VICTORIA SERIES 2 COMBI | ALL- 異質 乒乓球 底板
This is a blade for ALL-/ALL “combi” players made by using the same woods of the no longer produced Nittaku Combi Wood Attack but with more modern assembling techniques. Being stiff it works well with soft sponge rubbers. The different speed of both sides makes it ideal for players with anti spin or “pimples out” (both short and long) on one side together with a “pimples in” rubber on the other side.
Moreover you can safely play every shot. Being not slow a defender can also easily attack as soon as he has the chance to do it. It is a little faster than Victoria 1 so it is very good for drives and blocks (ball returns precise and fast); on the other hand Victoria 1 is a little better when you chop as you “feel the ball” more.
Animus NEPTUNUS SERIES 3 TXT | OFF 乒乓球 底板
This is a new 7 plies blade especially designed for polyball.
The core of dynamic and versatile cedar together with DYF1515 carbon (assembled at 45°) fits perfectly to hinoki and to the outer layer made of soft and light African ceiba. A new gluing system allows a very good push and kick effect together with great feeling and easy loops.
Its peculiar structure makes it suitable for every kind of rubbers including pimples out. When using hard (45-48°) rubbers it becomes an offensive blades giving plenty of chances to the skillful player who will play powerful fast or progressive top-pins, even from middle distance, without losing control and safety.
5 + 2 Ply
Animus DIANA SERIES 1 CYPRESS | ALL+ 乒乓球 底板
This is an ALL+ 5-ply with great versatility and immediate feeling, thanks to the soft ayous core and to other precious cypress and Lebanon cedar layers that give it very good feel and good dynamicity in every shots.
Being easy to play with for every styles it is therefore very good for young athletes and beginners.
Animus DIANA SERIES 2 LIMBA | OFF- 乒乓球 底板
5-ply OFF-blade; the precious Canadian red cedar gives very good stability and precision; the Limba – Cypress combination provides great safety in attack shots through a longer contact between the ball and the wood. It can be used for every kind of play; in its “allround” version it is particularly suitable, together with tension rubbers, for a middle distance topspin strategy.
Animus DIANA SERIES 3 ROSEWOOD | ALL++ 乒乓球 底板
An elegant ALL++ 5-plies blade. It has been by using a 4 mm Kiri – Pawlonia core together with a thin Cypress layer and an external layer of precious Rosewood.
This particular structure makes this blade almost stiff but not too fast; it has great precision and feeling so that it is suitable for a play based on closed to the table blocks and sudden topspin attacks.
Thanks to the hard Rosewood the player can easily manage the effects given by his opponent, mostly when returning services.
Animus IANUS SERIES 2 COMBI SCHUSTER | ALL+ 異質 乒乓球 底板
Erich Schuster tells how his idea of this “combi” blade started:
“My idea was the following: usually combi blades have a soft wood on backhand and carbon on forehand. I challenged Claudio to make something different. As antispin and pimples out rubbers work better with a stiff blade I asked one with carbon on the backhand under a stiff layer as rosewood; On the other hand I wanted a softer wood on forehand, a couple of elastic layers to give more spin to topspins, differently from Donic Cayman that is very good on backhand but “like a stone” on the forehand.
The result is what Claudio kindly called “Schuster Combi”, that I tested and I’m using now. With the stiff backhand I can play fast and precise shots and the antispin/pimples out rubbers work at their best.
Thanks to the 3.5 mm inner balsa layer the control is very good. The soft forehand works as it was expected.
In summary I’d describe this blade a new combi woo..
Animus IANUS SERIES 3 COMBI CARBO AND KEVLAR OFF+ 異質 乒乓球 底板
This is mostly a combi blade for offensive players.
Differently from other blades with the outer layer of carbon this blade is not too stiff as Red Aramid is softer than carbon giving for this reason more feeling and precision.
If you use Red Aramid on the forehand side you can have high power (when needed), speed, control, high throw angle and a huge amount of spin. The backhand side has a stiff Carbon near the center core: the Biaxial Carbon. This side is especially suitable for new generation short pimple rubbers as the trajectory of the ball is lower and flatter than most of other blades; for this reason spin and deception are very high making this blade among the favorites for a play with fast blocks near the table. Of course you can also use the Carbon on FH and Aramid on the BH depending on your style of play remembering that Red Aramid has better feeling than Carbon while the latter is probably faster.
Animus IUPITER SERIES 2 CARBO | OFF- 乒乓球 底板
Light OFF- blade with a central balsa layer thinner than first series’ one, two middle thin carbon and two external ebonized ayous layers, that give some stiffness but at the same time some feeling like the blade is a part of your hand. It is good for a control game, for blocks and fast topspins close to the table. It is also good for every pimples out rubber, both long and short, and for antispin, too.
MARS SERIES 1 CARBO | OFF+ 乒乓球 底板
A really OFF very dynamic stiff blade; the 3 layers of balsa coming from Claudio Barbieri’s nautical experience together with carbon and cypress give great feeling and ball touch. It is a blade for skilled players with a well definite game based on anticipation, pushed blocks and powerful topspins.
Its stiffness provides very good control in passive blocking and answering to opponent’s services.
It is advisable to use elastic and middle-soft rubbers or short pimples for backhand.
MARS SERIES 3 CARBOKEV | OFF 乒乓球 底板
This is a 7 plies blade for offensive players setting new standards of power and control.
Its core made of precious and dense “M” balsa coming from nautical craft is glued to a Carbon – Kevlar layer using a special not invasive technology. The precious hinoki and the outer dynamic limba create a perfect balance producing a great feeling like an all+ blade when playing slowly (answers to serves, short chops) but giving great power in offensive shots (topspins, fast blocks).
