Carbonado 145 and 190, with one difference – the Carbonado 45 and 90 contain 64 gram per m2 carbon fiber while the original Carbonado 145 and 190 contain 100 gram per m2 carbon fiber. Choose Carbonado 45 and 90 for top quality, expert craftsmanship, and outstanding performance, along with increased control and wood feel! Carbonado 45

£169.99

45 degree angle provides torsional bendability which gives the blade more flexibility and increased stiffness The high trajectory makes it a perfect choice for the offensive player who looks for good speed and stability combined with excellent control • Wide personalized sweet spot • 64 gram Carbon fibre per m2

Carbonado 90

£149.99

Carbonado 90 is constructed with Carbon layers in a 90 degree angle which provides flexural bendability which gives the blade a stiff feel with great stability and high speed. The longer and flatter trajectory makes it an excellent choice for players who want to command the gameplay with high speed strokes • High personalized sweet spot • 64 gram Carbon fibre per m2

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CARBONADO ERIES

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CARBONADO SERIES

For the new Carbonado blades we have taken the carbon blade manufacturing to a new ®

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been experienced in Table Tennis. Carbonado 190 £159.99 For the new Carbonado blades we have taken the carbon blade manufacturing to a new level by using the made in Sweden carbon technology known as TeXtreme®. The blades are built with five layers of wood and two layers of lightweight TeXtreme® Spread Tow Carbon fibers. This unique and patented carbon is the first of its kind and has never before been experienced in Table Tennis.

SWEET SPOT

Carbonado 145 £174.99 The special TeXtreme® Spread Tow Carbon is flexible in only one direction, either flexural or torsional, making it possible in the manufacturing process to adjust and improve the ball trajectory and speed to accommodate playing style. The two layers of carbon are applied in a 45 degree angle or a 90 degree angle.

CARBONADO 145

SWEET SPOT

TORSIONAL

The Carbonado blades offers the player a personalized Sweet CARBONADO 145 Spot. The Carbonado 145 with its torsional bendability gives CARBONADO 145 a wider Sweet Spot and the Carbonado 190 and its flexural bendability gives a higher Sweet Spot. NEW NEW

CARBONADO 145 CONTROL SPEED ELASTICITY VENEER

CARBONADO 190

44

5+2

CONTROL

145 STIFF STYLE OFF +

145 STIFF STYLE OFF +

SPEED ELASTICITY VENEER

Carbonado 145 is constructed with Carbon layers in a 45 degree angle 45 degree angle provides torsional bendability which gives the blade more flexibility and increased stiffness The high trajectory makes it a perfect choice for the offensive player who looks for good speed and stability combined with excellent control Wide personalized sweet spot

NEW

ART. NO. 1065-XX

44

5+2

44

CARBONADO 190

SWEET SPOT

FLEXURAL

CARBONADO 190

CARBONADO 190

The special TeXtreme® Spread Tow Carbon FLEXURAL is flexible in only one direction, either Experience themaking resultit possible in flexural or torsional, manufacturing process to adjust and oftheyears of research and improve the ball trajectory and speed to engineering. accommodate playing style. The two layers of carbon are applied in a 45 degree angle or a 90 degree angle. TORSIONAL

Carbonado 190 is constructed with Experience the TeXtreme® Carbon layers in a 90 degree angle The Carbonado blades offers the player a 90 degree angle provides flexural Carbon feeling! personalized Spot. The Carbonado bendability which gives the blade a stiffCARBONADO 145Sweet CARBONADO 190 145 with its torsional bendability gives a feel with great stability and high speed wider Sweet Spot and the Carbonado 190 The longer and flatter trajectory makes and its flexural bendability gives a higher it an excellent choice for players who Sweet Spot. want to command the gameplay with high speed strokes. Experience the result of years of research High personalized sweet spot and engineering. Experience the TeXtreme® ART. NO. 1060-XX Carbon feeling!

CARBONADO 190 CONTROL

SWEET SPOT

The special TeXtreme® Spread Tow Carbon

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Fan Zhendong Fan Zhendong, has signed a long term agreement with STIGA! The 24 year old super talent won the 2012 Junior World Championship titles in Delhi for Boys’ Singles, Boys’ Teams and Mixed doubles and finished second in the Doubles competition. “I CHOOSE INFINITY VPS V FOR ITS PRECISION.”

re s e e sctoo n r a h c 7 e g pa Infinity VPS V £64.99 The Infinity VPS V (OFF) with the brand new VPS technology (Veneer Precision System) is built with two hand-selected middle veneers that are treated with a unique and exact heating and cooling process with precisely measured time and temperature. The Diamond Touch technology gives the outer veneers extra hardness and the surface an incredibly smooth finish and combined with the VPS technology the result is an offensive lightweight blade with outstanding solid touch and feeling.

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Eternity VPS V

£79.99

Offensive 5-ply blade built to suit today’s modern game. Special temperature-treated middle veneers (VPS) which reduces vibrations and gives great stability. Surface with extra hardness and smooth finish thanks to the diamond touch technology. Developed in close collaboration with the Chinese National Team.

Offensive lightweight 5-ply blade ●

Emerald V

New green Ebenholz outer veneers with extra hardness Special temperature treated middle veneers (VPS) gives great stability Surface with extra hardness and smooth finish thanks to the Diamond Touch technology

£135

The Emerald VPS V - with Diamond Touch is a lightweight 5-ply offensive blade built around two handselected middle veneers that are special temperature treated (VPS-technology). This gives the blade a unique stability and combined with the new, beautiful green Ebenholz outer veneers, the Emerald VPS V offers a sensational feeling, ideal for offensive players who demands good speed combined with control. The final finish by the Diamond Touch technology gives the outer surface extra hardness and an incredibly smooth finish.

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Speed glue has been banned, but the Power Shot hasn’t!

Used by World and Olympic Champion GUE YUE

Guo Yue - Former World Champion, Mixed World Champion, Doubles World Champion and four World Team titles. Blade during all World Championships - Ebenholz NCT V. Ebenholz NCT V £139 A speed elastic blade like Ebenholz NCT V is suitable for all playing strategies of modern table tennis. The high quality and unique combination of the best wood plies in Ebenholz NCT V guarantees ambitious players maximum control even with many variations of speed and strokes. Ebenholz NCT V is a well-balanced state of the art blade that enables players of all abilities to play to their full potential. Ebenholz NCT VII

£149

Once again STIGA’s technicians have shown their expert skills and workmanship in creating this 7-ply masterpiece, the Ebenholz NCT VII.

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Special hand selected high quality wood plies of different hardness are combined, along with a secret ingredient--all to ensure precision, power, control, and most of all, enjoyment when you head out to the table. Because of its extreme speed and stiffness, this Ebenholz NCT VII is the answer for players who want to achieve optimum acceleration without speed glue.

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re s e e sctoo n r a h c 7 e g pa STIGA Carbo Sense WRB £79.99 The beautiful STIGA Sense 7.6 is built with a special outer veneer produced through a very long drying process. The result is a fast offensive blade with fantastic feeling and sound that helps the offensive players to retain the upper hand in fast rallies. Sense 7.6, with 7 wood and 6 carbon layers, is based on the very popular and world-famous offensive blade, STIGA Carbo 7.6. Handle ST FL AN STIGA Carbo 7.6 WRB £84.99 On demand from players wanting a very fast blade with maintained maximum touch and feel, STIGA is now launching the STIGA Carbo 7.6 blade, a blade with a completely new construction technology. The total numbers of layers is 13 (7 wood and 6 carbon), the microscopic carbon layers have been placed between each veneer. (See Carbo Oversize) The STIGA technicians have in this way evaded “the natural laws”. Thanks to the innovative construction of Carbo 7.6, the speed is increased without allowing the carbon to stop the natural movement and resilience of the veneer layers. The benefits are increased power with extra touch and feel. Handle ST FL AN Speed 10, Control 8+ CC5 £115 The CC5 blade is a very unique blade. When designing this blade, STIGA looked to balance control with long trajectory and power. This blade is for the control minded player who still wants to have power when striking the ball. Handle FL, AN, ST, P. CC7 £129 The CC7 blade is a more powerful blade than the CC5. This blade is recommended for highly skilled attackers with excellent technique. The CC7 blade is outstanding when you are playing back off the table and getting into topspin rallies. Handle FL, AN, ST, P. Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P17


World’s finest blades Clipper Wood £59.99 Clipper Wood WRB £63.99 Famous throughout the world for its speed and appreciated particularly by players who want extra power behind their stroke. Those who like aggressive, attacking play feel an unbeatable pleasure at playing with Clipper Wood 85g.

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Optimum SYNC

£53.99

Many players choose the fastest blade on the market with the idea that it will improve their offense. However, experienced players realize that not only must you be able to produce lethal attacking shots, but you must also be able to defend and counter the loops and smashes of your opponent. At STIGA, we are well aware of the need to synchronize speed and control in today’s modern game. We have created a new blade that is perfect for every player that realizes the need to balance offense with defense. P18 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608

Used by Peter Karlsson, former World and European Champion. Clipper CC £109 The Clipper CC is a very unique and powerful weapon created by combining the 21st century technique, Crystal Carbo, with a new secret -- carbon powder! In this 7-ply blade we have put carbon powder between all the layers, for a total of 6 carbon powder layers. This makes this blade very powerful. The Clipper CC also has the unique Crystal surface that gives you extra zip on all your shots.


Personal Model of World Team Champion Xu Xin

BLADE INTENSITY CARBON BLADE INTENSITY NCT £99.50 Intensity NCT is the 21st century light weight weapon! The Intensity has fantastic trajectory and good speed, while the light weight enhances the performance in all the best ways. If you are a controlled attacker you will like the outstanding balance between trajectory and control.

BLADE MAPLEWOOD NCT V £99.99 The Maplewood NCT V is a 5-ply blade that is exceptional for playing an aggressive game with control. An outstanding long trajectory when hitting spinny balls is a great strength of this blade, while extra touch makes execution of your shots a dream come true. The NCT (Nano Composite Technology), the special Maple wood, and the most recent advances in blade technology combine for the creation of this remarkably versatile offensive blade!

£119.99

The light weight, speed, and fantastic trajectory of the Intensity NCT are enhanced by adding two carbon layers. This adds superb power and speed to all of your strokes. Competitors who play an intense offensive game will take advantage of the extra touch and speed of the Intensity Carbon to rise to their highest level. e score

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BLADE MAPLEWOOD NCT VII £122 The Maplewood NCT VII is a 7-ply blade with inherent offensive potential that is very well suited to highly skilled players. Maplewood NCT VII has an outstanding long trajectory when hitting spinny balls. The NCT (Nano Composite Technology), the special Maple wood, and the most recent advances in blade technology combine for the creation of this excellent blade for the advanced offensive player!

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World’s finest blades BLADE Defensive Wood NCT

£54.99

The Defensive wood NCT is a powerful blade for the strong defensive player. You can play a very controlled game and also a powerful attacking game as a defender. This blade includes the unique STIGA NCT to ensure that you have the most versatile and advanced Defensive blade in your hand, developed for the new modern defensive game. Allround Wood NCT

£44.99

Lightweight 5-ply allround blade with outstanding feeling and control Perfect balance between speed, weight and control The NCT allows you to hit the ball harder without sacrificing any control Offensive NCT £46.99 Based on the lightweight offensive classic blade, Stiga have developed the NCT wood using their latest nano technology. A blade designed for a fast technical came but with excellent control.

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World’s finest blades Rosewood XO

£159

STIGA Rosewood XO is built with exclusive Rosewood outer veneers that have been aged and seasoned since the first introduction of Rosewood NCT blades in 2008. The extraordinary high quality wood with its beautiful pattern and excellent construction provides outstanding feeling and touch with a smooth sound, for a performance that is equal to its great beauty. Rosewood XO provides extra speed and feeling compared to the Rosewood NCT V. Rosewood XO: For the attack player with finesse! Rosewood NCT 7

£169

Rosewood NCT 7 is the blade for players who demand high speed, but won’t tolerate a loss of feeling, control and trajectory. Built with the a unique combination of 7 plies of high-quality Rosewood, this distinctive blend of technology and craftsmanship dramatically increases the sweet spot and trajectory and maximizes the power of the blade. With Rosewood NCT 7 a player gains maximum control when executing many variations of speed and strokes. Rosewood NCT 7 -- where Science meets Nature! Handle FL, AN, ST, P. Rosewood NCT 5

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£149

Rosewood NCT 5 is designed for the modern attacking game. It is ideal for aggressive players who depend on fast racket speed with long trajectory to gain the upper hand. This 5-ply blade offers an exceptional balance of speed, weight, control and trajectory. The hand-picked Rosewood combined with STIGA’s scientific engineering and NCT technology brings together the very best of Science and Nature! Handle FL, AN, ST, P. Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P21


WHO's NEXT?

Sponsor of Liebherr Masters College GEWO Polaris Control Glasfiber AR

ÂŁ69.99

Made of a new type of glass fibre composite. This reinforced Power All-round blade provides any all-round player with perfect ball control. It features five perfectly adjusted plies. The outer plies are slightly harder for more power. The special compensation plies increase the ball contact time and, in combination with the Kiri centre core, provide for great feel. Fl, An, St. P22 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608


GEWO Balsa Carbon 375 £59.99 is a modern premium-end ALL blade. Perfect blade for versatile all-rounders relying on precise placement and speed variations to win points. High-tech 1KCarbon combined with the proven balsa material provides for a larger sweet spot. Speed 80, Control 95 weight 75g handles FL AN ST

GEWO Balsa Carbon 575 £59.99 is a controlled, well-balanced OFF blade. Ideal for spinoriented, close-to-the-table attacking. Perfect for players relying on powerful, high-precision ALL/ OFF playing. Ultimate “feelgood” blade thanks to the combination of soft balsa material and premium 1K-Carbon:

GEWO Balsa Carbon 775 £59.99 is a modern OFF blade. The soft, vertical-cut balsa ply and premium-end 1K-Carbon make the blade a true “Power Tool” for uncompromising attackers. Low-trajectory high-speed topspins and aggressive blocks. Speed 99, Control 84, weight 80g handles Fl AN ST

Speed 94, Control 90, weight 75g handles Fl AN ST GEWO Polaris Powerflex Carbon

£74.99

Seven-ply power blade with larger sweetspot, maximum dynamic rigidity, optimum ball control and great feel thanks to natural wood plies. Zero vibration and full directional stability. Thanks to the high bounce, you can produce loads of rotation, particularly in topspin strokes. while the excellent control ratings provide for optimum ball control. A perfect blade for any attacker relying on spin variations and dynamics. Fl, An, St.

