Palio Expert 3.0 is one of the premium rackets of the Chinese Brand Palio. Palio Expert series has been present for quite a while and Palio Expert 3.0 is a latest addition(Released in 2019) in multicolor variations. Palio Expert 3.0 is a beautiful racket with custom chinese rubbers(Palio CJ8000) which we will explain below. Overall it is a high demand racket available in most of the parts of the world.
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Palio Expert 3.0 is mid range cost racket with a high quality rubbers in premade rackets. Let’s explore more about this racket -
Palio Expert 3.0 is an all wood blade with Palio CJ8000 rubbers on both side with a 2mm thickness. It is a 5 layer all wood blade with rubbers that are a bit bulky but overall has a good feeling to holding the racket. The overall weight of the racket is around 275gms (Officially told as 260gms). You also get a light cover with the racket but I am not a fan of the cover as you won’t be able to keep balls in the case and the case doesn’t seem to be built with a high quality. I would suggest getting a separate case for the racket.
The Palio CJ8000 rubber really excel in Spin department. You can really do high quality topspin with this racket provided you have the proper technique, chopping is also great with this racket. Overall you will feel that this racket offers you to place the ball where you want on the table and that’s a really good side for the racket.
Speed and spin are always important for top level players as Ping Pong is a game of reaction time.I will say that if you are coming from tensor rubbers, then only thing this racket lacks is speed, but do not that this is common with almost all Chinese rubbers as the Chinese Players usually use their body to generate power. If you have a good technique than this should not be a problem.
Palio has a variety of rackets, most of them are ITTF(International Table Tennis Federation) approved. Below is a List of Palio rackets approved by ITTF :-
The durability of this racket is good but with extensive play, the rubbers will start to lose tackiness. You can use this racket even after months and it will do a decent job. You can always replace the Palio CJ8000 rubbers and you will have a new racket anytime.
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The cost of Palio Expert 3.0 is in mid range, it is not a costly product for the quality it offers. You also get a cover with the racket and there are color options that you can pick with this racket.
In USA, It is around 42.99$ - 60.00$ depending on color and accessories included in the bundle. Check latest prices here
In India, It is around 4000$ - 5500$ depending on color and accessories included in the bundle. Check latest prices here
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Palio Expert 3.0 is a great product for intermedia to professional level players with proper technique and skill. You can generate lots of spin with this racket and change rubbers easily when they lose th original quality. This can also prove as an entry level for going in custom blades and rubbers in future for table tennis enthusiasts.