Not being a heavy blade (82-85 g.) allows the player to use rubbers with thick sponge without problems. It is very recommended for short and half long pimples out rubbers on backhand.
Animus NEPTUNUS SERIES 1 VTC | OFF+ 乒乓球 底板
7-layer composite blade, with a remarkable dynamism, designed for the expert player who expresses a modern attack game based on powerful top spins performed even from a medium distance.
Excellent depth of ball and considerable ability to push on fast shots, great control and precision on slow shots allow the player to better express their skills, especially with the use of latest generation elastic medium performance tires.
The “vectran high tech” fiber and the new processing system of the handle ensure a greater center shot and excellent sensitivity with great control in every phase of the game.
5 + 2 Ply
NEPTUNUS SERIES 4 VTR | OFF- 乒乓球 底板
This is a very versatile blade joining the already existing Neptunus series. The feeling of the ball increases thanks to a new glass fiber glued to two layers of limba and kotò respectively with special technique and an exclusive filling inside the handle. At the same time you have great confidence while playing fast topspins both in progressive and sudden attacks.
By using fast medium hard rubbers, performing very well on this blade, a skilled player can force opening topspins relying on sure and deep loops. Softer rubbers on backhand allow a very safe blocks with sudden and precise changes of direction followed by a rally-finishing shot.
This blade is also suitable for allround players allowing them to play a middle distance defense with long pips on backhand followed by powerful forehand topspins.
NEPTUNUS SERIES 5 ZLC | OFF++ 乒乓球 底板
Elegant and technological 7 plies blade for skillful players. A new gluing system of the fine Zylon fiber near the last soft Koto layer gives great control to this blade.
Above all, thanks to this feature, the blade is not affected by the opponent spin in slow shots like answer to serve and short push but is very fast at the same time.
Very skillful players will play with new parameters of speed and push having very good control anyway. This blade is very suitable for short pips or frictionless antispin on backhand.
TERMINUS SERIES 1 ZLC | OFF+ 乒乓球 底板
This blade was designed in cooperation with an important Eastern Europe trainer and seller. Great dynamism and precision in fast shots was looked for together with great feeling in slow shots as well.
A precious Zylon Carbon layer, that increases the power and the “sweet spot” maintaining the same feeling of an all-round blade, was glued to an ayous core. Its outer layers (kotò and limba) give great feeling and spin in particular if this blade is used with last generation rubbers, mostly with those whose hardness is about 45°.
Being almost stiff it is suitable for “third ball attack” players or for those who use pimples out on their backhand. Anyway its special structure allows this blade to produce very good loops with great feeling in middle distance play as well.
TERMINUS SERIES 2 TXT | OFF 乒乓球 底板
This blade is an evolution of the Neptunus series 2 Carbon; this blade was designed together with professional players and their important Eastern Europe trainers; it has great power thanks to its ayous center and very good looping thanks to DYF1515 assembled at 45° and put as third layer. The last outer layers (kotò and limba) give great feeling and powerful spin allowing last generation tension rubbers (mostly those whose hardness is about 45°) to give their best.
Despite being almost stiff the special crafting technique used gives great feeling to this blade and makes it very suitable for middle distance looping play.
Animus VENUS SERIES 1 RED CEDAR | OFF 乒乓球 底板
OFF quite rigid blade, 7-ply all wood.
The soul of canadian red cedar gives great stability and precision, the 6 layers of cypress accentuate the ball touch and sensitivity even on powerful topspin shots.
Ideal for an attacking game, well suited to all types of fast rubbers and offers great dynamism with short-pips.
Animus VENUS SERIES 2 FIR | OFF 乒乓球 底板
OFF quite rigid blade, 7-ply all wood.
The soul of fir gives great dynamism and precision, the 6 layers of cypress accentuate the ball touch and sensitivity even on powerful shots and repeated topspin from the middle distance.
Blade for an attacking game, well suited to all types of fast rubbers and offers great dynamism with short-pips.
Animus VENUS SERIES 3 AYOUS | OFF 乒乓球 底板
An innovative gluing system combined with an ancient construction philosophy, give this 7 layers all wood a great traction and a great feeling on all the shots. The ball feels distinctly both in the powerful top spin and in the dribbling phase and in response to the service. The thrust generated by the Venus 3, emphasized by the use of medium hard tires, is truly remarkable, as the feeling of control on the stroke.
Suitable for the expert attacker with good technique that does not want to give up the unique feeling of “all wood”.
Animus VICTORIA SERIES 1 COMBI | DEF+ / ALL- 異質 乒乓球 底板
This is a blade designed for “combi” players, inspired by the now discontinued Nittaku Combi Wood Attack.
Being a rigid blade combines well with soft foam rubbers.
The different structure of the two sides makes it ideal to those who uses an anti spin or short and long pip in combination with a smooth rubber.
Its characteristics make it particularly suitable for a game of pass and block (the ball is delayed precise and fast) but also all the other strokes can be made in safety;
Also, being moderately fast, is very good for the defenders ready to fight as soon as the opportunity presents itself.
Animus VULCANUS SERIES 3 KEVLAR 乒乓球 底板
Evolution of the appreciated series 2, this OFF- 5 layers almost rigid blade maintains unaltered the great sensitivity, for a game of attack where the control on quick shots have the priority over pure speed, but increasing the incisiveness of the top spin and pushed block thanks to a new soul in precious Canadian Red Cedar. Confirmed the final in compact Italian Larch, which gives that particular and unmistakable sound, while in the middle of a layer of Kevlar offers excellent stability and great hit center.
This combination in particular allows excellent rotations on services and opening tops, and precise and fast block to the table for a game that is always dynamic, but with great control.
Well fits any type of offensive rubber, as well as the short pimps on the reverse.