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Hybrid Carbon X/speed

Hybrid Carbon A/speed A/R+ with CFS £39.99 Allround blade with unbelievable feel due to the Cross Fuse Lamination system. An, Fl, St.

Hybrid Carbon M/speed Off- CFS £39.99 An offensive blade with outer layers of carbon and inner layer of Balsa. An, Fl, St.

£44.99

Provides unbelievable directional stability especially in high-speed rallies. An, Fl, St.

Zoom Pro Light £36.99 Same composition as its big brother Zoom Pro Offensive but with shorter and smaller handle and adjusted blade surface. Ideal for smaller hands. Fl only.

Zoom Pro Off- £37.99 Medium-soft core with harder outer veneers. The blade provides precision and pressure in the offensive game. From aggressive top spin players to half distance block and counter at the table. The fine-tuned 5 layer veneers provide excellent feel. Zoom pro is a top blade in the speed class. First choice in a high quality blade. An, Fl, St.

Blade Speed Carbon A Speed 8+ Carbon M Speed 9 Carbon X Speed 9.5 Zoom Pro 8.8 Zoom Pro Light 8.8

Blade Force ARC Off Zoom Balance SuperForce CF X-Force VC Youngster

Control 9+ 9 9 8.5 8.5

Weight 75g 75g 80g 85g 80g

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Speed 9 8.5 9.2 10 8

Control 9.5 9.5 9.6 8.5 9

Weight 85g 85g 85g 85g 80g


Force ARC Offensive

£99.95

7 Layered offensive blade. Combines the high-tec Carbon and Aramid high quality wood veneers. Carbon provides high speed and extreme stability; Aramid provides good feeling. The premium blade force ARC is recommended for top spin players with the emphasis on speed. An, Fl, St.

Zoom Balance

Super-Force CF £99.95 A perfect complement in the Gewo Force series made of 3 wood plies Kiri core and Koto and Acacia outer plies, as well as two carbon layers. Super-Force OFF is an elastic blade offering amazing control great speed and spin in the attacking game. An, Fl, St.

£38.99

Zoom Balance ALL+ combines premium wood plies (Kiri, Ayous and Koto) and two layers of high-tech Texalium. The Texalium layers provide a large sweet spot. A great choice for all-rounders in addition to excellent control the blade has sufficient speed potential for all out attack. An, Fl, St.

Youngster

X-Force VC £119.99 X-Force VC OFF is a hightech premium product. The inner core and coated centre wood ply is increased slightly in thickness. The blade features 2 V Carbon layers for extra speed. V Carbon is a highly efficient premium performance Carbon Fibre blade, lightweight in design. An, Fl, St.

£19.99

The foundation of future success. Precision blade with full control. Well balanced with smaller hand type suitable for children. An ideal blade for learning and any player reliant on control in allround play. Fl only.

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Flaxonite Cruiser ALL+

£64.99

Designed for maximum versatility, for players looking for great control, touch and feel, but still able to play aggressive shots. Flaxonite Driver OFF £64.99 The combination of the natural fibre and The Flaxonite blades use natural fibres instead of carbon or artificial fibres; this placement within the construction of the blade still gives a hard feel, but with more produces a slightly harder feeling than normal wood, without the loss of touch, for control. Sp8.5, C9, W80g players who find carbon blades too hard and uncontrollable. Sp9, C8.75, W88g

Super Core CL ALL+ Super Core CL OFF £74.99 The Super Core Carbon Light ALL+ uses the same construction as the Super Core Carbon Light OFF, with a thinner balsa layer of 6.4mm to give a more feel and control with slightly less speed. Sp9.1, C9.4, 80g

Treiber K OFF Ligna FR OFF £159.99 This Ligna blade is made with 5 layers of high quality wood with two synthetic fibre layers to give an enlarged sweet spot, leading to a more consistent bounce with a great feel and touch. Sp9, C9.25, W88g

£74.99

The Super Core Carbon Light OFF blade with an incredibly low weight consists of a three-ply balsa wood core covered over by two carbon layers to give that carbon feeling, designed for an aggressive topspin game. Sp8.4, C9.7, W80g

£89.99

TREIBER K is a high-end blade of the top category. K-fibre which is positioned directly under the Koto outer veneer generates dynamic topspin strokes; disturbing vibrations through wrongly hit balls are completely absorbed. What’s left is a sensitive impact, never losing its control. Sp9.75, C9, W90g

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All only £54.99

Fibreglass layer Fibreglass layer

Outer layer

Balsa core Outer layer

Its large “deformation of the surface” effect produces a substantial sweet spot which in turn provides excellent feeling and control in relation to the speed of the blade

The TSP-Balsa/fibreglass system

The feature of the TSP-Balsa range is the fact that the speed of the blade can be varied by adjusting the thickness of the middle (Balsa) core. The Balsa range consists of: TSP-Balsa 3.5 (defensive)

A slow defensive blade with precision control

TSP-Balsa 4.5 (allround)

An ideal blade for the allround player

TSP-Balsa 5.5 (allround+)

An allround blade providing speed with excellent control

TSP-Balsa 6.5 (offensive)

An offensive blade combining high speed with control

TSP-Balsa 8.5 (top speed)

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Mikado OFF + £39.99 Speeddominant, 7-ply Off+ blade for the point-orientated topspin and smash player. The intelligent veneer combination provides excellent feedback of the blade, thus enabling an easy control of it’s aggressiveness.

Joola Precision £42.99 Normally balsa core blades lack the ‘feel’ of a conventional wood blade, but this has been overcome with the clever use of anegree and samba plys around a balsa core. Fl, St, An.

Mikado OFF £38.99 Speed-controlled, 5-ply Off blade with plenty of spin, ideal for a spin-orientated offensive game. The blade generates a good curve when playing topspin shots, even away from the table, guaranteeing control of the game.

Mikado ALL+ £34.99 Error-reducing, 5-ply All+ blade, especially addressing the controlled, observant offensive player, who wants to dominate the opponent by means of counter-attacking.

Eagle Carbon £49.99 Great quality, great price. An eye catching anthracite coloured design, signals the drop-dead carbon philosophy of the blade. The hard twin carbon core is veneered with soft kiri wood to offer feel. Combined with the enlarged carbon sweet spot this is a blade designed for a strong power looping game. Fl, St, An.

Joola K6 £76.99 A modern high-tech blade for high-level ambitious players Blade Joola Precision Eagle Carbon Mikado All+ Mikado Off Mikado Off+ Joola K6

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weight speed 6.8 7 8.5 9.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 9 8.7 9.5 9 9.5

control 8 6.5 9 9 8.5 7


AIR TECHNOLOGY - extra light blades. Manufacturing ‘Air’ blades is unique and costly. Careful selection of wood plys which undergo a special extended drying process and storage period to ensure that moisture has been virtually totally extracted from the wood plys. This results in super lightweight blades with excellent playing characteristics – you need less power to control the blade which allows greater emphasis of concentration in controlled shot play.

JOOLA AIR FIBRE £109.99 An allround blade fantastic to hold, featherweight and only 59 – 60g. The 7 ply build (5+ 2 fibreglass) ensures total ball feeling with fabulous control. The 4mm balsa core is supported by acosica and samba wood plus fibre glass plys and the result is an extra light blade which maximises control but allows plenty of scope for modern allround attacking play. Despite the lightness you will experience excellent feedback. Speed 75, Control 76, Weight 59 - 60, Plys = 5 + 2

JOOLA AIR CARBON £129.99 The offensive version of the Air range features a 5 wood ply + 2 carbon ply build based upon a 5mm balsa core. Unbelievably light at only 71-72g the special carbon net plys improve the sweet spot and precision resulting in an offensive blade with feeling, stability and controllability. The low weight reduces strain on wrist and elbow and allows for quicker recovery during tight rallies. Speed 85, Control 78, Weight 71-72, Plys =5+2 Drinkhall Power Spin Carbon ORTHO £99.99 Paul’s personal Model. A blend of hiqh quality Arylate Carbon with 5 wood plies. The PowerSpin Carbon Blade is ideal for the offensive player who demands speed and spin with control to ensure exact and precise placement at all times. Speed 95, Control 75, Weight 85-90. Fl, An, St.

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Garaydia ZLC £209.99 3 ply wood veneer enhanced by two ZL-carbon fibres. Its ZL-carbon fibres lend stability, a spinny touch and ball trajectory relatively low.

Butterfly Defence IV £109.99 A 3ply defensive blade with classic characteristics. Hard touch allows maximum control and precise placement of the ball. Blade Garaydia ZLC Viscaria Defence IV A Grubba

Viscaria £149.99 High tec fibres such as arylate and carbon (high power elasticity) tailored for variable attack with emphasis on spin. Only available in Flare.

Andrei Grubba £44.99 Personal model of the late Andrei Grubba combines speed with A/R control. FL, AN, ST

weight speed control 90 8.5 8 85 9 8.75 95 4.5 9.2 85

7

8

Garaydia ALC

85

8

8+

Maze Magic

85

8

7.5

Primorac Carbon

95

9.5

8

Timo Boll ALC

90

9

8.5

Timo Boll Allround

85

8

8.5

Timo Boll Forte Off

90

8.5

8

Primorac Off

85

8

7

Garaydia ALC £149.99 3ply wood with two Arylite carbon fibres. Gives a low trajectory and sensational control in spin-based attack.

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Maze Magic £41.99 Well suited for all offensive strategies - retains the characteristic touch and control needed for spin orientated play.

Primorac Carbon £139.99 Popular carbon blade used and recommended by Zoran Primorac. Fast with good control, strong, large sweet spot. FL, AN, ST

Boll ALC £159.99 Timo Boll's personal model. Ideal for those who used the Boll Spirit. Arylate Carbon for heavy attacking spin and control. Handle Fl, An, St.

Boll Allround £41.99 Control blade perfect for a variable allround and topspin play.

TIM Boll Forte Off £54.99 New design. An offensive blade incorporating the latest technology; the solid balance core system. This unique system is designed to provide extra control and balance in an attacking blade.

Primorac Offensive £44.99 Most popular and successful blade in the offensive section. Personal model of World Cup winner Primorac. The solid balance core system makes the blade warp free, a consistent sweet spot with excellent feel and stability. FL, AN, ST Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P31


Li Ping Kitex £89.99 Kiso-Hinoki-Texalium high quality plies and the Texalium inner guarantee strength, flexibility and power. Perfect synthesis between speed and control.

Cayman £39.99 An extremely light and relatively fast allround 1-farbig schwarz/auf Untergrund weiß oder farbig 1-farbig blau blade. Especially suitable for players using REFERENZ: PANTONE 286 pimples out. The outer plies are effective RAL 5002 Ultramarinblau when using long or short pimples.

FARBEN: A= B=

AVERY 752 HP Ultramarine Blue

Black Devil £74.99 Advanced technology in carbon and balsa are combined. Incredible power and speed can be achieved with the Koto middle plies and carbon fibre. 7 ply high tech blade for attackers. 27-09-06 WCC

Burn Offensive £42.99 Stiff blade 85-90g (relatively light). Outstanding sweet spot, very fast.

AVERY 4528 TF Reflex Blue IGEPA ProfiPlot 741 Marineblau CMYK

100C-65M-0Y-4K

Crest Off £159.99 Extremely powerful with superb control.

Crest A/R+ £159.99 Excellent control and quite fast.

CREST - 9 perfectly processed plies are the secret of these absolutely top class blades. The extremely thin carbon layers guarantee a much larger sweet spot. The carbon plies provide stability, flexibility and a blade that is light to play with. Blade Burn Off

speed

control

weight

10

6+

87

Blade

speed

control

weight

Black Devil

10-

7

80

Cayman

8-

8

70

Li Ping

9+

7+

90

Crest Off

10

7+

90

Crest A/R+

8

9+

90

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Waldner Senso Carbon V1 £55.99 Another ideal addition to the Donic Senso series. This blade combines classic Swedish construction, Senso technology,and two carbon layers to give the ideal combination of speed and control blade for offensive and aggressive allround players. V1 = Optimum control. Control 8+, Speed 8+, 85g. St, An, Fl.

Waldner Ultra Carbon £55.99 The ideal weapon for aggressive attack players. A hyper-fast powerblade which is soft to the ball and sensitive for ease of control. Fl, St, An Control 8; Speed 9, 80g

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FARBEN: A= B=

1-farbig schwarz/auf Untergrund weiß oder farbig 1-farbig blau REFERENZ:

Persson Dotec Off £69.99 Hinoki wood with balsa and koto plys make this an excellent offensive blade for players of all abilities. Top speed and fantastic feel. Speed 9, Control 7+

Persson Powerplay £32.99 Ex world champion’s 7 ply allround controlled attack blade; good feel in all situations. FL, AN, ST.

PANTONE 286

RAL 5002 Ultramarinblau Waldner Dotec All Round AVERY 752 HP Ultramarine Blue £64.99 A combination of balsa, AVERY 4528 TF Reflex Blue Limba and Dotec gives this blade IGEPA ProfiPlot 741 Marineblau excellent speed and control; also good CMYKtopspin 100C-65M-0Y-4K for quick and smashes. Top Donic blade for control. Speed 8+, Control 8

Waldner Senso V1 £35.99 A classic Swedish construction, provides speed and fantastic control, hollow space handle reduces weight and increases sensitivity. Personal model of ex-World/Olympic Champion. FL, AN, ST.

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General Rubber Information Remember control is relative to a player’s feel. This can be improved with practice and experience of match play. It is difficult to measure control as individual factors can change respective estimates. Control is dependent of speed of blade and rubber. Also hardness and thickness of sponge. Generally the thicker the sponge the lower the degree of ball control. Advice service: if you would like to discuss the effect and performance of any specific blade or rubber you can rely on our judgement and advice. You can also be confident that whatever we recommend represents the best. We are only at the other end of the telephone.

ball received and also on the angle of the bat when playing the ball. The effect will produce an unpredictable return with irregular flight paths making it difficult for the attacking opponent. This type of rubber needs a great deal of training time if you wish to be successful and obtain maximum effect. Long pimples are ideal for combination bat players who will have a grippy pimple-in rubber on one side of the bat and long pimple-out on the other – introducing a guessing game for the opponent.

