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Stiga Carbonado Series and Rubbers

Stiga Carbonado Series and Rubbers

STIGA Carbonado series was launched in 2014. It consists of 6 blades With TeXtreme® Technology Carbon. All the blades are fast blades and provide a stiff feeling. The Carbonado 45 and 90, feel more controllable and give feeling similar to OFF wood blades.

My personal preference are Carbonado 190 and 145. I felt not much noticable difference between the two blades and I like the blue handle. I felt Carbonado 245 and 290 to be very fast and 190 is better blade for me.

Carbonado Carbon and Stiga Carbonado Composition

The blades consist of 2 layers of carbon with varying carbon density.

Blade Carbon (fibre per m2) Direction
Carbonado 45 64 slanted
Carbonado 90 64 perpendicular
Carbonado 145 100 slanted
Carbonado 190 100 perpendicular
Carbonado 245 200 slanted
Carbonado 290 200 perpendicular

Tigearlab has done an indepth technical review about the Carbondao Series. Do check it out the Stiga Carbonado series – Overview & Lab Test

There is no official information on composition. However Yogi-bear of TableTennisDaily has shared the composition on TableTennisDaily -

Limba-Textreme Carbon-Ayous-Ayous Core-Ayous-Textreme Carbon-Limba

You can tell about the limba wood by looking at the blade yourself. This means the Carbonado series is softer outer ply compared to Koto blades.

My Personal Equipment

My personal preference is Carbonado 190 because they are both very similar with not much difference except price. Carbonado 190 is nearly 20$ cheaper than Carbonado 145. My equipment setup is

  • Blade Stiga Carbonado 190
  • Black Stiga DNA H
  • Red Nittaku Fastarc G1

Weight of my Table tennis racket is approx 192 gms.

Stiga Official Introduction Video
Review of Carbonado by Dan of TableTennisDaily

Dan has shared a very good youtube review about both the carbonado blades. Check them below

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