The Carbon Dynasty is a masterpiece developed by Stiga in recent years, and Stiga Xu Xin Dynasty Carbon is also a recently-released classic penhold blade jointly developed by Stiga and Xu Xin.
Like the Rosewood NCT series or Ebenholz NCT series launched in previous years, Stiga is always able to launch some highlight blades at some important moment. Carbon Dynasty uses the newly developed Swedish patented carbon technology – TeXtreme+.
On the basis of TeXtreme, TeXtreme+ further improves the strength and stability of carbon fiber. Its biggest feature is that compared with other carbon fibers, hitting the ball with the edge area of fiber carbon using TeXtreme+ is still as stable and powerful as the center sweet spot, and it will not affect the overall balance and weight.
TeXtreme+ adds advanced ultra-thin carbon fiber to the original TeXtreme stretchable carbon fiber technology to maximize the overall strength-to-weight ratio. Xu Xin also gave a lot of feedback and suggestions for improvement, and Stiga is also constantly improving the powerful strength and excellent touch of the Carbon Dynasty blade.
In terms of style, Carbon Dynasty is more suitable for players with big motions and who prefer heavy loops. This blade will enable you to play the same magic ball as Xu Xin!
About Xu Xin
Xu Xin is a Chinese table tennis player who is known for his aggressive playstyle. He is one of the most successful players in the world, with multiple World Championship and Olympic titles to his name.
Xu Xin is renowned for his quick reflexes and powerful attacking strokes. He often forces his opponents to play on the defensive, using a combination of spin and speed to keep them off balance. H
is aggressive play has earned him the nickname “The Demon” from his fans. Xu Xin is also known for his entertaining play style. He often celebrates points with acrobatic moves. His unique playstyle has helped him become one of the world’s most successful table tennis players.
Stiga is a Swedish company specializing in table tennis equipment production. Founded in 1944, the company has been a leading force in the sport for over 70 years. Today, Stiga offers a wide range of products, from tables and nets to paddles and balls.
It also produces a line of table tennis robots perfect for practicing your skills or getting a competitive edge. Whether you’re looking for recreational or professional-grade table tennis equipment, Stiga will surely have what you need.
Overview of Stiga Xu Xin Edition
In this blog, we will compare Stiga Dynasty Carbon and Stiga Dynasty Carbon Xu Xin Edition. In terms of weight, ordinary Dynasty Carbon weighs 89g, and Xu Xin edition is 92g.
In terms of thickness, Stiga Xu Xin edition is 5.88mm, while the ordinary Dynasty Carbon is 5.90mm, it can be seen that Stiga Xu Xin Edtion is heavier but relatively thinner.
The two are not very different in appearance, both are in dark colors, but the Xu Xin edition will have the signature of Xu Xin, which seems to be cooler.
Stiga Dynasty Carbon: You can feel the ball rushing forward obviously when hitting the ball under great force. The overall feeling is great, whereas the ball is not so fast but more stable.
So when lifting the backspin ball or during the topspin rally in the middle court the speed is just so so, and it seems that it cannot cause more threats to opponents.
Stiga Dynasty Carbon Xu Xin Edition: Stiga Xu Xin Edition has an obvious different performance in this aspect. It has a super-fast initial speed, and he can quickly loop the ball out of the first stroke. The feeling when hitting the ball is quite similar to that of Stiga Ebenholz NCT VII.
However, when players retreat to the middle court, it has the same performance as DHS Long V that and counter loop back the ball consistently.
Stiga Dynasty Carbon: The ability to generate spin is quite decent before trying Stiga Xu Xin Edition. It has quite a soft and stable feeling, especially like the feeling of Butterfly Jun Mizutani ZLC. It can generate long and low arc when looping in the middle court. But it is not suitable to hit the ball flashy without effect.
Stiga Dynasty Carbon Xu Xin Edition: Players can feel the huge difference between those two blades quickly. The blade has a clear feeling when looping or driving and at the same time, it is full of toughness under great force.
It can be felt that the blade has abundant power and can wrap the ball well to generate huge amounts of spin. Stability + violence is what I feel when I play at a mid-to-far distance from the table. It performs quite better than ordinary Stiga Dynasty Carbon in this aspect.
As penhold blades, these two are quite very heavy at the head of the blade, Stiga Xu Xin Edition is even much heavier. Thus, they are not suitable for quick conversion of forehand and backhand. In this regard, it is also not friendly for players who lack enough strength in their hands.
If you have enough strength to control the blade well and pop the ball out quickly, then it´s a great choice for you. But for some girls who prefer to do quick flash hits in the middle court, then they may struggle to control the ball as it can be clearly felt that the center of gravity is on the head of the blade.
The performance of pushing the ball is almost the same for both two blades. Stiga Xu Xin Edition has a clearer feel and is more suitable for long pushes while the ordinary Dynasty Carbon is more suitable for short pushes or drop shots.
They have almost the same feeling in this aspect. If you wanna opportunities through drop shots then Dynasty Carbon is better. If you are looking for an active attack in control, then Stiga Xu Xin is more suitable. Since the blade is a bit heavy, the flexibility of the wrist and fingers will be affected to a certain extent.
Stiga Dynasty Carbon: The blade does a good job in absorbing small forces, but the stability under strong force is not particularly good. The board is a little shaking and players find it difficult to place the ball as they expect
Stiga Dynasty Carbon Xu Xin Edition: Stiga Xu Xin Edition gives a very stable feeling in blocking. it is not particularly obvious under small force. However, under great force, the blade absorbs power very well and it feels as if it´s just like a wall and can block back the incoming loops easily.
Who is it for?
Stiga Xu Xin is suitable for players who like loops in the mid-to-far distance from the table under great force. But it also has a good performance under small power. There is no obvious weakness in control, defense, and attack. The ordinary Dynasty Carbon is a little worse than Stiga Xu Xin Edtion in every aspect.
But overall speaking, it is quite a balanced blade too. Both these two blades are suitable for beginners and advanced players, especially those who play with penhold grips.
Forehand: DHS Hurricane 3, DHS Neo Skyline 3
Backhand: Donic F1 Plus, Butterfly T05, Xiom Omega V Euro(A little bit hard)
Forehand: Butterfly T05 Hard, Donic Bluefire M1 Turbo
Backhand: Donic Bluefire M3, Butterfly T64(Relatively soft)
There is no doubt that the Sitga Xu Xin Edition has a better overall performance of the two blades. It can be said that the Dynasty Carbon Xu Xin Edition is an all-around upgraded version of the ordinary Dynasty Carbon. The price is not much different, but the difference in performance can still be clearly felt.
These two blades have been loved by many penhold grip players in the table tennis community. Actually, most of our previous blogs introduced the shakehand grip. As the idol of loads of penhold grip players, Xu Xin is also one of the few penhold players in the world, and he has gained great popularity through his magical playstyle.
These two blades are relatively heavy, the conversion of the forehand and backhand in the middle court is not particularly good, so it is suitable for loop rallies in the backcourt. Stiga Xu Xin Edition is especially stable and violent.
The blade, excellent in every detail and well-balanced, contains steady energy and the defensive performance is also quite amazing! It can be seen that Stiga has put a lot of thought into launching this classic masterpiece this time. So it’s really worth trying.