1.1 - 1.3mm for defensive (DEF) to passively all-round players (ALL-)

Rubber care: Inverted rubber needs regular cleaning and protection from light, particularly UV light, also humidity and extreme temperatures.

1.5 - 1.7mm for actively all-round players (ALL/ALL+)

Deterioration: Rubbers need to be replaced before grippiness and elasticity are lost through deterioration, resulting in the loss of speed and in particular, spin. To be effective in training and competition it is important that the rubber is always in pristine condition.

1.9 - 2.1mm - max for offensive players with all variations of speed and spin (OFF-, OFF, OFF+)

Rubber cleaner: It is advisable to use waterbased or alcohol based sprays to remove dirt and grime. This will prolong the life span of the rubber. Dirt particles have an effect on the ball contact and amount of grip on the playing surface of the rubber.

Anti spin: Pimple in rubber. The playing surface has very little grip and is very slow with little or no elasticity in the sponge - e.g. Toni Hold (Austria) this is used as a combination rubber with a disruptive effect when playing away from the table and is less effective when blocking or counter hitting. The classic anti spin characteristics are little or no sponge, elasticity, energy absorbent sponge producing minimum amount of spin. However such as Stiga Energy Absorber have faster sponges causing problems to opponents Medium pimple: Pimples 1 .2mm - 1 .6mm long. Less of a threat and not so training intensive as long pimples. The disruptive effect is relatively small. Gives good control with a low trajectory return, but with minimum spin. Long pimples: These are suitable for defensive and allround players. The long pimples are between 1.6mm and 1.8mm. in length and can be with or without sponge. The thin flexible pimples are the most effective, but are inclined to break off if they are not played face on! The pimples will give unpredictable playing qualities. These will be dependent to a great extent upon the amount of spin and speed on the

Pimples out: Short pimples approx 1.0mm long give a very direct ball rebound with a short ball contact time producing a minimal amount of spin. This is an ideal rubber for players who block and counter hit. It is also good for controlling the opponent’s spin. This rubber is frequently used on the backhand side of the bat. Pimples no sponge: Short (approx. 1.0mm long) pimple out – without sponge. The playing characteristics are a passive rubber – with very good ball control but low speed and spin possible making it difficult to give variation in stroke play.

Pimples in: Is the most versatile rubber giving the largest variation in speed and spin - from the high grippy and speed reduction of the defensive rubber to the high elasticity, spin dynamic offensive rubber covering the whole spectrum in modern table tennis. The characteristics for the pimples in rubber are achieved through various rubber mixtures -e.g. different Indian rubber types and processing – i.e. varying temperatures, supplementary materials etc, making pimples in rubber the most effective available. Thickness: The types and thickness of sponge are specifically designed for different types of games and their selection is an important factor. The sponge thickness ranges from 0.5mm to 2.5mm. Speed and spin increases with the thickness of the sponge, but the control decreases. Sponge thicknesses of 1.9mm - 2.5mm require increased training to maintain good control. Soft sponge enhances control and helps increase spin. Speed glue: The effect of speed glue is to increase both spin and speed without losing too much control. When using glue it is important to use a blade sealant (varnish) to protect it from splintering and prevent the glue seeping into the blade. The glue is applied to both blade and sponge before play, with at least two coats on the sponge, more coats can be applied, but this is an individual choice. The more coats applied, the higher the performance. The effect of the glue is to expand the sponge increasing its elasticity but reducing control.

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Model

Choose the right STIGA rubber...

Speed Spin Control Sponge

Thickness

Mantra H

150

132

77

Hard

1.9, 2.1

Mantra M

155

132

77

Medium

1.9, 2.1

Genesis M

152

131

77

Medium

2.0, 2.2

Airoc Astro M

152

128

78

Medium

1.7, 1.9, 2.1

Airoc M

149

129

80

Medium

1.7, 1.9, 2.1

Calibra Tour H

150

127

80

Hard

1,9/max

Calibra Tour M

149

127

80

Medium

1,9/max

Calibra LT Plus

148

125

80

Hard

1,8/2,0/max

Calibra LT

147

125

81

Medium

1,8/2,0/max

Mantra S

146

132

84

Soft

1.9, 2.1

Magna TXII

145

126

83

Medium

1,8, 2,0, max

Airoc Astro S

144

128

84

Soft

1.7, 1.9, 2.1

Boost TX

143

125

85

Medium

1,8/2,0/max

Airoc S

141

128

86

Soft

1.7, 1.9, 2.1

Genesis S

144

131

83

Soft

2.0, 2.2

Calibra Tour S

140

127

86

Soft

1,9/max

Calibra LT Spin

136

126

87

Medium

1,8/2,0/max

Calibra LT Sound

135

125

89

Soft

1,8/2,0/max

Magna TCII

134

126

90

Soft

1,8/2,0/max

Boost TC

133

125

93

Soft

1,8/2,0/max

Magna TSII

130

Boost TP Boost TS

129 128

126 125

95 96

Very soft Hard

1,8/2,0/max 1,8/2,0/max

125

97

Very soft

1,8/2,0/max

Structure Short

116

144

123

Hard

1.5, 2.0

Power LT

126

124

98

Medium Soft

1.8, 2.0, Max

Innova

115

124

116

Medium

1,8/2,0/max

The hardness and elasticity of the sponge, the friction and elasticity of the surface rubber and the different effects of the unique Stiga rubber technologies (MP, ACS etc‌).

Magna

114

126

117

Medium

1,8/2,0/max

Radical (pimples)

111

112

122

Medium

1,8/2,0/max

Innova Ultra Light

110

123

123

Very soft

1,8/2,0/max

Mendo

108

122

125

Medium

1,5/1,8/2,0 / max

Royal

105

80

80

Medium

1,8/2,0/max

Neos Sound

105

123

128

Soft

1,8/2,0/max

Please use this rubber table as guidance for you to make the right choice of Stiga rubbers. This information scale is not transferable for comparison with other brands.

Mendo Energy

101

122

132

Soft

1,8/2,0/max

Neos Tacky

94

127

139

Medium

1,8/2,0/max

Carbo MC

87

85

97

Soft

1,8/2,1

Chop & Drive

82

125

143

Very soft

1,5/1,8/2,0

Guo Yue World & Olympic Champion Now introducing a new rubber table. Please observe that this rubber table only compares the Stiga rubbers related to each other. The following characteristics decide the table mentioned right.

* cannot be measured ** Synergy Tech. You can expect the same sound and effect that you enjoy today from speed glue

Cobra 2000

80

118

144

Medium

1,5/1,8/2,0

Evo

79

118

145

Medium

1.8 2.0

Energy Absorber (antiloop)

65

-

149

Soft

1,6/2,0 black

Sculpture Long

62

-

140

Soft

OX, 1.2

Destroyer (long)

60

-

135

Soft

ox/1,0/1,5

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Rubbers Mendo £36.99 Mendo is the new generation rubber. It is the world’s foremost rubber for attacking players. Its spin and speed is unsurpassable. Its extremely resilient sponge projects the ball with dynamic speed. It is ideally suited for the offensive player. The 4 times World Champion and European Champion, Peter Karlsson and the Olympic Champion / World Champion Liu Guoliang comments: “To remain at the top of world class table tennis requires total dedication. We trust Stiga Mendo 100% to provide you with the best material available on the world market.”

Chop & Drive £36.99 The Stiga laboratory has produced an excellent rubber. It allows the player a high level of spin and speed and produces excessive back spin when required. Chop & Drive offers unsurpassed ball control. Its unique sponge absorbs the ball and increases the contact time the ball is on the bat. This creates a marvellous feel for the player.

Destroyer £26.99 A revolutionary long pimple that has been developed by the world’s leading combination players. Stiga Destroyer has exceptionally unique L. P. characteristics that are soft and specially shaped to get a maximum response from individual technique.

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EVO £24.99 An exceptional allround rubber for players wanting to develop their game. EVO guarantees ease in learning all modern offensive strokes. EVO is suited for a powerful attacking style of play with a focus on control.


Many world champions have built up their playing technique over the years with the aid of Stiga Rubbers Mendo Energy £36.99 The Stiga research laboratory and the World’s leading players have together developed Power-SoftRubber: Mendo Energy. The touch and feeling is sensational. The new innovation in the sponge creates maximum friction on the ball.

Cobra 2000 £29.99 Perhaps the most popular all-round rubber ever sold. Many players throughout the world have developed together with the famous Cobra Ultra rubber. Cobra Ultra has a mixed rubber consistency, with natural rubber as a base. It provides masses of variation opportunities in your spin, which is so necessary for the successful all-round player.

Energy absorber £28.99 The new anti-spin rubber developed in Stiga’s rubber laboratory is unique in its playing qualities. The rubber surface controls the fiercest of spins and the sponge absorbs the most powerful strokes. The rubber is ideally suited for defensive players and can force the opponent into errors. Absolutely unique; the sponge allows the player to block and also block and counter hit.

Carbo MC £29.99 CARBO MC is designed for club and tournament players looking for a spinny rubber that has more control. CARBO MC is perfect for players who want to win points using aggressive spin and by keeping the ball on the table.

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Air Capsule System Innova Ultra Light £38.99 With the ACS-technology you will be able to deliver the ultimate spin, speed and power. Approximately 10% lighter than a regular rubber. The soft sponge in combination with the ACS-technology gives a fantastic feeling. 1.8, 2.0.

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Neos Sound £36.99 This rubber is sending shock waves throughout the entire table tennis community. Players will be amazed by its explosive catapult effect and thunderous sound. This is the first rubber of its kind to deliver maximum speed with softer sponge. 1.8, 2.0, 2.3. Ultra light, extra speed approx 10% lighter than regular rubber sheets.

Neos Tacky £36.99 The perfect rubber for European style players who want the benefits or heavy spin normally found in traditional Chinese rubber without the additional weight. Neos tacky makes over the table strokes much easier because of the incredible grip from the top sheet. The first rubber to successfully merge Eastern and Western offensive style philosophies. 1.8, 2.0, 2.3. Ultra light extra speed. Approx 15% lighter than a regular rubber sheet.

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INCREASED SPEED, SPIN & CONTROL THANKS TO THE COMBINATION OF NEW NATURAL RUBBER COATING TECHNOLOGY AND ACS SPONGE!

Sculpture £29.99 Long pimpled rubber with soft sponge. Perfectly suited for the defensive player who desires high control and spin. The soft sponge and top sheet combination is developed for the polyball. It is excellent for producing extreme underspin.

Structure £34.99 Short pimpled rubber developed for the polyball. The hard sponge provides excellent speed and control. Developed in collaboration with Liu Guoliang. This is the perfect rubber for fast attacking play near the table. Magna - the ultimate rubber £39.99 Thanks to the Natural Rubber Coating Technology, players will now experience the maximum "grip" on the rubber surface, while at the same time they will be able to achieve fantastic speed and control due to the ACSsponge. This technology will allow the player to achieve more spin in serves & service returns, dominate topspin against topspin rallies, and to better use and control his spin in all situations. The unique combination of the Natural Rubber Coating rubber surface and the ACS sponge make MAGNA the ideal rubber sheet for non-gluers. RADICAL £36.99 the spinny pimple out rubber

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STIGA’s new “Radical” pips out rubber sheet combines the shock absorption of ACS sponge for control play and the extra ACS power for smashes and attacks. It was specifically designed for the new playing characteristics needed for the 40mm ball. For passive blocking, it absorbs the energy so the ball becomes easier to control. RED/BLACK 1.8, 2.0, max Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P39


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Boost TP £43.99 Boost TP is for the top players who demand the ultimate spin and speed combined with a sensitive touch. Red/Black. 2.0mm, Max.

Boost TC £43.99 Boost TC offers a soft sponge. This creates a truly sensational touch and feel for the player. Red/Black. 2.0mm, Max

Boost TS £44.99 Boost TS has soft sponge that gives a crisp clear sound when striking the ball. Even though the sponge is soft the rubber generates very good speed. The sponge on Boost TS rubber is softer than the sponge of Boost TC. The sound and feeling of Boost TS is unsurpassed! Boost TS enables offensive players of all abilities to play to their full potential. Red/Black 1.8, 2.0, max.

Boost TX £44.99 Boost TX has outstanding combination of speed and spin. Trans Tension Sponge generates maximum tension, and it provides high acceleration returns for a fast spin and speed game. The sponge hardness of Boost TX rubber is between Boost TC and Boost TP. Boost TX is recommended for highly trained attackers with good technical know-how. Red/Black 1.8, 2.0, max.

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Power LT £37.99 Power LT opens totally new perspectives: it is more sensitive, generates noticeably greater spin - and it’s fast. Power LT has a medium soft sponge, suitable for the highly skilled player with excellent technique. If you want to advance your game, this is the rubber for you! Perfect for celluloid or the advent of the plastic ball. 1.8, 2.0, Max

Magna TC II £45.99 Magna TC II opens totally new perspectives: it is more dynamic, more sensitive, generates noticeably greater spin – and it is very fast. You get a crisp, clear sound from the Magna TC II when striking the ball. Recommended for highly skilled attackers with excellent technique. Red/ Black 2.0, 2.2

Almana Sound Synergy Tech £39.99 Nano technology, mega tension, ACS sponge and Synergy Technology are all combined in this explosive power rubber. Red/Black 1.8mm, 2.0mm, Max.

