Nittaku Basaltec Inner is the blade launched by Nitaku Company in 2014, but it is manufactured in Germany.In fact, Nittaku has lanched three basalt blades: Nittaku Basaltec Outer, Nittaku Basaltec Inner, Nittaku Holz Sieben. The prices of these three high-end rackets have made loads of fans shocked.
What makes Nittaku have such confidence in selling such expensive? What is it like when Japan’s ultimate craftsman spirit is combined with Germany’s rigorous and top-notch manufacturing technology? In this blog, we will cover all the information about this blade.
About Nittaku Company
Nittaku is one of the most renowned manufacturers of table tennis equipment in the world. The company was founded in Japan in 1932, and it has been a leading force in the sport ever since. Nittaku also sponsors a number of professional table tennis players, including Jun Mizutani of Japan and Jörgen Persson of Sweden.
The company is also known for its innovative designs, and its products are used by some of the world’s top players. The paddles released by Nittaku are also highly rated and are used by many pros. The company offers a variety of paddle types to suit different playing styles.
In addition to its own brand, Nittaku also manufactures table tennis equipment under the Dunlop and Butterfly brands. If you’re looking for quality table tennis equipment, then Nittaku is a brand that you can trust.
About Michael Schneider
I don’t know if you have heard of the German table tennis blade legendary maker, Michael Schneider. The first blade was made by him in 1970, and until now he has more than 60 years of experience and is a leading master in the industry. He started his company, Schneider Sportswear, in 1995.
His company specializes in making high-quality table tennis blades and other table tennis equipment. Schneider’s blades are used by some of the top players in the world, including Timo Boll, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, and Vladimir Samsonov.
Schneider’s blades are known for their excellent spin and speed, and they have helped many players achieve success at the highest levels of competition. In addition to his work as a blade maker, Schneider is also an avid table tennis player himself, and he has won numerous championships in Germany and Europe.
Thanks to his passion for the sport and his dedication to quality, Michael Schneider is one of the leading figures in the world of table tennis. This time, he has brought us this Nittaku Basaltec Inner. There is no doubt that it’s a masterpiece again.
Overview of Nittaku Basaltec Inner
Appearance and Data
The blade has used advanced Meister technology, fully displaying the characteristics and beauty of the blade.
The 3D handle fits the hand well and I can loop the ball with ease. The two basalt fiber plies between the middle and inner plies give us extra power and a special feeling when hitting the ball. Also, the high-end spruce wood, combined with waterless bonding technology, brings an ideal original bounce and hit feeling.
And the soft basalt fibers boost strength and speed. Nittaku Basaltec Inner weighs 89 grams and is 6.53mm thick. It can be seen that both the weight and thickness are relatively moderate.
Nittaku Basaltec Inner has both the clear feeling of the outer carbon blade and the stability of the inner carbon one, which is quite unique among those blades that I have used. The speed is super fast when hitting the topspin, especially the second jump. It feels like the ball is popped out instantly.
The blade gives players much confidence in the topspin rallies. And when lifting up the backspin, many times you can kill the match just with only one stroke. Honestly speaking, the experience is quite amazing and marvelous.
Nittaku Basaltec Inner can wrap the ball excellently. The paddle seems to be able to eat every ball well and can generate a huge amount of spin. During the topspin rallies in the middle or back court, you will have more confidence and desire to fight with the opponent until the last round. I haven’t exaggerated.
Actually, this blade really gives me this feeling and totally changes my attitude towards the game. It is really so cool I feel that I don’t need any other blades anymore. It’s a little bit similar to w968, especially looping in the middle or back court. Both two blades are quite violent and powerful that can kill the game within several strokes.
Nittaku Basaltec Inner has a stable control like all the inner carbon blades, which is almost the same as that of the 968, But in comparison, Nittaku Basaltec Inner is more suitable for amateurs, as the blade itself is much lighter and easy to control the ball in terms of drop-shots and short pushes. Players can also flick the ball under small force.
Nittaku Basaltec Inner is a great choice for the defense-minded player. The blade is designed to provide excellent grip and spin, while still being able to generate enough power to keep your opponents on their toes. It feels like a thick wall and can block back the ball automatically.
Who is it for?
Nittaku Basaltec Inner is a type of soft tennis racket that is quite friendly to beginner and intermediate players. The racket has a number of features that make it ideal for those who are just starting out in the sport. For example, the racket has a large sweet spot, which makes it easier to hit the ball in the center of the strings.
Also, as an inner carbon blade, it is much easier to “penetrate” than blades like W968. From this point of view, it is more suitable for amateurs. Additionally, the racket is slightly heavier than other types of soft tennis rackets, which provides more power and control.
It is known for its strength and durability, as well as its ability to provide a good amount of power and spin. As a result, it is often used by professional and competitive players who are looking for an edge on their opponents. Overall, it’s a well-balanced blade that is suitable for both advanced players and beginners.
1. Offensive Version
Forehand: DHS Hurricane 3 (39 degrees), Butterfly Do9C, Andro Rasanter R50
Backhand: DHS Hurricane 3 (37 degrees), Donic Bluefire M1
2. Ordinary Version
Forehand: Butterfly D05, Tibhar Evolution EL-P, Pride Xiom Blue V
Backhand: Donic F1, Andro Rasanter R42, Butterfly T64, Tibhar FX-P
Nittaku Basaltec Inner is one of the best table tennis paddles on the market. It provides excellent spin and control, and it is very versatile. This is a blade with almost the same feeling as W968.
It is excellent in every aspect, with almost no shortcoming. The most important thing is that players don’t need to have great strength. You could generate heavy loops or strong-spin balls under small force.
Personally, I even want to give full make to its super speed and strong speed. It is also difficult to pick out some faults in the control and defense. Compared with W968, Nittaku Basaltec Inner is an inner carbon blade that is more suitable for amateur players.
It can be used for a wide range of strokes, from attacking to the defensive. The only downside is that it is relatively expensive. But this blade is destined to become a generational masterpiece in history, as well as its maker, Michael Schneider.