Magna TS II £45.99 Magna TS II is the outstanding choice for offensive players of almost all playing levels who like soft sponges with an amazing sound when striking the ball. Magna TS II gives you excellent control of all your strokes, thanks to the unique Magna surface, while the specially developed TS II sponge gives you the speed you are searching for. Red/Black 2.0, 2.2 Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P41


Calibra LT £49.99 Calibra LT has a medium hard sponge, suitable for the highly skilled player with excellent technique. Calibra LT is for advanced players who demand tremendous spin and speed, combined with a sensitive touch. Red/Black 2.0, 2.2

CALIBRA LT plus £49.99 Calibra LT Plus has an extra hard sponge that ensures tremendous power when hitting. This is an excellent choice for the highly skilled player who demands a professional combination of spin, speed, power and long trajectory. Red/Black 2.0, 2.2 P42 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608

Calibra LT Sound £49.99 Calibra LT Sound has a soft sponge, making this rubber suitable for all types of players that like the attacking game. With the softer sponge you get more control, especially for blocks and receiving serves, but you are still able to make lethal strokes to finish your opponent. Red/Black 2.0, 2.2

CALIBRA LT Spin £49.99 Calibra LT Spin has a medium soft sponge recommended for highly trained attackers and loopers who emphasize tactical spin. You will have outstanding control for touch shots and service return, but when you are attacking you will experience new levels of possibility. Red/Black 2.0, 2.2


Calibra Tours Calibra Tour S £51.99 has a soft sponge. Equipped with the brand new APStechnology, it provides very high speed and the fantastic possibility to shape your shots with the increased spin features. The APS technology (Advanced Pimple Structure) with straight shaped pimples makes the rubber adapt to the ball like never before and provides an explosive and spinny rubber that is reliable in every situation. Calibra Tour S is suitable for players with lower hitting power who need a rubber that helps generate extra speed with the exceptionally lovely sound of built-in speed glue effect. Calibra Tour H £51.99 has a hard sponge. Equipped with the brand new APStechnology, it provides very high speed and the fantastic possibility to shape your shots with the increased spin features. The APS technology (Advanced Pimple Structure) with straight shaped pimples makes the rubber adapt to the ball like never before and provides an explosive and spinny rubber that is reliable in every situation. Calibra Tour H is suitable for players with strong hitting power who need a rubber with built-in speed glue effect that is reliable in all situations. Calibra Tour M sponge.

£51.99 has a medium-hard

Equipped with the brand new APS-technology, it provides very high speed and the fantastic possibility to shape your shots with the increased spin features. The APS technology (Advanced Pimple Structure) with straight shaped pimples makes the rubber adapt to the ball like never before and provides an explosive and spinny rubber that is reliable in every situation Calibra Tour M is suitable for players with medium strong hitting power who need a rubber that helps generate a bit more speed with the lovely feeling of built-in speed glue effect. Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P43


AIROC S £52.99 - STIGA Airoc S is designed to expand shot selection and feel for control players. -For the ability to control the tempo and to have multiple ways to score then STIGA Airoc S is your perfect choice. Red/Black 1.7, 1.9, 2.1 mm AIROC M £52.99 - STIGA Airoc M was created to combat the potential loss of power from the new poly ball. -STIGA Airoc M utilizes our newest OCS sponge technology (Oxygen Capsule System) to increase catapult effect without changing the spin ratio. This allows aggressive players to maintain the same spin/speed proportions they have always enjoyed. Red/Black 1.7, 1.9, 2.1 mm

ASTRONOMICAL AMOUNTS OF SPEED In Airoc Astro we have multiplied the amount of microscopic air bubbles (Oxygen Capsule System) in the sponge creating more intense catapult effect and speed. The new topsheet works as an energy transfer between the sponge and the ball which provides every stroke with precision and power. Developed together with members of the Chinese National Team to take advantages of the Poly Ball. AIROC ASTRO S £52.99 Optimized to produce an soft elastic feel when striking the ball. Airoc Astro S is the perfect choice for players who wants long trajectory shots with incredible amounts of spin.

AIROC ASTRO M £52.99 Medium-based sponge provides slightly more power than the Astro S

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GENESIS The new STIGA Genesis combines the best of the major table tennis cultures into one rubber. It has a potent synthesis of Japanese/ STIGA developed OCS technology, Swedish knowledge, and a new spin elastic top sheet made in China. Members of the Chinese and Swedish national teams collaborated to create the ultimate balance between east and west. The new top sheet is sustainably developed to increase the durability and lifetime of the rubber. The Oxygen Capsule System in the sponge generates an intense catapult effect and speed.

Genesis S

£53.99

• T he soft sponge provides a high sound with incredible spin  ade in China rubber with European •M characteristic spin elastic feel • T he OCS-technology provides the rubber with enough catapult effect to keep pressure during long rallies from mid distance

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CONTROL 83, SPEED 144, SPIN 131 STYLE SPIN ELASTIC, SPONGE SOFT

Genesis M

£53.99

• T he medium sponge provides tremendous hitting power and speed  ade in China rubber with European •M characteristic spin elastic feel • T he medium sponge is suitable for players who desire a rubber with maximum speed CONTROL 77, SPEED 152, SPIN 131 STYLE SPIN ELASTIC, SPONGE MEDIUM

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Mantra H £54.99

Mantra M £54.99

The new STIGA Mantra is developed with the latest Japanese rubber technology and offers the perfect balance of synthetic and natural rubber. This new rubber mixture creates a tension between the surface and the sponge resulting in an incredible catapult effect. Microscopic air bubbles in the sponge (Oxygen Capsule System) provide great speed with a stable and consistent hit and touch. This rubber is perfect for players who require the highest in rubber quality and performance. Mantra is suitable for all types of players, with sponge variation ranging from soft to hard. • T he medium sponge creates a high speed rubber with great hitting power  igh speed and feeling from mid •H distance  ives players the upper hand in spin•G spin rallies  roduces extreme spin in serves when •P desired

Rubber

Mantra S

£54.99

control speed

spin

Mantra S

84

146

132

Mantra M

77

155

132

Mantra H

77

156

132

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TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH OF HYPER ELASTO WITH TENSOR EFFECT

Vega Europe £37.99 Equipped with a softer version of Carbo Sponge. This unique sponge gives soft and exciting feel and provides the same level of energy efficiency as the VEGA PRO with a softer feel.

Vega Pro £37.99 Extreme topspin performance which is indispensable for top players is realized by the mixture of two high technologies - Hyper Elasto and Carbo Sponge.

Omega V Euro £49.99 Dynamic Friction Technology originally adopted from the Snow Tire physics makes the unprecedented level of friction on V Euro.

Vega Elite £37.99 VEGA ELITE is the softest version in VEGA family. It is even softer and even more controllable than VEGA EUROPE. Soft TENSOR sponge of cream color is combined with Hyper Elasto top layer of natural rubber.

Musa £29.99 MUSA has the innovative physical construction to generate more energy on the ball. Your power-charged ball makes the quality attack with sharp speed and heavy spins to open more winning opportunities.

Omega V Tour £49.99 Dynamic Friction Technology is developed for the Plastic ball. Dynamic Friction Technology originally adopted from the Snow Tire physics makes the unprecedented level of friction on OMEGA V.

Rubber Vega Europe Vega Pro IV Euro

Speed 10.2 9 11.4

Spin 11 9.5 11.4

Control 9.8 9.5 10.8

Thickness Rubber 1.8, 2.0, Max Vega Elite 1.5, 2.0, Max Xiom Musa 2.0, Max Omega V Tour

Speed 10 9 11.5

Spin 11 10 11.5

Control 10 10 10.6

Thickness 1.8, 2.0, Max 1.8, 2.0, Max 2.0, Max

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Enzo Angles European Champion Junior Boys Single

Hype EL Pro 40.0

£44.99

For those who place great value on good control with a catapult effect. Provides spin with maximum control.

Hype EL Pro 42.5 £44.99 Hype EL Pro 47.5 £44.99 allows good control in the more passive strokes when Fastest and most dynamic rubber of the series - for driving blocking or pushing. those who favour harder sponges.

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Hype Control

Speed

DGC40 surface for consistent, reliable connection when hitting the ball. Breakthrough technologies provide an optimal gameplay for higher class players. Convincing catapult values, high arch due to maximum surface grip and great penetrating power with enormous energy transfer enable successful topspin topspin rallies. High forgiveness without compromising speed, control and swerve were the focus of the two-year development. Hype XT Pro 40.0 £46.99 The GEWO hype XT Pro 40.0 is the ideal base for all players looking for a soft power-base with non-slip surface that provides adequate nevertheless inherent elasticity for offensive strikes. Compared to GEWO hype EL Pro 40.0 This coating is designed for a higher top speed. For players who put a high value on rotationally rich and precise placements. Briefly: A 40 ° soft “sound Monster” with the necessary speed in the right moment. Hype XT Pro 50.0 £46.99 The major product of hype GEWO series – the highest rate in another dimension! The FLEX-TECH technology provides maximum precision adjustment in all offensive strokes and Despite the speed and dynamics of 50 ° hard sponge the GEWO hype XT 50.0 provides convincing control for modern, cut rich serve / return game due to its non-slip surface. Incredible security for more passive balls, block balls and opening flips allows the sponge / rubber construction (Flextech). In short, the measure of all things in modern table tennis!

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“Made in Germany” for excellence and unsurpassed technical perfection. With over 50 years of rubber development, Gewo know the essential need for perfection, precise detail, and top-class manufacturing. Gewo NanoFlex series - a pure masterpiece in a class of its own. A product of new technologies synthesised to produce perfect harmony between the spong and rubber surfaces. NanoFlex FT40 Offensive - £44.99 Flexible and soft rubber, excellent feeling with control in all match situations. Enormous sound on playing top spin strokes gives you an idea of the power of this rubber. Very tacky surface with a soft and dynamic sponge, perfect for the plastic or cellulose ball. NanoFlex FT45 Offensive £44.99 A rubber with medium+ sponge. Has the elastic middle of the NanoFlex series. FT45 offers much more precision and pressure with all strokes. Ideal for top spin players with main focus on spin and power. NanoFlex FT48 Offensive + £44.99 The hardest and fastest version developed for top level players for aggressive attacking. Cancel your opponent’s top spin with hard and dangerous counter-spins. Despite the tremendous catapult, NanoFlex FT48 offers great control - an explosive weapon.

Rubber NanoFlex 40 NanoFlex 45 NanoFlex 48

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Speed Spin Control Thickness 10 10 9.5 1.9, 2.1 10+ 10+ 9 1.9, 2.1 10++ 10+ 8.5 1.9, 2.1


Reflex Sound £41.99 The softer version of Reflexx gives a great touch and feel even on passive strokes. Counter balls can be played with slight counter spin in order to gain the upper hand in the match. A rubber for players who prefer the modern and controlled offense play.

Flexxon FX £42.99 The softer version of the GEWO Flexxon is more elastic and therefore gives breathtaking control. The innovative micro-structure of the surface gives an unsurpassed touch and feel on hitting the ball. The high tech sponge is a perfect base for a good balance between speed, spin and control. For top professional players. Rubber Speed Spin Control Thickness Reflex Sound 9 9 9 2.0, Max Reflex Soft 9 9.5 9.5 2.0, Max

Reflex Soft £41.99 The special Gewo Reflexx surface, combined with the soft special sponge of Power Tension Boost Technology, provides a wide range of possibilities for your topspin play. It is ideal for all league players who enjoy the feel of play provided by soft rubber but without the usual loss of speed. Enjoy!

Flexxon £42.99 The new star of the GEWO range is the Flexxon OF+! It has the most progressive technology ever produced by GEWO. The new high-tension, dynamic sponge provides the player with great tension- a perfect balance between speed, elasticity and control. Flexxon is one of the fastest of the GEWO rubbers. Rubber Speed Spin Control Thickness Flexxon 10 9 8 2.0, Max Flexxon FX 9.5 9.5 9 2.0, Max

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Return Chop £32.99 For defensive and control players. A soft, tacky rubber which readily absorbs spin. The very soft responsive surface gives great feel and control. Also well-controlled receipt of serve, accurate ballplacement during rallies and well-controlled offensive shots. Plays like Tacky C.

Return Pro £32.99 Very tacky service, excellent feel, comes with a sensitive and elastic sponge. 2mm enables spinny offensive game, whilst 1.8 and 1.6 provide optimum control at medium speed. Return Pro enables you to play a maximum of spin variations. A rubber for maximum precision with all strokes. Rubber Return C Return D

Speed Spin Control Thickness 6.9 9.5 9.5 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.7, 1.9 8.5 9.5 8 1.5, 1.7, 1.9, 2.1, Max

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Return Drive AR £32.99 This is a versatile rubber with a high degree of elasticity. Tacky and highly elastic rubber surface. Elastic soft sponge provides excellent feel with topspin chops and blocks. Plays like Tacky D.

Target Air Tec L £32.99 The Gewo Target air TEC L offers a great variety of speed and well balanced playing characteristics for block and counter-hit players. This rubber is suitable for controlled topspin play with the emphasis on attack. Rubber, speed, tackiness and durability are perfectly united in this excellent rubber. Similar to Sriver L. Rubber Speed Spin Control Thickness Target FX 9 9.5 9.4 1.9, 2.1, Max Return Pro 8 9.5 9 1.6, 1.8, 2.0


Thunderball 2 £24.99 GEWO THUNDERBALL² is the result of a development of Chinese material experts and the GEWO team. The outcome is a high quality rubber adjusted to the European playing style - high control and extreme spin. The special sponge mediates a first class feeling.

Target Air Tec FX £32.99 This rubber is 10% lighter than the Gewo Target air TEC L. This provides the player with the great advantage of both spin and speed but with excellent control. A versatile Target rubber, enabling players to experience great feeling with a wide range of possible spin variations. Similar to Sriver FX

Megaflex Control £29.99 A high capacity rubber for all round strategies Megaflex Control gives you a superb ball feeling due to long ball contact. It absorbs the opposing spin and develops its own spin with controlled power. Megaflex control is developed especially for controlled, allround players. 1.3, 1.6, 1.8.

Proton NEO 375 £39.99 Built in 'Power Booster' that replaces speedglueing completely. Enjoy the sound and power of the built-in boost effect. The EMStechnology provides more spin and more speed combined with an unsurpassed precision. This rubber is for high technical level players.

Rubber Speed Spin Control Thickness Rubber Thunderball2 8.5 9 9 1.8, 2.0 Stratos Megaflex 7 7+ 8 1.3, 1.6, 1.8 Proton Neo

Speed Spin Control Thickness 10 9.5 9.5 2.0, Max 9.5 9.5 9.5 2.0, Max

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Storm £24.99 A combination of the -MET” £19.99 and “TR Tension tensor This is a great Tensor like technologies, it comes with rubber and has a slight a high tension sponge and tackiness to it. It has a a very tacky top-sheet for softish sponge & unlike maximum spin and speed. most Tensors it not only For players who seek to feels spinny but IS spinny. It also is easy to power loop perform fast and spinney loop drives. & smash. Superveloce V12

Karate £19.99 Trampoline Tension gives an appreciable improvement of speed and spin. Suitable for the top players and also feasible for enhancing the skill of improving players. Rubber Superveloce Storm Blast Karate Peril Anti Meteorite

Peril Anti £29.99 Anti Peril, unique anti spin cover designed specifically for the game with a plastic ball (3M Technology). Allows great defense against attack averting spin.

speed spin control thickness 9.4 9.6 9 2.1 9.5 7 7 2.1 10 6.8 7 2.1 8.5 8.6 8.5 2.1 6 4 8.5 2.1 7 4 7 OX, 0.5, 1.0

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Rubber Attack Long Guard Talon Cropcircles Snowflake 612

Blast £24.99 Attacking pips GIANT DRAGON Blast National have especially been created for national team players. In the rubber there is a blue sponge, which gives unique playing properties – a good control in combination with a high speed. This sponge is springy and elastic together with a high quality top sheet.

Meteorite £19.99 Unbelievably effective Chinese long pimple for defending or attacking. speed spin control thickness 8 6 8 OX 5.7 3 8 0.4, 0.8 4.5 8 7.5 OX, 0.9, 1.5 5.5 6.5 8 OX, 1.2 5.2

7.8

8

OX, 0.5


Guard £19.99 Super Anti defence, superb against backspin. Thin sponge brings perfect control.

Cropcircle £19.99 Is both offensive and defensive long pimple. It creates unexpected spin and wobble, destroying an opponent’s rhythm. On defense it is bewildering, has excellent feeling with very good control of the ball.

Submarine £19.99 Strong defensive rubber. Chopping is easy; the soft rubber absorbs the power of the opponent. When chopping, it creates vicious backspin and excellent ball control.

Dragon Talon £19.99 Long pimple with trampoline tension technology, with softer than usual pimples, Talon produces sensational backspin. black/red,

Attack Long £19.99 Best choice for defensive players wanting to impart heavy backspin with deception. It features a knuckle ball effect. Also for attacking players who require a great variety of spin rotations.

Snowflake Special £19.99 Long pimple rubber created with trampoline tension technology, which makes the pips elastic and more effective. Pimple ration at the very limit of ITTF regulations, provides strong defense and dangerous reversals.

612 £22.99 Trampoline Tension technology integrated with Giant Dragon traditional short pimples rubber, the pimples are elastic and create an astonishing effect; the short pimples not only deliver more speed in the open game, but the new internal energy of the rubber makes it more dangerous and deadly. Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P55


Acuda P1 Turbo £48.99 (50° medium hard)

Acuda P2 £48.99 (45° medium soft)

Acuda S1 Turbo 44.99 Superfast Spinny rubber

£45.99

Slice 40 £36.99 Alligator £32.99 Long Excellent control with pimple rubber for defenders good offense top spin for and controlled all-rounders. counter-attacks.

BlueFire M1 £45.99 Highly dynamic, extremely spinny top sheet.

BlueFire M2 £45.99 Medium sponge, perfect balance for speed and spin.

Bluefire Big Slam Extremely soft

Rubber Alligator Baracuda Big Slam Desto Big Slam

speed 3 9 8+

spin 2.9+ 9.5 9.5

control 7+ 7 7+

thickness OX, 0.5, 1.0 2.0, max 1.8, 2.0, 2.2

Slice 40 Blue Fire M2 Blue Fire M3 Sonex JP Gold

9.5 9+ 9 9

5 10+ 10+ 9+

9.5 7 7+ 6

1.2, 1.5 2.0, max 1.8, 2.0, max 2.0, 2.2

BlueFire M3 £45.99 Soft sponge, excellent spin and distinctive sound.

Rubber Bluefire M1 Turbo Bluefire JP01 Turbo Desto Coppa Gold Coppa Platin Acuda Bluefire JP01 Bluefire JP02

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speed 10++ 10+ 8+ 10+ 10 10 10+ 10

spin 10+++ 10+++ 8+ 10+ 10+ 10 10++ 10++

control 6 6+ 7 5+ 6 6 6+ 7-

thickness 1.8, 2.0 max 1.8, 2.0 max 2.1 max 2.0 max 2.0 max 2.0 max 1.8, 2.0, max 1.8, 2.0, max


Desto F3 Big Slam £35.99 For players who value sound and outstanding ball control.

Desto F1 Plus £39.99 Slightly harder and speed optimised sponge than F1

Vario BigSlam £36.99 “Made in Germany” with inbuilt speed glue effect.

Spike P1 £34.99 Classic defensive pimpled rubber for the ambitious, technically advanced defender.

Bluefire JP01 Turbo £48.99 Control Sponge: medium + ● Top surface: spinelastic ● superior version of JP 01 ● openpored sponge ● increased dynamics that are easily controlled.

Bluefire M1 Turbo £48.99 Sponge: medium++ ● Top surface: spinelastic ● top surface rubber offers extra spin ● superior version of M1 rubber For aggressive attacking players.

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Badman £47.99 A fast long pimple with close to the table blocking. Attacking and disturbing playing styles.

Rhyzm-P £54.99 Perfect for the attacking looper. Great spin and sound.

Rhyzm-tech £54.99 Latest version of the Rhyzm family.

energy energy X-tra

42,5°

37,5°

Energy Green Power Energy 325 £45.99 Energy X-Tra £45.99 £45.99 The rubber suits Energy 325 Soft For players who play controlled attacking games. attacking players. completes the family.

MAXXX -P £54.99 New fast offensive rubber for 2014. Rubber Maxxx 400 Maxxx 450 Maxxx 500 Energy x-tra Energy

MAXXX 450 £49.99 Medium Sponge. Optimum mix of power, spin and ball response - ideal for spinoriented attackers.

Speed Spin Control Thickness 8.5 9 9 1.8, 2.0, max 9 9 8 1.8, 2.0, max 9.5 9 7.5 2.0, max 9 8 7+ 2.0, max 8+ 8+ 7 2.0, max

Rubber Badman Reloaded Octopus Maxxx -P Rhyzm -P

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Octopus £39.99 Chen Weixing relies on Octopus to weave his magic defence. Speed Spin Control Thickness 6 7 7 OX, 1.3 4 10 9

7 9 9

7 7.5 8.5

OX, 0.5, 1.0 2.0, Max 2.0, Max


FRIENDSHIP 729 FX

£12.99

Very popular Chinese tacky rubber. Hard sponge. Ideal attacking allround rubber.

729FX SuperSoft £14.99 Fantastic soft Chinese sponge. Thinner topsheet, reduced weight and very spinny.

RITC 755 £16.99 Flexible effective long pimple. Induces extra wobble on the ball confusing your opponent.

RITC 2000 TACK SPEED £14.99 Tacky harder sponge, gives more power. Good spin and control. One of the fastest Chinese rubbers.

Geo Spin Tacky £14.99 Light weight, powerful aircell sponge (42˚) super elastic surface for fantastic powerspins, white sponge. Perfect for Chinese quick attack or European loop drive.

Rubber Friendship 729 FX 729 FX SuperSoft RITC 2000 Geo Spin Tacky RITC 804 RITC 755 Doctor Evil

Spin 9 9 8 9+ 4 6 4

RITC 804 £14.99 Antispin with extremely high control. Easy returns against the strongest spins. Totally reliable in allround play.

729 Dr Evil…only

£15.99

Short pimpled rubber with anti effect. Disrupts traditional spin of the ball. Very good on service returns. You can chop and hit nearly any ball.

Speed 5.5 6 9 9 6 5 4

Control 8.5 9.5 8 8 8 5 9

Thickness 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 1.5, 2.0, Max 1.5, 2.0 1.5, 2.0, Max 1.5, 2.0 0.8 OX

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SUPER DEFENCE 40 £41.99 Rubber specially for defensive players - thin surface with special sponge.

Grass D.TecS £41.99 Highly effective long pimple. Very flexible creates skidding effect.

1993 World Champion Gatiens Rubber Mark V £35.99 The rubber offers supreme spin and speed, with reasonable ball control.

Rakza 7 and Rakza 7 Soft £45.99 Using mainly natural rubber, top sheet and power sponge work in perfect synergy. Red/ black 1.8, 2.0, max,

Rubber Yasaka Rakza 7 Yasaka Rakza 9 Yasaka Mark V Grass DTecs Super Def 40 Rapid Soft

Spin Speed Control Thickness 10 10++ 61.8, 2.0, Max 10+ 10++ 61.8, 2.0, Max 9 9 6 1.8, 2.0, Max 7 5 6 OX, 1.2 9.5 4.5 9.5 0.5, 0.9, 1.3. 1.6 8 9 9.5 2.2, 2.0

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Rapid Soft £16.99 Designed for the speed glue ban. Tacky highly elastic topsheet with soft sponge. Allround rubber with super control and spin. Very good for middistance topspin. Very light weight.

Rakza 9 £48.99 The surface rubber of Rakza 9 has a newly developed formula/rubber combination. In addition the new sponge is made of a more homogenous material and has larger pores. Rakza 9 is the fastest of Yasaka’s Hybrid Energy rubbers and is suitable for technical offensive players using both high speed and spin to win the point.


Evolution EL-P £49.99 42-44° medium sponge offers a good balance of feel and bounce. Perfect for topspin players who want an emphasis on spin and power

Evolution FX-P £49.99 Attacking rubber with great control. Immense spin, super sound, amazing catapult effect. 39-41° sponge.

Evolution MX-P £49.99 Hard sponge 46-48 °. Pro-tension rubber. Gives an excellent sensation chosen by powerful loop players.

Evolution MX-S £49.99 New pimple geometry ball contact time is extended creating spin/dynamic version of Evolution. Great ball feeling when playing powerful attacking spin shots.

Nimbus Sound £41.99 S.P.I. technology. Extremely light sponge gives advance touch and spin. The rubber provides a good blend between spin and sound offering good playing flexibility. Red/Black. 2.0mm, Max.

Nimbus £41.99 Original version 45° sponge with power and speedglue effect.

Rubber Evolution MX-S Evolution EL-P Evolution FX-P Aurus Nimbus Nimbus Sound

Spin 9 8.5 9 9.5 9.5 9

Speed Control Thickness 9 6 2.0, 2.2 8.5 6+ 2.0, 2.2 8 7 1.7, 2.0, 2.2 9 7 1.9, 2.1 9.5 7 2.0, Max 9 8 2.0, Max

Aurus £42.99 47° hard sponge permits a secure and aggressive game.

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Spin Spiel £34.99 Very soft sponge and a very grippy surface. High spin and speed while maintaining constant feel and control.

NEO ANTI £34.99 Chop, float or hit. This new elastic antispin kills your opponents spin yet allows you to deliver a fast controlled return.

Curl P1R £39.99 Dangerous pimple with soft rubber. Ideal for defence.

Attack New Anti £39.99 Antispin rubber/soft sponge. Normal strokes can be played yet give antispin effect. Twister £39.99 Developed by the Chinese team. Designed to create unpredictable topspins. Bottom layer is much thinner to give maximum flexability and surface of pimples are very rough to increase spin power. Very hard for opponent to play against.

Rubber Twister Curl P1R Attack New Anti

Attack 3 £39.99 For fast attack close to the table, Chinese style, pimple out rubber slightly higher than a normal ordinary pimpled sheet. Very easy to create a loop ball and hit a chopped ball.

Spin Speed Control Thickness 7+ 7 7 OX, 1.0, 1.5 7 4 6 OX, 0.5, 1.0 0 5 9 1.5, 2.0

Rubber Attack 3

New Chopper £39.99 Very thin rubber increases effect of its soft sponge and gives extra slow kick. Spin Speed Control Thickness 7+ 5 6+ 1.5, 2.0

Neo Anti

0

4.5

8

1.5, 2.0

New Chopper Spin Spiel

9 9+

6 8+

9 8

1.5 1.5, 2.0

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Half Long £23.99 Medium pimple rubber gives the effect of a long pimple when blocking.

Predator £36.99 PREDATOR hunts with his long ripper teeth every kind of spin and eats the attacking efforts of his rival. A powerful counter attack by every passive behaviour of his opponent. Can also act slowly and controlled, punishing his opponent with ugly curling effects and swirling balls.

Undertaker £36.99 Long pimple with extended dwell time. The surface is low friction with high grip. The pimple layout offers maximum disruption effect.

Killing Defender

£39.99

Killing Defender Soft has been introduced to improve the defenders armoury against introduction of the new plastic ball.

Rubber

Spin

Speed

Control

Undertaker Predator Killing Defender Burnout Mirage Phoenix Half Long

7 6 9.5 5 4 4.5 5

3.5 6 4 9.5 5 7.5 8

7.5 7 10 7 10 9 8.5

Phoenix £28.99 Friction long pimple for players who stay close to the table and block topspin.

Mirage £28.99 New Magic super slow sponge. Anti-loop causes disturbance when pushing and blocking.

Thickness 1.0, OX 1.0, OX 1.6, 1.0 2.0 1.0, 2.0 1.0, 2.0, OX 1.5

Burnout £36.99 Burnout is a powerful offensive short pimple. Soft speed sponge with a strong built-in glue effect.

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Tackiness Chop £37.99 For good controlled spin defence. Very tacky, soft sponge, very spinny.

Tackiness Drive £41.99 For good controlled spin attack. Tacky surface, very spinny.

Tackiness Chop-II £41.99 The Tacky surface and a new, more dynamic sponge.

Tenergy 05-fx £62.99 NEW Tenergy 05 £62.99 Springy sponge - new sponge Softer and lighter version era high tension technology, of Tenergy flexible, tacky rubber.

Tenergy 80 and Tenergy 80fx £62.99 The latest in the Tenergy series of attacking rubbers.

Tenergy 25 £62.99 Innovative “Spring Sponge” with high tension technology.

Tenergy 64 £62.99 Fast attacking rubber. Thinner pimple diameter provides a softer feel.

Sriver G3 £46.99 Fastest version of Sriver. Great dynamics, high speed and spin.

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Flarestorm II £54.99 A Short Tacky High Tension Rubber. High Level of Spin and Speed with Good Control

Spinart £62.99 High tension spring sponge. Hardness 48°

Challenger Attack £37.99 Soft pimples and a very thin base give outstanding control. Relatively good spin for your attacking strokes. A very elastic sponge produces fast speed.

Bryce Speed £61.99 Japanese technology creates an explosive rubber with dynamic speed and spin.

Rubber Sriver

speed spin control 8 8 6

Sriver G3 Sriver G3 FX Tenergy 05 Tenergy 05 fx Tenergy 25 Tenergy 64 Tackiness C

9 8+ 9.75 8.5 9.75 10 3

8+ 8+ 9.5 9 9 8+ 9

6 7+ 8.5 9 7.5 7.5 9

thickness 1.5, 1.7, 1.9, 2.1, max 1.9, 2.1 1.9, 2.1 1.9, 2.1 1.9, 2.1 1.9, 2.1 1.9, 2.1 1.5. 1.7, 1.9

Tackiness CII

5

7

9.5

1.5. 1.7, 1.9

Tackifire Drive £41.99 The grippy alternative for the spin-orientated and controlled offensive player

Bryce Speed FX £61.99 Softer version of Bryce Speed whose main emphasis is imparting spin on the ball.

Rubber speed spin control Tackiness D 6 8 9 Tackifire Drive 7 9.5 8.5 Challenger 8 6.5 6.5 Attack Flarestorm II 8.5 8 7.5 Spinart 8 9 8.5 Bryce Speed 9.75 9 7.75 Bryce Speed 9.5 9.5 8.25 FX

thickness 1.7, 1.9, 2.1 1.7, 1.9, 2.1 1.7, 1.9, 2.1 1.9, 2.1, Max 1.9, 2.1 1.9, 2.1 1.9, 2.1

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Rasant Grip £54.99 For topspin players of all levels - multifarious offensive play!

Rasant Powergrip £54.99 Modern spin and counter-spin focus!

Nightmare £22.99 flexible and very elastic medium sponge. Rubber Rasant Grip Rasant PowerGrip Nightmare Rasant Powersponge Hexer Duro Rasant Chaos

speed 11.3 11.3 9.75 10.6 9.25 5.5

spin control 11.6 8.2 11.6 8.2 9.5 8.5 11.3 9.1 9.5 8.75 9.6 9

thickness 1.9, 2.1 1.9, 2.1 1.9, 2.1 1.9, 2.1 1.7, 1.9, 2.1 OX, 0.5, 1.2

Rasant Powersponge £54.99 For creative offensive players who pull out all the stops to score!

Hexer Duro £44.99 Long-lasting performance. Broad range of strokes and prolonged ball contact time.

Rasant Chaos £44.99 long pimples out for a variable, dangerous backspin defense. pile surface allows extreme undercut. Rubber Agenda Gipfelsturm Tiger Dornenglanz II Keiler Waran

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speed 4 10 8.5 4.5 10.5 10

spin control thickness 5.5 9 ? 9.5 8.5 1.8 8.5 9 max 9.5 4.5 OX 9 7.5 max 9 8 1.5, 1.8, 2.0, OX


ITTF APPROVED

Agenda £23.99 Has softer ribbed pimples for dangerous chopping and classic away from the table defense.

Gipfelsturm £31.99 Pimples are longer, very broad and conical. The pimple itself plays like as a short pimple but withmuch more spin than other pimple out rubbers.

Tiger £24.99 Very easy to control and will significantly reduce your own percentage of errors. A real all-around rubber with above average speed. This rubber can be used by players of all levels.

Dornenglanz II £24.99 is perfect for skilled players who are looking for a rubber that is a little bit faster, harder and more dangerous then Agenda and Blitzschlag.

Keiler £29.99 is a fast and dangerous medium pimple-out rubber. It combines a very soft top-sheet with a medium-hard sponge.

Waran £28.99 One of the fastest short pimpled rubbers on the market. For an aggressive offensive game and a fast counter and block game with destructive effect.

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Extra discount for quantity purchases

Reverse £5.99 An ideal starter bat for learning the correct strokes for table tennis

Kontra £7.99 Has excellent ball control characteristics.

Power £3.99 Pimpled rubber bat with a straight grip

Tornado £6.99 The Stiga Tornado Table Tennis is designed for the total beginner, the player needing extra control.

Sting £8.99 Designed for a player with excellent ball control.

Fighter £4.99 An ideal starter bat for learning the correct strokes for table tennis.

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Flow Spin £18.99 Flow Spin has a softer surface than the Flow bat. The 25 degree hardness surface allows you to have more spin in your game; the speed will also increase and boost your game to new levels. Flow Spin is durable and long-lasting, designed to perform well in both indoor and extreme outdoor conditions. BAT Flow Flow Spin Flow Set

speed 45 50 45

spin 45 60 45

control 9 8 9

Inspire £9.99 Is developed for the player who requires a high quality recreational bat with excellent control.

Flow £18.99 Flow is specially developed and designed to be weather and shock resistant. Flow is a very durable bat that can be used inside as well as outside and you will enjoy that the playing characteristics that is very good and it will help you to improve your game. The 30 degree hard surface will ensure you that you will have good control with good spin in your game. • Water resistant Cold resistant • Heat resistant • Ideal for longevity in school activities and coaching.

1 Star Force £14.99 Excellent control characteristics to develop your game.

1 Star Stormer £18.99 Suits the controlled attacker who wants touch and power in all their shots.

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BATS Hobby Radical Stormer Rocket Vapour Bounce Reactive Superior Revolter Virtue Supreme Response Varporizer Synergy

2 Star Rocket £34.99 Suited for players looking for more control and slightly higher speeds.

4 Star Revolter £84.99 Ideal for offensive players wanting extra touch and control when attacking and counter-attacking. ACS technology allows high speed with maximum springiness/ elasticity and outstanding control.

speed spin control 30 20 100 40 30 90 48 33 86 50 35 84 57 40 80 73 50 80 65 53 72 85 70 63 85 76 56 88 83 50 95 86 47 95 96 44 98 99 42 99 100+ 37

2 Star Vapour £37.99 Gives the feeling of absolute control under pressure, which is required for successful speed oriented attacking game.

4 Star Virtue £84.99 Ultimate combination of ACS and Tube technology. ACS technology allows high speed, maximum springiness/elasticity, increased spin and ultimate control plus tube technology.

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4 Star Supreme £89.99 Serious players experience much greater speed and spin in their game without sacrificing control thanks to nanocomposite technology using the 4 Star Supreme.


Bounce Advance £39.99 Gives the feel of absolute control under pressure which is required for a successful speed orientated attacking game.

5 Star Response £119 Ultimate selection for direct power hitting player concentrating on pure speed rather than spin. ACS technology allows high speed to be combined with maximum springiness/ elasticity.

3 Star Superior £64.99 For the offense player who Is developed for the wants unrivalled levels of player who requires a power and feeling in their high quality recreational game. ACS technology allows bat with excellent control. high speed combined with maximum springiness/ elasticity/control. 3 Star Reactive

£54.99

5 Star Vaporizer £119 Perfect for the powerful varied offensive player wanting unrivalled levels of power and feeling in their game. ACS technology and ultralite rubber with outstanding control.

5 Star Synergy £119 For the power player wanting power, high speed and feeling in their game. ACS technology allows very high speed to be combined with maximum springiness/ elasticity/control.

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Custom-made special offers Active Allround Blade (fl) £24.99 Two sheets of Evo rubbers (£49.98) Perfect for the young improving player. For good control and feel during development. Total retail £74.97 Special Offer price £39.99

Kevlar Wood Blade (st, an) £49.99 Two sheets of Cobra rubber (£59.98) Perfect for league players. Great spin, good control. Total retail £103.97 Special Offer price £49.99

Tube Offensive Blade (fl, an, st) (£44.99) Two sheets of Mendo rubber (£71.98) Fast attacking rubber, great spin. Perfect for the attacking player whilst still retaining feel. Total retail £116.97 Special Offer price £69.99

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Custom-made special offers Tube Aluminium Blade (st, an, fl) (£49.99) Two sheets of Neos Sound rubber (£73.98) Soft sponge, very spinny. Perfect for the attacking player whilst still retaining feel. Total retail £123.97 Special Offer price £79.99

Maplewood NCT V Blade (st, an, fl) (£99.99) Two sheets of Boost TS rubber (£92.98) Offensive blade. Great spin, very fast. Ideal for all-out attackers and top players. Tremendous value. Total retail £192.97 Special Offer price £115

Maplewood NCT VII Blade (fl, an, st) (£121.99) Two sheets of Calibra LT rubber (£99.98) All-out attack, no compromise. Unbelievable speed and spin. Only for Top attacking players. Fantastic value. Total retail £221.97 Special Offer price £129 Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P73


Ball, tube and rubber roller £6.99

Mini Key Ring

£1.25

Magnifying glass

£14.99

Twin Midi Bat Set with Rubbers and Balls

£9.99

Umpire kit £8.99 The Stiga Umpire Kit includes a net measure for measuring height of net and thickness of rubber. It has 2 red cards, 2 yellow cards, and 2 white cards. Clear plastic re-closable case holds all items

500ml Table cleaner £11.99 The special formulation cleans the tops of table tennis tables as it keeps them in like-new condition. It also provides a barrier against dust. Stiga Drinks bottles Strong watertight £7.99

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Rubber Protection

Stiga rubber protectors £1.99 a pair

Rubber Wiper

£2.99

Imperial bioclean 250ml £5.99 100ml £3.99 Revitalises tired rubber, restores friction and elasticity.

Imperial Leather cleaner £2.99

Energy cleaner with sponge 100ml, VOC free

£5.99

1.

2.

1. Gewo VOC-free spray 6.99 2. Gewo Rubber Cleaner with Sponge £3.99

Stiga Rubber Spray Cleaner 125ml VOC-free

£6.99

Stiga Rubber Foam Cleaner 25ml VOC-free

£6.99

Contra Carbo Cleaner VOCfree £6.99

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HYDROtec 200ml £6.99 Glue remover TSP racket coat £7.99 Only one coat is necessary as the water Glue based varnish seeps Applicator £9.99 deep into the surface, ready to use in 20 mins

STIGA Attitude Edgetape One bat, 8/10/12mm £1.99 each 9mm tape 10 bats £2.99 12mm tape 10 bats £3.99 9mm tape 100 bats £10.99 12mm tape 100 bats £14.99 180ml Normal Glue £13.99 700ml Normal Glue £26.99

Spinny Top Speed Glue 1 Litre Can £27.99

Not appro ved in ITT F/ ETTA tour nament p lay

These glues contain solvents, if used for making bats up which might be tested at ETTA events, are liable to fail. Not available for individual use, are ideal for coaches who regularly make up bats. Great for long-term adherence, easy to remove rubber and unlikely to cause damage to blade surfaces. Glues are highly flammable and harmful, and should be used in well-ventilated areas. These glues will be sent by carriers, not Post Office.

1 Litre Klebstuff £27.99 Not appro 250ml Klebstuff £13.99 ved in ITT normal glue with brush - the F/ ETTA tour nament p best glue for long term lay easy to remove rubber later

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Attach Power Glue Solves the glue buildup problem!

Attach Power Glue 50ml £13.99 100ml £19.99

VOC free, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly Stiga's new Attach Power Glue will put victory within your reach. Fully in accord with the new ITTF regulations, this innovative glue is specially formulated to eliminate glue buildup!

Instructions: Apply a thin layer to the blade and sponge. The adhesive is white. When it goes clear, adhere rubber to blade. Approx time 10-15 minutes.

In addition, it is very adhesive, so one application is all that is needed to attach new rubber to a blade. For greater speed-glue effect, combine it with Stiga's new Extreme Booster to achieve your maximum performance! TT rubber glue ZERO V Special glue for TT rubbers. Does not contain any harmful substances; made on basis of water only. The rubber can be taken of the blade easily again. Water based ITTF approved completely free from organic solvents. 37ml 1 clip 5 sponges £8.99 90 ml 1 clip 15 sponges £14.50 500ml refill bottle £24.99

Applicator refils available P72 Surfazer 25mm £8.99

VOC free blade lacquer. Protects blade when removing rubber Hydrotec Glue 37ml £8.99 90ml £14.99 Instructions: Put the sponge pads in the clamp and apply the glue evenly on both the rubber and the blade. After only 5 minutes drying time you can stick the rubber on the blade.

Stiga Optimizer Glue 25ml £8.99 150ml £22.99 The revolutionary STIGA Optimizer Glue is the safest way of attaching rubbers to your blade. The VOCfree and thin water-based glue is unlike other glues on the market easy to peel off thanks to the Bond Technology and causes no damage to the wood. Changing rubbers is no longer a problem. Comes with a brush.

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40mm ball

s

Optimum 40+ Polyball £5.99

Nittaku Premium

£6.99

Top world class Japanese competition ball.

A competition ball of the highest quality. Hand selected and Pre-tested. Approved by the ITTF - used in 4Star Junior Tournaments

Gewo Ultra P

£5.99

German quality used in Bundesliga Ball

ITTF appro

ved

3

12

Stiga Optimum Plastic

£5.99

£19.99

£89.99

72

£169.00

144

Gewo Ultra Plastic

£4.99

£14.99

£74.99

£144.99

Stiga Competition Celluloid

£4.50

£16.99

£79.99

£149.99

Gewo Ultra Celluloid

£3.99

£14.99

£74.99

£144.99

Nittaku Premium (Japan) Celluloid

£6.99

£23.99

£135.00

£249.00

Stiga 1 Star Celluloid training 72 for £29.99 Stiga 2 Star Celluloid training 72 for £39.99 Stiga Plastic Club Trainer £54.99 The Stiga Club Trainer is a practice ball with playing characteristics and quality similar to many competition balls. Using the Club is a good choice for young players in development and for the advance leisure player. Stiga Club balls are packed in a practical sturdy cardboard box, 72 balls in a box

Gewo Ultra 3 star £3.99 Top hard German ball. Plays like TSP. Perfect for fast attacking players.

Gewo Double Star plastic £39.99 Top German plastic training ball. Great for multi-ball and robots. Boxed in 60’s

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Stiga TT Pro

£49.99

Special offer £29.99 Sizes 6-11

Ball Bag Force Hold 200 balls. £8.99

Stiga Deluxe Ball Catcher

£19.99

TSP mobile collection net

£119.99

Large catch net on wheels - ideal for multiball training and service practice. Stiga Multiball Stand £49.99 Collapsable with wheels

Stiga Master

£49.99

Special offer £29.99 Sizes 3½-12

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STABILITY AND COMFORT IN ONE

Stiga ProSwede 3½-5 £49.99 6-12 £54.99 The ProSwedes’ front design provides perfect grip in both length and sideways movement. Thanks to the extra high outer sole, your feet get extra support even when making the fastest movements, without sacrificing the flexibility and feeling. Air mesh parts allow the feet to breathe and evacuate moisture. Why choose either stability or comfort when you can get both in the new STIGA ProSwede? SIZES AVAILABLE: 3½ - 12 Stiga Head Band

£3.99

Blue

Stiga Towel Activity 50 x 100cm Red or Navy £12.99

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Stiga Wrist Bands

£3.99

Black, Red, Blue


Stiga Court Shoe Sizes 5-11 £69.99 As table tennis becomes faster every year, footwear must accommodate the need for increased quickness and speed. The importance of reacting and accelerating more quickly than the opposition is more important than ever. Centre Court is very flexible and was designed to adapt to the foot’s motion, providing firm contact to the floor and enabling you to instantly change direction. Centre Court is the shoe to make it happen!

Stiga Towel Comfort 38 x 78cm Black

£12.99

STIGA Shoe Instinct Developed to withstand the tough and intense movement patterns used in table tennis. Stiga Instinct offers you extreme flexibility with a feeling like no shoe before it. With its natural balance and speed, you can focus entirely on your game. The instinct sole gives you a perfect grip on every surface and the ability to move quickly. Why chose any other shoe when you can go with your “instinct” STIGA Shoe Instinct Sizes 3½ to 5 £58.32 Sizes 5½ to 11 £69.99

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STIGA Shoe Instinct II Sizes 3½ to 5 £62.49 Sizes 5½ to 11 £74.99

fashion

Specially developed innersole in soft EVA to give you maximum comfort. Instinct II is a unique and specially made outsole that’s developed for table tennis. The pattern and grip areas are unique and will give you the perfect grip in all movement. The outsole has extra soft EVA on the forefoot and the heel. This ensures you will get the best grip against the floor and maximum support for your foot.

Specially developed innersole in soft EVA to give you maximum comfort

Socks Line (semi-high)

The outsole has extra soft EVA at the forefoot and the heel

£4.50

Made in a breathable material and special designed for table tennis. 76% cotton, 22% polyamide, 2% lycra

Unique and specially made outsole for a perfect grip on the floor

Socks Line (high) £4.99 Made in a breathable material and special designed for table tennis. 76% cotton, 22% polyamide, 2% lycra

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Lezoline Shoes £99.99 The newest shoe development from Butterfly. Superb flexibility and grip the main focus of the Lezoline Lazer shoe. Cutting-edge colour and design. Weight: 230g (Size 7½). Available in Black, Blue, Red or White.

Ayado Socks £8.99 Traditional sock with a cross design. 70% cotton, 10% spandex, 12% nylon, 8% elastane. Available in White with Black, Blue or Red design.

Butterfly Towel Timo Boll

£11.99

Butterfly Wings Towel

£12.99

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Cassio II Single Wallet Cassio II Double Wallet Blue or Red

£17.99

Blue or Red

£22.99

Nelofy Sports Bag

Nelofy Shoulder Bag £54.99

£79.99

Sturdy sports bag that offers plenty of space. 60 x 31 x 32cm. Volume: 58 litres.

Spacious inner compartment with divided interior. 48 x 19 x 30cm. Volume 22 litres. Nelofy Rucksack

£69.99

Solid construction with spacious inner compartments - the perfect bag for daily use. Cassio II Sports Bag

49 x 36 x 22cm. Volume: 22 litres.

£49.99

Medium sized holdall ideal for the training hall. Blue or Red.

Cassio II Ruck Sack

£39.99

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Style Single Bat Wallet

£13.99 Style Bat Case

High quality rectangular bat case wallet Thick padding. Two useful slip in pockets.

£9.99

Orange/Black/Grey or Black/Grey

Orange/Black/Grey or Black/Grey

Style Double Bat Wallet £16.99 Orange/Black/Grey or Black/Grey Style Trolley Bag Medium £59.99 Sports and short trips 60x32x22 cm (L/H/B) Color: black with orange.

Style Sports Bag

£46.99 Two outer compartments providing space for shoes or other accessories. 68x34x32 cm (L/H/B) Colors: black/grey, black/orange.

Style Trolley Bag X Large £89.99 Perfect for training and travelling 73x37x32 cm (L/H/B) Color: black with orange. Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P85


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Move Single Wallet Neoprene £12.99

Aluminium Bat Case

£29.99

League Batcase

£11.99

Line wristband Catalogue £2.99

Stage Batwallet Double

Double Black/Navy £16.99

Stage Batwallet Single Single Black/Orange £14.99

Line Bat Wallet

Single Yellow £9.99 Double Red £14.99

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Elegant Wallet Double Max £14.99

Line Bat Case

£9.99


League Bag

£49.99

58 x 30 x 30cm

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Stage Bag £44.99 Black/Orange, Black/ Navy 58 x 29 x 30cm

League Backpack

£29.99

High quality with padded shoulder straps Move RollerBag

£69.99

58 x 35 x 26cm High class trolly bag Black

Linebag £39.99 63 x 44 x 31cm

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Shirt Nova Black/Red, Marine/Lime, Royal/Black Dobby Quick Dry, 100% Polyester

Shorts Wave Black, Dobby Quick Dry 100% Polyester

Shirt Tim Black, Dobby Quick Dry 100% Polyester

Tracksuit Finn 100% Polyester

xxxs-xs £29.99 s-xxxl £34.99

xxxs-xxxl £36.99

xxxs-xs £19.99 s-xxxl £24.99

xxxs-xxxl £79.99

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Shirt Leon Black, Dobby Quick Dry 100% Polyester

xxxs-xxxl £36.99

Shorts Luca Black, Dobby Quick Dry 100% Polyester

xxxs-xs £19.99 s-xxxl £24.99

Shirt Drive Black, Dobby Quick Dry 100% Polyester

xxxs-xxxl £39.99

Tracksuit Finn 100% Polyester

xxxs-xxxl £79.99

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Voyage Stay dry and stay comfortable. 100% polyester. Pique knit Green/Black, Black/Green Red/Black, Black/Red Sizes XXS/XS

£35.83 £42.99

Sizes S to XXXL

Lunar Plain Stretch 100% Polyester Black/Red, Black/Green, Navy/Red

£24.99 Sizes S to XXXL £29.99 Sizes XXS/XS

Odyssey Stay dry and stay comfortable. Pique knit 100% polyester, dry fit. Red/Navy, Navy/Red 100% polyester.

£35.83 Sizes S to XXXL £42.99 Sizes XXS/XS

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Universe 100% micro polyester, dobby dry fit with stretch. Green/Black, Red/Black

ÂŁ74.99 Sizes S to XXXL ÂŁ89.99

Sizes XXS/XS

fashion

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fashion

Shirt Discovery Piquet knit 100% dryfit Yellow/navy, Navy/yellow, Diva Blue/ Black, Black/Diva Blue

£35.83 Sizes S to XXXL £42.99 Sizes XXS/XS

Shorts Columbia 100% polyester stretch Navy/Yellow, Black/Diva Blue Sizes XXS/XS

£24.99 £29.99

Sizes S to XXXL

Shirt Discovery Ladyfit Piquet knit 100% dryfit Diva Blue/Black, Black/Diva Blue

£35.83 Sizes S to XXXL £42.99 Sizes XXS/XS

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Skirt Mercury 100% polyester stretch Black/Diva Blue

£24.99 Sizes S to XXXL £29.99 Sizes XXS/XS


Tracksuit Apollo 100% polyester, Dobby DryFit with Stretch Navy/Yellow, Black/Diva Blue Sizes XXS/XS

£74.99 £89.99

Sizes S to XXXL

fashion

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fashion

Atlantis Shirt 100% MircoPolyester DryFit Grey/Orange, Navy/Sky Sizes XXS/XS

£19.99 Sizes S to XXXL £23.99

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Nova TShirt 100% micropolyester, dry fit

£19.99 Sizes S to XXXL £23.99 Sizes XXS/XS

Joy Hooded Jacket Poly melange fleece, 100% polyester

£49.99 Sizes S to XXXL £59.99 Sizes XXS/XS

Joy Pants Pk interlock

£24.99 Sizes S to XXXL £29.99 Sizes XXS/XS

Polaris Jacket

£94.99

Polyester coated

Season Jacket

£89.99

Polyester coated, 100% polyester

Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P95


Taori Jacket Dynamic design. An easy-care outer material and the casual cut offer a comfortable fit. A comfortable tracksuit for any type of activity. 100% Performance Micro Polyester. Available in Blue, Lime or Red. Sizes XS to XXXL

Taori pants

£44.99

Dynamic design. An easy-care outer material and the casual cut offer a comfortable fit. A comfortable tracksuit for any type of activity. Long leg zips allow easy on and off. 100% Performance Micro Polyester. Available in Anthracite, Black or Navy.

Short Kuma Lightweight sports shot. 2 zip pockets, drawstring waist. Dimple dryfit 100% polyester Black, Navy, Anthracite Sizes XS to XXXL

£37.99

P96 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608

£54.99


Taori Shirts Breathable, skin-friendly and easy to care for. Very lightweight and elastic. Honeycomb Dry Fit (100% polyester). Available in Blue, Lime or Red. Sizes XS to XXXL

£44.99

Kido Shirts Skin-friendly, Dry Fit material. Our recommendation for clubs and teams. 100% polyester (Micro Dry Fit). Available in Berry, Black, Blue Green or Red. Sizes XS to XXXL

£44.99

Bamboo Shirts Nano Bamboo Charcoal feels better than pure cotton and is more functional than polyester. It provides an incredibly soft touch, is lightweight and breathable. The fibres are strong, elastic, wrinkle-free and anti-odorant. Sizes XS to XXXL £54.99

Shorts Nash Longer leg cut and elastic material. Dimple dryfit elasticated 100% polyester Black/Red, Black/Blue Sizes XS to XXXL

Towel Tenergy

£37.99

£12.99 Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P97


New dimensions in robot training – the complete know-how of 25 years of table tennis robot production is built in this top machine. A clever remote control computer and a specially developed double head-system offer training perspectives which fill every table tennis professional with enthusiasm – German manufactured. Further details www.ttmatic.com

TTmatic 505

Professional Robot

£2199

Topspin, backspin, 360° sidespin, powerspin, topspin+, stop, go, remote control, swing radius = 2 x 4 steps, automatic more/less spin, automatic short/long balls, random programme feeds up to 100 balls a minute power and spin can be adjusted independently, solid quality, German design, 2 years warranty, includes 100 free balls.

TTmatic 404 £1399 The natural flight of the balls, the minimum time for setting up the machine, and the easy handling contribute to the fact that this robot will soon become an indispensable assistant to every trainer. Through the electronic remote control board you can programme innumerable variations of table tennis stroke techniques. With one turn you can change the rotating-head from chopped balls to sidespin or topspin balls. The large net together with the perfect automatic ball returner guarantee an uninterrupted training. 100 balls per minute. 2 years warranty. Free delivery & free gross balls. Buddy V300 Pro Set £279

The TT BUDDY PRO with integrated oscillator and remote control is the advancement of the JOOLA TT BUDDY. The PRO version is also set up and ready to use in seconds. Underspin and topspin, oscillation speed and ball speed (20 to 70) are adjustable. Dimensions: 48 x 28 x 28 cm Weight: approx. 1,1 kg Net: Economically priced, practical ball collection net for the TT-BUDDY. Easy and fast assembly, fits on the table with nets on the sides. The collected balls fall into a container or bucket (not included) through an opening, making it simple to refill the tt buddy ball container. Includes 120 free quality balls (for manifold use with an exceptional ratio of price and quality). Ideal for youth or many-balls training in your club.

P98 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608


The oscillator Throws the balls in all directions. Built in oscillation unit selectively sweeps in eight different ranges from corner to corner, enabling backhand and forehand returns.

Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 Ideal training partner. Practice, footwork, stroke play, build speed, stamina, and accuracy. 12 months guarantee. Lightweight, safe and easy to use! Catalogue Price £849 Free Delivery, Free 100 Quality Practice Balls, Takes 40mm/38mm balls

Robot carry bag £69.99

The Robot head Throws up to 90 balls per minute with a ball speed of 20 to 120km per hour. Adjustable for topspin, back-spin or side spin.

Ball collection net system Net goes up in just seconds. Retrieves 95% of all the balls and returns them to the loading chamber for continuous action.

Quality Indoor Tables HobbyLine Spacesaver Indoor S1-52i £259 Perfect for beginners or home practice ● 16mm top ● Tubular profile 25mm black coated ● 2 wheels each side for vertical movement ● Net set included ● Wt 57kg ● Assembly instructions included ● Includes 2 bats and 3 balls ● Ready to play FREE 2 MAN Delivery.

2 man delivery All tables available in Green or Blue

Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P99


Table Tennis tables

Europe’s Largest Table Manufacturer

Competition | Recreational | Schools | Indoor | Outdoor

As the largest manufacturer of table tennis tables in Europe, Sponeta produces high quality tables for many different brands. Table tennis tables made in Germany are successfully used in the field of recreation, training and competition worldwide. Safety All models manufactured by Sponeta are subject to continuous quality control on the basis of integrated quality management. All tables conform and pass the standard of European standard EN 14468-1 requirement for safety. Warranty. All tables carry a 2 year guarantee against product defection.

Spares. All table parts are fully replaceable; we have a dedicated spares team. Value. Our tables represent excellent value for money without promotion margins inbuilt. The table prices include a free net set and delivery. In the case of multiple table orders a free quotation can be arranged.

Sponeta online: www.sponeta.de P100 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608


Quality Indoor Tables HobbyLine Playback Indoor S1-12i £299 A top selling budget home table with a 19mm chipboard top ● available in green or blue. ● It incorporates a playback facility on a stable undercarriage with an automatic fold and wheelaway system ● The 4 double wheels ensure ease of movement when storing ● It comes complete with ● holder for bats and balls ● 2 bats and 3 balls net and postset and assembly instructions FREE 2 MAN Delivery.

2 man delivery

SportLine Playback Indoor S3-46i £399 19mm top ● Green or Blue ● Frame profile 36mm ● Automatic undercarriage with square tube profile 25x25mm, plastic coated ● moveable with 4 double wheels 125mm ● All wheels manoeuvrable ● Comes with net set and assembly instructions ● Includes 2 bats & 3 balls. Wt 73kg. FREE 2 MAN Delivery

2 man delivery 22mm tops Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P101


Quality Indoor Tables ExpertLine Compact Playback Indoor S4-72i £499 For ambitious players ● 19mm top ● 50mm metal frame ● Square profile 30 x 30mm ● Safety locking mechanism ● 4 wheels with rubber treads ● Height adjustment on the legs ● Compact storage position ● Netset included ● Ball holder for 4 balls on each side of the table ● Wt 87kg. FREE 2 MAN Deliver

2 man delivery All tables available in Green or Blue All tables 2 year warranty SchooLine 22 Compact Indoor S5-72i £599 For sports in schools and clubs ● playback for solo training ● 22mm chipboard top ● more stability with a 50mm metal frame ● Square profile 50 x 30mm powder coated metal ● Safety locking system ● 4 wheels with rubber treads; 2 lockable ● Ball holder both sides of the table for 4 balls each ● Compact storage ● Comes with netset ● Highly recommended table ● Wt 100kg FREE 2 MAN Delivery

Non-skid surface

2 man delivery

P102 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608

Sponeta online: www.sponeta.de


Quality Indoor Tables Match 22 Indoor S6-12i £649 22mm, specially coated chipboard, frame profile A 40x45 ● ready assembled ● semiautomatic ● undercarriage with square tube profile 30x30/40x40cm ● Plastic coated with moveable four wheels 80mm each side ● All wheels manoeuvrable with two arrestable ● Available in blue or green colour, inclusive of assembly inst. & quality net and post set ● Wt 93kg FREE 2 MAN Delivery.

All tables 2 year warranty 2 man delivery All tables available in Green or Blue

Non-skid surface

Incorporates playback facility

ProfiLine Compact Indoor S7-22 £699 25mm coated with special colour ● frame profile A 50x20mm ● Ready assembled standard undercarriage with rectangular tube profile 60x40mm, plastic coated ● available in blue or green ● Complete with quality steel net and post set ● Wt 105Kg FREE 2 MAN Delivery

Non-skid surface

2 man delivery Incorporates playback facility

Sponeta online: www.sponeta.de

Special Quotes for Volume Orders or Sports Grants Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P103


Quality Indoor Tables

25mm tops

ProfiLine "automatic compact" Indoor S7-62i £799 25mm chipboard ● green (blue) coated with special colour ● frame profile A 60mm ● ready assembled ● safety bar ● automatic-undercarriage with rectangle-tube-/squaretube-profile 60 x 40 mm/40 x 40mm, plastic-coated ● moveable with 4 wheels 100mm, all of them manoeuvrable, two of them arrestable ● including net set and assembly instructions. FREE 2 MAN Delivery

All tables 2 year warranty

Non-skid surface

ITTF approved

Incorporates playback facility

P104 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608

Storage facility

Sponeta online: www.sponeta.de


Quality Indoor Tables ProfiLine Master Compact Indoor S7-12 £799 25mm specially coated chipboard ● Frame profile A 50x20 ● ready assembled ● semi automatic undercarriage with rectangular tube profile 60x40mm plastic coated ● movable with 4 wheels 80mm each side ● All wheels manoeuvrable, 2 of them arrestable, complete with assembly instructions ● available in blue or green ● includes quality steel net & post set ● ITTF approved ● Wt 114Kg+ FREE 2 MAN Delivery.

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2 man delivery All tables available in Green or Blue

ITTF approved

All tables 2 year warranty

7-12 Playback 7-12 Storage Special Quotes for Volume Orders or Sports Grants

Sponeta online: www.sponeta.de

Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P105


Quality Indoor Tables

25mm tops

● ITTF Approved ChampionLine Super Compact Spacesaver 25mm Indoor S8-36 £1099 ● Perfect for School 25mm top ● frame profile A 50x20mm ● Comes Safety ready assembled ● ready to play ● Fully automatic ● Selected for World undercarriage with rectangular tube profile 60x40mm, plastic coated ● movable with 4 wheels Islands’ Games all manoeuvrable ● Playing surface offers a superb ● Selected for World fast responsive bounce ● Used in many national Veterans tournaments and international tournaments ● ● available in green or blue comes complete with All tables 2 year warranty quality steel net & post set ● Wt 118kg Non-skid surface FREE 2 MAN Delivery

2 man delivery ITTF approved

Available in standard or fully wheelchair-compliant versions

Selected by Sue Gilroy - Former World No.1 and double gold commonwealth wheelchair champion.

comes ready assembled ● gas compression springs for weight neutralisation protection plates on top for net sets ● height adjusters on feet ● storage size L 5’ H5’4” W 22” ● top quality product ● ●

Incorporates playback facility

Comes fully assembled

P106 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608

Space-saving mechanism

Sponeta online: www.sponeta.de


Quality Indoor Tables

25mm tops

HobbyLine Outdoor Weatherproof Spacesaver Outdoor S 1-12e £399 4mm melamine resin board, green ● frame profile 36mm ● ready assembled ● safety bar with holder for balls and bats ● automatic-undercarriage with tubular profile 25mm, plastic-coated ● moveable with double wheels, two of them manoeuvrable, net set, assembly instruction ● Wt 60kg ● Storage dimensions 6'3" high x 5' wide x 2'4" deep ● Playback facility ● fold and rollaway ● comes with 2 bats and 3 balls FREE 2 MAN Delivery

2 man delivery

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SportLine Outdoor S3-46e £549 Quality 5mm Melamine resin board ● frame profile A 35mm ● Ready assembled ● automatic undercarriage with square-tube profile 30 x 30mm plastic coated ● movable with 4 double wheels, 125mm with rubber tyres ● all wheels manoeuvrable ● comes complete with net set ● playback facility available ● Includes assembly instructions ● Wt 70kg ● comes with 2 bats and 3 balls FREE 2 MAN Delivery

2 man delivery All guaranteed fully weatherproof All tables available in Green or Blue

Outdoor table Active Line Outdoor S6-66e £999 Top quality 10mm melamine resin board ● green or blue, galvanised and plastic coated ready assembled ● Undercarriage with square tube profile, 40 x 40 plastic coated ● Net set steel galvanised and plastic coated ● includes assembly instructions ● Heavy duty for intensive use ● Ideal for campsites, swimming pools and outdoor recreation areas ● can be bolted to the floor. Wt 99kg. FREE 2 MAN Delivery.

Sponeta online: www.sponeta.de

ITTF approved

2 man delivery

Outdoor table All tables available in Green or Blue

Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P107


Action Roller £299 Perfect table for hobby and leisure play ● fibre board 16 mm top ● Frame profile 36mm ● Double Wheels ● automatic undercarriage ● Blue safety bar ● Wt 72kg. FREE Delivery & free net set

Style Indoor £499 Compact System ● 19mm fibreboard ● frame profile 36mm ● 4 double wheels 128mm ● all wheels rotatable ● bat and ball holder ● Wt 81kg. FREE Delivery & free net set

Performance Indoor £549 Compact System ● 19mm fibreboard ● frame profile 50mm ● 4 double wheels 128mm ● all wheels rotatable ● compact undercarriage with square tube profile 30 x 30mm ● metal handle to open and close table ● height adjusters on the outer legs ● holder for balls ● Wt 95kg. FREE Delivery & free net set

P108 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608

Sponeta online: www.sponeta.de


Privat Roller £599 Compact storage system ● 19mm fibreboard ● frame profile A40 ● all wheels manoeverable (two with brakes) handle safety system ● Wt 88kg. FREE Delivery & free net set

Elite Roller Advance £699 Compact storage system ● 22mm fibreboard ● frame profile A60mm ● wheels 125mm ● all wheels manoeverable (two lockable) ● automatic handle safety system ● Wt 103kg. FREE Delivery & free net set

Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P109


Commonwealth Games Chose Stiga Optimum 30mm £999 The STIGA Optimum 30mm table raises the bar for table tennis tables.

Correct steel undercarriage for the extra weight (142kg)

Free carriage

Non-skid surface

Special Quotes for Volume Orders

30mm top

ITTF approved

Compact Storage System The table halves are stored folded into each other, thus reducing drastically the space required.

The height of the table is only 155 cm.

Each table leaf has it’s own wheeled base, which means the table is easier to handle.

Packaged in double cartons wt 142kgs

The Optimum 30 is the first table with a 30 mm thick top. As a consequence, the evenness and consistency of the ball rebound is unparalleled. The top is pre-treated multiple times and then coated with a special varnish to give just the right amount of gloss and the ideal frictional coefficient. The result is the truest possible bounce, even when balls are spun at the highest level. The white lines are carefully printed on using silk screening for an even result. The Optimum 30 features a new metal undercarriage that has been specially developed to guarantee the most consistent ball rebound. Even though

the 30 mm top is heavier than thinner tops, computer-aided design of the undercarriage and supporting legs has neutralized the extra weight, so the table is easy to set up or put away. When the table is set up for playing, patented connectors join the two halves to ensure perfect alignment. With its 30 mm top, special varnish, silk-screened lines, computer-aided design of its undercarriage, and patented connectors, the Optimum 30 is the clear choice for anyone. For forty years, STIGA has been the world leader in table tennis table development. The Optimum 30 extends this lead.

P110 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608


Elite Roller £799 Compact storage system ● 25mm fibreboard ● frame profile A40mm ● wheels 100mm ● all wheels manoeverable (two with brakes) ● automatic handle safety system ● Wt 109kg. FREE Delivery & free net set

Expert Roller £899 Compact storage system ● ITTF approved ● 25mm fibreboard ● frame profile A60mm ● wheels 100mm ● all wheels manoeverable (two with brakes) ● semi-automatic metal undercarriage ● Wt 120kg. FREE Delivery & free net set

Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P111


Stiga Expert VM 30mm £899 Top class competition table with 30mm blue fibre board coated top.

Frame profile A 60mm ready-assembled. Leg profile 100 x 60mm. Two wheels for vertical transportation. Standard undercarriage black. European standard Class A. Comes complete with net inclusive of delivery. ITTF approved. 144kg

Score board £39.99 Strong vinyl folds flat. PVC numbers 0-30

Stiga Umpire Table £79.99 Blue or Green 2m x 70cm

Stiga Towel Box £16.99 Blue or Green 2m x 70cm

Stiga Surround £34.99 Blue or Green 2m x 70cm

P112 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608

Sponeta online: www.sponeta.de


Style Outdoor £649 Compact storage system ● melamine resin board 5mm ● frame profile 36mm ● 4 double wheels 128mm ● all wheels rotatable ● Bat and ball holder ● Wt 68kg. FREE Delivery & free net set

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Performance Outdoor £699 Compact storage system ● melamine resin board 5mm ● frame profile 50mm ● 4 double wheels 128mm ● all wheels rotatable ● Square tube profile 30x30mm ● Metal handle to open and close table ● Bat and ball holder Height adjusters on outer legs ● Wt 74kg. FREE Delivery & free net set

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Outdoor Roller £499 Stiga table for outdoor and indoor use. Perfect for hobby and leisure play. The top is specially prepared to withstand heat, rain, damp and cold. 4mm melamine resin board top ● Wt 64kg FREE Delivery & free net set

Outdoor tab

le Table Cover £29.99 fits all tables Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608 | P113


GEWO World Cup Net Set £49.99 Stable steel post with large, easily used screw knobs for adjustment and fastening. Rubber pads protect the table surface. Meets the rules of DTTB and ITTF. Top competition set represents top value for money. Net Set £44.99 Replacement net only £8.99

GEWO Easy Clip £39.99 Competition net set. Adjustable cotton net with stretching chain. Easy height adjustment, rubber pads protect table surface. Extra strong clamp. Ideal for clubs, schools, leisure centres and league play. Net Set £29.99 Replacement net only £8.99

GEWO Champion Net Set £52.99 Unmatched in quality and durability. Holders are manufactured in one piece aluminium diecasting. Special plastic printing plates protect your table tennis table. A Very sturdy design with wide clamps and simple, stable height adjustment at set screws. Cotton net

Contra Europa £44.99 Strong Steel clamp with easy adjustable height mechanism. Durable pads protect table top. Competition net set used in German Bundesliga. ITTF specification. Perfect for all levels of play. Net Set £39.99 Replacement net only £8.99

Score board £29.99 Gewo Umpire Table £69.99 in strong wood includes carry bag

Contra Master League Net Set £34.99 Robust post with strong clamp and screw adjustment. Clamps have rubber protectors to avoid table damage. Cotton net with easy to adjust string tension. Ideal for clubs, schools, leisure centres etc. Net Set £29.99 Replacement net only £8.99 P114 | Thorntons www.thorntonstabletennis.co.uk 0161 761 6608


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Champ Clip £16.99 Adjustable tension, quick install and removal with a clip system. Black nylon net.

Match £29.99 Adjustable tension, traditional screw-on attachment system. Black nylon net.

Pro Clip £39.99 Adjustable tension, quick install and removal with a clip system. Blue cotton net.

Master £44.99 Adjustable tension, traditional screw-on attachment system. Blue nylon net.

Premium Clip £54.99 Blue ITTF approved. Stronger and longer lasting Stiga net. Quick install and removal with a clip system. High quality cotton net. Adjustable tension, adjustable height, strong spring.

Premium VM £59.99 Blue ITTF approved. Stronger and longer lasting Stiga net. Excellent screwon attachment system. Adjustable tension, adjustable height and high quality cotton net.

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